French Uber Ruling Due in Two Weeks

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Car-hailing service Uber Technologies argued that a new French law governing car-service apps is unconstitutional, an effort to block an emergency lawsuit that could end up banning one of the company’s main services in France.

EU Approves Medtronic's Merger With Covidien

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Medical-device maker Medtronic secured European Union approval for its $43 billion merger with rival Covidien of Ireland, subject to conditions, two days after U.S. authorities cleared the deal.

BG Group Boss's Share Package Questioned

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British shareholder-advisory group PIRC has recommended that BG Group PLC investors reject a controversial share award company’s incoming chief executive, in one of the biggest revolts against executive pay in the U.K. in recent years.

In Thailand, Firms Add Apprentices

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An increasing number of companies in Thailand, including many in the auto industry, are rolling out apprenticeship programs aimed at beefing up the country’s workforce.

Honda, Takata Recalls Began as Early as 2002

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Honda recalled a batch of Accord passenger cars in 2002 for Takata Corp. air bags at risk of rupturing, well before the company has said it first learned of injuries.

Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms

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Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed efforts to rein in the influence of Apple, Facebook and Google.

Malaysian Airline System Posts Wider Loss

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Malaysian Airline System Bhd., parent of flag carrier Malaysia Airlines, swings to a wider net loss in third quarter as it prepares to be privatized after losing two aircraft this year, leaving 537 people either dead or missing

Oil Prices Fall After OPEC Stays Put

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OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to bolster prices.

Firm Makes Water-Jet Bet

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American Industrial Partners bets it can transform ’water-jet technology,’ which slices through glass, metal and granite, into a bigger and faster-growing business.

Petronas to Review Spending

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Malaysia’s national oil-and-gas company Petronas said it is reviewing its spending plans for next year after reporting a 14% decline in third-quarter net profit on falling crude prices, even as it increased output.

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