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Hyundai to Buy Gangnam Site

1 hour 51 min ago
Hyundai Motor outbid fellow South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics for a plot of land in Seoul's posh Gangnam district, but the $10.19 billion price tag brought little cheer to investors in the auto maker.

U.K. Data Show Summer Shopping Spree

2 hours 9 min ago
U.K. retail sales rose at a faster pace in August, driven by a rise in spending on household goods, an indication that the British economic recovery remains on track.

Bayer to Float Plastics Business

2 hours 52 min ago
Bayer said it plans to float its plastics business, to focus entirely on its life sciences operations.

EasyJet to Expand Fleet

3 hours 3 min ago
EasyJet said it would increase its dividend payout more than 20% and buy additional Airbus Group jets, reflecting continued strength at Europe's budget airlines.

AWE in Huge Gas Find

3 hours 25 min ago
Australian energy company AWE said it may have made the largest onshore natural-gas discovery in Western Australia for 50 years, in partnership with Origin Energy.

China Home Prices Weaken

3 hours 46 min ago
China's economically vital property market slid for a fourth straight month as more cities reported new-home prices fell in August and at a faster pace, adding to the gloom in the world's second-largest economy.

Sweden Raises Growth Figure

3 hours 52 min ago
Sweden bumped up its estimate for second-quarter growth, saying higher domestic consumption and fixed investments helped the economy to expand more than previously thought.

Russian Social Network VKontakte Names CEO

4 hours 9 min ago
Russia's biggest social network VKontakte has appointed Boris Dobrodeyev as chief executive as it seeks a fresh start following months of internal squabbling.

Toshiba Restructures PC Business

4 hours 41 min ago
Toshiba said it would accelerate the restructuring of its PC business to focus on the business-to-business field and would withdraw from certain consumer markets.

Cardinals' Dwyer Arrested on Assault Charges

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:18
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in Phoenix on charges of aggravated assault, police said.

Arrest of Sistema Boss Raises Specter of Yukos

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:51
Shares in Russia's conglomerate AFK Sistema plunged after its chairman, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, was put under house arrest and charged with money laundering.

Investors Weigh Bid to Break Up DuPont

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:28
The campaign to break up DuPont activist investor Trian Fund Management LP is no slam dunk.

NFL Sponsors Speak Out---but Keep on Advertising

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:26
As controversy swirls around the NFL, brands are facing a difficult task: how to make a strong statement against wrongdoing like domestic violence without jeopardizing lucrative deals with the league.

ZF, TRW Aim to Provide Bundles of High-Tech Parts

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:20
The CEOs of ZF Friedrichshafen and TRW Automotive painted a new landscape of the auto-parts industry where large, German-centric companies dominate as they churn out technologies to make smart vehicles.

Justice Department Loses Another to the Cola Wars

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:14
The Justice Department has been a source of legal talent for soda companies for years. Now, Tony West, who left his position as the No. 3 official at the department, is headed to PepsiCo.

Amazon Unveils New Devices

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:36
Amazon introduced a handful of new devices, including a $100 tablet aimed at the masses and a high-end electronic-reader that the company says is the closest e-reading experience to plain paper.

Bayer to Separate Plastics Unit

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:35
Bayer plans to separate its plastics business, a move that would further the German company's shift away from its roots in chemicals and toward life sciences.

FCC Chief Defends Secret Meetings

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:10
The FCC's chief defended the use of secret meetings during merger reviews, in response to criticism from Comcast and a senator.

Apple Puts Focus on Security

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:18
A few weeks after it became embroiled in a hacking scandal that resulted in the leak of nude celebrity photos, Apple launched a campaign to explain how it handles users' personal information.

Tesla Sees Fully Autonomous Car on Horizon

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:08
Tesla Motors's Chief Executive Elon Musk said the technology for a fully autonomous car could be ready in five or six years, and the result will be a vehicle far less likely to harm occupants and others on the road.


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