Gates Left Board Amid Probe Into Prior Relationship With Staffer 

Some Microsoft directors began an investigation in 2019 into a woman's allegations of a prior sexual relationship with Bill Gates; Mr. Gates's spokeswoman says his decision to leave the board in 2020 wasn't related to the matter.

JD Logistics Launches Up to $3.4 Billion Hong Kong IPO 

The logistics arm of is looking to raise as much as $3.4 billion through an initial public offering, in the latest Hong Kong listing linked to China's booming e-commerce market.

Crown Resorts Rejects Blackstone Takeover Offer 

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd. rejected a takeover offer from U.S. private-equity firm Blackstone Group Inc., saying the proposal undervalued the company and presented too much regulatory uncertainty.

At Home Group's Biggest Shareholder to Oppose Deal 

The home-goods seller had agreed to be bought by Hellman & Friedman for $36 a share.

AT&T, Discovery in Talks to Combine Media Assets 

The deal would continue consolidation in a media business buffeted by cord-cutting and streaming.

Bright Machines Nears SPAC Deal to Go Public 

The creator of a platform that uses artificial intelligence and robotics to automate tasks in electronics manufacturing, Bright Machines is close to a deal with SCVX.

Author Accuses Apple of Defamatory Statements 

The prominent advertising-technology engineer let go by Apple amid an uproar over sexist passages in his memoir fired back, calling the company's statements around his dismissal "defamatory and categorically false."

Walmart, Costco to Stop Requiring Masks for Vaccinated Workers and Shoppers 

Companies including Walmart and Costco began to rethink their requirements for face masks after federal health regulators relaxed their guidelines this week.

Les Moonves to Forgo $120 Million in Settlement With ViacomCBS 

The former CBS chief was denied a severance package following his resignation in 2018 and had challenged the decision.

7-Eleven Completes Convenience Store Acquisition Amid FTC Disarray 

U.S. antitrust enforcers signal disagreement on how to address deal for Marathon Petroleum's Speedway chain.


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