Labor Groups Seek Probe of Wal-Mart's PAC

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Labor and advocacy groups are seeking an investigation into whether Wal-Mart violated federal election laws by soliciting employees for donations to its political-action committee in exchange for charitable contributions to a fund that helps Wal-Mart employees in need.

EMC Weighs Merger, Other Options

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Data-storage giant EMC, under pressure from a shareholder activist and faced with the expected retirement of longtime CEO Joe Tucci, is considering options that could include a merger deal with a rival.

Will 'Gotham' Signal Change at Fox?

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Fox is coming off a season of few new hits and double-digit declines in viewers. Now, with two new production-minded overseers in place, the broadcast network's plan is to first make a hit out of "Gotham" and then get more out of in-house programming.

'The Maze Runner' Leads Box Office

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"The Maze Runner" found its way into the lead of new movies, with an estimated weekend box office in North America of $32.5 million.

Why Taylor Swift and One Direction Play for Peanuts

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The iHeartRadio Music Festival is expected to draw some 20,000 fans to Las Vegas this weekend—but it won't be much of a payday for the headlining acts, including Taylor Swift and One Direction.

PBS to Air More Women 'Makers'

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PBS will premiere six new full-length "Makers" documentaries on women, including one about business, featuring Xerox's Ursula Burns and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.

Financial Elite's Offspring Start Their Own Hedge Funds

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The scions of a number of wealthy families, including the sons of prominent Wall Street figures Howard Marks and Ken Moelis, have either recently launched hedge funds or plan to do so soon, according to people familiar with the matter.

G-20 Continues Growth Push

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Finance ministers from the world's biggest economies reaffirmed a pledge to sharply boost world growth through more infrastructure spending, amid demands for some participants—especially European countries—to do more.

Paula Deen Buys Rights to Food Network Footage

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen and her soon-to-be-launched online TV network have bought the rights to the shows and other video in which she starred during her 13-year tenure at Food Network. Terms weren't disclosed.

Daimler Makes India a Strategic Center

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Daimler is targeting emerging markets such as Africa and Southeast Asia with a line of stripped-down trucks produced in India.

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