Total Names Patrick Pouyanné CEO

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Total named refining and chemicals head Patrick Pouyanné as its new chief executive, after the death of Christophe de Margerie in a Moscow plane crash.

Interpublic Earnings Nearly Double

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Interpublic Group said its third-quarter earnings nearly doubled as revenue grew in both the domestic and international markets

Ex-Im Bank's Uncertain Future Worries Small Firms

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A decision by Congress to extend the Export-Import Bank only temporarily is raising concern among business owners who say they rely on the credit agency to lower the risks of exporting.

AT&T Lowers Revenue Outlook

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AT&T lowered its revenue outlook for the year, pointing to fewer-than-expected sign-ups for its no-contract Next wireless plans that require customers to pay full price for their smartphones.

Abbott Sales Rise, Mylan Deal Tweaked

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Abbott tweaked the terms of its agreement to sell a portion of its generic-drugs business to Mylan for $5.3 billion, signaling the deal will be completed despite new Treasury department rules.

Officials Urge Nationwide Air Bag Recall

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Law makers and safety advocates are calling for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped air bags that can explode too violently as the number of U.S. vehicles with potentially defective air bags jumped to 7.8 million.

P&G Narrows Field For CEO Succession

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Procter & Gamble shook up its senior management ranks, naming new leaders for key businesses and narrowing the field of potential successors to CEO A.G. Lafley.

The Race Is On to Find Organic Pesticides

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Seed and pesticide makers like BASF, DuPont, Bayer and Monsanto are investing heavily to develop products incorporating organisms like bacteria and tiny fungi, which executives say can help plants avert pests.

Firms Try to Escape Health Law's Penalties

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With the health law’s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law’s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.

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