Amazon Narrows Choices for Second Headquarters to 20

Amazon named 20 metropolitan areas as finalists for its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. New York, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis are among the choices.

Qualcomm Secures Antitrust Approvals for NXP Deal

Qualcomm won antitrust approval in the European Union and South Korea for its $39 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, agreeing to a package of measures to assuage regulators’ competition concerns.

Bloomberg Plans to Discontinue Financial Commentary Brand Gadfly

The move is part of the company’s effort to consolidate its news service’s opinion offerings.

IBM’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings: What to Watch

International Business Machines is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes Thursday.

For These Young Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame

A trip to Silicon Valley is something of a rite for ambitious Chinese startups and investors looking for inspiration in global tech’s mecca of innovation. But a visit last week failed to impress. Silicon Valley’s allure is fading.

What’s Bitcoin Worth? A New Plan to Bring Discipline to Crypto Prices

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is launching a service to bring bitcoin data to hedge funds and other trading firms, in the latest sign that cryptocurrencies are being taken seriously by Wall Street.

Lawmakers Grill SpaceX, Boeing on Safety of Commercial Crew Capsules

House subcommittee explores challenges posed by NASA’s decision to use privately operated space vehicles to ferry U.S. astronauts to the international space station.

Starboard Value to Launch Proxy Fight for Entire Board at Mellanox

Starboard Value LP is launching a fight to remove the entire sitting board at semiconductor company Mellanox Technologies, the latest attempt by the New York activist to take over a whole boardroom.

Facebook Widens Probe Into Alleged Russian Interference in Brexit

Facebook said it was broadening its investigation into whether Russia attempted to meddle in the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union, after its earlier probe found only a minimal amount of activity.

Verizon Teams With NBA on ‘League Pass,’ Fan Content

Verizon has struck a deal with the NBA that extends its relationship with the league beyond streaming games and into content creation as well as augmented-reality fan experiences.