Permian Rivals Near Deal to Create $50 Billion Oil-and-Gas Behemoth 

Diamondback could announce a deal with the closely held Endeavor Energy Resources as soon as Monday.

JB Hi-Fi Half-Year Net Profit Falls, Cuts Dividend 

Australian electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi said its half-year net profit fell by 20%, as consumers pulled back on discretionary spending amid elevated inflation.

Aurizon CEO Says Buyback May be Possible as Outlook for Returns Improves 

Australian rail-freight operator Aurizon Holdings may consider buying back shares, its chief executive said, after flagging a potential increase to shareholder returns next fiscal year.

Why Three Media Giants Made a Hail Mary Bet on Sports Streaming 

Disney, Fox and Warner's venture to bundle live sports content-the latest hit to traditional cable packages-needs to cover high costs and keep leagues on board.

Elon Musk Must Testify in SEC's Twitter Inquiry 

The federal court ruled that Musk's testimony is "relevant and material to the SEC's investigation" and not, as Musk claimed, "unduly burdensome."

Your Medicare Plan Might Not Include as Many Freebies Next Year 

Insurers are likely to favor margins over growth, meaning benefits such as gym memberships might go.

The Priciest Shareholder Fight Ever Is Headed to Disney's Boardroom 

More than $70 million could be spent in bid to win everyday investors' votes.

New York Community Bancorp Went From a Crisis Winner to Banking's Next Worry 

The regional lender is seeking funds and considering asset sales after its stock plunged.

Coinbase, DraftKings, Deere, Coca-Cola, and More to Watch This Week 

This week will also include results from AIG, Marriott, Kraft Heinz, and many more companies. We'll also see the latest consumer price index, producer price index, and data on housing and consumer activity.

Super Bowl Advertisers Squeak Under the Wire of Universal Music's TikTok Blackout 

Microsoft and PepsiCo's Starry are posting TikTok videos featuring Universal Music Group stars, but brands without licensing deals in place don't have that option.

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