German Court Lifts Uber Ban

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A German regional court overturned a temporary injunction that banned startup Uber Technologies from offering its UberPop ride-sharing services throughout the country.

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.

Chiquita Considers Concessions for Fyffes Deal

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Chiquita Brands International said that it is considering making concessions to secure European Commission approval for its planned merger with Irish fruit grower Fyffes.

Russia's Mail. Ru Buys Rest of VKontakte

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One of Russia's top Internet companies Mail. Ru Group has bought the remaining 48% stake in the country's most popular social network VKontakte for $1.47 billion, Mail. Ru said on Tuesday

Alibaba Bets Pay Off for Select Firms

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The initial public offering of Alibaba Group will be a windfall for a group of previously undisclosed investors who snapped up preferred shares in the e-commerce company that were sold in the run-up to its debut.

G-20 Tax Overhaul Plans On Track

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Plans to overhaul the international tax system to make it more difficult for companies to shift profits to low-tax countries remain on track.

Humana Unveils $2 Billion Buyback Program

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Humana Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a $2 billion share-repurchase program to replace its current buyback.

AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly to Partner on Alzheimer's Drug

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AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly said they will jointly develop a risky experimental Alzheimer's drug that could rake in as much as $5 billion in annual sales, but that AstraZeneca has said stands just a 9% chance of success.

GM's Opel Hunkers Down in Russia

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Adam Opel, the European unit of General Motors., is reorganizing its business in Russia in the latest sign that weakening sales there threaten GM's turnaround in Europe.

Airbus to Sell Some Businesses

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Airbus Group said it would sell defense assets as the company focuses increasingly on its successful commercial-airplanes business.

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