Novartis to Buy MorphoSys for $2.9 Billion; Deal Seen Closing in 1H 

Novartis said the acquisition expands and complements its pipeline in oncology.

Virgin Galactic Reports Flight Issue to FAA 

Company says an alignment pin detached during its most recent spaceflight, but that it didn't pose a safety risk to the crew on board.

WeWork Landlords Challenge Unpaid Rent as Violation of Bankruptcy Law 

Withholding some rent payments has been a 'massive success' in bringing landlords to the negotiating table, a WeWork lawyer says.

Kroger CFO Gary Millerchip Steps Down 

Kroger said longtime executive and chief financial officer Gary Millerchip has stepped down to join another publicly traded company.

Palantir's stock surges nearly 20% as company rides AI wave to upbeat earnings, outlook 

The company called out 'unrelenting' demand for large-language models.

Luxury Retailers Are Buying Out Their Landlords 

The parent companies of Prada and Gucci are among those spending hundreds of millions of dollars for Fifth Avenue properties.

RTX Reports SEC Investigation Linked to Engine Recall 

The defense contractor and aerospace company is under investigation by U.S. regulators related to its recall of hundreds of Pratt & Whitney engines.

Natura &Co to Consider Separating Avon Brand 

Natura &Co will consider separating its Natura business from the Avon brand, creating two separate publicly traded beauty companies.

Microchip Technology Reducing Executive Salaries 

The move comes "in connection with other expense reduction actions being taken by the management team," the company said.

J&J Accused of Mismanaging Its Employees' Drug Benefits 

The novel lawsuit by a J&J worker alleges employees overpaid for some drugs.

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