Apple's Beats Deal Gets EU Nod

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European Union antitrust regulators have approved Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the music-streaming service and headphone maker founded by the rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine.

FAA Accuses Southwest Airlines of Improper Repairs

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Federal air-safety regulators proposed a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines Co. for overseeing a contractor's allegedly improper repairs to some of its jetliners.

Electric Utilities Get No Jolt

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Electricity sales look anemic for the seventh year in a row, despite Americans's growing use of gadgets and an improving unemployment rate.

Turner TV Tops Time Warner's To-Do List

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In fending off Fox's takeover advances, Time Warner has to show that it would be better off on its own. Key to this is turning around the slipping ratings at its Turner Broadcasting unit, which houses TNT, TBS and CNN.

Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

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Samsung Electronics said it would postpone sales in Russia of a smartphone running a homegrown operating system called Tizen, dealing a fresh setback to its efforts to carve out a niche in mobile software and services.

Reynolds Group Begins Strategic Review

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Packaging conglomerate Reynolds Group Holdings is undertaking a strategic review that may include the sale of three of its units, the company said in a filing.

Darden Chief to Depart in Shake-Up

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Darden Restaurants shook up its leadership, announcing the departure of Chairman and Chief Executive Clarence Otis and opening the door for activist investors to gain some board seats.

Meet Some of the SEC's Whistleblowers

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More than 6,500 people have now offered confidential information under the whistleblower program of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

China Graft Probe Moves Into Canada

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A Chinese government anticorruption investigation is stretching into Canada, with a shake-up at state-run China National Petroleum's Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project left in limbo.

BMW to Expand Fast Charging

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BMW is launching two new ways for owners of its electric cars to recharge their batteries in bid for broader acceptance.

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