Couche-Tard Buys 55 Convenience Stores in U.S. Midwest

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Tuesday bulked up its operations in the U.S. Midwest by agreeing to acquire 55 convenience stores and related assets from privately held Tri Star Marketing Inc. for an undisclosed amount in cash.

NCAA Settles Head-Injury Lawsuit

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The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over head injuries. Plus, goalkeeper Tim Howard's TV career is expanding.

Edwards Lifesciences Profit Soars

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Edwards Lifesciences said its second-quarter profit surged amid continued sales growth for the company's nonsurgical heart valves as well as a big one-time settlement-related gain.

Anadarko Profit Falls 76%; Hedging Impacts Mask Stronger Sales

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said its second-quarter earnings fell 76% on hedging impacts that masked the oil-and-gas company's stronger sales.

Italy's Mediaset Swings to Loss in First Half

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Mediaset swung to a first-half loss, hurt by the long-lasting recession in Italy and a slow advertising market.

Amgen Plans Job Cuts

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Amgen announced plans to reduce its workforce by up to 15% as part of a restructuring that aims to focus the company's resources on developing new drugs and reducing the number of its locations.

Argentine Bond Standoff Puts U.S. Judge in Focus

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As Argentina hurtles toward a second default in 13 years, the local press has lit upon a convenient villain: 83-year-old U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa.

Orange Juice Drops to 5-Month Low

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Orange-juice futures slumped to a five-month low on Tuesday as weak demand for the beverage trumped fears of a hurricane damaging Florida's next crop.

In Prepaid Cards, Fortune Eludes the Famous

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Suze Orman, Magic Johnson and Lil Wayne are among the celebrities who have shuttered or scaled back prepaid-card ventures, as they struggle to compete with plain-vanilla cards issued by big banks.

McDonald's to Contest Labor Decision

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The NLRB told McDonald's it will start allowing workers filing labor complaints to treat the fast-food giant as a "joint employer" with its franchisees.

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