Frontrunning: March 20

20-03-18 01:25:00,

  • Officials Call for Aggressive Probe Into Facebook (WSJ)
  • How Facebook Made Its Data Crisis Even Worse (BBG)
  • Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies (Reuters)
  • U.S. Plans Heavy China Tariff Hit This Week (BBG)
  • The Latest: Package Bomb Explodes at FedEx in Texas, 1 Hurt (BBG)
  • Weinstein Co. Files for Bankruptcy (WSJ)
  • Cambridge Analytica CEO Sees Claims as Backlash to Trump Win (BBG)
  • Former Israeli spy chief and team of elite hackers form cybersecurity firm (Reuters)
  • Why Crate and Barrel’s CEO Isn’t Worried About Amazon (WSJ)
  • Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos (Reuters)
  • Illinois Vote Will Highlight Party Differences on Social Issues (WSJ)
  • Xi warns Taiwan will face ‘punishment of history’ for separatism (Reuters)
  • The Problem Is Facebook, Not Cambridge Analytica (BBG)
  • Berkshire Finally Reveals Price of Its Only Major Deal in 2017 (BBG)
  • Myanmar Blocks Rohingya Return With Border Fortifications (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest


– Facebook Inc confronted an intensifying crisis as political leaders in the U.S. and Europe called for aggressive inquiries into whether the technology giant failed to stop improper access and handling of user data, scrutiny that sent the company’s stock to its biggest decline in four years.

– An Uber Technologies Inc self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in the first known fatality involving an autonomous vehicle, an accident that could stir regulators to action and damage the public perception of the young industry.

– Weinstein Co filed for chapter 11 protection late Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, following failed attempts by management and its board to avoid bankruptcy.

– Saudi Arabia is scaling back its ambitions for a public offering for oil giant Aramco,

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