19 Deaths Linked To GM Defect

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General Motors faulty ignition-switch death toll now stands at 19, above the auto maker's earlier estimate, and may go higher, its hired compensation expert, Kenneth Feinberg, said in his first public update.

German Auto Parts Maker to Buy TRW

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ZF Friedrichshafen agreed to buy TRW Automotive for about $11.7 billion, creating the world's second-largest automotive supplier by sales.

Dubai's Arabtec Says Unaware of Stake Sale

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Arabtec said it was unaware of any stake sale between its two major shareholders amid speculation that such a move lifted the Dubai-based construction firm's shares.

Huawei to Invest in IT

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Huawei aims to boost its revenue from its IT infrastructure business—such as computer servers, storage and data center management—tenfold to $10 billion in five years, the company's top executive said.

Orange Bids for Jazztel

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Orange has made a $4.3 billion offer for Spanish broadband and cellphone operator Jazztel, doubling down on its bet in one of the few economies in Europe that is growing.

Beijing Targets Mining Executive in Probe

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China placed the president of state-owned metals giant Aluminum Corp. of China under a graft probe, the latest in a string of high-level mining executives to be swept up in its anticorruption shake-up.

Doctors: Skeptical About Health Law, Optimistic About Future of Medicine

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Doctors are overextended, skeptical of changes wrought by the federal health law, but more optimistic about the future of medicine than they were two years ago, according to a new survey of 20,000 U. S. physicians.

AMA Urges Overhaul of Electronic Records

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The American Medical Association is calling for a major overhaul of electronic-medical-records systems to make usability and high-quality patient care a higher priority.

Boeing Takes Lead to Build Space Taxi

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Boeing appears positioned to beat out SpaceX for the bulk of a multibillion-dollar NASA contract to ferry astronauts to and from orbit.

Rebound Eludes TV Ads

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TV networks have been banking on a surge in ad spending in coming weeks, following weaker-than-expected "upfront" advance ad sales for the new season. But the fall season is looking tepid.

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