GM Chief Can't Shake Recall Furor

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General Motors' Barra sought to shift the focus to the auto maker's coming new vehicles and away from investigations of a troubled ignition-switch recall.

Airline Postpones Paris-Beijing Flights Due to Russia

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French privately-owned airline Aigle Azur said is postponing the start of regular service between Paris and Beijing until the first quarter of 2015 because Russian civil aviation authorities are refusing to allow its planes to fly through Russian airspace.

Post Holdings Near Deal for Michael Foods

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Cereal maker Post Holdings is nearing a deal to buy food processor Michael Foods Group for as much as $2.5 billion.

Toyota Unveils Remodeled 2015 Camry Sedan

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Toyota Motor Corp. has remade the Camry sedan, unveiling the new design of its best-selling U.S. vehicle to reporters at the New York International Auto Show.

Burger Chain Sonic Plans to Accelerate Expansion

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Sonic Corp. is regaining its appetite for expansion, with ambitious plans to grow its 1950s-style carhop restaurants in new parts of the country as it seeks to narrow the gap with rival burger chains.

Obama to Unveil Job-Training Initiatives

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The White House will announce $500 million in grants aimed at increasing coordination between community colleges and industry groups and another $100 million to expand access to apprenticeships to boost job training, officials said.

In a Digital World, Lego Sticks to Its Bricks

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Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp discusses the future of plastic bricks in a digital world.

Workers Strike at China Footwear Plant Over Welfare Payments

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Workers at a major shoe maker in southern China, Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings), have walked off the job in a dispute over social-insurance payments.

Glaxo Examines Bribery Claims in Jordan, Lebanon

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British pharmaceuticals giant is examining accusations its employees bribed doctors by offering perks such as flexible travel arrangements and free samples—the latest in a series of allegations about its practices in China, Poland and the Middle East.

Metso Rejects Weir Approach

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Finland's Metso has rejected Scottish rival Weir's proposal to merge the two engineering companies, saying the deal isn't in the best interests of its shareholders and it remains confident of its prospects as a stand-alone company.

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