Simon Property Makes Takeover Approaches to Macerich

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Simon Property Group Inc. has made takeover approaches for rival Macerich Co., seeking to combine two of the largest shopping-mall owners in the U.S.

Xstrata Ex-CEO Raises $5.6 Billion for Mining Deals

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The former Xstrata Chief Mick Davis has raised $5.6 billion for his fund, X2 Resources, and plans to start deploying cash in the next few months, according to people familiar with the fund’s plans.

Germany Aims to Foster Startups

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Germany’s government is pushing to expand tax breaks for startups and trying to ease their path to the stock market, in an effort to buck a trend that worries policy makers: a decline in entrepreneurialism.

Big Firms Finally Start to Ramp Up Spending

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Large companies across the U.S. are gearing up to increase capital spending, and the new business investment could give another boost to the strengthening U.S. economy.

Small Business Owners Scramble to Prepare for New Tax Form

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Small employers are facing an unexpectedly onerous task: tallying their individual employees’ monthly health-care costs. The completed IRS forms aren’t due until next January.

Foreign Businesses Face Backlash in South Africa

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As South Africa’s economy falters, it is no longer so welcoming to outsiders.

Toyota to Diversify Senior Posts

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Toyota tapped a foreigner as an executive vice president for the first time in the company’s nearly eight-decade history.

Google, Wal-Mart Part Ways Over Local Ads

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The relationship between Google and Wal-Mart has frayed over the data used to lure shoppers into stores.

Car Makers Embrace Wireless Phone Charging

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More than a dozen cars from General Motors, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler now offering wireless charging pads and others are moving to add the optional gear in advance of an agreed-upon standard.

Pentagon Plans Cost-Plus Deal for New Bomber

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The Pentagon has delayed awarding a new long-range bomber until the summer, and plans to retain much of the risk in the $90 billion program.

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