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Simon & Schuster had a string of political bestsellers in this election year,  including Mary Trump’s family memoir, Rage by Bob Woodward and Sean Hannity’s Live Free or Die. Photograph: iStock

Bertelsmann has agreed to buy Simon & Schuster for almost $2.2 billion (€1.85 billion), with the owner of Penguin Random House insisting it is “ve(...)

ViacomCBS is considering a plan to rebrand its streaming services as Paramount+, as Shari Redstone tries to revive her family’s media empire. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

ViacomCBS is considering a plan to rebrand its streaming services as Paramount+, as Shari Redstone tries to revive her family’s media empire with a mo(...)

 Sumner Redstone, then chairman of Viacom in a Blockbuster store in Manhattan, New York City,  in 1998. Photograph: New York Times

In more than 50 years as a force in the media industry, Sumner Redstone clashed with his only son, his nephew, his wife, his romantic partners, his bu(...)

Sumner Redstone, the self-made businessman, philanthropist and second World War  veteran who built one of the largest collections of media assets in the world, died on August 11th, 2020 at the age of 97. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Sumner Redstone, one of a generation of media titans who shaped today’s business of films and television, has died aged 97. Redstone, a Boston native(...)

Halo Business Angel Network in Powerscourt, Co Wicklow

Monday, February 3rd Results: Ryanair, Alphabet, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Viacom. Indicators: Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Jan); UK manufacturing PMI(...)

FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon. Shares in the insurance company fell 0.7 per cent to €8.50 after the Central Bank told an Oireachtas committee the bank would look at ways of banning home and motor policy dual pricing

European shares climbed higher on Tuesday as positive German investor sentiment data and a slew of positive earnings lifted the mood, but Spanish stoc(...)

Sumner Redstone’s daughter, Shari: her   influence over the companies has waxed and waned in tune with her relationship with her ageing father. Photograph: Ryan Stone/The New York Times
The business of family feuds
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  • August 30, 2019, 05:44

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Tolstoy’s opening lines to Anna Karenina apply equally to family busine(...)

Downing Street cheer: US national security adviser and Brexit-enthusiast John Bolton is greeted by UK chancellor Sajid Javid. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images.

Image of the week: Joining the queue US national security adviser John Bolton, as a veteran government official and ex-diplomat, isn’t especially ren(...)

A woman exits the Viacom headquarters in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/File Photo/Reuters

CBS and Viacom have reached an agreement in principle, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, reuniting media mogul Sumner Redstone’s US en(...)

Traders at work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Wall Street stocks slipped on the day as political tensions sapped risk appetite. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

European shares fell on Monday, with banks leading the decline, as worries that the protracted US-China trade war could push the global economy into r(...)

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