Microsoft's New Normal Will Need to Stick 

A strong streak of growth and operating profit gains haven't been seen in nearly two decades, but the stock's valuation sets a new, high bar.

GM Profit Sinks as Chip Shortage Takes Toll 

The Detroit auto maker, reporting record pricing and a lucrative mix of higher-profit SUVs and trucks, said its full-year profit would finish at the high end of its prior estimate.

Mimecast Explores Options Including a Possible Sale 

The cybersecurity-company makes cloud-based software that protects business email from cyber threats and data leaks and allows service to continue to function in the event of an attack.

Justice Department Investigates Visa's Fintech Relationships 

Antitrust investigators are scrutinizing financial incentives Visa gave to Square, Stripe and PayPal.

Hertz Links Up With Uber to Offer 50,000 Tesla Rentals 

The deal comes days after Hertz, which has emerged from pandemic-induced bankruptcy, said it was making a significant investment in an electric-vehicle rental fleet.

Spotify Ad Business Boosted by Podcasts 

Spotify's big podcast bet appears to be paying off, with third-quarter advertising revenue up 75% from a year earlier and user growth picking up after a lull earlier this year.

Rent the Runway Shares Fall in Public Market Debut 

The clothing-rental company had 112,000 active subscribers at the end of September, compared with 134,000 at the end of 2019.

Boeing Loss Driven by Dreamliner, Space Problems 

The plane maker had a net loss of $132 million, as 787 Dreamliner production problems and its latest space-launch setback offset a recovery in demand for new aircraft.

Third Point Urges Shell to Split After Taking Big Stake 

The activist hedge fund, with a stake worth well over $500 million, is pushing the oil giant to separate into two companies to attract investors as many flee stocks seen as environmentally unfriendly.

Facebook Faces FTC Probe Over Its Internal Research 

Federal Trade Commission staffers have begun looking into disclosures that Facebook's internal company research had identified ill effects from its products, according to people familiar with the matter.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 27, 2021 17:15 ET (21:15 GMT)

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