NLRB Names McDonald's as 'Joint-Employer' of Franchise Workers

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The National Labor Relations Board issued labor complaints that name McDonald’s Corp. as a “joint-employer” of workers at its franchisees, a win for unions.

Chrysler to Replace Air Bag Inflaters in 3.3 Million Vehicles

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Chrysler plans to replace driver-side air bag inflaters in 3.3 million vehicles, a move that significantly expands its response to Takata’s air bag problems.

EU Files WTO Complaint About Boeing

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The European Union on Friday filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging that tax incentives provided by the state of Washington to Boeing Co. violated international trade rules.

Safeway, Albertsons Agree to Sell Stores

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Safeway and the owner of rival supermarket operator Albertons have agreed to sell 168 stores in a bid to gain merger approval from antitrust regulators.

FCC Proposes Rules for Online Video Services Providers

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The FCC proposed new regulations on companies that provide subscription video services over the Internet, a move to give the companies access to more TV programming and allow them to compete with cable and satellite.

VirnetX, Microsoft Settle Patent Dispute Over Skype

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VirnetX and Microsoft have reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit over alleged patent violations related to Microsoft’s Skype unit.

Message Purportedly From Hackers Calls Sony Film Cancellation 'Wise'

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Sony Pictures executives received an email apparently from the same people who hacked the studio’s computers recently, praising its decision not to release the movie “The Interview.”

Toledo Rallies to Remain Jeep's Home

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Without being asked, Toledo, Ohio, is putting together incentives to help it remain the home of the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with deep economic and emotional ties to the area, in a sign of how cities aggressively offer aid to corporations.

U.S. Struggles for Response to Sony Cyberattack

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The White House is walking a fine line in its search for a response to North Korea’s apparent hack of Sony Pictures, a breach that doesn’t align with the scenarios laid out in the government’s contingency plans for cyberattacks.

Forget the Mall: Buy Direct From China

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The Game: Amazon and Wal-Mart have long been America’s main conduits for cheap, mass-produced goods from China’s factory floors. But who needs stores anymore? You can buy direct, writes Dennis Berman.

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