McGraw Hill Financial Selling Construction Data Unit

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Private-equity firm Symphony Technology Group is buying the construction data unit of McGraw Hill Financial Inc. for $320 million in cash, McGraw Hill said on Monday evening.

Energy Firms to Cut Methane Emissions

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Six international energy companies have agreed to work to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in partnership with more than a dozen national governments through a new United Nations framework.

Omnicom Chief Financial Officer Steps Down

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Omnicom said Chief Financial Officer Randall Weisenburger has stepped down and its board has appointed Philip Angelastro to succeed his as CFO of the advertising company.

Germany's Merck to Buy Sigma-Aldrich

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Germany's Merck is paying $17 billion to acquire Sigma-Aldrich, a U.S. supplier of laboratory testing materials, as Merck looks to reduce its reliance on finding blockbuster drugs.

AgustaWestland Sues U.S. Government

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AgustaWestland North America has sued the U.S. government to block the Pentagon's proposed award of an $800 million helicopter deal to an arm of Airbus Group, alleging that the defense department violated its own rules for opening contracts to competition.

Debate: Access to Experimential Drugs

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Join a debate on whether dying patients should have access to experimental drugs, featuirng bioethicist Art Caplan of NYU Langone Medical Center and hosted by Pharmalot's Ed Silverman Monday at 8 p.m. ET on Twitter@pharmalot. #pharmalotchat

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Glaxo-Avalon Ventures Launch Three Drug Startups

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GlaxoSmithKline and Avalon Ventures have launched three companies from their $495 million drug-discovery collaboration, giving each startup $10 million each over the next three years to pay for research readying potential drugs for testing in humans.

Should You Gift Some Assets to Heirs Now?

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Leaving behind too big of an estate can cause tax pain for heirs. Here's how to tell if you can safely give away some assets now.

A New Strategy for Socially Responsible Investing

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The goal these days is to inspire and support positive change, not just screen out objectionable companies.

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