McDonald's Ruling Sets Ominous Tone for Franchisers

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McDonald's Corp. could be treated as a joint employer with its franchisees in labor complaints, according to a National Labor Relations Board legal determination that could have far-reaching implications.

Blinded by the Blizzard of Hashtags

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An informal experiment tests how many would-be Twitter catchphrases from marketers show up in a day of normal activity.

Amazon Calls for Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices

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Amazon.com described its dispute with the Hachette Book Group as a battle for lower consumer prices on digital titles and a bigger payday for writers.

IRS Blesses Telecom's REIT Turn

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Windstream's plan to spin off some of its telecommunications assets into a real estate investment trust comes as more U.S. companies seek to lower their taxes.

Osram to Slash 7,800 Jobs

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German lighting manufacturer Osram Licht plans to shed roughly 7,800 jobs at home and abroad through 2017, as the company pursues cost cuts.

Eni Faces Pressure to Diversify Amid Geopolitical Risk in Africa

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Eni's new chief executive, Claudio Descalzi, is facing pressure to diversify away from the African continent, which is beset increasingly by geopolitical turmoil—and the operational disruptions that go with that.

FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Illegal Drug Deliveries

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FedEx Corp. pleaded not guilty Tuesday in San Francisco federal court on 15 charges related to transporting painkillers and other prescription drugs that had been sold illegally.

SEC Investigating DreamWorks' 'Turbo' Write-Down

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DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. disclosed Tuesday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an investigation into the company's write-down on "Turbo," a summer 2013 film.

Transit Agencies Get Creative

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Transit authorities in the U.S. looking to expand rail lines are getting into the real-estate-development business to raise revenue.

Renault Profit Surges on Cost-Cutting

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Renault reported a steep rise in first-half profit, as the French car maker benefited from a cost-cutting drive and the absence of provisions that hurt its performance in the same period last year.

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