German Efromovich Will Put Brazilian Shipyards Up for Sale

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Synergy Group Corp. is looking to sell its Brazilian shipyards unit for $1 billion, exiting a business that has struggled to recover from a soured deal with the Venezuelan government.

Deere to Lay Off 460 More Workers

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Deere unveiled another round of layoffs Friday as the company continues to scale back agricultural-equipment production amid weaker demand.

Tariffs on South Korean Steel Confirmed

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The International Trade Commission confirmed the imposition of tariffs on imports of steel pipe and tube from South Korea and five other countries, a victory for U.S. steelmakers.

Google Acquires Gecko Design

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Google said it acquired mechanical engineering and product-design company Gecko Design as the Internet-search giant increasingly works on hardware products, rather than just software.

UnitedHealth to Expand Health-Exchange Policies to 24 States

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UnitedHealth Group Inc. has applied to sell plans in 24 states' health-law consumer marketplaces next year, including major markets such as Texas and Pennsylvania

Twitter Faces Free-Speech Dilemma Over Removing Images

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The social-media site scrambled to remove images of a U.S. journalist's beheading while maintaining its dedication to freedom of expression.

No Knockoff Here. Meet China's New Gadgets

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In labs and startups across China, tinkerers with big dreams are pushing a new wave of innovation. They see smart gadgets as an opportunity to create a Chinese-designed product for a global audience.

T-Mobile, Sprint Cut Prices

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A few weeks ago Sprint and T-Mobile were contemplating a merger, and now they are out to steal each other's customers.

Sinopec Profit Rises

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Sinopec reported that its first-half net profit rose 8% from the year before on improved refining margins after Beijing introduced changes to fuel pricing last year.

U.S. Probes Role of GM Lawyers in Recall

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Federal prosecutors are looking at the role employees inside and outside of General Motors' legal department played in a delayed ignition-switch recall linked to 54 accidents and more than a dozen deaths.

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