Google Makes Slow Progress in Diversifying Its Workforce

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Google made slow progress last year in its mission to diversify its workforce, which is largely made up of white and Asian men.

Jury: Oracle Should Pay $3 Billion to HP Enterprise

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A jury in Silicon Valley on Thursday delivered a resounding victory to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., finding that Oracle Corp. should pay the computer maker $3 billion in damages—the full amount it sought—for actions that contributed to the decline of a once-lucrative line of high-end computers.

Nearly Half of Williams Directors Resign

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Nearly half of the directors of Williams Cos. resigned Thursday after they failed to oust the company’s chief executive following its collapsed merger with Energy Transfer Equity LP, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z's Tidal Music Service

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Apple Inc. is in exploratory talks to acquire Tidal, a streaming-music service run by rap mogul Jay Z, according to people familiar with the matter.

Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal

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With its agreement to acquire Starz for $4.4 billion including debt, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is poised to become a bigger player in media mogul John Malone’s plan to consolidate the content business.

Mondelez Makes Takeover Bid for Hershey

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Mondelez made a roughly $23 billion bid for chocolate giant Hershey and was promptly rebuffed in what would be a blockbuster deal uniting two of the world’s best-known candy makers.

Judge Hears Arguments in Viacom CEO's Suit Against Redstone

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A Massachusetts judge Thursday got more than an earful about Sumner Redstone’s health and estate planning as he weighs whether to dismiss a suit claiming the 93-year-old media mogul can’t make reasoned decisions.

Mondelez and Hershey: The Hunter Could Be the Prey

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Mondelez’s bid for Hershey could have the effect of putting it in play.

Nike Co-Founder Officially Retires as Chairman

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Nike said co-founder Phil Knight officially has retired as the athletic-gear giant’s chairman, turning over the position to CEO Mark Parker and bringing to a close an executive transition begun a year ago.

Tesla Draws Scrutiny After Autopilot Feature Linked to a Death

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U.S. auto-safety regulators are investigating Tesla Motors’s autopilot feature after a motorist using the system died in Florida, ratcheting up scrutiny of the Silicon Valley electric-vehicle company’s highly-touted technology and driverless cars more broadly.

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