The Race Is On To Find Organic Pesticides

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Seed and pesticide makers like BASF, DuPont, Bayer and Monsanto are investing heavily to develop products incorporating organisms like bacteria and tiny fungi, which executives say can help plants avert pests.

Third Point Wants Amgen to Explore Separation

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Activist investor Dan Loeb revealed his Third Point has built a stake in biotech company Amgen and is calling on it to explore breaking into two businesses, according to a letter he sent to Third Point’s investors.

Dimon: Cancer Hasn't Changed What I Want to Do

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J.P. Morgan Chairman and CEO James Dimon said his throat cancer hasn’t changed what he wants to do in life, saying he sees himself teaching or helping a charity someday.

Dish Network Dumps CNN

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Satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying several channels owned by Turner Broadcasting, including CNN and Cartoon Network, after the companies failed to agree on a new distribution deal.

Air Bag Recalls Go Unheeded

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Several big auto makers said it was unclear when suspect air bag parts tied to at least two deaths in the U.S. would be replaced—due either to a lack of parts or from owners failing to have repairs made.

Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

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Ben Bradlee, who steered the Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at 93.

In Japan, Property Investors Widen Their Hunt

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Sky-high prices for buildings in central Tokyo—part of one property sold for $1.7 billion—have investors looking elsewhere in Japan.

Kinross to Sell Interest in Ecuador's Fruta del Norte Gold Mine to Fortress

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Canadian mining company Kinross Gold Corp. said Tuesday it agreed to sell its entire interest in the Fruta del Norte project in Ecuador to Fortress Minerals Corp. for $240 million in cash and equity.

Scion Moves Into Spotlight on M&A Stage

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Jho Low, of Jynwel Capital, used to generate headlines for his lavish partying with the likes of Paris Hilton. Now, he is more likely to draw attention for his deal making.

Companies Try to Escape Health Law's Penalties

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With the health law’s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law’s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.

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