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By in Business on February 4, 2017
BUSINESS • Analysis
Target to buy grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million
December 13, 2017
Target is planning to acquire same-day delivery service platform Shipt, a rival to Instacart, for $550 million in cash.
Bankruptcies will continue to rock retail in 2018. Here's what you need to watch
December 13, 2017
The latest bankruptcy filing from a retailer comes from Texas-based fashion accessories chain Charming Charlie.

Business Brief
CEO of ATM manufacturer Diebold steps down
December 13, 2017
Andreas Mattes was behind Diebold’s $1.9-billion takeover of Wincor Nixdorf in 2016
Airbus leadership under fire as corruption crisis deepens
December 13, 2017
Board directors meeting on Thursday are seeking to contain damage from multiple international fraud investigations over commercial and military sales, while getting a grip on what could become a chain reaction of departures, insiders said
Apple to invest $390-million in Finisar to ramp up chip production
December 13, 2017
Shares of Finisar, a Sunnyvale, California-based optical components maker, rose 14 per cent to $22 in premarket trade on Wednesday
Oil rises on U.S. crude stocks draw, Forties outage supports
December 13, 2017
Britain’s biggest pipeline likely to be shut for several weeks
Oil rises on U.S. crude stocks draw, Forties outage supports
December 13, 2017
Britain’s biggest pipeline likely to be shut for several weeks
Business Trends
YouTube TV continues expansion, now available in 80 ‘metro areas’
December 12, 2017

YouTube today announced that its YouTube TV subscription service is now available in 34 additional markets and covers 80 metro areas in total. The $35-per-month streaming TV service offers an unlimited cloud DVR and live programming from over 40 channels (including the “big four” networks of ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC).

Those broadcast networks are usually the biggest hurdle that slows expansion for YouTube TV and its competitors Sling TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu’s live TV service. They require companies to reach agreements with various affiliates in different cities. Bringing cable channels on board is a simpler process, though YouTube TV has so far failed to reach an agreement to carry Viacom networks. So the service doesn’t...

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