Battle for Poor Shoppers Fuels Dollar-Store Deal

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The battle for America's poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree's agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion.

Apple's Beats Deal Gets EU Nod

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European Union antitrust regulators have approved Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the music-streaming service and headphone maker founded by the rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine.

Money, Politics Stir Argentine Intrigue

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Money-laundering allegations against Argentine construction baron Lázaro Báez are focusing attention on the wealth of President Cristina Kirchner and her late husband Néstor.

FAA Accuses Southwest Airlines of Improper Repairs

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Federal air-safety regulators proposed a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines Co. for overseeing a contractor's allegedly improper repairs to some of its jetliners.

Can Rice Sorters and Car-Assembly Lines Aid Miners?

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Car-production lines and machinery that sorts rice could help companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton wring greater profits from mining.

Electric Utilities Get No Jolt

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Electricity sales look anemic for the seventh year in a row, despite Americans's growing use of gadgets and an improving unemployment rate.

U.S. to Push Some Iran Shipments

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In recent weeks, U.S. officials have been reaching out to a handful of European companies and asking them to expedite the sale of medical goods to Iran, a market they were struggling to gain access to months ago.

Turner TV Tops Time Warner's To-Do List

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In fending off Fox's takeover advances, Time Warner has to show that it would be better off on its own. Key to this is turning around the slipping ratings at its Turner Broadcasting unit, which houses TNT, TBS and CNN.

Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

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Samsung Electronics said it would postpone sales in Russia of a smartphone running a homegrown operating system called Tizen, dealing a fresh setback to its efforts to carve out a niche in mobile software and services.

Reynolds Group Begins Strategic Review

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Packaging conglomerate Reynolds Group Holdings is undertaking a strategic review that may include the sale of three of its units, the company said in a filing.

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