Financial news on March 17, 2019

Business and Financial news
Apple’s Big Spending Plan to Challenge Netflix Takes Shape

The tech company, about to have a showcase event on its campus, is expected to reveal details about a dozen or more programs ready to go or almost done. Read more..

By JOHN KOBLIN - The New York Times

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, Germany’s 2 Biggest Lenders, Hold Merger Talks

The negotiations are aimed at creating a national champion to take on Wall Street giants, but it is unclear whether a deal would solve either companies’ problems. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and JACK EWING - The New York Times

Jeanine Pirro’s Show Is Bumped by Fox, to the President’s Chagrin

Ms. Pirro did not appear in her usual Saturday slot on the cable news station. On Sunday morning, Mr. Trump, posting on Twitter, urged Fox News to bring her back. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Trade Fight With China Enters Overtime, With Tariffs a Costly Sticking Point

Although much remains unsettled before an April goal, one thing is clear: The Trump administration wants to hold the threat of tariffs over Beijing. Read more..

By ANA SWANSON - The New York Times

Trusting in Antitrust: Actions Against Big Tech Are Now Palatable

Antitrust is the nuclear bomb of regulatory moves, but at a moment when nearly everything in America seems contentious, proposals to break up internet giants are gaining support. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

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