Dollar Stores to Merge in $8.5 Billion Deal

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Dollar Tree said it would buy rival Family Dollar for about $8.5 billion amid an intensifying battle, which includes Wal-Mart, for America's budget-conscious consumers.

An $800 Sneaker Plays Hard to Get

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The sudden appeal of Buscemi sneakers, a year-old shoe that costs $800 a pair, marks a new chapter in conspicuous consumption, fueled by social media, celebrities and purposefully tight supplies.

Horizon Pharma Shares Fall as Drugs Added to Exclusion List

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Horizon Pharma shares fell as company said CVS Caremark Corp. and Express Scripts Holding Co. will place Horizon's two biggest selling drugs on their exclusion lists at the start of next year.

Oil Prospectors Shift Back to Wealthy Lands

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After decades focusing on less-developed nations, big oil companies are piling back into wealthy countries with political stability that provides more-predictable cash flow.

Delta To Offer Free Entertainment Options

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Delta Air Lines, moving to ratchet up customer service, intends to offer free entertainment options on all of its flights world-wide.

Messaging App Could Hold Future of Advertising

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Keywords: This month, Kik, a popular chat app among teens in the U.S., launched a feature that could be the future of advertising: people conversing directly with brands via bots.

GM Boosts Korea Wages

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General Motors Co.'s South Korean unit said Monday it had tentatively agreed on new wage terms for the year with its labor union, potentially averting a strike.

Hospira, Danone Unit in Talks

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Hospira has emerged as a bidder for Danone's medical-nutrition unit in a deal that could be worth about $5 billion and mark the latest in a flurry of so-called inversion deals.

Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

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Samsung Electronics said it would postpone sales in Russia of a smartphone running a homegrown operating system called Tizen, dealing a fresh setback to its efforts to carve out a niche in mobile software and services.

JD.com, Tencent Give Xbox Fans Head Start

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Tencent Holdings will use its alliance with JD.com to offer early advance sales of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox One consoles in China, as the online retailer ramps up efforts to compete with electronic-commerce major Alibaba Group Holding.

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