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Yahoo Chief Mayer Says She’s Pregnant With Twins

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she’s pregnant with identical twins. Mayer says on a posting on her blog that she and her husband are...




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  • Walmart

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