September 18, 2018 / 4:52 AM / 8 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Sept 18

Sept 18 (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.

- U.S. President Trump escalated his trade war with Beijing on Monday, saying the United States would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods on China and was prepared to tax all imports.

- Federal officials on Monday gave the go-ahead to the proposed merger between Cigna Corp, one of the nation's largest health insurers, and Express Scripts Holding Co , a major pharmacy benefit manager, in a $52 billion deal.

- Elon Musk on Monday evening introduced Yusaku Maezawa, founder of the online Japanese clothing company Zozo, officially called Start Today Co Ltd, as his first customer for a voyage around the moon aboard a SpaceX rocket.

- Tesla's Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley billionaire, was sued on Monday by a British cave explorer he had accused of being a pedophile. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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