Last-Minute Moves Before Tax Man Calls

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Weekend Investor: As April 15 nears, taxpayers face new provisions and a harder time getting help from the IRS. Here’s how to maximize savings and avoid pitfalls.

Intel in Talks to Buy Chip Maker Altera

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Intel is in advanced talks to buy Altera—a maker of programmable semiconductors used in phone networks and cars—in a deal that would be the computer chip-making giant’s largest takeover ever.

Barrick Chairman Got Almost $13 Million in 2014

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Barrick Gold Chairman John Thornton received almost $13 million in total compensation for his role at the gold miner, a company that has seen investor disquiet over executive compensation in recent years.

Lifestyle Lift Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

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Plastic-surgery chain Lifestyle Lift filed for Chapter 11 protection, 3½ weeks after abruptly shutting down its business and laying off its staff of nearly 400.

Petrobras Nominates Vale CEO as Its Next Chairman

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Brazil’s government nominated the chief executive of mining giant Vale as the next board chairman of state-run oil firm Petrobras, disappointing those who were looking for sweeping changes at the oil company.

How Wall Street Helps Tech Workers Cash In

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Financial firms are creating a murky, ad hoc market where the red-hot stocks of closely held technology companies trade largely out of sight of regulators, other investors and the companies themselves.

Lifestyle Lift Considers Bankruptcy After Shutting Down Most of Business

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Lifestyle Lift, a nationwide chain of cosmetic surgery centers, abruptly shut down the majority of its business Monday and said it is considering filing for bankruptcy.

New SkyMall Owner May Relaunch Catalog

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SkyMall got approval to proceed with a sale to C&A Marketing for $1.9 million. C&A said it plans to turn around the failed business and possibly reinstate the quirky catalog.

Motorola Has a Hit---in Brazil

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The Moto G has become the best-selling smartphone in Brazil, helping Motorola double its market share to 18% of unit shipments. The Moto G’s runaway popularity indicates the extent to which lower-priced, midtier cellphones will be increasingly important for vendors globally.

Dow to Merge Chlorine Business With Olin

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Dow Chemical said it would split off a significant portion of its chlorine business and merge it with Olin in a deal valued at $5 billion. The deal’s value of $5 billion includes $2 billion in cash.

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