Total in Talks to Sell Bostik to Arkema

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French oil major Total is in exclusive talks with chemical group Arkema to sell its adhesive maker Bostik for about $2.25 billion.

British Pound Rises on Scottish Vote Results

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The British pound rose against the U.S. dollar and hit its highest levels in years against the euro and yen as early results from Scotland's independence referendum suggested support for the pro-union campaign.

News Corp Calls Google a 'Platform for Piracy'

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp weighed in on the debate over a proposed EU settlement with Google, urging Brussels to throw out the settlement and calling Google a "platform for piracy."

General Mills to Close 2 Plants

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General Mills Inc. said it will close a cereal plant and a yogurt factory, eliminating up to nearly 600 jobs, as its first steps in a cost-cutting plan aimed at offsetting sluggish U.S. demand for cereal, cake mix and other packaged foods.

This Man's Job: Make Bill Gates Richer

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Secretive money manager Michael Larson has helped make Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates's fortune balloon to $82 billion in last twenty years.

Chinese Property Investors Bet Big Overseas

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A growing number of Chinese developers are launching big projects in Western cities, such as the planned $1.63 billion transformation of an abandoned dock in London into a business park.

Boeing Faces a Future Without Fighter Jets

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Aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to shift away from fighter jets as orders dry up, leaving a company with a rich military history without a fighter and ceding the market to Lockheed.

Sears Loan Highlights Pressure on Cash

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Even if Sears's asset sales go as planned, analysts say, it could come up short by the end of 2016.

Sony Plans to Turn Game Division Into Entertainment-Service Hub

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Faced with deep losses in its electronics business, Sony intends to develop a service to stream videogames onto smartphones, tablets and other devices from a range of manufacturers.

Oasis Beverages, TSG to Buy Pabst

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Russian brewer Oasis Beverages and TSG Consumer Partners are partnering to buy Pabst Brewing, according to people familiar with the matter.

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