NHTSA Declines to Label Stalling Cars As Safety Issue

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The top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday declined to label stalls a serious safety issue, exposing the auto-safety regulator to a new round of criticism from lawmakers on a day when the agency had already taken heat for failing to catch a deadly ignition-switch defect.

Brazil Judge Freezes Eike Batista's Assets

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A federal judge in Rio de Janeiro said he has ordered banks to freeze up to $640 million in financial assets belonging to Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista, who prosecutors have accused of market manipulation and insider trading.

Endo Offers to Acquire Auxilium for $2.2 Billion

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Endo Pharmaceutical said it has made a $2.2 billion offer to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in a cash-and-stock deal that will give Endo Auxilium's men's health-care products and pipeline.

Trump SoHo to Go on Block

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A lender to Trump SoHo, the upscale Manhattan hotel and condominium that Donald Trump unveiled on his television show The Apprentice, is foreclosing on the property and putting it up for sale, said people familiar with the matter.

Nonunion American Customer-Service Workers Vote to Join Union

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Nonunion American customer-service agents and reservationists voted to join a union coalition that already represents their peers at US Airways, after an earlier, pre-merger vote by the American employees fell short.

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Alibaba Bets Pay Off for Select Firms

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The initial public offering of Alibaba Group will be a windfall for a group of previously undisclosed investors who snapped up preferred shares in the e-commerce company that were sold in the run-up to its debut.

Don't Follow the Yellen Brick Road

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Ahead of the Tape: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may or may not yield ground to hawkish colleagues. But it might not matter as much as we think.

Firm Strikes It Rich With Fracking Sand

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Insight Equity Holdings owns about 30% of Emerge Energy Services, which started out supplying sand to golf courses but has done well mining the silica crystals for energy companies.

Calpers to Exit Hedge Funds

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The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Monday it would shed its entire $4 billion investment in hedge funds over the next year to simplify its assets and reduce costs.

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