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IAC/InterActiveCorp . is in advanced talks to acquire magazine publisher Meredith Corp. , owner of brands including People and Better Homes & Gardens, according to people familiar with the situation, in an effort to build more scale in online publishing. The deal, which is expected to be valued at more than $2.5 billion, would vastly...

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Facebook Inc.’s Oversight Board said it is reviewing the company’s practice of holding high-profile users to separate sets of rules, citing apparent inconsistencies in the way the social-media giant makes decisions. The inquiry follows an investigation by The Wall Street Journal into the system, known internally as “cross-check” or “XCheck.” The Oversight Board, an outside...

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Some big oil companies say they want to play a key role in reducing carbon emissions, but they are set to be sidelined at the coming United Nations climate conference. Retailers, tech companies and consumer products makers have all been named as “principal partners” for COP26 in Glasgow—allowing them greater involvement with the event—but major...

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Four private astronauts launched to orbit by Elon Musk’s SpaceX returned to Earth Saturday evening, splashing down into the ocean off the east coast of Florida after a three-day mission. A company space capsule ferrying the quartet landed under parachutes at 7:06 p.m. ET. The capsule carried the ship’s commander, billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, as...

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Federal prosecutors plan to criminally charge a former Boeing Co. pilot they suspect of misleading aviation regulators about safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 MAX, according to people familiar with the matter. Mark Forkner, who was Boeing’s 737 MAX chief technical pilot during the aircraft’s development, is likely to face prosecution...

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Pay for directors at the biggest U.S. companies held steady last year, a first in more than a decade. An analysis of the 100 largest publicly traded U.S. companies by revenue found that median pay for directors in 2020 was $310,000, flat from 2019 and up from $305,000 in 2018.

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