China Home Prices Weaken

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China's economically vital property market slid for a fourth straight month as more cities reported new-home prices fell in August and at a faster pace, adding to the gloom in the world's second-largest economy.

Bayer to Float Plastics Business

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German company Bayer plans to float its plastics business, valued around $10 billion, to focus on its more profitable life-sciences operations.

NFL Sponsors Speak Out---but Keep on Advertising

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As controversy swirls around the NFL, brands are facing a difficult task: how to make a strong statement against wrongdoing like domestic violence without jeopardizing lucrative deals with the league.

Amazon Unveils Devices

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Amazon introduced a handful of new devices, including a $100 tablet aimed at the masses and a high-end electronic-reader that the company says is the closest e-reading experience to plain paper.

Investors Weigh Bid to Break Up DuPont

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The campaign to break up DuPont Co.by activist investor Trian Fund Management LP is no slam dunk.

Apple Puts Focus on Security

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A few weeks after it became embroiled in a hacking scandal that resulted in the leak of nude celebrity photos, Apple launched a campaign to explain how it handles users' personal information.

EasyJet to Expand Fleet

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EasyJet said it would increase its dividend payout more than 20% and buy additional Airbus Group jets, reflecting continued strength at Europe's budget airlines.

Hyundai to Buy Gangnam Site

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Hyundai Motor outbid fellow South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics for a plot of land in Seoul's posh Gangnam district, but the $10.19 billion price tag brought little cheer to investors in the auto maker.

Rite Aid Profit Surges

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Rite Aid said its fiscal second-quarter earnings more than tripled, beating expectations as pharmacy sales help drive revenue higher.

Shippers Urge Alliance Approval

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Senior executives from container-shipping giants Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping flew to Washington last week to allay any doubts the Federal Maritime Commission may have over their proposed alliance.

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