The World Bank canceled a prominent report rating the business environment of the world’s countries after a probe concluded that senior bank management pressured staff to alter data affecting the ranking of China and other nations.5 min read

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A potential deal would likely be one of the industry’s biggest in recent memory, given State Street’s asset-management unit manages nearly $4 trillion in assets.3 min read

The Justice Department, continuing its fight against a roughly $4.5 billion settlement that would shield the family who owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma from opioid lawsuits, wants to pause the deal until after appeals courts have weighed in.5 min read


Business & Finance


Lawyer Indicted on Charges of Lying to FBI

A grand jury indicted lawyer Michael Sussmann in connection with John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe on charges that he lied to the FBI during the 2016 presidential campaign.6 min read

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Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi led an operation that killed four U.S. servicemen in Niger in 2017 and was the architect of one of the terrorist outfit’s most successful franchises.7 min read

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How the Chip Shortage Is Forcing Auto Makers to Adapt


Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches Inspiration4 With Four Civilians