Microsoft's Shopping Spree Isn't Landing Bargains 
 

The acquisition of Nuance Communications adds to AI capabilities but represents a high price for a struggling business.

 
Jack Ma's Ant Group Bows to Beijing With Company Overhaul 
 

Ant Group, the financial-technology giant controlled by billionaire Jack Ma, will apply to become a financial holding company overseen by China's central bank.

 
Nvidia steps up competition with Intel and AMD with first data-center CPU, based on Arm 
 

Nvidia Corp. is stepping up its artificial-intelligence competition with Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. by introducing a new central processing unit to crunch reams of data, with technology based on acquisition target Arm Holdings PLC.

 
Uber Posts Record Demand for March 
 

Bookings for the entire business, which includes rides and food delivery, rose to the highest monthly level in Uber's history as Covid-19 vaccinations increased.

 
Cybersecurity Firm Darktrace Targets $4 Billion London IPO 
 

Darktrace said it aims to go public in London, hoping to cash in on growing demand for its software despite ongoing legal uncertainty over one of its leading backers.

 
Chip Shortage Is Bad for GM but Worse for Car Buyers 
 

The shortage of semiconductors is worsening, but might need to drag out indefinitely to have a more noticeable impact on auto stocks.

 
Boeing Shareholders Will Weigh Need for More Changes to Board 
 

The plane maker has changed the membership and structure of its board since a second 737 MAX airliner crashed two years ago. Investors will soon decide whether the company has done enough.

 
Huawei, HSBC Strike Deal Over Documents in Extradition Fight 
 

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou believes the documents will help in her battle against extradition from Canada to the U.S. on charges related to alleged sanctions-busting sales to Iran.

 
Credit Suisse Faces Tough Choices on Investment Bank 
 

Credit Suisse's investment bank is the Swiss lender's profit engine. But after the Archegos and Greensill meltdowns, it is expected to be scaled back for safety.

 
French Firms Reach $15.5 Billion Deal to Create Water, Waste Behemoth 
 

France's Veolia Environnement agreed to acquire Suez, creating a water and waste-management giant that aims to soak up a global surge in infrastructure and climate-change spending.

 
 

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