NewsWatch: Salesforce to acquire Slack in $27.7 billion deal, while results top Street estimates

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Inc. shares declined in the extended session Tuesday after the cloud-based customer relationship-management company said it would acquire Slack Technologies Inc. in a deal worth $27.7 billion and topped Wall Street estimates for the quarter. See full story.

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