Bill Gates could oust Melinda French Gates from their foundation in 2023

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are giving themselves a two-year trial period to see if they can co-parent the massive charitable foundation that they have treated as another one of their children. When the couple announced their divorce two months ago, they said they would both stay on as co-chairs of the Bill &…MORE

Didi’s IPO was a disaster. Here’s why Chinese companies keep listing in the US

Talk about buyer’s remorse. On Tuesday, shares in Didi crashed 20% after Chinese authorities opened an investigation into the ride-hailing giant that raised $4.4 billion last week in a massive IPO in New York. The botched IPO is bad news for investors. It’s also bad for the New York Stock Exchange, which has been caught…MORE

WeChat deletes dozens of university LGBT accounts in China

WeChat has deleted more than a dozen LGBT accounts run by university students, sparking fears that safe spaces for China’s sexual and gender minorities are going to shrink even further. On social media Tuesday, LGBT rights supporters protested the abrupt closure of these accounts by the Tencent-owned company. The deleted accounts were run by students…MORE

The Ever Given is finally leaving the Suez Canal

The Ever Given has begun its journey out of the Suez Canal more than three months after it ran aground, clogging up one of the world’s most vital trade arteries and disrupting global supply chains. The quarter-mile long container ship, which blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March will now sail to Rotterdam…MORE

ESPN attempts to contain controversy embroiling the network as NBA Finals get underway

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The New York Times published its explosive story regarding disparaging comments Rachel Nichols made about colleague Maria Taylor on Sunday. On Tuesday night, the fallout was visible on ABC. Instead of Nichols on the sidelines…MORE

It’s time to end the 40-hour workweek

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here. Welcome back to a four-day workweek, aka what every week should be. Let’s get into it. THE HANGOVER If you’re feeling a little sluggish today after the long weekend, you’re not…MORE

Universal movies will head exclusively to Peacock after playing in theaters

Universal Pictures and Peacock announced that new films from the studio will head exclusively to NBCUniversal’s nascent streaming service after they play in theaters. Under a new licensing agreement, which starts with the 2022 theatrical slate, Universal’s movies will be available exclusively on Peacock no later than four months after they debut in theaters. The…MORE

US stocks drop after seven consecutive record highs

Wall Street has been on fire the past several weeks, with the S&P 500 setting seven consecutive record highs through Friday’s close. That streak came to an end Tuesday. The Dow fell 209 points, or 0.6%. The index had been down by as much as 427 points at one point before cutting its losses. The…MORE

Betting against meme stocks could get you seriously burned

Many investors are still betting against top momentum and Reddit meme stocks — despite getting burned in the process. Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic is one of the most heavily shorted stocks among customers of online broker TradeZero America. Shares of Virgin Galactic have nearly doubled this year due to optimism about the…MORE

Ursula Burns hired to lead embattled consulting firm Teneo

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has been named chairwoman of Teneo, the embattled consulting firm that is still dealing with the fallout from the resignation of its CEO, reportedly over drunken behavior at a party. Burns’ appointment is effective immediately, according to a company statement. She’s not a stranger to Teneo, having served as a…MORE

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