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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(...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dublin-based Keywords Studios has acquired a broadcast services company for 3.2 million Canadian dollars (€2.12 million). Keywords, which provides a (...)

Mounting political worries sent sterling lower, helping more internationally focused stocks gain. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

London’s top share index rose on Thursday as the pound slipped on concerns that outgoing prime minister Theresa May’s successor might push for a hard (...)

AIB closed up 0.9 per cent to €3.80 after reports that it is to sign off on the sale of a €1 billion non-performing loan portfolio known as “Project Beech.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European shares rose on Tuesday, snapping a four-day losing streak, boosted by healthcare stocks and on indications that UK prime minister Theresa May(...)

Among the biggest fallers on the European index was Bayer, which was down 2.9 per cent. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

World stocks fell for a second straight session on Monday on persistent concerns over global economic growth, while benchmark 10-year US Treasury yiel(...)

 Tim Cook’s latest bet is that an acceleration in cord-cutting and the proliferation of streaming services has created a new role for Apple as aggregator

Steve Jobs told his biographer in 2011 that Apple had “finally cracked” a winning formula for television. But eight years later, his successor Tim Coo(...)

Under the ‘country of origin’ principle, a broadcaster with a licence in any EU state can broadcast into any other EU market. Photograph: iStock.

The broadcasting regulator is in talks with two UK-licensed broadcasters about obtaining new European Union licences after Brexit, but a hoped-for int(...)

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