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Volkswagen Agrees to $1.2 Billion Compensation for U.S. Dealers

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:06:13 EDT

Volkswagen will pay up to $1.2 billion to its 652 U.S. dealers as compensation for its emissions-cheating scheme, deepening penalties facing the German auto maker. image

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Viacom and CBS Boards Name Special Committees to Review Merger

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:26:36 EDT

The boards of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. are moving quickly to explore the merger recommended by their controlling shareholder.image

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Honest Co. to Drop Disputed Ingredient in Cleaning Products

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:55:58 EDT

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is reformulating its laundry detergent and other cleaners, removing an ingredient that has created controversy for the company over its product claims. image

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China's Richest Man Makes His Move on Hollywood

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:54:12 EDT

Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda is on a push to extend Chinese cultural influence through movie production, cinemas and theme parks; a $1 billion bid for Dick Clark Productions. image

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:00:12 EDT Inc.’s annual Dreamforce customer conference, set to blanket downtown San Francisco next week, will be a blend of business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy and personal empowerment. image

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U.S. Consumer Spending Flat in August

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:31:34 EDT

U.S. consumers tapped the brakes in August, signaling slower but sustained growth for a key pillar of the economy. image

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Consumer Sentiment Climbs in September

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:25:02 EDT

A gauge of U.S. consumer confidence—the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index—rose in September, suggesting households are feeling fairly good about the economy this fall.image

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Yuan Marks Milestone With Entry Into IMF Reserve Basket

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:22:19 EDT

The yuan officially enters the International Monetary Fund’s official basket of reserve currencies Saturday, a trophy for China in the transformation of the communist nation’s geopolitical status. image

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'Deepwater Horizon' Film Poses Fresh Woes for BP

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:07:21 EDT

The new movie, a $100 million-plus production from Lions Gate, doesn’t shy away from unflattering portrayals of BP executives, who are depicted as more concerned about budgets and schedules than safety.image

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Uber Looks to Rev Up in Japan

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:26:11 EDT

Uber plans to ramp up its business in Japan, a wealthy country full of potential customers, even though its core ride-hailing service is barred from the country. image

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With NXP Deal, Qualcomm Would Add New Businesses, Risks

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:54:12 EDT

Qualcomm is best known for designing smartphone chips—and leaving the production to others. Now, the San Diego-based company is in talks to acquire chip manufacturer NXP Semiconductors in a shift that adds substantial risks. image

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Obama Administration Imposes New Requirements on Pay Data, Sick Leave

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:40:55 EDT

The Obama administration on Thursday completed new requirements on business to provide employee pay data by gender and race and for federal contractors to offer paid sick days.image

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Marc Andreessen's Sudden Silence on Twitter Stumps Silicon Valley

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:55:46 EDT

Venture capitalist and technology evangelist Marc Andreessen has been among the most prolific Twitter users. He suddenly stopped tweeting on Saturday, and his silence on the social-media site has been deafening in Silicon Valley.image

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Airbus Tightens Belt With Shake-Up

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:44:25 EDT

Airbus Group is to merge headquarters and eliminate an unspecified number of management jobs in a new restructuring plan to improve profitability. image

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FedEx, UPS Rely on Technology to Keep Lid on Seasonal Hiring

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:04:33 EDT

Holiday hiring is expected to be flat at package-delivery giants FedEx and United Parcel Service, but that masks efforts behind the scenes to prepare for the coming wave of e-commerce orders.image

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Constellation Brands Eyes $1 Billion Sale of Canadian Wine Business

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:34:42 EDT

Constellation Brands Inc. has put its Canadian wine business on the block in an auction that could reap more than $1 billion, say people familiar with the matter. image

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