May 10, 2017 / 5:35 AM / 7 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - May 10

May 10 (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.

- Eight Democratic senators led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts called for a federal investigation into whether billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn violated laws against insider trading and market manipulation in his role as a special adviser to President Trump.

- Walt Disney reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Tuesday, with theme park profits up 20 percent and movie income increasing by 21 percent.

- Amazon introduced the latest model in its expanding family of Echo products, the Echo Show, which has a seven-inch touch screen and a video camera that let people place video or voice calls over Wi-Fi. Amazon also said it would release a free software update this week that brings voice-calling features to existing Echo devices.

- President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, abruptly terminating the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Trump's advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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