Disney has submitted concessions to assuage antitrust concerns in the EU regarding a $71.3 billion offer for entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, the European Commission said. The commission has delayed a deadline for completing a review of Disney's bid to Nov. 6. Reuters (15 Oct.)
The North American Securities Administrators Association warns investors to practice caution with marijuana-related crowdfunding ventures. "Scammers are using the media buzz to convince investors to hand over money for risky or outright fraudulent marijuana ventures that go up in smoke, along with investors' money," according to the organization. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (15 Oct.)
European Council President Donald Tusk has told EU leaders in a letter that a no-deal Brexit is "more likely than ever before" and that they should prepare for the worst-case scenario. Reaching agreement on terms of the UK's departure from the EU "has proven to be more complicated than some may have expected," he wrote. Politico (16 Oct.)
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