EU Questions Facebook, WhatsApp Rivals Over Deal

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European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook and message service WhatsApp as they probe the proposed $19 billion acquisition of the latter by the California-based tech giant.

Rolls-Royce May Lose Exclusive Engine Deal on Osprey

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British engineering company may lose its role as sole engine provider for the Pentagon's V-22 aircraft, as the U.S. military explores ways to cut costs.

Heineken Sells Mexican Can Maker to Crown

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Heineken has sold its Mexican packaging business to Crown Holdings for $1.23 billion in cash, allowing the Dutch brewer to tighten its focus on beer and the U.S. group to entrench its beverage-can business in North America.

China Gives Microsoft Deadline

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China has given Microsoft 20 days to provide a written explanation of what was described as problems with compatibility and bundling, adding pressure on the company amid an antitrust investigation.

China Factory Output Slows

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China's economy faces further headwinds after two measures of factory output decelerated in August, adding pressure on Beijing to stimulate growth to meet the nation's annual target.

Toyota Affiliate Builds Hydrogen Refueling Station

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A Toyota affiliate started construction on its first commercial hydrogen refueling station, in an effort to support the car maker's planned introduction of a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car next year.

Areva Says Finnish Nuclear Reactor Ready in 2018

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A nuclear reactor Areva is building with Siemens in Finland is now estimated to start operations in 2018, nearly a decade later than originally planned, the French nuclear group said.

Yuan's Fall Hurts Chinese Profits

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Chinese companies are reporting profit hits from the weaker yuan, after borrowing billions of dollars from the U.S., Hong Kong and elsewhere abroad—and the problem is likely to continue.

German Second-Quarter GDP Slip Confirmed

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Germany's economy contracted in the second quarter after a robust start to the year, the Federal Statistics Office confirmed, putting pressure on policy makers to move ahead with measures to boost the economy.

Alibaba Plans IPO Launch Week

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Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba plans to launch its U.S. initial public offering, which could raise more than $20 billion, early in the week of Sept. 8.

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