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Rupert Murdoch prepares to hand over his media empire

Birthday parties in pandemics are dreary, even for billionaires. But Rupert Murdoch’s 90th, which he will celebrate on March 11th, should at least be less stressful than his 80th. Back then British...

Gig Companies Fear a Worker Shortage, Despite a Recession

The pandemic sapped demand for rides from Uber and Lyft, and government aid has cushioned the blow for workers. Execs are feeling the strain. Unemployment in the US remains stubbornly...

Who Are the Biggest Influencers on Clubhouse?

It's harder to figure out than you might expect. Joining Clubhouse can feel like showing up to orientation for your first year of college: No one has been there very...

Bimbo and Gruma want to sell more bread and tortillas abroad

PEOPLE HAVE to eat, so food firms the world over give reassuringly consistent profits, even in lean times. Mexico is no different. The country’s 126m people buy $55bn-worth of packaged food annually....

Companies take charge of Germany’s vaccination drive

GERMANS ARE used to being top of the class. Early in the pandemic, when Germany controlled its outbreak better than most of the West, they felt they were. In vaccinating citizens against...

How companies should handle vaccines

THE PANDEMIC is throwing up a new set of ethical issues for businesses. The premise of “stakeholder capitalism” is not just that firms should consider the interests of employees and customers, as...

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Oprah’s deft royal interview shows why she’s still the queen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were royal victims and villains in Harry and Meghan’s tell-all — or tell enough — interview with Oprah Winfrey....

It's a girl: Southern resident orca born last year confirmed to be female

A small barrel roll gave Washington whale watchers an exciting gender reveal over the weekend and a reason to be hopeful about the future...

Masks Aren’t Just for Catchers: Spring Training in Photographs

Fans wore masks as they watched the Los Angeles Dodgers warm up against the Chicago Cubs for a spring training game in Phoenix.Credit...Mark J....