Here are the editor's top picks for the week.
Data Dispatch: Alphabet, top tech firms expand buybacks amid regulatory pressures
A handful of technology companies account for a growing portion of all stock repurchases, a trend analysts say is driven in part by a need to deploy cash and please shareholders amid heightened regulatory scrutiny and market uncertainties.
White House order for new content moderation rules could face long legal odds
The White House is reportedly working on a draft executive order that would call on select federal agencies to create and apply new rules around how online platforms moderate content, but technology law experts said successful implementation of such an order would face long odds.
Data Dispatch: Analysts: Symantec, Broadcom deal should help, but no silver bullet for growth
Analysts agreed that Broadcom Inc.'s acquisition of Symantec Corp.'s enterprise cybersecurity business would support Broadcom's software strategy and Symantec's much-needed stability, even if it does not guarantee a growth story for either company.
CBS, Viacom to merge in all-stock deal
CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. officially announced plans to recombine in an all-stock merger, ending months of speculation about an agreement. The companies, which split more than a decade ago, said in a joint statement that they would be better served through a reunion, as their combined assets and enhanced scale could allow the combined entity to compete more effectively in an evolving media landscape.
Apple, tech hardware stocks jump on 10% tariff delay
Shares in Apple Inc. surged after the Trump administration delayed sweeping tariffs on a number of Chinese imports, including cellphones and laptops.