Hillshire Brands to Acquire Van's for $165 Million

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Hillshire Brands Co. agreed to acquire waffle and cereal maker Van's Natural Foods from private-equity firm Catterton Partners for about $165 million.

Hasbro's Profit Helped by Girls' Toys

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Toy maker Hasbro said it swung to a profit in the first quarter as costs fell and sales of girls' toys soared.

Apple, Google Vie for Game Apps

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The battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. They are offering top titles a promotional boost if the games arrive first in their respective app stores.

Airbnb Valued at $10 Billion

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A group led by private-equity firm TPG finalized an agreement to invest $450 million in Airbnb, valuing the home-rental site at $10 billion.

TreeHouse Foods to Buy Protenergy Natural Foods

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TreeHouse Foods said it will buy private-label food maker Protenergy Natural Foods for C$170 million, or about US$150 million, from Whitecastle Investments and other entities.

Samsung Is Developing Own Platform, Apps

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Wonpyo Hong, president of company's Media Solution Center, discusses new music service, importance of software.

China Gives Timetable for National Property Registry

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China's land ministry said a nationwide property registry will be operational before 2018.

Birch Communications to Buy Cbeyond for $323 Million

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Birch Communications Inc. agreed to buy Cbeyond Inc. for about $323 million in cash, the companies said.

Taiwan Export Orders Grow in March

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Taiwan's export orders grew more than economists expected in March, as the island continued to benefit from recoveries in developed economies.

Siemens, Chinese Car Maker Form Engine JV

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Siemens and Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. have formed a joint venture to make engines for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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