Airbnb Plans to File Confidentially for IPO in August

Airbnb Inc. is close to filing to go public in a move that would underscore a surprising rebound for the home-sharing giant and the IPO market. The company plans to file IPO paperwork with the Secur… [+1289 chars]

U.S. Appeals Court Throws Out Antitrust Ruling Against Qualcomm

Breaking news: A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a trial judges antitrust judgment against Qualcomm Inc., ruling the federal government hadnt shown the chipmaker engaged in illegal monop… [+32 chars]

Cruise Ship Owners Left Thousands of Workers Adrift for Months

One day in May, nearly two months after the cruise industry suspended operations because of the pandemic, Chris Richardson stood on a pier on a private island in the Bahamas waiting to board his thir… [+335 chars]

Kodak Insider Makes Well-Timed Stock Gift of $116 Million to Religious Charity He Started

Eastman Kodak Co.s wild stock-market ride produced what might be the biggest contribution on record to a religious nonprofit, the product of a well-timed gift by Kodak board member George Karfunkel. … [+198 chars]

State Department Watchdog Concludes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE Complied With Law

WASHINGTONThe State Departments office of the inspector general has concluded that an emergency declaration facilitating $8 billion in weapons sales to U.S. allies in the Gulf last year complied with… [+142 chars]

Lebanon Seeks to Fill Power Vacuum Amid Worst Crisis in Decades

BEIRUTLebanons leaders shifted their focus Tuesday to forming a new government, a day after the countrys cabinet resigned under pressure from protesters furious about last weeks deadly explosion. Pr… [+331 chars]

Russia Registers World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine

MOSCOWRussia registered the worlds first Covid-19 vaccine, President Vladimir Putin said, marking a milestone in the fight against the against the novel coronavirus but amid raising safety concerns i… [+329 chars]

Employers Cast Wary Eye on Trump Payroll-Tax Deferral

WASHINGTONEmployers considering President Trumps plan to allow deferred payment of payroll taxes face a series of costs, uncertainties and headaches. The president wants employers to stop collecting… [+280 chars]

From Cocoa to Coffee and Sugar, Soft Commodities Stage Simultaneous Rally

The raw ingredients for goods including chocolate and clothes have rebounded after their pandemic-fueled declines, lifted by supply constraints and investors bets that a recovering economy will boost… [+329 chars]

Joe Biden Weighs VP Pick After Search Committee Wraps Up

WASHINGTONJoe Bidens allies have been told to expect an announcement midweek revealing his choice of running mate, according to a person familiar with the process, and multiple people said his search… [+332 chars]