Amazon Publishes Books by Top Authors, and Rivals Fret is well-known for dominating the U.S. book-retail market, but it is also a force as a book publisher, signing up blue-chip authors such as Dean Koontz and Patricia Cornwell who could make the tech giant an even more formidable threat to the traditional industry.

Visa's Bet on Plaid Is Costly but Necessary 

Visa is making a big bet on digital payments by plunking down its own card.

India Orders WhatsApp, Google to Save Data on Mob Attack 

An Indian court ordered WhatsApp and Google to preserve data connected to an attack on a university campus earlier this month in the latest attempt by authorities to wrangle more control over the messaging and search giants.

BlackRock Shakes Up Sustainable Investing Business Following Criticism 

Investment giant BlackRock announced a series of moves to address risks related to climate change, following criticism from investors and advocacy groups for investing in fossil fuels and allegedly being slow to act on green issues.

Fifth Wall Ventures Preps Real Estate Sustainability Fund 

Fifth Wall Ventures is planning a new sustainability venture fund that would help real-estate companies meet growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions from their buildings.

Nissan Denies Plan to End Renault, Mitsubishi Alliance 

Nissan said its alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi was the source of its competitiveness and dismissed media reports that it was considering dissolving the partnership.

Siguler Guff Raises $1.58 Billion to Back Private Equity's Smaller Players 

Private investment firm Siguler Guff & Co. still believes small is beautiful when it comes to buyouts.

Old Sears Settles Disputes With New Sears for More Than $18 Million 

Sears Holdings Corp., the estate of the iconic department store left behind in bankruptcy, has agreed to settle litigation over new owner Eddie Lampert's $5 billion purchase of the retailer's best stores for more than $18 million.

G/O Media Workers Call on Owners to Replace CEO 

Employees in G/O Media's editorial union urged the company's private-equity owners to replace G/O Chief Executive Jim Spanfeller in a letter Monday.

Bang & Olufsen Swings to Loss 

Bang & Olufsen reported a second quarter net loss of DKK60 million as results continued to be weighed by its switch to a new retail strategy and a reduction of inventory.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 14, 2020 07:15 ET (12:15 GMT)

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