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08/11/2020 | 07:16am EDT
SoftBank Starts Comeback With $12 Billion Profit, Helped by Sprint Sale 

Technology investor SoftBank Group has swung back to profit, after earlier this year posting its worst results in the company's history.

Rocketship.vc Raises $100 Million Fund for Data Focus 

Rocketship.vc has raised $100 million for a new fund to invest from the U.S. in startups globally, using data rather than personal connections to find startups and make deals.

Prudential to Exit U.S. Business 

Prudential said it plans a full separation of its U.S. arm in order to focus on growth opportunities in Asia and Africa, as it reported a slight fall in first half operating profit to $2.54 billion.

Bayer to Buy KaNDy Therapeutics 

Bayer will buy U.K.-based biotech KaNDy Therapeutics for an initial $425 million as it looks to expand its women's health-care pipeline.

Uber, Lyft Ordered to Classify Drivers as Employees 

A California judge said ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft shouldn't classify their drivers as independent contractors, citing the state's gig-worker law that went into effect this year.

Hertz Sold $29 Million in Stock Before SEC Stepped In 

The bankrupt rental-car company raised $29 million selling its likely worthless stock before regulators dissuaded it from selling more.

Simon Sees Profit Nearly Halved as Mall Traffic Thins: Earnings at a Glance 

Mall landlord Simon Property Group saw its profits nearly halved as the coronavirus kept traffic away. Cannabis company Tilray, meanwhile, said revenue rose, but its loss widened.

Brooks Brothers Poised to Be Acquired by Authentic Brands-Simon Venture 

Brand-licensing company WHP has bowed out of the race for Brooks Brothers, leaving a venture backed by apparel-licensing firm Authentic Brands and mall owner Simon poised to take control of the bankrupt retailer.

IAC/InterActive Bets $1 Billion on 12% MGM Resorts Stake 

IAC/InterActiveCorp. has spent just over $1 billion to build a 12% stake in MGM Resorts and plans to help the casino operator expand its online-gambling business.

Kodak Shares Fall as Planned $765 Million Loan Is Put on Ice 

Kodak shares lost more than a quarter of their value after news that a planned $765 million loan to the company was put on hold amid congressional and regulatory scrutiny.


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ChangeLast1st jan.
APHRIA INC. 0.71% 5.66 Delayed Quote.-16.52%
AURORA CANNABIS INC. -1.88% 6.78 Delayed Quote.-79.75%
AUXLY CANNABIS GROUP INC. 0.00% 0.125 Delayed Quote.-76.85%
BAYER AG -1.73% 53.47 Delayed Quote.-26.56%
CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION -0.37% 18.94 Delayed Quote.-30.65%
CRONOS GROUP INC. -0.73% 6.79 Delayed Quote.-31.90%
DOW JONES AFRICA TITANS 50 INDEX -0.91% 461.56 Delayed Quote.-13.88%
HEXO CORP. 1.16% 0.87 Delayed Quote.-57.97%
LIBERTY HEALTH SCIENCES INC. 0.00% 0.51 Delayed Quote.-16.39%
LYFT, INC. 2.84% 27.53 Delayed Quote.-36.01%
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL 4.29% 22.1 Delayed Quote.-33.57%
ORGANIGRAM HOLDINGS INC. 0.70% 1.43 Delayed Quote.-55.17%
S&P AFRICA 40 INDEX -0.78% 153 Delayed Quote.-11.28%
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP, INC 1.19% 63.58 Delayed Quote.-57.32%
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP. 1.26% 6164 End-of-day quote.29.60%
THE GREEN ORGANIC DUTCHMAN HOLDINGS LTD. 0.00% 0.295 Delayed Quote.-60.67%
THE SUPREME CANNABIS COMPANY, INC. 7.41% 0.145 Delayed Quote.-76.98%
TILRAY, INC. 0.84% 4.79 Delayed Quote.-72.04%
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