Rum Makers in Spirited Battle

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The prospect of a U.S. market return for a Cuban spirit is inflaming a decades-old battle pitting Pernod Ricard, the world’s second-largest spirits producer, against Bacardi, the dominant U.S. seller of rum.

Noble Group: Why Big Moves Don't Signal New Chapter

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Noble Group bids farewell to its CEO and one of its best-performing businesses, hardly signs things are getting back to normal.

Cancer Drugs: A Long Road to Blockbuster Sales

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Amid high hopes, investors shouldn’t forget how tricky cancer-drug development is.

Wells Fargo Curbs Bank-Stock Enthusiasm

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By lowering its return targets, Wells Fargo has signaled a continued soft environment for banks.

Russia's Privatization Drive Sours a Village

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A century-old dairy plant that makes the country’s most-recognizable brand of butter become a symbol for opponents of a privatization effort pushed by President Vladimir Putin.

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.

Delivery Service Brings Groceries to Your Fridge When You're Away

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In Sweden, groceries can be delivered in your absence and directly to where they belong: your kitchen and fridge. PostNord and supermarket chain ICA are testing the service in Stockholm, promising that messengers will remove their shoes and unpack online deliveries.

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.

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