Microsoft Plans $60 Billion Share-Buyback Program, Raises Dividend 
 

Congressional Democrats have proposed implementing a 2% tax on public companies' stock buybacks.

 
Evergrande's Woes Fuel Selloff in Chinese Property Shares 
 

A selloff in Chinese property stocks intensified, as concern mounted about the effects of an official campaign to rein in the sector.

 
Covid-19 Testing Startup Prenetics to Go Public in SPAC Merger 
 

Prenetics Group Ltd. is going public on the Nasdaq Stock Market in a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Artisan Acquisition, in a deal valuing the Covid testing company at $1.25 billion.

 
Amazon Is Doing It. So Is Walmart. Why Retail Loves 'Buy Now, Pay Later.' 
 

Retailers big and small are using installment plans to wring more sales out of shoppers who can't get credit cards.

 
Taiwan Battery-Swapping Pioneer Gogoro to Go Public in SPAC Merger 
 

Taiwan's Gogoro will go public in the U.S. via a special-purpose acquisition vehicle merger with Poema Global Holdings that values the battery-swapping pioneer at more than $2.3 billion.

 
Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches First All-Civilian Flight to Orbit 
 

The Inspiration4 mission, led by billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman, would take Americans the farthest into space since 2009.

 
CATL, BASF Team Up to Create Sustainable Battery Value Chain 
 

The collaboration will focus on battery recycling and on cathode active materials, which are key to producing electric-vehicle batteries.

 
Investment Firm Lexington Partners Explores Sale 
 

The buyout-fund investor is exploring a sale of its business, part of an increasingly popular niche of the red-hot private-equity industry, according to people familiar with the matter.

 
Triago's Matthew Swain Sees Bumper Crop of Family-Owned Company Deals 
 

Recently promoted to co-lead the Paris firm's Americas business out of New York, Mr. Swain says Triago's deal volume is surging.

 
Lagardere Surges After Vivendi Paves Way for Takeover 
 

Shares in Lagardere rose more than 20% after Vivendi struck a deal to increase its stake in the French media company, a move that opens the door to a full takeover.

 
 

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