Alstom to Pay $772 Million to Settle Bribery Charges

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French engineering giant Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $772 million to resolve criminal charges it paid tens of millions of dollars in a “widespread” bribery scheme to win energy contracts around the globe, U.S. prosecutors said.

Halliburton-Baker Hughes Courtship Was Tense at Times

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Halliburton sweetened its final offer slightly from its first bid for rival Baker Hughes, in what it revealed was a sometimes-tense courtship between the two oil-field services companies.

Startup Founders Leverage Hot Market for Early Paydays

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David Byttow and Chrys Bader won the startup lottery, reaping millions of dollars in cash from Secret, the messaging app they founded. But they didn’t sell their company, stage an IPO or generate any revenue—the typical route to technology riches.

Ranking the Top 20 Finance Chiefs

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Macy’s chief financial officer Karen Houget leads the Journal’s Top 20 ranking of CFOs this year. Nipping at her heels were Union Pacific’s Robert Knight and Comcast’s Michael Angelakis.

Comcast-TWC Merger Review Delayed

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Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable has run into another delay, this time due to the failure of Time Warner Cable to produce necessary documents to the FCC in a timely manner.

Alibaba's Tmall Global Site Stumbles

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Alibaba’s Tmall Global shopping platform is failing to live up to its early billing as a “fast track into China” for foreign brands new to the mainland, say brands and online-shopping consultants.

The Future of Cars Looks Very Different

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The car business is embracing a new aesthetic: one where autos become part of a networked world, make decisions on the fly and offer utility that extends beyond transportation.

Dish Boss Racks Up TV Brawls

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Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite-TV provider Dish Network, is a renowned card shark. Lately, he’s been playing some high-stakes poker with the media industry’s giants.

Clashes Erupt in Myanmar Over Copper Mine

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A woman was killed and a dozen others were injured in clashes with authorities over a copper mine in central Myanmar, activists said, just after a state-run Chinese company said it would resume construction at the site.

American Apparel Fends Off Ousted CEO

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American Apparel put in place a new shareholder-rights plan to defend against a hostile takeover and completed a board restructuring amid criticism from former CEO Dov Charney.

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