EU Airlines Face Growing Demand for Passenger Data

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The EU has an agreement with the U.S. over so-called passenger-name records. Now more governments are demanding the same.

Yukos Investors Settle Dispute With Rosneft

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Russian state-controlled energy group OAO Rosneft has settled all outstanding litigation with former minority shareholders of Yukos whose main assets it took over in 2007 after the oil giant was bankrupted by the Kremlin.

Vietnamese Workers Strike Over New Law

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Tens of thousands of workers at a Ho Chi Minh City footwear factory continued to strike Wednesday, protesting a new law they say will reduce their retirement options.

U.S. Auto Sales Fall in March Amid Calendar Impact

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General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. posted lower vehicle sales in the U.S. in March, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV posted a 1.7% uptick as strength in its Jeep brand helped to offset a calendar impact.

China Tries to Clean Up E-Commerce

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China is tightening control over the largely unregulated world of Chinese e-commerce, a booming sector that has built up behemoths but also contributed to the proliferation of fake and substandard goods and questionable business practices.

Google Lab Puts Time Limit on Innovations

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Google is embracing a leaner, faster way to find the next big thing amid questions about its heavy spending.

Contrasting Fortunes of Samsung Executives Defy Slump

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Amid one of Samsung’s most bruising years, J.K. Shin, the co-CEO who oversees its mobile division, saw his total pay more than double and he earned nearly three times as much as one of his co-CEOs.

Acuity Earnings Rise 41%

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Acuity Brands Inc. said its earnings rose 41% in the February quarter as demand for LED lights continued to grow.

Sysco Financial Chief to Step Down

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Sysco Chief Financial Officer Chris Kreidler plans to step down later this year, and the food distributor named company veteran and Chief Accounting Officer Joel T. Grade as his successor.

Orange Urged to Seek European Partner for Dailymotion

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The French government urged partially state-owned telecoms operator Orange to explore European solutions for its video streaming unit Dailymotion before entering into the final phase of a possible transaction with a Chinese investor.

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