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DealBook Briefing: Can Carlos Ghosn’s Auto Empire Survive His Fall?

His arrest may spell big trouble for the three carmakers he has overseen, Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi.

Founder’s Big Idea to Revive BuzzFeed’s Fortunes? A Merger With Rivals

Jonah Peretti, the chief executive, says his company could eventually merge with other online publishers in order to negotiate better terms with tech platforms like Facebook.

Disney Wins Chinese Approval for Fox Deal, Clearing Major Hurdle

Analysts had worried that China might use Disney’s $71.3 billion deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox as a weapon in a trade war with the United States.

Breakingviews: Consolidation Might Solve Some of Asia’s Big Airline Issues

Too many carriers, with too many planes, offering cheap fares have left the industry on its knees. M.&.A. could fix that.

Breakingviews: The Chip Industry Can’t Seem to Escape Its Boom-and-Bust Past

As new fields demanded huge computing power, top chip manufacturers seemed invulnerable. Now shrinking sales suggest they’re still highly vulnerable.

DealBook Briefing: Nissan’s Chairman Faces Criminal Charges Over Secret Compensation

Japanese prosecutors are said to be preparing to arrest Carlos Ghosn over accusations that he underreported his salary by millions of dollars.

Needing Growth, Uber Returns to Germany. This Time on Best Behavior.

Uber retreated from many towns in Germany in 2015 after battling regulators. Now the ride-hailing company has re-entered the city of Düsseldorf.

DealBook Briefing: The Stock Rout Is a Warning About the Economy

In 2018, hefty fiscal stimulus has buoyed the markets and helped America shrug off risks. That safeguard looks set to be weakened next year.

The Tech Stock Fall Lost These 5 Companies $800 Billion in Market Value

Investors have soured on the stocks of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet since the start of October, wiping out their gains in market value this year.

Coupang, South Korean E-Commerce Start-up, Raises $2 Billion From SoftBank

The investment is a bet by the Japanese conglomerate that Coupang will conquer the fast-growing South Korean market.

Corner Office: Michael Evans of Alibaba on Singles Day and Olympic Rowing

A longtime Goldman Sachs banker now helps oversee the Chinese e-commerce behemoth.

Slowing Global Growth May Lessen the Threat of Rising Rates

Officials at the Federal Reserve are becoming more mindful of a slowing global economy.

California Utility Gets Reassurance on Wildfire Liability

Pacific Gas and Electric shares ended a six-day plunge after a state regulator said his agency would consider the company’s finances in setting rates.

Book Entry: Review: ‘Digital Renaissance’ Argues Consumers of Media Never Had It So Good. Is That the Case?

Joel Waldfogel’s new book concludes that the massive disruption the internet has wrought on the creative industries has created a pop culture renaissance.

Breakingviews: To Gauge Concerns About Brexit, Look at British Bonds

The best sign that investors have had enough of the United Kingdom would be when both its currency and bonds weaken at the same time.

Breakingviews: Why G.E.’s Credit Problem Is a Warning to All Debt Investors

The company’s bonds fell sharply this week, which, along with rising interest rates and slowing growth, should raise red flags for credit investors.

DealBook Briefing: Facebook Is on the Defensive

The company says that allegations that its management ignored and concealed warning signs of looming crises are “unfair.”

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows

Mr. Zuckerberg said that he wouldn’t step down as chairman and that his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, was “doing great work” despite questions about their management.

Pound Slides as Brexit Turmoil Hits Britain Again

The decline in the currency comes as the British government struggles to find support for its plans to leave the European Union.

‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

A job at Facebook is plum. But at a recent university hackathon, some young engineers showed a changing attitude toward working at the social network.

White Collar Watch: Goldman Blames Rogue Staff for Its 1MDB Scandal. That May Not Wash.

Goldman Sachs seems unlikely to be able to slough off its role in the looting of a multibillion-dollar Malaysian government investment fund as the work of a few miscreants.

Breakingviews: China’s Impact Investment? That’s Mainly a Project for Foreign Investors

In China, local share owners simply expect returns and information on which to judge sustainability is scarce. So impact investment remains a luxury.

Dell Offers More Money to Investors to Ease Its Return to the Stock Market

The computer company sweetened a bid to buy out shareholders in a special class of stock to about $23.9 billion.

DealBook Briefing: How Facebook Wrestled With Its Scandals

A new investigation by the NYT reveals how the company fought its critics with delays, denials and frantic Washington lobbying.

Damage Control at Facebook: 6 Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation

An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.

California Utility Customers May Be on Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s stock has been cut almost in half since last week as investors assess the potential payout if its equipment is found to blame.

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — the social network faced one scandal after another. This is how Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg responded.

Uber’s Losses Continue Ahead of Initial Public Offering

Uber, which is moving toward a public debut next year, said its net loss was more than $1 billion in the third quarter.

Breakingviews: U.S. Companies Are Fighting Their Big Pharma Addiction

Corporations are adopting new tactics to save money by limiting the use of discount cards on certain medicines.

Amazon’s New York Home Qualifies as ‘Distressed’ Under Federal Tax Law

The Long Island City site was designated as an “opportunity zone,” an incentive created by President Trump’s tax bill to help low-income areas attract investment.