Sysco-US Foods Merger Hinges on Judge's Interpretation

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A federal judge on Tuesday indicated that how he interprets the food distribution marketplace will be the key factor in deciding whether to block the planned merger of rivals Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc.

'Flash Crash' Overhaul Is Snarled in Red Tape

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Five years after the market meltdown, efforts to prevent a repeat drag far behind schedule.

Spring Sale: $2.3 Billion of Art

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Auction houses ask record prices for Picasso and others that could break sales records.

Rail Executive Blasts Oil-Train Rules

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Norfolk Southern’s CEO said the rail industry will challenge the Department of Transportation’s new crude-by-rail regulations, arguing they could make shipping oil by rail prohibitively expensive.

Amazon, Google See Regulatory Shift on Commercial Drones

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LendingClub Draws Competitors in Spades

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LendingClub posted earnings above expectations, reporting a surge in new loans, even as it cited growing congestion in the industry.

Copper Hits 2015 High

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Copper prices rose to their highest levels since November, buoyed by optimism about global demand for the industrial metal.

Rothesay Life Completes $1 Billion Buyout of Lehman Pensions

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Corporate pension insurer Rothesay Life on Wednesday completed a £675 million ($1.02 billion) buyout of the pension plan for Lehman Brothers’ European arm.

Property Investors Hunt for Bargains in Brazil

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Some big global real-estate investors are hunting for bargains in Brazil, even as political upheaval and economic decline send others to the sidelines.

UBS Shows It Should Keep Clear of Old Habits

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The Swiss group’s investment banking division is generating the kind of returns that affirm the strategic choices it made.

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