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Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos in Los Angeles in January 2019. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/New York Times

I find this all quite taxing. Infrastructure talks just collapsed, with Republicans scratching their heads, wondering where on earth we could find the(...)

New York’s wealthy are starting to feel a little uneasy as tax issues grows.

On a recent morning, Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and New York City mayoral hopeful, was providing comfort to one of the city’s beleague(...)

The GameStop bubble features a mix of traditional investing, rampant enthusiasm, stock-market mechanics and the belief that anyone with a Robinhood account can meme a fortune into existence.  Photograph:  Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty Images

The internet and stock market are aflame over GameStop, the video game retailer whose stock is suddenly the darling of day traders who are putting the(...)

 ‘US markets halved in 2000-02 and again in 2007-09, but you have to go all the way back to the 1930s to find the last time stocks more than halved in value.’ Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Markets are doomed. Again. Warnings of looming Armageddon have become routine over the last decade, so it wasn’t surprising to hear another apocalypti(...)

Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP. Photograph:  Josh Edelson/AFP

Xerox has lined up financing from Citigroup as it weighs as potential bid for HP, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Xerox is consid(...)

  Occidental Petroleum is set to raise $13 billion  through the US bond market   to fund its takeover of Anadarko. Photograph: Reuters

Occidental Petroleum is set to raise $13 billion (€11.6 billion) through the US bond market on Tuesday to fund its takeover of Anadarko, an acquisitio(...)

Alphabet’s cash is produced almost entirely by its search advertising business, which has been supplemented by strong growth from YouTube. Photograph: Getty

The corporate world has a new king of cash. The title for the company with the biggest financial reserves, held by Apple for a decade, has passed to G(...)

Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment for about $8.58 billion. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment for about $8.58 billion in a deal backed by activist billionaire Carl Icahn that will create the larg(...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting against nutritional supplement company Herbalife. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Legendary investor Bill Gross was the most successful bond manager of his generation but his career ended miserably earlier this year after he made ri(...)

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