France Fines Major Consumer Product Companies

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France’s antitrust authority has fined a group of consumer product companies a total of nearly $1.23 billion for anticompetitive practices.

NYSE Plan Would Revamp Trading

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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is pushing a major overhaul of the U.S. stock market aimed at helping exchanges reclaim their role at the center of trading.

Sony Pulls Korea Film; U.S. Blames Pyongyang for Hack

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Sony Pictures canceled the planned release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence against theaters. U.S. officials concluded North Korea was behind the broad cyberattack on the firm.

Kraft Foods CEO to Retire

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Kraft Foods said Chief Executive Tony Vernon will retire by the end of the year, naming its board chairman and PepsiCo veteran John Cahill as his successor.

Barrick to Suspend Operations at Zambia Copper Mine

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Barrick Gold said it would suspend operations at a copper mine in Zambia and record an impairment charge after the country passed legislation to more than triple the royalty rate on open-pit mining operations.

BlackBerry Launches New Phone

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BlackBerry unveiled a device meant to appeal to its traditional customers with signature BlackBerry phone features like a physical keyboard and trackpad.

ConAgra's Profit Plunges on Private-Label Write-Down

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ConAgra Foods’ profit plunged in its November quarter as the company took a large write-down on its struggling private-label segment.

ABB Board Proposes Peter Voser as Chairman

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ABB Ltd. said it was proposing the former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell as its next chairman, a move that comes as the power and technology giant embarks on a new five-year strategy.

Fears Spread of Sony-Style Hack

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Damaging revelations from the computer assault on Sony are playing like a horror movie in executive suites, prompting companies to review security measures and reconsider what is said in an email.

Amazon Confirms Rollout of One-Hour Delivery Service

Related Link: Inc. on Thursday launched a new service in Manhattan to deliver daily essentials such as shampoo, paper towels and toys within an hour.

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