News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day
China's Tencent to Make It Easier to Share Links to Rivals on WeChat
Tencent says it will gradually remove some competitive barriers
from its WeChat service, including making it easier for users to
share e-commerce listings from major rival Alibaba on the messaging
How Facebook Hobbled Mark Zuckerberg's Bid to Get America Vaccinated
Company documents show antivaccine activists undermined the
CEO's ambition to support the rollout by flooding the site and
using Facebook's own tools to sow doubt about the Covid-19
United Airlines Briefly Grounds Flights in U.S., Canada
The grounding lasted 45 minutes because of technical system
issues, which have now been resolved.
A French Book-Publishing Takeover Worthy of Netflix
After a five-year activist campaign and a fight for control
among rival billionaires, investors in both Lagardère and Vivendi
finally get some clarity about the media businesses' futures.
FDA Panel Weighs Covid Booster Shots
The Biden administration's push to introduce widespread vaccine
boosters faces a test as a Food and Drug Administration advisory
panel meets to weigh evidence on the extra shots, a topic that has
divided federal health officials.
iPhone Reality Doesn't Fully Ground Satellite Dreams
Shares of Globalstar, which operates a low-earth-orbit satellite
network, crashed after the iPhone 13 reveal, but they remain
elevated as a "mystery project" continues.
Ex-Boeing Pilot Expected to Face Prosecution in 737 MAX Probe
Federal prosecutors plan to criminally charge a former Boeing
pilot they suspect of misleading aviation regulators about safety
issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 MAX.
Universal's New Beijing Theme Park Will Ride on U.S.-China Ties
It's been a 20-year roller-coaster ride for Universal Studios
Beijing. Now, with attractions based on Harry Potter, Minions and
Transformers, it's ready to open-just as U.S.-China relations are
at a low point.
GPB Capital Founder Accused of Fraud Seeks Millions From Firm
GPB Capital Holdings LLC founder David Gentile, who faces
criminal and civil fraud charges related to how he ran the
private-equity firm, is asking for court-supervised mediation to
obtain millions of dollars he says GPB owes him as its general
partner and owner.
Invesco in Talks to Merge With State Street's Asset-Management Business
The discussions might not result in an agreement, people
familiar with the matter said, but a potential deal would likely be
one of the industry's biggest in recent memory.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 17, 2021 13:15 ET (17:15 GMT)
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