Michael J. de la MERCED, The New York Times

Michael J. de la MERCED

The New York Times

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Intuit to Buy Credit Karma to Create Financial Data Giant

The $7.1 billion transaction underscores the value of the financial details of ordinary Americans. → Read More

Intuit Is Expected to Buy Credit Karma in $7 Billion Deal

A start-up known for providing free credit scores, Credit Karma is set to avoid the I.P.O. market and instead sell to an established financial firm. → Read More

Warren Buffett Praises Performance, but Offers No Surprises in Annual Letter

The Berkshire Hathaway chief noted the steady money making of the conglomerate, but gave no insight into succession or other hot topics. → Read More

Morgan Stanley to Buy E-Trade for $13 Billion

The move will give one of Wall Street’s powerful blue-chip firms control of a major presence in the world of online brokerages. → Read More

Michael Bloomberg Leans Left With Plan to Rein In Wall St.

Some of the billionaire’s proposals wouldn’t be out of place for his more progressive presidential rivals. → Read More

James Murdoch Plans Big Bets on Sustainable Businesses

Mr. Murdoch, now divorced from the day-to-day operations of News Corp, plans to announce investments in sustainable packaging and a venture organized by BlackRock. → Read More

Credit Suisse C.E.O. Tidjane Thiam to Step Down

Mr. Thiam will resign in the wake of a spying scandal, despite support from top investors of the Swiss bank. → Read More

Elliott Management Is Said to Push for Change at SoftBank

The big activist hedge fund is urging SoftBank to buy back stock and change its governance to drive up its stock price. → Read More

Warren Buffett Will Sell His Newspaper Empire

With a deal to sell Berkshire Hathaway’s newspapers to Lee Enterprises, the billionaire is giving up on the news business. → Read More

Saudi Aramco I.P.O. Is Announced

The oil-producing behemoth is moving to become a public company. And while the I.P.O. may be the biggest ever, it falls short of Saudi Arabia’s audacious goals. → Read More

Aramco’s I.P.O. Will Be Less Gigantic Than Promised

The state-owned oil giant is expected to announce soon that it plans to go public. But the stock sale will fall short of Saudi Arabia’s ambitions. → Read More

Tiffany Shares Surge on LVMH Takeover Bid

The French luxury conglomerate is interested in adding the 182-year-old luxury jeweler to its stable of brands. → Read More

WeWork, Rejected by Wall Street, Accepts Lifeline From SoftBank

The troubled shared office company scrapped an initial public offering and push out its chief executive last month. → Read More

WeWork Is Said to Be Weighing 2 Financial Rescue Plans

One would effectively hand control of the business to SoftBank of Japan, its top shareholder, and another would raise billions in debt via JPMorgan Chase. → Read More

WeWork C.E.O., Adam Neumann, Stepping Down Under Pressure

The resignation is meant to assuage investors who have balked at buying shares in the fast-growing but unprofitable company’s initial public offering. → Read More

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to Go Public

The private space-tourism business plans to merge with a publicly traded shell company, giving it a stock listing and, potentially a crucial new source of cash. → Read More

Broadcom Said to Be in Talks to Buy Symantec, the Security Software Maker

If an agreement is reached, it will underline how much Broadcom, a semiconductor giant, has had to change its acquisition strategy after a humbling takeover defeat last year. → Read More

Botox Maker Allergan Is Sold to AbbVie in $63 Billion Deal

The transaction would give AbbVie a potent source of popular treatments as it faces the loss of patent protection for its best-selling drug, Humira. → Read More

United Technologies and Raytheon to Combine Into Aerospace and Military Giant

United Technologies, with businesses spanning elevators, air-conditioning and aircraft parts, is transforming into a more focused rival to giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin. → Read More

Slack Discloses $141 Million Loss as Messaging Start-Up Joins Tech Listing Rush

Unlike most other Silicon Valley darlings going public this year, Slack is not holding an initial public offering, where it sells shares to the public. → Read More