Business Lobby Launching Effort to Keep GOP in Control of Senate

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will deploy influential Republicans to raise funds for tight Senate races, aiming to keep the GOP from losing control of the Senate in November.

Viacom Board Prepares for Fight

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Lead independent director Frederic Salerno said in a letter to Viacom constituencies the board is preparing for a legal battle to keep their seats because they don’t believe controlling shareholder and former chairman Sumner Redstone has the mental capacity to act of his own free will.

St. Louis Area Uneasy After Bayer's Bid for Monsanto

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People in the St. Louis region are anxious about the possible departure of Monsanto, a big employer and donor to charities, following Bayer’s takeover offer.

Samsung Adds More Ads to Its TVs

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Samsung Electronics is quietly putting more advertisements on its Internet-connected televisions as it seeks new revenue sources for its struggling TV business.

Fidelity Marked Up Private Tech Shares in April

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Winners included photo-sharing site Pinterest, whose shares increased 14% during the month and have nearly tripled in value since Fidelity first made its investment in October 2013.

Solar Panel Leasing Decreases as More Customers Look to Buy

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Companies such as SolarCity and Sunrun rapidly expanded by leasing solar panels to homeowners, but now face stiff competition from smaller upstarts that sell the units to customers instead.

Trial Set to Open in Legal Battle Pitting H-P, Oracle

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Jurors are set to convene Tuesday to consider a lengthy legal dispute centered on Oracle’s alleged role in the decline of one of the former Hewlett-Packard’s most lucrative products. The lawsuit seeks $3 billion in damages.

'X-Men' Sequel Rises to the Top

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Two Hollywood franchises turned in disappointing box-office performances on a Memorial Day weekend. “Alice Through The Looking Glass” flopped, grossing $34.2 million, while the superhero sequel “X-Men: Apocalypse” opened to $80 million, a decent number but below that of previous movie in the series.

DP World Agrees to Manage Somaliland Port for 30 Years

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Dubai’s DP World has agreed to manage the Somaliland Port of Berbera for 30 years, according to a person who has seen the concession agreement. The global ports operator gains an alternative hub to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

Airbus Struggles With Its Success

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The popularity of Airbus’ A320 has led to record orders, but ramping up to meet these might mean costly investment, just at a time when low oil prices are making more expensive fuel-efficient models a more difficult sell.

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