Berkshire Hathaway to Pay Penalty

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to pay $896,000 to settle U.S. allegations it violated antitrust laws by failing to report the acquisition of an equity stake in USG Corp.

Private-Equity Firms Pursue Buyout of American Tire

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A handful of private-equity firms are vying to buy American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. in an auction that could fetch more than $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

European Brewers Are Hurt in Russia

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Carlsberg and Heineken are being walloped by lower consumer spending in Russia, amid its standoff with the West over Ukraine and after Moscow's recent drive to restrict beer marketing.

Hot New Job: Migrant Beer-Canning Expert

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Mobile canning companies help craft beer move into the mainstream.

Infineon to Buy International Rectifier

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Infineon said it agreed to buy International Rectifier for about $3 billion, a deal uniting mature semiconductor makers that points to quickening consolidation in the sector.

N.C. Moves to Regulate Coal Ash

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North Carolina lawmakers Wednesday passed new legislation they say will regulate coal-ash pits and clean up decades of toxic waste generated by coal-burning electricity plants.

H-P Delivers Fleeting Reward

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H-P's revenue rose 1.3% in the three months ended July 31, the first sales increase after 11 straight quarters of decline. However CEO Meg Whitman cautioned that the revenue growth may not last.

Icahn Takes 8.5% Stake in Hertz

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Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed an 8.5% stake in Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and said he may seek board representation.

UPS Warns of Data Breach

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UPS said that a data breach at 51 of its UPS Stores may have compromised data on approximately 105,000 customer transactions between January and August.

Saint Laurent Bets on Rock-Star Style

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Hedi Slimane is opening a Los Angeles store that will be the brand's largest, unseating the Paris flagship and continuing a shift in focus toward L.A.'s chic cultural scene.

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