Alaska Air Reaches Deal to Buy Hawaiian Airlines 

Alaska Air will pay roughly $1 billion in cash to acquire a rival in the Pacific region.

Australian Food Retailers Face Inquiry Into Alleged Price Gouging 

Australia's biggest food retailers face a parliamentary inquiry into alleged price gouging after the government agreed to an investigation amid a steep jump in the cost of living.

Fashion's New Look for Stores: Bigger, Better, Fewer 

Retailers including H&M and Zara are investing in their shops to woo consumers in ways they can't online.

Walmart Stops Ads on X, Joining the Advertising Exodus 

The retailer says its halt isn't a boycott, but due to poor performance.

EV Battery Plant Rides Bumpy Road in This Michigan Town 

Ford pauses and then scales back proposed facility backed by government funding and set to employ hundreds.

Digital Payments Are Having a Jolly Holiday 

Investors might be warming again to the growth potential of alternative ways to pay.

A Divorce With Apple, Internal Strife: How Goldman's Main Street Bet Failed 

The Wall Street firm was looking to get out of consumer lending, once a big area of expansion. But Apple dumped it first.

Brookfield Targets 'Deglobalization' Opportunities With $30 Billion to Spend 

The Toronto firm closed on $28 billion for a new infrastructure fund and collected $2 billion for co-investment bets on decarbonization, deglobalization and digitization trends

Amazon Hires Elon Musk's SpaceX for Three Rocket Launches 

The deal marks the first time Amazon is turning to SpaceX as it builds a satellite internet division. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is also set to launch Amazon satellites.

Elon Musk's X is targeting smaller businesses for advertising revenue 

Waylaid by a boycott by major brands that prompted owner Elon Musk to tell advertisers to "go f- yourself," X is shifting its focus to small- and mid-sized businesses to prop up its flailing ad business.

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