Total Names Patrick Pouyanné CEO

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Total named refining and chemicals head Patrick Pouyanné as its new chief executive, following the sudden death of Christophe de Margerie in a Moscow plane crash.

Bosses Seek 'Critical Thinking,' but What Is That?

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Critical thinking is a critical skill for young workers these days, but what bosses mean by that and how to measure it is less clear.

Stanley Black & Decker Profits Soar 43%

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Stanley Black & Decker Inc. said its profit rose 43% in the most recent quarter as the company boosted its margins and sales and results topped analysts’ expectations.

Thai Industry's Outlook Dims

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The outlook for Thailand’s industrial sector is slowing after a uptick brought by the military coup that ended months of political unrest.

Johnson & Johnson to Begin Testing Ebola Vaccine in January

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Johnson & Johnson said it would begin testing an Ebola-virus vaccine in humans in January and could have 250,000 doses available in May.

BOE Officials Gloomier on Economy

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Bank of England officials grew gloomier about the U.K.’s economic prospects in October, citing increasing headwinds from overseas and a slowdown at home, according to minutes of this month’s policy meeting.

McDonald's Struggles to Regain Its Cool in China

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From a food-safety scandal to increased competition in the fast-food industry, McDonald’s is struggling to revive its fortunes in China.

McDonald's Vows Fresh Thinking

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McDonald’s outlined plans for what it called fundamental changes to its business as it reported one of its worst quarterly profit declines in years, driven by problems in nearly every major part of its business.

Peugeot Revenue Rises in Third Quarter

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Peugeot Citroën said revenue rose in the third quarter, boosted by strong growth in Europe and China.

Lufthansa to Sell IT Unit to IBM

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Deutsche Lufthansa said it is close to selling its IT Infrastructure division to IBM and outsourcing its IT services to the technology company as part of a broader restructuring of its systems unit.

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