Vi-Jon Is Up for Sale

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The private-equity firm Berkshire Partners has put Vi-Jon Inc., a maker of private label personal-care products, up for sale, hiring William Blair and Piper Jaffray to run the process.

Investors Kill Shell-Woodside Deal

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Woodside Petroleum shareholders killed off a proposed $2.68 billion deal to buy most of Royal Dutch Shell's interest in the oil and gas producer, marking a rare display of minority investor power that could disrupt both companies' growth strategies.

U.S. Issues New Rules for Air Cargo Shipments of Lithium Batteries

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final rule establishing new standards for air cargo shipments of various types of lithium batteries, including packaging requirements and safeguards for power cells that have been damaged or are headed for recycling.

No S'more Crises: Regulators Go to Camp

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To prepare for the next global financial crisis, nearly a dozen financial-sector overseers from across the world decamped to Yale University for the first-ever regulatory summer camp.

Energy Firms Get Tax Deferrals

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The U.S. energy boom is producing a little-noticed side effect: American oil and gas companies are paying less in federal income taxes, thanks to investment incentives.

Junk Bonds Sink on Fears Rally Will End as Economy Picks Up

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Investors retreated from risky corporate debt, sending prices tumbling and deepening fears of an end to a long rally in junk bonds.

Southwest, SeaWorld End Partnership

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Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are terminating their 26-year-old marketing relationship, as the theme-park company faces pressure from animal-rights groups over the treatment of captive killer whales.

Mobileye Soars in Trading Debut

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Shares of Mobileye surged in their trading debut, opening up 44%, after the auto-technology company's initial public offering priced above its recently raised expectations.

U.S. Hits China Solar Firms

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The U.S. is shaking up the global solar-equipment industry by imposing heavy antidumping tariffs on Chinese makers.

Chevron Posts Higher Earnings

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Chevron said asset sales and demand for crude oil boosted its second-quarter earnings, though crude oil production slipped.

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