Salesforce Boosts CEO's Compensation

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Salesforce.com gave Chief Executive Marc Benioff a nearly 8% raise in salary and target bonus and awarded him stock options with an indicated value of roughly $33 million.

AT&T Backtracks on Threat to Halt Fiber Rollout

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AT&T backpedaled from a threat to freeze the rollout of its ultrafast Internet service because of uncertainty around the government’s net-neutrality rules.

Standard General to Trade RadioShack Shares for Board Seats

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Standard General has agreed to give up some of its potential stake in a recapitalized RadioShack in exchange for four board seats, a move that could help the struggling electronics chain stave off a bankruptcy filing.

REIT American Realty Capital Hasn't Set Date Yet for Annual Meeting

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Real-estate investment trust American Realty Capital Properties Inc. said Wednesday that its board hasn’t yet determined when its annual shareholders meeting will take place.

Avanir to Provide More Human-Factor Data for Migraine Treatment

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals, which previously said the FDA had questions about “human factor” study data for a migraine treatment, said it will provide new data.

Appeals Court Bars Motorola Antitrust Lawsuit Against LCD Makers

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out antitrust claims by phone maker Motorola Mobility that sought damages from Asian electronics companies for alleged price fixing on liquid-crystal-display panels.

Lawsuit Alleges Palladium, Platinum Prices Manipulated

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Goldman Sachs, HSBC Holdings, Standard Bank Group and BASF have been accused of manipulating platinum and palladium prices in a lawsuit filed in New York by a jeweler.

FTC Clears Medtronic-Covidien Deal

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U. S. authorities on Wednesday approved Medtronic’s $43 billion merger with Covidien after requiring the spinoff of a drug-coated catheter business.

Petrobras Woes Scaring Away Investors

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A corruption investigation involving Brazilian state-controlled energy firm Petroleo Brasileiro is now being viewed as a liability to investors.

Deere Sees Big Decline in Equipment Sales

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Deere projected a 20% decline in farm equipment sales for the recently started business year, warning again that lower commodity prices and falling farm incomes are putting pressure on demand for agricultural machinery.

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