Monsanto Shareholders Approve Nonbinding Proxy-Access Proposal

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Monsanto shareholders rejected a stockholder proposal urging the separation of the chairman and CEO roles, but approved a nonbinding proposal requesting “proxy access” adoption.

Recalls Hit Honda Earnings

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Honda cut its profit outlook for a second consecutive quarter, the latest indication of the growing toll of two recalls—one involving exploding air bags made by Takata and the other related to the redesigned Fit subcompact.

American Airlines, US Airways Pilots Approve Joint Contract

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Pilots from the two carriers that combined to form American Airlines Group approved a joint contract Friday after months of negotiations, a major step in the company’s integration as the world’s largest airline.

Tech Companies, Italy Reach 'Freemium' Agreement

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Apple, Google. and Amazon.com have reached an accord that allows the U.S. companies to avoid fines for allegedly misleading people in the EU to make purchases in mobile phone apps that are initially free to download.

Tyson Forecasts Higher Poultry Margins

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Tyson Foods Inc. forecast improving profit margins in its chicken business and said an unexpected increase in U.S. hog supplies would bolster its pork-processing operations this year.

For McDonald's, a CEO With Fresh Perspective

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In tapping Steve Easterbrook as its new chief executive, McDonald’s has opted for a company insider with an unusual attribute: an outsider’s perspective.

Sunday's Challenge for Box Makers: 12.5 Million Pizzas

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Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for takeout pizza, with Americans expected to order about 12.5 million pies. That also makes it the biggest day for companies that make corrugated pizza boxes.

Flight Attendant Claims Pressure to Cover Up 'Nut Rage' Incident

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The flight attendant at the center of the “nut rage” incident involving the daughter of the chairman of Korean Air said she lied about what happened because she felt pressure from company executives to speak well of the heiress.

China Regulator in Spotlight Over Counterfeits

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Alibaba Group’s public fight with the Chinese government over fakes is putting a spotlight on a little-known but increasingly aggressive regulatory agency that is seeking greater sway over the country’s vast e-commerce market.

Have the Right Tools for Retirement

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Five steps you should take before retiring to make post-employment easier. Among them, make a realistic and efficient plan for withdrawing money from savings and a nonfinancial plan for staying engaged during retirement.

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