Oracle Reduces Stock Grants to Larry Ellison

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Oracle significantly cut its yearly stock-option grants to CEO Larry Ellison and other top executives nearly a year after a wave of shareholder opposition to compensation paid to the billionaire chief.

In Zillow-Trulia Deal, Making Room for Brokers

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Zillow Inc. and Trulia Inc., the two online real-estate giants that announced plans to merge, have a message for real-estate agents that have grown increasingly concerned about their market clout: We're partners.

Battle for Poor Shoppers Fuels Dollar-Store Deal

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The battle for America's poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree's agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion.

Judge Clears Way for Clippers Sale to Ballmer

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A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

Money, Politics Stir Argentine Intrigue

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Money-laundering allegations against Argentine construction baron Lázaro Báez are focusing attention on the wealth of President Cristina Kirchner and her late husband Néstor.

Electric Utilities Get No Jolt

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Electricity sales look anemic for the seventh year in a row, despite Americans' growing use of gadgets and an improving unemployment rate.

Darden Chief to Depart in Shake-Up

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Darden Restaurants shook up its leadership, announcing the departure of Chairman and Chief Executive Clarence Otis and opening the door for activist investors to gain some board seats.

Can Rice Sorters and Car-Assembly Lines Aid Miners?

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Car-production lines and machinery that sorts rice could help companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton wring greater profits from mining.

U.S. to Push Some Iran Shipments

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In recent weeks, U.S. officials have been reaching out to a handful of European companies and asking them to expedite the sale of medical goods to Iran, a market they were struggling to gain access to months ago.

BMW to Expand Fast Charging

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BMW is launching two new ways for owners of its electric cars to recharge their batteries in bid for broader acceptance.

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