Disney has received an offer of $10bn from media mogul Byron Allen for its ABC TV network, local stations, and cable channels, as the company seeks to focus on streaming. Allen's offer is preliminary and could change, but is based on the assumption that the assets generated $1.25bn in earnings over the past year. Disney has also held talks with Nexstar Media Group about ABC and its eight local TV stations. No decision has been made about a sale, but the negotiations could help establish the value of television assets.
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Bitcoin's price fell by nearly 8% in an hour of frenzied trading, erasing most of its gains since June. The sell-off coincided with news that Elon Musk's SpaceX had written down the value of its bitcoin holdings by $373mn and sold the cryptocurrency. The volatility comes as US regulators crack down on the sector and as expectations of interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve are reassessed.
WeWork's potential failure poses a significant threat to the US commercial real estate sector, with experts warning of a "systematic shock."