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.

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.

Deezer Names New CEO

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Deezer, the French music streaming service, has appointed a new boss as it prepares for a full-scale launch in the already crowded U.S. market.

Macmillan, Amazon Reach New Deal

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France Fines Consumer-Product Firms

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France’s antitrust authority said it has fined a dozen personal and home-care products companies a total of nearly €1 billion, or about $1.23 billion, for anticompetitive practices between 2003 and 2006.

Cuba-U.S. Thaw Could Heat Up Cigar, Rum Sales Fights

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If the Obama administration’s move to normalize ties with Cuba does lead to an end to the U.S. embargo, it could reignite battles over the U.S. rights to sell two of the island’s most prized exports: cigars and rum.

American Apparel Approached About Possible Takeover

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American Apparel has been approached by Irving Place Capital about a possible takeover, according to people familiar with the matter.

Electric Utilities Brace for New EPA Rules

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, due Friday, are aimed at the storage of millions of tons of waste ash produced by coal-fired power plants around the country.

Oil Plunge Brings Jitters to Texas City

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Corpus Christi has ridden a rocket of a rebirth in recent years, propelled by a more than 30-fold increase in oil production at the nearby Eagle Ford Shale. But lower oil prices are taking a toll.

DuPont Names Performance Chemicals Spinoff

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DuPont said it plans to name the new public company created by the spinoff of its company’s performance chemicals business the Chemours Co.

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