Hi, happy Tuesday, everyone (and happy November). Not sure what it says about us that we woke up thinking it was Thursday(!).
Top News in the A.M.
Gannett, publisher of USA Today among other properties, has ended its monthslong attempt acquire its rival, Chicago Tribune publisher Tronc, over terms it deemed to be unacceptable. The WSJ has more here.
Fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel are closing in on a merger, says Recode, which reports that FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles will become chairman of the new company and DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will run the entity as CEO, if and when a deal gets done.