Laura Nichols


Brands Brief: Tronc Acquires New York Daily News

The New York Daily News has a new owner: Tronc, parent company of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The $1 deal, which includes the assumption of operational and pension liabilities, that closed Sunday includes the paper and some of its additional assets.

Brands Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Tech’s biggest companies are betting on a slate of new partnerships to put more voice-assisted devices in U.S. households, especially for online purchases, but so far Americans are more likely to use them for playing music or checking the weather.

Brands Brief: Fox News Channel Goes Dark in Britain

Fox News is no longer available in Britain, in a move the parent company, 21st Century Fox Inc., called a business decision. The parent company, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, is currently pursuing a $15 billion deal for the 61 percent of British pay-television company Sky that it doesn’t already own.