Twitter to Offer New Tools for App Developers

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Twitter, at its first developer conference in four years, is expected to announce on Wednesday a suite of tools to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to people familiar with the matter.

Strikes by Train Drivers, Pilots Hit Germany

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Strikes by German train drivers and airline pilots are threatening Europe’s largest economy and pushing the government into toughening up labor laws, a senior politician said Monday.

Walgreen Says Ex-CFO Was Responsible for Financial Forecast

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Walgreen Co. challenged the version of events presented by its former Chief Financial Officer Wade Miquelon in a defamation lawsuit, saying in a court motion that the former executive was responsible for the disappointing financial forecast that preceded his departure.

Big Chains Put a Lock on First-Run Movies

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Multiplex movie chains are more frequently gaining exclusivity of new releases in certain areas, shutting out independent theaters.

SAP Posts Higher Quarterly Profit, Cuts Outlook

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Enterprise software provider SAP lowered its earnings outlook for this year, despite reporting a 15% rise in third-quarter net profit, boosted by growth in subscriptions for its cloud-based software products.

Canadian Pacific, CSX Talks End

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Canadian Pacific Railway said exploratory talks with CSX about a possible merger have ended and no further discussions are planned.

ISS, in Switch, Backs Chiquita-Fyffes Deal

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An influential shareholder advisory firm changed course Monday and recommended Chiquita Brands International Inc. shareholders vote in favor of its planned tie-up with Irish fruit grower Fyffes.

Fujifilm to Boost Production of Antiflu Drug for Ebola Treatment

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Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Monday it is preparing to manufacture up to 300,000 new courses of treatment of its anti-influenza drug for use in people with Ebola virus disease—the latest sign of the drug industry’s scramble to help contain the widening outbreak.

Humanity's Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists

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Tech billionaire Bryan Johnson says he plans a $100 million fund that will invest in “crazy” projects that aim to build a better world. With government R&D spending stagnant, more VCs should step up on philanthropic innovation.

PetMed Posts Lower Earnings

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PetMed Express said its third-quarter profit dropped 34% due to a shortened flea and tick season. Results missed estimates, pushing shares down.

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