PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Jan 15

Jan 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- The trade agreement that U.S. President Donald Trump will sign on Wednesday includes commitments by China to curtail practices that U.S. firms complain put them at a disadvantage and force them to hand over valuable intellectual property to Chinese firms.

- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Tuesday that his firm would make investment decisions with environmental sustainability as a core goal.

- Apple Inc is privately preparing for a legal fight with the Department of Justice to defend encryption on its iPhones while publicly trying to defuse the dispute.

- A Delta Air Lines flight making an emergency landing in Los Angeles dumped jet fuel on six nearby schools on Tuesday, inflicting minor injuries to 60 adults and children. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)