PG&E Fires Three Executives Over Contact With California Regulator

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Three PG&E Corp. executives have been fired in the wake of inappropriate email exchanges with California's utility regulator, the company and the state said on Monday.

Danaher Clinches Swiss Dental Deal

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Danaher said it will acquire Swiss dental-implant maker Nobel Biocare in a cash deal worth about $2.1 billion as the U.S. industrial and healthcare technology group sharpens its position in the dental market.

Sears Borrows $400 Million From CEO's Hedge Fund

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Sears is borrowing $400 million from CEO Edward Lampert's hedge fund, giving the retailer an infusion for the holidays after it burned through cash over the summer.

Calpers to Exit Hedge Funds

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The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Monday it would shed its entire $4 billion investment in hedge funds over the next year to simplify its assets and reduce costs.

Netflix Rollout in Europe Begins With France

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Netflix launched in France on Monday, kicking off a weeklong roll-out into six European countries, including Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. It is the online video-streaming company's biggest single International expansion yet, and one of the most risky.

German Auto Parts Maker to Buy U.S. Rival TRW for $11.7 Billion

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ZF Friedrichshafen agreed to buy TRW Automotive for about $11.7 billion, creating the world's second-largest automotive supplier by sales.

Apps Help Users Track Misplaced Items

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A growing number of companies are offering services that help people locate misplaced items, thanks to wireless tags that can be attached to household objects (or pet collars) and located with the aid of a smartphone.

Apple Reports Record iPhone Orders

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Apple said it received more than four million orders of its two new iPhone 6 models in the first 24 hours on Sept. 12, more than it had initially set aside for preorders.

Pratt & Whitney Close to F-35 Engine Deal

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Pratt & Whitney is close to a deal to supply the Pentagon with more F-35 fighter jet engines as it nears pinning down the cause of a fire that broke out on one of the planes in June.

Richard Branson Invests in Sidecar

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Ride-sharing company Sidecar has raised $15 million to help its expansion, with billionaire Richard Branson participating as a new investor.

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