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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:58:16 ESTA new California law that is supposed to help movie actors hide their ages from the public almost certainly violates the First Amendment and may not be enforced for now, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:53:02 ESTExtremely low energy prices during 2016 forced Exxon Mobil Corp. on Wednesday to lower its estimate of proved oil and gas reserves in the ground that the company controls.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:38:53 ESTU.S. companies are girding for fallout from the Trump administration’s moves to tighten immigration enforcement, with farmers, food companies and builders among those bracing for possible deportations of workers that some fear could leave businesses short-staffed.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:25:18 ESTConsumer-goods group Unilever said it was embarking on “comprehensive” review to wring out more value for shareholders, just days after rejecting a $143 billion offer from Kraft Heinz.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:38:11 ESTViacom confirmed that Paramount Pictures Chief Executive Brad Grey will step down after 12 years in that role, and his reports will carry the mantle until a replacement is found.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:49:21 ESTCanada’s antitrust watchdog filed legal action to end what it describes as “deceptive” marketing practices by Hudson’s Bay Co. regarding the sale of mattresses.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:48:36 ESTA lab run by blood-testing firm Theranos in Arizona put patients at risk and failed to quickly fix its deficiencies, a regulator found, triggering a new round of sanctions by the U.S. agency against the company.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:39:17 ESTDow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. are on track to win regulatory approval from the European Union’s competition watchdog after the companies offered to sell businesses to ease antitrust concerns, people familiar with the matter said.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:27:29 ESTSwiss engineering company ABB has accused an employee at its South Korean subsidiary of stealing money from the company, resulting in a likely $100 million charge, in potentially one of the biggest in a long list of corporate thefts.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:57:04 ESTSwiss engineering firm ABB said it would likely book a $100 million charge related to a “sophisticated criminal scheme” it said was orchestrated by the treasurer of its South Korea unit, who has gone missing.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:57:11 ESTSaudi Arabian Oil Co., or Saudi Aramco, and Malaysia’s national oil company plan to sign an agreement Monday to jointly develop an up to $20 billion refining and petrochemicals project in the southern state of Johor, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:36:07 ESTPeugeot CEO Carlos Tavares spent his first three years in the repair shop, working to fix a French auto maker that many thought had seen its best days. Now he is ready to drive the company onto the world stage.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:56:33 ESTWal-Mart and Home Depot showed they can still find ways to entice shoppers to their physical stores, despite a continuing consumer shift toward online buying.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:23:10 ESTHedge fund Starboard Value LP has opened a 6.6% stake in Tribune Media Co. but has no immediate plans to push for change.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:47:40 ESTThe same day Bristol-Myers Squibb shook up its board to satisfy one activist investor, the drugmaker was faced with another: Carl Icahn, whose interest is fueling speculation the company could soon be put on the auction block.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:47:46 ESTWoodside Petroleum’s profit rebounded last year as production rose and the oil-and-gas producer didn’t see a repeat of the hefty charges that nearly tipped it to a loss in 2015.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:19:07 ESTCanadian meat company Maple Leaf Foods said it was acquiring Lightlife Foods, a company specializing in vegetarian sausages and burgers, for $140 million.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:36:18 ESTAmerican Airlines Group and United Continental Holdings separately introduced the first of their cheaper economy-class fare options that come with passenger restrictions.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:31:26 ESTVail Resorts said it would buy the ski operations of Stowe Mountain Resort in northern Vermont for about $50 million from the real-estate business of insurance giant American International Group.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:26:25 ESTCSX said that Michael Ward, its chairman and chief executive, will retire in May as railroad veteran Hunter Harrison and an activist investor try to shake up the company and grab the top spot.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:23:08 ESTUnited Parcel Service said it would start making ground deliveries on Saturdays and showed off a drone delivery test, part of broader investments by the carrier to try to keep up with the shift to online shopping.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:27:50 ESTRestaurant Brands, the owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, said it would buy Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for about $1.64 billion. Executives said they see huge growth potential for Popeyes in Asia.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:17:33 ESTBoeing is taking steps to build satellites more quickly through new production practices that will rely more on 3-D printing and involve fewer workers.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:57:05 ESTStock-car racing’s founding family draws criticism from drivers and team owners as fan interest burns down and sponsors retreat; ‘economics and demographics.’
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:29:43 ESTRacing-format changes will help the sport, 2012’s top driver predicts.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:48:45 ESTTiffany & Co. and activist investors reached a deal to add board members and oversee the jewelry company’s search for a new chief executive.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:32:45 ESTBristol-Myers Squibb, under pressure from an activist investor, said Tuesday it would name new members to its board and increase its share buybacks.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:14:05 ESTOrganic grain is flooding into the U.S., pushing down prices despite strong sales of organic foods. U.S. farmers contend their crops are held to stricter standards than foreign-raised crops.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:57:29 ESTCaesars Entertainment Operating and parent Caesars Entertainment said that CEOC had secured new credit facilities of up to $1.44 billion as it works through its restructuring process.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:51:16 ESTTelefónica has agreed to sell up to 40% of its Telxius infrastructure unit to KKR & Co. as the Spanish telecommunications giant seeks funds to whittle down its debt.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:13:08 ESTTyson Foods Inc. plans to eliminate antibiotics used on poultry in its flagship chicken products, as the largest U.S. meat company mounts a new push to burnish its brands.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:58:40 ESTThe $1 billion purchase of Dick Clark Productions by China’s Dalian Wanda has stalled amid Beijing’s clampdown on capital leaving the country.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:30:31 ESTDeal talks between Kraft and Unilever are dead, but both consumer-goods giants now find themselves under heightened pressure to make bold moves to accelerate growth.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:14:19 ESTToys “R” Us Inc. recently laid off between 10% and 15% of its corporate employees, the latest retailer to cut jobs as shopping rapidly shifts from physical stores to online ones.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:17:46 ESTLee Jae-yong took the South Korean conglomerate’s reins vowing to reshape it along Silicon Valley lines. Now a corruption probe has dragged him in, raising the biggest doubts yet about whether he has ushered the corporate giant into a new era.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:14:37 ESTBehind Kraft’s short-lived bid for rival packaged-food giant Unilever is a basic conundrum: The company is running out of ways to improve profitability through its own cost cuts.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:02:45 ESTBrazilian mining giant Vale SA announced a plan to create a single class of stock without a controlling shareholder, likely reducing the potential for government interference in what management characterized as a watershed for the company.