Syngenta Moves to Calm Disappointed Shareholders

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Syngenta moved to appease shareholders angered by its rejection of a takeover from Monsanto, saying it will divest its global vegetables seeds business and return more than $2 billion to shareholders.

Credit-Card Fraudsters Pump Gas Stations for Profit

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As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to combat an epidemic of fuel-related theft and fraud.

General Mills to Sell Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765 Million

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General Mills has agreed to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur frozen and canned vegetable brands to B&G Foods for $765 million in cash.

Who Has Ruled Late-Night TV?

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When Stephen Colbert takes over “The Late Show” next week, he’ll be up against Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show” in the network ratings race. For years, Jay Leno and David Letterman had battled it out for late-night viewers. See how the ratings dynamics have changed.

ECB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

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The ECB left its interest rates unchanged at record lows as a sluggish eurozone economy and persistently weak inflation have raised hopes that it will eventually beef up its stimulus programs.

AOL to Buy Millennial Media

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AOL, recently acquired by Verizon Communications, agreed to buy Millennial Media for about $250 million, a move to grow its app-monetization services.

U.S. Trade Gap Narrows in July

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The U.S. trade gap narrowed in July as demand grew overseas for American-made autos and industrial supplies.

Analysis: The ECB’s September Press Conference

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The ECB left interest rates unchanged at record lows amid a sluggish eurozone economy and persistently weak inflation. Investors are looking for clues on whether thinking on stimulus has changed in light of turbulent financial markets and worries about China.

China's Devaluation Wins IMF Over

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Beijing’s careful management of its currency since its devaluation last month is bolstering China’s bid to get the yuan included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies as soon as November, according to people familiar with the matter.

Natalie Massenet Leaves Net-a-Porter

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The founder and executive chairman of Net-a-Porter has abruptly resigned, leaving the high-end fashion site ahead of its pending merger with Yoox.

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