Thai Tycoon Seeks Construction Firm Stakes

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Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is in early talks with Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. and its insurance arm to buy their stakes in a Singapore-listed property and construction company.

Brazilian Court Gives Go-Ahead to 4G Auction

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A Brazilian court lifted a suspension of a public auction of 4G wireless airwaves, providing oxygen for the government in its effort to meet its fiscal targets this year.

Sears Plans More Cost Cuts

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Sears, the struggling store operator that was once a prominent fixture of the U.S. retail landscape, posted a $573 million quarterly loss and indicated that more cost cuts and changes are on the way.

Yoga Poseurs: Athletic Gear Soars, Outpacing Sport Itself

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The rate of growth in the U.S. retail athletic apparel market is surging, even as Americans' rate of participating in most sports is in decline. For instance, the demand for yoga gear is outpacing growth of the sport itself.

Hormel Earnings Top Expectations

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Hormel Foods said its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 21%, as the packaged-foods maker reported strong profit gains and higher sales in its refrigerated-foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store segments.

Canadian Rail Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods Rise

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Canadian rail accidents involving dangerous goods rose 21% last year from 2012, reflecting a rapid rise in the movement of crude oil by rail.

Ahold Profit and Sales Pressured

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Dutch retailer Royal Ahold reported a 29% fall in second-quarter profit as fierce competition and a weaker U.S. dollar continued to weigh on margins and sales.

Hot New Job: Migrant Beer-Canning Expert

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Mobile canning companies help craft beer move into the mainstream.

Antivirus Works Too Well, Gripe Cybercops

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For years, police have been in a cat-and-mouse game with a shifting foe that can frustrate investigations—antivirus software.

Treasury Wine Result Takes Heat Out of Bid Battle

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Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd.—embroiled in a takeover battle between private-equity firms—hit the bottom end of its annual earnings guidance, easing pressure on the suitors to raise their bids.

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