Microsoft Asks Hundreds of China-Based AI Staff to Consider Relocating Amid U.S.-China Tensions 

The request comes as the Biden administration toughens controls on China's access to cutting-edge American technology.

Aflac Is Buying a Stake in a Direct Lender, Getting a Piece of the Private Credit Boom 

The insurance giant is paying about $100 million to acquire a 40% stake in Tree Line Capital Partners.

IBM Selling Cloud Security Software to Palo Alto Networks in Broader Cyber Strategy Shift 

International Business Machines is selling its cloud-based QRadar cybersecurity software to Palo Alto Networks as the two technology companies deepen their partnership in jointly selling and developing artificial intelligence-powered security products.

Grab Raises Profitability Metric Forecast as Quarterly Loss Narrows 

The Southeast Asian ride-hailing and delivery specialist raised its full-year forecast for a key profitability metric, citing cost-cutting efforts and expansion in its core businesses that helped narrow its net loss in the first quarter.

Cisco Stock Jumps on Earnings. The Outlook Is Improving. 

The networking gear provider said that customers were now working through a glut of routers and switches.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Reveals Its Mystery Stock: Chubb 

The Omaha, Neb., company began building a secret stock position in the second half of 2023.

Soros Fund Management dumps New York Community Bank stake 

Soros Fund Management eliminated its stake in New York Community Bank, a regulatory filing shows.

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square dumps stake in Lowe's, keeps Google 

Home-improvement retailers are in the spotlight as mortgage rates stay high

BlackRock Shareholders' Support for Larry Fink's Pay Passes by Small Margin 

The advisory vote passed with 58% of shareholder support, a low level that follows major proxy advisors recommending that stockholders vote against it.

Netflix to Show NFL's Two Christmas Day Games in 2024 

The streaming giant is paying about $75 million a game in what is the company's highest-profile live-sporting event

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