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Amazon.com expressed interest in buying Slack Technologies, the messaging startup.

Who will be the next Federal Reserve chair?

Careem closes $500 million Series E led by Rakuten.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming out of retirement to fight UFC star Conor McGregor in an Aug. 26 boxing match.

Avon Products CEO Sheri McCoy is expected to step down.

Getting a fever while pregnant increases the risk the baby will have autism, study finds.

WeWork CEO says the company’s revenue runs at $1 billion a year; no IPO details yet.

Major bitcoin exchanges are hit by cyberattacks as record rally makes them a target.

Betsy DeVos freezes Obama-era rules meant to protect student borrowers.

Patreon launches Snapchat clone just for creators’ paid subscribers.

 

 

Photo: A screen displays the price for Avon Products Inc. at the post that trades the stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, May 15, 2012. Reuters/Brendan McDermid