Siemens Preps Bid for U.S. Firm

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Siemens is preparing a multibillion-dollar offer for U.S. energy firm Dresser-Rand, according to people familiar with the matter, likely edging out an earlier offer from Swiss rival Sulzer.

GM Told to Open Defect Files

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Hundreds of car owners suing General Motors over an ignition-switch flaw got a boost when a New York judge ordered the auto maker to turn over internal documents about its handling of the defect to plaintiffs' attorneys.

Cocoa Surges on Ebola Fears

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Prices for the key chocolate ingredient have surged by over 6% this week amid fears the deadly Ebola virus spreading through West Africa could disrupt the region's supply of cocoa.

Baseball Suit Calls Out Minor-League Pay

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A lawsuit against Major League Baseball and its 30 teams says minor-league players make less than required by state and federal laws governing minimum wage and overtime.

Vodafone Offers to Buy 140 Phones 4u Stores

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Vodafone Group PLC said it has made an undisclosed offer to buy 140 Phones 4u stores, which has been accepted by the stricken British cellphone retailer's private-equity owners.

Why Taylor Swift and One Direction Play for Peanuts

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The iHeartRadio Music Festival is expected to draw some 20,000 fans to Las Vegas this weekend—but it won't be much of a payday for the headlining acts, including Taylor Swift and One Direction.

American Airlines, Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement

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American Airlines said it reached a tentative agreement on a collective bargaining agreement for more than 24,000 of its flight attendants.

Hertz to Pay Ex-CEO Frissora $10.5 Million Cash

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Hertz Global Holdings said it will pay former Chief Executive Mark Frissora about $10.5 million in cash, a majority of his bonus for 2014 and other equity-related compensation as part of a separation agreement.

Christie's to Sell Pricey Preowned Handbags in Hong Kong

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Christie's will hold its first sale in Hong Kong dedicated to pricey preowned handbags. The auctioneer is relying on 26-year-old Matthew Rubinger to attract buyers.

Dollar General Lobbying Family Dollar Shareholders

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Dollar General began actively soliciting votes against a deal that would unite its two main rivals, ratcheting up its effort to acquire Family Dollar Stores.

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