Cheddar Morning Business Update 12/4: AT&T, DOJ court date set; iPhone glitch; new Netflix content

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Dec. 4, 2017: 

  • AT&T will face off against the United States Justice Department in court on Thursday. The DOJ is suing the telecommunications company in an attempt to stop its $85 billion merger with Time Warner, arguing a merger would make AT&T too powerful and hurt competition.
  • Was your iPhone acting odd this weekend? Well, you’re not alone. A glitch in the phone’s operating system was automatically rebooting phones over and over again, causing people to miss notifications and alarms. Apple has issued a software update to fix the problem.
  • Netflix is releasing 34 more original movies, shows and specials before the end of this year. Releases include season tow of “The Crown” and new stand-up specials from Dave Chappelle and Judd Apatow, and an action movie name “Bright,” which features Will Smith.
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  • APNewsBreak: US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

    APNewsBreak: US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:25 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:25:22 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-10-15 19:30:10 GMT
    The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia.
    The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia.
  • Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

    Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

    Monday, October 15 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-10-15 15:15:05 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-10-15 19:29:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). FILE - This Wednesday, April 19, 2017 file photo shows the beer cooler behind the counter in a convenience store in Sheridan, Ind. In future sweltering years with a double whammy of heat and drought, losses of barley yield ca...(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). FILE - This Wednesday, April 19, 2017 file photo shows the beer cooler behind the counter in a convenience store in Sheridan, Ind. In future sweltering years with a double whammy of heat and drought, losses of barley yield ca...
    A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer.
    A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer.
  • Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day

    Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day

    Monday, October 15 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-10-15 19:05:48 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-10-15 19:29:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). An American flag flies above a Sears department store sign in Hackensack, N.J., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). An American flag flies above a Sears department store sign in Hackensack, N.J., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.
    How the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
    How the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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