State Funds Drop Unilever After Ben & Jerry's Israel Clash 

Two months after the ice cream brand moved to stop retailing its products in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, several state funds are selling or threatening to sell their investments in parent company Unilever.

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 app.

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 vaccine.

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.


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