Tyson Launches Venture-Capital Fund

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Tyson Foods is starting a $150 million venture-capital fund to invest in high-tech products and services that could help refresh its stable of products, which include chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Aetna and Humana Defend Merger, as Antitrust Trial Begins

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The Justice Department and proposed merger partners Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. presented a judge Monday with starkly different visions of how the transaction would affect the marketplace.

Ford Taps Debt Markets

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Ford Motor will raise $2.8 billion in new long-term financing for the automotive business, as the company tapped debt markets for the first time in nearly four years to fund a core auto-making operation looking to invest in new technologies.

Theranos Predicted Huge Growth in Revenue and Profits

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Investor materials show the blood-testing company projected revenue of nearly $2 billion and net income of about $505 million this year.

Amazon Is Working On at Least Three Grocery-Store Formats

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Amazon.com unveiled Monday its first small-format grocery store, Amazon Go, one of at least three brick-and-mortar formats the online retail giant is exploring as it makes a play for an area of shopping that remains stubbornly in-store.

BHP Billiton Wins Trion Oil Field Bid

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Australia’s BHP Billiton won the bidding to join with Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos in the Trion oil field in the Gulf of Mexico, in the first award of several auctions of deep-water oil blocks Monday.

Big Food Tests Consumer Appetite for Meal Kits

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Tyson Foods, Hershey and other established food companies are following startups into the meal-kit market, hunting for new ways to profit from ingredients that they already make.

Eliminating Obama's Fiduciary Rule Easier Said Than Done

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Anyone expecting a quick and easy repeal of the Labor Department’s new fiduciary rule may be disappointed.

Middle-Market Woes Inspire Starbucks's Bet on Luxury Coffee

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Starbucks went public about 25 years ago with the then-bold idea that customers would pay more than $1 for a cup of coffee. Now, the coffee chain is betting people will pay as much as $1 an ounce.

Under Armour Signs Deal to Supply MLB Uniforms

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Under Armour struck a sponsorship deal with Major League Baseball that will put the company’s logo on the front of a major professional sports uniform for the first time but will give most revenue from jersey sales to another company.

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