February 21, 2017 / 6:49 AM / 9 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Feb 21

Feb 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Facebook's WhatsApp, unveiled a version of its 'Status' feature that takes a significant number of cues from Snap Inc's messaging app Snapchat. Mimicking Snapchat's Stories feature, WhatsApp's Status now lets people share images, GIFs and videos as a status update, all of which last for 24 hours before disappearing. nyti.ms/2lgPW7w

- Kraft Heinz board, including Warren Buffett and the Brazilian-born billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann, decided to walk away from a $143 billion takeover bid for Unilever . The alternative would have been to pursue a public and possibly costly fight against Unilever but instead, the two consumer goods giants said on Sunday that Kraft Heinz had withdrawn its takeover bid after an agreement on friendly terms. nyti.ms/2lgSDG8

- Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber opened an internal investigation into claims of sexual harassment made by a former engineer at the company. The engineer, Susan Fowler, said in a blog post that she was sexually harassed by her direct supervisor during her time at Uber and that after she reported those claims to the human resources department, they were ignored. nyti.ms/2lgSoeg

- Eurozone finance ministers agreed on Monday to begin negotiations in Athens as soon as next week over much-needed overhauls in exchange for bailout payments, with Greece appearing to win a reprieve from the crippling austerity that it has faced for years. The agreement fell short of an all-encompassing deal, with key questions unresolved over the shape of the changes to Greece's pensions, as well as its tax and labor rules. nyti.ms/2lgYBqQ

Compiled by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru

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