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Chris Cuomo. Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images

HarperCollins said Tuesday that it would no longer publish an upcoming book by Chris Cuomo, who was fired by CNN over his involvement in his brother's sexual harassment scandal, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The book, titled "Deep Denial," was slated to be released next year and had been described by the publisher as an analysis of "harsh truths" that emerged during the pandemic and former President Donald Trump's term.

  • Last week, CNN fired Cuomo after documents revealed that the star news anchor used his contacts to garner information about the women accusing his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of sexual harassment.
  • Chris Cuomo announced Monday that he would step away from his SiriusXM radio show, citing difficulties brought on by the new revelations.
  • "We do not intend to publish the Cuomo book," a spokesperson for HarperCollins told the Times.

HarperCollins did not respond to Axios' request for comment.

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Dec 13, 2021 - Economy & Business

Cable news talent wars are shifting to streaming platforms

Data: MoffettNathanson Research; Chart: Axios Visuals

The vacancies at cable news companies are piling up as networks and journalists begin to eye streaming alternatives.

Why it matters: Primetime cable slots and the Sunday shows are no longer the most opportunistic placements for major TV talent.

Europe's energy reliance on Russia is a crucial shield for Putin

Photo: Pavel Bednyakov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Cracks in the NATO alliance regarding sanctions for Russia should President Vladimir Putin order troops into Ukraine are in large part based on energy supply concerns.

Why it matters: Russia holds tremendous leverage over some European countries because it provides roughly 40% of Europe's natural gas supply. In Germany, this figure is greater than 50%.

Why the Fed might want to jolt the markets

Fed chair Jerome Powell at a hearing earlier this month. Photo: Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images

So far, financial markets are cooperating nicely with the Federal Reserve's efforts to restrain inflation. They're doing the Fed's work for it by creating tighter financial conditions, in a distinctly non-panicky way.

  • But as the central bank's policymakers meet this week, an underlying question they face is whether the adjustment is happening too slowly.