JBS Bid May Open Door to China

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Australia’s government has approved a $1.13 billion bid by Brazil’s JBS to buy local small-goods producer Primo Group, in a deal that may help it sell processed pig meat in China.

RBI Takes Aim at Rupee's Strength

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The Reserve Bank of India joined other central banks in voicing concerns about a strong currency as it cut interest rates for the second time this year.

NBCU Plans to Launch Comedy Video Service

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Comcast’s NBCUniversal is aiming to launch a comedy-focused subscription Web video service later this year, as interest grows in reaching young online viewers who don’t watch traditional TV.

Investors Balk at Deals for Specialty Retailers

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The recent collapse of private-equity buyouts of Chico’s and Express Inc. signal that investors and lenders are growing increasingly wary of specialty retailers.

Target to Cut Several Thousand Jobs

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Target Corp. plans to lay off several thousand employees at its Minneapolis headquarters and elsewhere as CEO Brian Cornell looks to get the retailer back on track and shoppers back in its stores.

Tech Firms Buy Up Property

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Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are on a real-estate buying binge, paying premium prices to make sure they have enough space for future expansion.

Sharp to Ask Lenders for New Support

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Sharp’s president plans to meet with the troubled electronics company’s two main lenders to ask for a new round of financial support, less than three years after its last bailout.

For Tech's Highfliers, Fab Is Cautionary Tale

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Fab.com had early traction and blue-ribbon backers, but instead of becoming a billion-dollar e-commerce juggernaut it’s a cautionary tale for startups.

Best Buy Rewards Shareholders

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Best Buy unveiled plans to buy back shares for the first time since 2012 and boosted its dividend by 21%, as the electronics retailer posted better-than-expected profit in its holiday quarter.

SUV Sales Plow Through February

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Poor weather modestly dented the pace of U.S. auto sales in February, but did little to stem America’s increasing thirst for pricey trucks and SUVs.

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