Vonovia completes takeover of Deutsche Wohnen

FILE PHOTO: The new headquarters of German real estate company Vonovia is pictured in Bochum, Germany, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Wolfgang RattayBERLIN (Reuters) – German real estate company Vonovia said on Tuesday that it had secured a total of 87.6% of voting rights in Deutsche Wohnen, successfully completing its takeover bid of a onetime rival. Together they create a housing behemoth […]

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UBS sells Spanish wealth management business to Singular Bank

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch office in Zurich, Switzerland, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) -UBS Group has agreed to sell its Spanish wealth management business to Madrid-based Singular Bank, the Swiss bank said on Monday, its second exit from a European market in the past 12 months. UBS said it […]

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Opinion | Is This the Cure for the Loneliness of American Motherhood?

By Judith Shulevitz Ms. Shulevitz is a cultural critic who has written extensively about family, feminism and related topics. Eastern Village, a 55-unit apartment complex off a commercial strip in Silver Spring, Md., is a surprisingly lovely place, considering that it once housed the drab offices of a social workers’ association and then stood abandoned for nearly a decade, water […]

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Opinion | It’s Quitting Season

Supported by Video by Lindsay Crouse and Kirby Ferguson Ms. Crouse is a writer and producer in Opinion. Mr. Ferguson is a documentary filmmaker. It’s been a brutal few years. But we’ve gritted through. We’ve spent time languishing. We’ve had one giant national burnout. And now, finally, we’re quitting. We are quitting our jobs. Our cities. Our marriages. Even our […]

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Decision day for DraftKings over bid for UK gambling group Entain

FILE PHOTO: General view inside a Ladbrokes shop in Harpenden, Britain, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo(Reuters) – U.S. group DraftKings must decide on Tuesday whether to make a formal offer for Entain, potentially kicking off a $22-billion-plus bid battle for the British gambling firm. Shares in Entain, which hit a record high late September after it received a $22.4 […]

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Opinion | A Defining Test for Mr. Biden

By The Editorial Board The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. When the federal government started sending monthly checks to families with children earlier this year, Democrats predicted that the program would be a big hit. They were counting on […]

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Mastercard-backed AvidXchange valued at $4.6 billion in tepid Nasdaq debut

(Reuters) -AvidXchange Inc opened around 3.4% below its initial public offering (IPO) price in its Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, giving the U.S. business payments firm a market capitalization of roughly $4.62 billion. Shares of the company, which counts Mastercard Inc among its investors, opened at $24.14, compared with the IPO price of $25 per share. AvidXchange, which makes software that […]

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Opinion | My Toxic Afghan Love Story

Abandoned by the U.S., an Afghan woman secretly recordsvideo diaries while on the run from the Taliban. Abandoned by the U.S., an Afghan woman secretly records video diaries while on the run from the Taliban. Supported by Video by Alexander Stockton, Kirk Semple and Zach Goldbaum Mr. Stockton and Mr. Semple are producers with Opinion Video. Mr. Goldbaum is a producer […]

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Opinion | Should Gifted Students Be in Separate Classes?

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “With His Term Ending, de Blasio Seeks Overhaul of Gifted Classes” (front page, Oct. 9): Eliminating gifted-and-talented programs and asking teachers to meet the needs of students with a vast range of abilities in a single classroom makes as much sense as eliminating grade levels and asking teachers to meet the needs […]

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