LightSquared Lost $81.4 Million in August

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LightSquared blew through $81.4 million in August, and Philip Falcone's wireless venture has now lost $1.6 billion since it filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2012.

Conflict-Mineral Audits Barely Scratch Surface

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Only four out of 1,300 U.S.-listed companies sought external audits of their efforts to root out so-called conflict minerals in their supply chains, according to a new study.

Shippers Urge Alliance Approval

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Senior executives from container-shipping giants Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping flew to Washington last week to allay any doubts the Federal Maritime Commission may have over their proposed alliance.

Nike Shareholders Concerned About Sponsorships

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Nike executives fielded concerns about risks in athletic endorsements at their annual shareholder meeting in the wake of several high-profile suspensions of sponsored athletes for violent behavior.

Bayer to Seek Plastics IPO

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Bayer plans to seek an initial public offering of stock for its plastics business and focus on the company's more profitable life-sciences operations.

Bass Pro Shops Hunts for Funds

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Bass Pro Shops, a retailer of fishing, hunting and other outdoor gear, has hired an investment bank and is considering various alternatives for raising funds, according to people familiar with the matter.

Exxon, Linn Energy to Swap More Assets

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Exxon Mobil Corp. and Linn Energy LLC agreed to a non-monetary asset swap that will expand the presence of Exxon subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. in the Permian Basin and increase Linn's interests in California.

FedEx: Ruling May Impact Results

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FedEx said it is "reasonably possible" that an adverse court ruling regarding the classification of its workers last month could at some point have a material impact on its financial results.

A Full Night's Sleep Can Really Pay Off

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Being well rested can make people more productive and valuable at work, as well as smarter in their investing, research suggests.

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