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07/12/2019 | 09:15 am

Daimler Shares Dented After Latest Warning

Shares in Daimler fell after the car maker issued its second profit warning in less than three weeks and reported a steep loss for the second quarter.

Volkswagen to Invest in Ford's Self-Driving Car Unit

Volkswagen has agreed to invest around $2.6 billion in Ford's autonomous-vehicle partner, Argo AI, in a deal that values the startup at $7 billion.

Trump's 'Social Media Summit' Airs Grievances Against Big Tech

President Trump used a "Social Media Summit" at the White House to bond with some of his most provocative supporters over shared grievances against large technology companies whose representatives weren't invited.

WPP Sells 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital

WPP has agreed to sell a 60% stake in its Kantar market-research unit to Bain Capital for around $3.1 billion, and said it plans to return $1.25 billion of the proceeds to shareholders.

Thomas Cook Close to Fosun Cash Injection

and major creditors are considering a proposal to recapitalize the U.K. travel company with a GBP750 million cash injection.

News Corp's Retailer-Marketing Business Faces Monopoly Allegations

A News Corp competitor in developing in-store advertising claims the company's News America Marketing unit has created a monopoly in violation of a federal antitrust law.

Carlyle Raises $4.6 Billion in Fresh Capital Across Two Funds

The private-equity firm is broadening the mandate of two of its core strategies with a new $2.4 billion fund devoted to credit opportunities and a $2.2 billion vehicle for infrastructure investing globally.

Illumina Stock Falls as Revenue Outlook Reduced

Shares of Illumina drop after the maker of gene-sequencing machines lowers its revenue expectations over problems with its direct-to-consumer business.

Head of Boeing's 737 MAX Program Retires

Eric Lindblad, 34-year veteran of the plane maker, ran the embattled unit for less than a year.

Colgate to Acquire Skin-Care Business of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmetiques

Colgate-Palmolive will pay $1.69 billion for Filorga, an antiaging skin-care brand focused primarily on facial care and sold in over 60 countries.

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