When the CEO Reports to Private-Equity Bosses

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Executives can make their mark, and lots of money, by becoming CEO of a company owned by private-equity investors. But senior managers risk career derailment if they can’t handle the strict personal accountability, intense scrutiny and speedy decisions that private-equity firms often demand.

Domino's Pizza Helped Cheat Workers Out of Pay, Suit Claims

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In the latest dispute over the legal relationship between companies and their franchisees, New York’s attorney general claims in a lawsuit that Domino’s Pizza is responsible for its franchisees underpaying employees.

Monsanto Rejects Bayer Merger Bid, Will Weigh Talks

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Monsanto rejected Bayer’s $62 billion takeover offer, saying the biotech seed giant’s business merited a higher price, though Monsanto said it remains open to further talks on a deal.

Startup Investors Invoke Obscure Law to Open Books

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A Delaware corporate law, which can compel locally incorporated firms to open their books to shareholders, is a potentially valuable tool for thousands of tech workers and other small investors questioning their shares’ worth.

Applied Materials: Dialed In to the iPhone Rumor Mill

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Future iPhone models may use OLED displays, which would boost demand for Applied Materials’ manufacturing tools.

Williams-Sonoma Tidies Up Well

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Even in an Amazon world, Williams-Sonoma, a beaten-down retail stock, could be due for a revival.

Anthem and Cigna: What Worried Investors Have to Hear

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Anthem’s deal for Cigna hinges more on antitrust concerns than on infighting.

Australian Miners Have Sweet Spot in Beef

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Australian resources companies have been struggling with falling metals and energy prices, but their beef-rearing operations have been doing well as meat prices soar.

For Bond Traders Things Can Only Get Better

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These reasons mean a shocking first quarter should give way to a less bad year overall.

EU Clears AB InBev's $108 Billion SABMiller Takeover

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The European Union approved the huge beer deal on the condition that AB InBev shed almost all of SABMiller’s European assets.

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