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How Washington May Approach the Capital One-Discover Deal

Regulators have been tough on big financial mergers, though there are nuances in Capital One’s $35.3 billion takeover bid for Discover.

On the Ground of Biden’s Antitrust Agenda

Doha Mekki, one of President Biden’s key antitrust enforcers, talks about the Justice Department’s big wins and losses, and what could be in store if President Biden gets another four years.

BlackRock, JPMorgan and State Street Retreat From a Climate Group

BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase and State Street are quitting or scaling back their ties to an influential global investment coalition.

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Capital One Discover Deal: What to Know

Before two of the largest credit card companies in the United States can complete a $35 billion deal, they’ll face an uphill battle with regulators.

Inside the Funding Frenzy at Anthropic, One of A.I.’s Hottest Start-Ups

The company raised $7.3 billion over the last year, as the lure of artificial intelligence changes Silicon Valley deal-making.

Capital One to Acquire Discover, Creating a Consumer Lending Colossus

The all-stock deal, which is valued at $35.3 billion, will combine two of the largest credit card companies in the United States.

Nature Has Value. Could We Literally Invest in It?

“Natural asset companies” would put a market price on improving ecosystems, rather than on destroying them.

Elon Musk Extends His Anywhere-but-Delaware Campaign With SpaceX

The billionaire moved SpaceX’s incorporation out of the state. Wall Street is wondering if Tesla will follow suit.

A Hot CPI Report Forces a Rethink of Chances of a Soft Landing

Worries of higher-for-longer interest rates have grown since Tuesday’s Consumer Price Index report.

Latest CPI Report Is a Crucial Inflation Report Card

Investors and the White House will pore over the latest Consumer Price Index report for clues on prices — and potential interest rate cuts.

Tiger Woods Introduces His New Brand: Sun Day Red

Mr. Woods is trading in the Nike swoosh he wore for decades for the tiger logo of Sun Day Red, which will be a stand-alone unit within TaylorMade Golf.

The Super Bowl Could Make Mint for the NFL

An overtime classic, featuring appearances by Usher and Taylor Swift, could make this year’s Super Bowl a hugely profitable money-maker for the N.F.L.

Cetaphil’s Super Bowl Ad Nodding to Taylor Swift Draws Cheers and Criticism

A Cetaphil commercial showed a father and daughter connecting over football and the music superstar. But a social media influencer said the idea was stolen from her.

The New N.F.L. Owners?

As team valuations skyrocket, the league is weighing whether to relax ownership rules that prohibit investment from private equity funds.

Rolling Stone’s Top Editor Steps Down

Noah Shachtman, the magazine’s editor in chief since 2021, is resigning because of editorial differences with the chief executive, Gus Wenner.

Grading Biden’s Big Law

The climate-focused Inflation Reduction Act is popular with businesses. But its cost is expected to double over the next decade, and its outlook is uncertain.

Disney Adds to Its Defenses With Strong Earnings — and Taylor Swift

The media giant beat analysts’ profit forecasts and announced a slew of new content. Will that be enough to fend off the activist investor Nelson Peltz?

After Figma’s $20 Billion Windfall Evaporated, It’s Picking Up the Pieces

Regulatory scrutiny felled the sale of Figma, a design platform, to Adobe. Now it’s grappling with employee expectations and a changing market.

Taylor Swift Heading to Disney+ and ‘Moana’ Sequel to Theaters

The pop star’s hit “Eras Tour” concert film hits the streaming service next month, part of the company’s attempt to revitalize its entertainment lineup.