Lego Builds on Its Position as World's No. 1 Toy Maker 

The Danish toy maker reported a 46% rise in first-half sales, saying it had shrugged off the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruption to global supply chains.

Facebook Asks Oversight Board for Guidance on Rules for High-Profile Users 

The board-an outside body that Facebook created to ensure the accountability of its enforcement systems-recently cited inconsistencies in the way Facebook makes content decisions, after a WSJ investigation.

Gold Miners Agnico Eagle Mines and Kirkland Lake to Merge. Both Stocks Fall. 

The merger creates a Canadian gold mining giant with a combined market cap of about $24 billion.

Thoma Bravo Sells Stake in Command Alkon to HeidelbergCement 

Software-focused private-equity firm Thoma Bravo is selling a 45% stake in Command Alkon, a provider of supply-chain-management software, to HeidelbergCement in a deal that values the company at about $1.7 billion.

Google Faces Pushback in Australia Over Online Ad Fees 

Competition watchdog says tech giant has too much influence in online advertising services and new regulations are needed to level the playing field.

Sunac Leads Rebound in Chinese Property Stocks 

The real-estate developer played down a leaked request for government help, and the country's central bank said it wants healthy development of the property market.

Exxon, Chevron Lack a Certain Je ne Sais Quoi 

Investors seem to prefer major U.S. oil companies' energy-transition plans compared with their European peers. The jury is still out.

Facebook Efforts to Attract Preteens Go Beyond Instagram, Documents Show 

Facebook has investigated how to engage young users in response to competition from Snapchat and TikTok. A 2019 internal presentation was titled: "Exploring playdates as a growth lever."

Amazon to Defend Firing of Workers Following Complaint 

An administrative law judge is set to hear a case brought by a workers' union claiming that two Amazon employees were wrongly fired for "their support for fellow Amazon employees' working conditions."

Startup Aims to Help Landlords Reward Reliable Tenants 

Watson Living, which has raised a seed round, is one of several startups offering rent-rewards programs.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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