Midsize Businesses Seek Relief From Federal Health Law

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Employer groups and insurers are pushing to keep businesses with 51 to 100 workers exempt from a provision of the federal health law that they say could significantly increase their costs.

Corruption Allegations Reach Into Soccer's Highest Levels

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Prosecutors alleged that senior officials of FIFA got more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks as part of a sprawling scheme that functioned like a criminal enterprise.

Toshiba Could Shine Once Mess Is Cleared

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Heard on the Street: Toshiba’s accounting issues could be the setback the company needs to clean up its broader portfolio of businesses.

Immigrants, Latinos Help Drive Business Creation

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Business creation in 2014 was boosted by immigrants, index finds, while the share of new Latino business owners also climbed.

Broadcom in $35 Billion Merger Talks

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Chip maker Broadcom is in advanced talks to be bought by rival Avago Technologies in a deal worth more than $35 billion, the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.

Antitrust Lawsuits Target Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Lawsuits advancing in federal court in Alabama allege that the 37 independently owned Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurers, which cover about a third of Americans, are functioning as an illegal cartel.

Bids Fly as GE Unit Auction Nears an End

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Several private-equity firms are vying to buy General Electric Co.’s unit that funds leveraged buyouts, in a sale process that could fetch more than $17 billion for GE and be the largest U.S. finance deal since the financial crisis.

GameStop Has More Lives Left

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Ahead of the Tape: GameStop’s used-videogame cash cow has lasted longer than pessimists predicted.

Michael Kors Shares Plunge

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Michael Kors posted its first sales decline as a public company, helping send the accessories brand’s stock down 24%, even as its profit grew during the most recent quarter.

FBI Investigating Hysterectomy Tool

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The morcellator surgical tool was found to spread uterine cancer, and the FBI is examining what the largest maker of it, Johnson & Johnson, knew about its hazards.

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