KKR & Co. has formally approached drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. about a deal to take the company private, in what could be the biggest-ever leveraged buyout, people familiar with the matter said. 8:03 p.m.
The planet’s biggest shopping day has come and gone, and Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth again showed the world how many mountains of stuff it could persuade people to buy in the 24 hours. 7:47 p.m.
The increasing use of algorithms in lending decisions has sharpened the debate about “disparate impact” — whether models are only entrenching discrimination that algorithm-driven lending is meant to stamp out. 5:29 p.m.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist “a mistake” and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company’s autonomous vehicles. 2:38 p.m.