December 19, 2018 / 5:41 AM / 6 months ago

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Dec 19

Dec 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Former Walt Disney Co Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs has emerged as a top candidate to become CBS Corp's new chief executive, people familiar with the matter said.

- A federal judge on Tuesday softened his previous suggestion that he would likely order CVS Health Corp to halt its integration of newly acquired insurer Aetna Inc.

- Elon Musk's rocket company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, is set to raise $500 million at a $30.5 billion valuation, in a bid to help get its internet-service business off the ground, according to people familiar with the fundraising.

- The brothers who sold Rice Energy Inc to EQT Corp, but are now pushing to take over running the company, laid out their demands for a shake-up and have another activist's backing in Elliott Management Corp.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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