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PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - March 21

March 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


- Digital First Media took a step forward in its hostile bid for Gannett Co, with a debt specialist Oaktree Capital indicating that Digital First could raise the funds needed to pay for the $1.4 billion takeover. https://on.wsj.com/2CtBeT6


- BlackRock Inc is cutting the price big clients pay to invest in its largest equity index mutual fund, a bid by the giant money manager to close the gap with cheaper rivals. https://on.wsj.com/2HIRBhT


- Apple Inc unveiled a new version of its AirPods wireless earbuds that can activate the virtual assistant Siri by voice, an added feature aimed at extending the momentum of a fast-selling device as iPhone sales cool. https://on.wsj.com/2FqNPYQ


- The Supreme Court sidestepped a decision on the legitimacy of class-action settlements that distribute money to nonprofit organizations instead of consumers, in a case involving Alphabet Inc'S Google. https://on.wsj.com/2TRKxXy


(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)