Dollar General Still in Talks With Regulators on Family Dollar

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Dollar General said Friday that it is still in discussions with U.S. regulators about its unsolicited offer to buy Family Dollar Stores, but it didn’t elaborate on what divestitures regulators may require to approve the deal.

Tesla to Install First Battery-Swap Facility

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Tesla Motors Inc. said Friday in a corporate blog post that it will install its first battery swap facility in California.

VirnetX, Microsoft Settle Patent Dispute Over Skype

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VirnetX and Microsoft have reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit over alleged patent violations related to Microsoft’s Skype unit.

U.S. Auto-Related Fatalities Fall 3.1% in 2013

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U.S. roadways got safer last year as auto-related fatalities resumed their downward march in 2013, after a slight uptick the prior year, according to new data released Friday by federal regulators.

Finish Line Lowers Outlook on Margin Pressure

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Finish Line Inc. shares sank to their lowest level in more than a year on Friday after the sporting-apparel retailer warned that it, too, is feeling the impact of a tepid retail environment.

When Investors Behave Badly

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People often fall prey to cognitive biases that harm their returns, such as fixating on what they paid for a stock. Here’s how to recognize the pitfalls.

Is a Roth Account Right for You?

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More people now have access to what can be the best of all retirement accounts—Roth IRAs and 401(k)s. Here’s how to take advantage of them.

Message Purportedly From Hackers Calls Sony Film Cancellation 'Wise'

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Sony Pictures executives received an email apparently from the same people who hacked the studio’s computers recently, praising its decision not to release the movie “The Interview.”

German Government Denies Pressuring BASF to Cancel Gazprom Asset Swap

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BASF SE’s decision to call off a long-planned asset-swap deal with Russia’s OAP Gazprom wasn’t the result of political pressure from the German government, the German Economics Ministry said.

Mobile's Rise Poses a Riddle for Banks

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A new study indicates U.S. customers are interacting with their banks more through mobile devices than through any other means. That leaves banks with new challenges.

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