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New Outsourcing Frontier in India: Monitoring Drug Safety

5 hours 7 min ago
In one of outsourcing’s newest frontiers, the drug-safety monitoring business is booming in India as regulators require closer tracking of side effects.

Alibaba, China Agree to Tackle Fakes

5 hours 23 min ago
Alibaba claimed vindication in a dispute with a Chinese government agency over alleged sales of fakes and other misdeeds on its sales platforms, after agency officials said the two sides would work together to stamp out counterfeit goods.

CRH to Buy Holcim, Lafarge Assets

9 hours 11 min ago
Irish building materials company CRH said it agreed to pay €6.5 billion for assets from Lafarge and Holcim that the two cement companies must sell to win approval for their $40 billion merger.

Sunac China to Buy Some of Kaisa's Assets in Shanghai

10 hours 8 min ago
Property developer Sunac China Holdings said Sunday it has agreed to purchase assets of Kaisa Group Holdings, in a move that would help to alleviate some of the latter’s financial woes.

USW Tells Members to Strike at Major Refineries

15 hours 28 min ago
The United Steelworkers union told its workers at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants to strike early Sunday morning, though both sides have said they still hope to reach an agreement over pay, benefits and safety.

Lafarge, Holcim Near Deal to Sell Assets to CRH

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 15:07
Cement giants Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd. are nearing a deal to sell at least $7 billion worth of assets to Ireland’s CRH PLC, according to people familiar with the matter.

Chimerix Scraps Ebola Drug Trial

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 13:18
Chimerix Inc. scrapped testing of its experimental antiviral in Ebola patients in Liberia, saying the number of infections had dropped in recent weeks, and that only a handful of patients had been enrolled in the Liberian study.

Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air Bag Fix

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:06
An array of auto makers are recalling more than 2 million older-model vehicles to address air bags that can deploy inadvertently because of a component supplied by TRW Automotive.

Chevron Earnings Hit New Low

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:07
Chevron posted its lowest quarterly profit in five years and said it would trim its ambitious spending plans and halt share buybacks as the collapse in oil prices erased billions of dollars in cash flow.

Panasonic Stops Making Televisions in China

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:56
Panasonic Corp. has stopped making televisions in China, faced with severe price competition and slowing market growth, a person at the company said Saturday.

IPO Sizzles as Shake Shack Tests Big Chains

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:56
Shares of fast-casual chain Shake Shack, rocketed up 119% on their first day of trading from their initial public offering price of $21 each, ending at $45.90 and giving the operator of 63 restaurants a valuation topping $1.6 billion.

States Dash to Regulate E-Cigarettes

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:33
As the Food and Drug Administration continues to figure out how to regulate the rapidly accelerating use of electronic cigarettes, states are taking matters into their own hands.

Pom's Ads Were Deceptive, Court Says

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:20
A federal appeals court upheld Federal Trade Commission findings that pomegranate-juice maker Pom Wonderful made false and misleading claims its products were effective in fighting heart disease and prostate cancer.

Mattel's New CEO Vows Urgency

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:51
Toy maker Mattel confirmed a decline in sales and profit during the crucial holiday-shopping quarter, and said it would act with urgency to improve results.

Cigarette Volume Declines Ease at Altria

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:39
Cigarette volume declines at Altria eased in the fourth quarter, suggesting the Marlboro maker is getting a lift from the rebounding U.S. economy.

Shire Drug Cleared to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:27
Shire’s drug Vyvanse became the first drug approved for sale in the U.S. to treat the estimated 2.8 million adults who have a binge-eating disorder.

Brazil's Vale Plans to Cut Dividends

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:58
Brazilian mining giant Vale SA plans to slash dividends to the lowest level in eight years in a bid to shore up cash amid spiraling commodities prices.
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