Fujifilm to Boost Production of Antiflu Drug for Ebola Treatment

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Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Monday it is preparing to manufacture up to 300,000 new courses of treatment of its anti-influenza drug for use in people with Ebola virus disease—the latest sign of the drug industry’s scramble to help contain the widening outbreak.

Walgreen Says Ex-CFO Was Responsible for Financial Forecast

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Walgreen Co. challenged the version of events presented by its former Chief Financial Officer Wade Miquelon in a defamation lawsuit, saying in a court motion that the former executive was responsible for the disappointing financial forecast that preceded his departure.

Big Chains Put a Lock on First-Run Movies

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Multiplex movie chains are more frequently gaining exclusivity of new releases in certain areas, shutting out independent theaters.

SAP Posts Higher Quarterly Profit, Cuts Outlook

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Enterprise software provider SAP lowered its earnings outlook for this year, despite reporting a 15% rise in third-quarter net profit, boosted by growth in subscriptions for its cloud-based software products.

Canadian Pacific, CSX Talks End

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Canadian Pacific Railway said exploratory talks with CSX about a possible merger have ended and no further discussions are planned.

Toyota Recalling 247,000 Vehicles for Air Bags

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Toyota Motor recalled another 247,000 vehicles that have an air bag that can rupture and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment, bringing the number of affected vehicles from six auto makers to 2.4 million vehicles.

PetMed Posts Lower Earnings

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PetMed Express said its third-quarter profit dropped 34% due to a shortened flea and tick season. Results missed estimates, pushing shares down.

NCR Cuts Guidance on Retail Weakness, Customer Data Fears

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NCR, which makes point-of-sale devices and automated teller machines, cited weakness in the retail industry and fear over customer-data security as the company cut its guidance for the year.

Despite Uncertainty, Fed Holds Steady

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The Fed is likely to end its bond-buying program this month even as market volatility and uncertainties about the global economy have rattled investors and led to some mixed messages from central-bank officials.

Group Seeks Adidas's Reebok Unit

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An investor group from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi is launching a bid to buy Reebok from Adidas in a move that would unwind a disappointing eight-year marriage of sneaker makers.

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