Unilever Chief Raises the Defenses as Kraft Heinz Circles

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Paul Polman is digging in to resist Kraft Heinz’s $143 billion offer, warning board members and investors that Kraft’s cost-cutting ethos could damage Unilever brands.

Advisers in Kraft's Bid for Unilever Fit Familiar Strategy

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Kraft Heinz’s $143 billion unsolicited bid for Anglo-Dutch rival Unilever took investors by surprise, but the identity of advisers working on the megadeal likely didn’t.

Mining Giants Ride Copper's Wave

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Copper bulls are looking smart. Some of the world’s biggest mining companies are now poised to reap the rewards, with Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore set to report earnings this week.

India Begins Building on Its Citizens' Biometrics

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India is offering the world’s largest biometric-identity database for use by Indian companies and novice app developers—an opportunity that excites fans of cyber transactions but worries privacy advocates.

Former Business Partner Speaks Out Against Trump

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A billionaire real-estate developer is breaking with Donald Trump over the president’s immigration policies and stance toward Mexico, the latest high-profile businessman to publicly criticize the administration.

May to Meet Peugeot CEO on Concerns Over Vauxhall

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to meet Peugeot Chief Executive Carlos Tavares this week to discuss the French car maker’s proposal to buy General Motors’ Vauxhall unit.

Key to Pandora's Subscription Hopes: Country Music

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As the Internet-radio giant enters the competitive field of subscription streaming services, it hopes to ride its edge with country-music lovers.

Whole Foods Shareholders Meet Amid Pressure on the Board

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Whole Foods Market’s annual meeting of shareholders convened Friday amid investors’ concerns about the organic food retailer’s ability to make changes to address sustained declines in sales growth and steep reductions in its share value.

Big Food Looks to Startups for Ideas, Innovation

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Food giants are starting venture-capital funds to invest in startups focused on healthier and less-processed foods. Kellogg and General Mills are betting these younger companies can teach them to be more entrepreneurial and innovative.

Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

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The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

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