Rupert Murdoch’s Fox has agreed to pay $787.5mn to settle a landmark defamation case, Bank of America emerged from banking turmoil with higher first-quarter profits, China’s latest GDP numbers show the economy is rebounding from one of its worst years in decades, and lawmakers and activists from across the political spectrum have come out against efforts in western countries to ban or curb TikTok

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