Aer Lingus Set to Recommend IAG Takeover

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British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group said the board of Aer Lingus is ready to recommend a sweetened takeover offer for the Irish carrier.

Foreign Law Firms Face Pressure in China

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For foreign lawyers looking for work in China, scrutiny from regulators over possible mergers and culture clashes between Eastern and Western firms create hurdles.

Packaging Merger to Create $16 Billion Firm

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Packaging companies Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco agreed to merge, creating a nearly $16 billion industry heavyweight that will supply containers for everything from soda to appliances.

The Business Side of Animal Rights

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Animal-welfare advocates are courting proxy advisory firms as a new Wall Street ally as they take on big U.S. meatpackers. The pitch: Mistreatment of animals can pose a risk to business.

Microsoft's Windows Shows Its Age

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Microsoft said the stronger dollar and a shift to Web-based software cut into its sales of Windows, Office and computer-server products to corporations.

Pork Prices Drop as Hog Herds Recover

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U.S. hogs are trading at the lowest prices in four years as herds have bounced back from a deadly virus. The price slide is benefiting consumers, who are paying less for ham, bacon and other pork products.

Yahoo Holders Await Plan for Alibaba Assets

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Marissa Mayer is expected to unveil her plan for unlocking Yahoo’s investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan when the company reports earnings on Tuesday.

Proxy Battle Puts Focus on DuPont Earnings

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DuPont will detail fourth-quarter earnings and project profits for the year ahead—but how much weight investors should put on the forecast depends these days on whom you ask.

Asia's Insurers Sing for Sales

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When insurance agents in Indonesia try to “evoke a new spirit,” it isn’t a religious matter. They are revving up to do battle for customers—in song.

For New Revenue-Recognition Rules, It's Ready vs. Not

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Call it the $360 billion question: whether to delay one of the biggest accounting changes in decades--involving longstanding revenue-recognition rules. The answer isn’t expected until early in the second quarter.

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