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From Fox's next steps to subscription-box overload, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
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Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From Fox's next steps to subscription-box overload, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Where's the Growth?

If you are thinking of starting a subscription box business, please consider directing your brainpower and capital elsewhere.

Source: Hitwise, Connexity

Dealmaker

Disney CEO Bob Iger has been rather active on the acquisition front. But his deal for Fox dwarfs all of his previous efforts.

Source: Bloomberg

Lone Fox

Fox has weathered cord cutting well. But as its audience ages, it's going to need a new plan.

Data: Nielsen, Bloomberg Intelligence; graphic by Bloomberg Gadfly

Not So Bright

Crypto fans often hate the idea of regulation. But they should consider embracing it -- just look at the effort to legalize marijuana.

Source: Bloomberg

And don't miss Chris Hughes on what Fox/Disney means for Sky: "The situation is highly unusual. On Thursday, Rupert Murdoch's Fox agreed to sell most of its business to Disney. So having made a takeover bid for Sky, Murdoch is now breaking up his film and television empire before the first acquisition is completed. The Disney-Fox deal won't void Fox's obligation to press on with its Sky offer, should U.K. regulators approve the takeover. They are due to rule in March, long before the Disney-Fox deal would complete. But Disney's intervention does create alternative scenarios that Sky's deputy chairman, Martin Gilbert, must weigh carefully."

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