Walt Disney Co. is in talks to acquire popular online-video producer Maker Studios for about $500 million, said people with knowledge of the talks.
The economic slowdown in China is hammering prices of some raw materials, driving down industrial commodities from copper to iron ore and coal.
Digital fitness trackers such as the Fitbit from FitBit Inc. and the UP from Jawbone, two San Francisco-based startups, have attracted an avid set of CEO early adopters.
Disney Media Networks co-Chairman Anne Sweeney will step down at the end of the year, opening up one of the most powerful jobs in the television business.
Chobani is exploring options to raise capital that it expects could value the maker of Greek yogurt at $5 billion, according to a person close to the company.
Bon-Ton Stores said CEO Brendan L. Hoffman—at one point a contender for the top job at J.C. Penney—will leave the retailer when his contract expires next February.
Jos. A. Bank agreed to be bought by Men's Wearhouse for roughly $1.8 billion, in an agreement that ends a colorful takeover battle between the rival suit retailers.
The FDA approved the first medical device used as a preventative to ward off migraine headaches—an electrical nerve-stimulator used before the onset of pain.
The tech industry seemed to have more swagger at this year's conference, buoyed by the belief that the community is poised to disrupt virtually every industry, from health care to retail to manufacturing.