Oil Pipeline Inspection Tools: Far From Perfect

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Oil pipeline companies like to brag that their advanced testing methods and remote monitoring technology prevent spills. So why was a southern California beach coated in crude?

Rivals Lurked Behind Aetna's Deal With Humana

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Jockeying among the three other major health insurers—UnitedHealth, Anthem and Cigna—played into the dynamics of Aetna’s $34.1 billion deal to acquire Humana.

Ends No Longer Meet in Puerto Rico

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Business leaders see the island’s debt crisis as a spur to cut government spending, but the dependency on an expansive welfare system is deep.

Major Customers Unfazed by Electrolux's GE Buy

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If General Electric sells its appliance business to rival Electrolux, will home builders and property managers have to pay more for stove tops? The Justice Department says they will, but home builders aren’t as sure.

Blackstone Group Hires New China Chairman

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Private-equity firm Blackstone Group said it has hired Zhang Liping, a senior Credit Suisse Group banker, to head its operations in China.

Aetna to Buy Humana for $34.1 Billion in Latest Insurer Deal

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Aetna agreed to buy Humana for $34.1 billion, following weeks of frenzied merger talks among large health insurers. Deal would add to Aetna’s Medicare business.

Uber to Suspend Uberpop in France

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Uber Technologies plans to suspend one of its main services in France, days after French prosecutors indicted two top executives on charges of running that service illegally.

World Bank Deletes Critical Passage on China

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The bank removed from a recent report its call on the Beijing government to reduce its influence on the country’s financial system, raising questions over internal controls and external influence at the international body.

Malaysian Anticorruption Body to Look Into Flow of Money to Najib

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Malaysia’s anticorruption agency will look into Wall Street Journal report that investigators have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into what they believe are the personal bank accounts of Malaysia’s prime minister.

New Credit Suisse CEO Reins in Hopes for a Quick Fix

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‘Expectations have kind of run away,’ says new Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, as he plays down optimism he can quickly lift the Swiss bank out of its recent malaise.

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