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Report: Microsoft investigated Gates over affair with employee

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is photographed in 2019. (Bloomberg photo by Jason Alden)

Board members at Microsoft Corp. made a decision in 2020 that it wasn’t appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board as they conducted a probe into the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a...

Boeing Max nears return with repair plan cleared by FAA

A Boeing 737 Max lands during a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30, 2020. (Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg)

Planemaker now set to resume deliveries of a jetliner crucial to its financial turnaround.

McDonald's boosting average wages to over $13 an hour

An employee wearing protective gloves hands an order to a customer through a drive-thru window at a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, Calif., on April 9, 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

More than 36,500 employees are slated to receive this round of hikes, which have already started and will be fully rolled out in the coming months.


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Pent-up demand for fun lifts local casinos

Visitors walk through the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas, on May 2, 2021. (Roger Kisby/Bloomberg)

The fastest recovery has been at regional casinos, which guests typically get to by car.

Hackers find easy prey as U.S. ignores one warning after another

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg)

For years, security experts have offered concrete recommendations for governments, companies and other organizations to follow to ward off cyber-attacks, but they're often ignored, or punted in favor of more pressing concerns.

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EMPLOYMENT Randall, Realtors' most recent new hires include: Achley Ingalls, East Lyme office,; John Gurnee, Mystic,