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SAN FRANCISCO — Even after the Internal Revenue Service refused in September to grant its blessing to Yahoo’s proposed tax-free spinoff of its $32 billion stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Marissa Mayer was determined to go forward with the deal. In late October, Ms. Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, told shareholders that the plan…

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SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, announced on Tuesday that he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares “during our lives” — holdings currently worth more than $45 billion — to charitable purposes. The pledge was made in an open letter to their newborn daughter,…

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Coinciding with India’s move to launch an International Solar Alliance of over 100 sunshine-rich countries, the world’s top industrialists including Bill Gates, Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata and Jack Ma will on Monday announce the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an international group of 28 investors to bring companies that have the potential to deliver affordable, reliable and…

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CHENNAI: GAIL (India) Ltd would use drones and satellite imagery to map and monitor its pipeline network while expanding its Sahyogi (partner) scheme to detect/prevent encroachment and terror attack threats, a senior official said. “In 10-15 days, we will issue a tender for drones to monitor our 200-km long pipeline in Madhya Pradesh’s Chambal area,”…