Aetna Beats Street, Raises Outlook

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Aetna said its second-quarter profit rose as the insurer posted record medical membership and revenue, boosted by its acquisition of Coventry Health Care.

Can Rice Sorters and Car-Assembly Lines Aid Miners?

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Car-production lines and machinery that sorts rice could help companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton wring greater profits from mining.

Electric Utilities Get No Jolt

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Electricity sales look anemic for the seventh year in a row, despite Americans' growing use of gadgets and an improving unemployment rate.

Foxconn Confirms Death in China

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Contract manufacturer Foxconn said an employee died in Shenzhen, China, reigniting concerns about the Apple Inc. supplier's labor practices.

China Probes Former Chairman of Weetabix Owner

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Chinese officials have launched an investigation into a former chairman of the Chinese owner of Weetabix breakfast cereal amid an anticorruption campaign that is spreading across business sectors in the country.

Battle for Poor Shoppers Fuels Dollar-Store Deal

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The battle for America's poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree's agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion.

China Puts Microsoft Under Microscope

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Chinese officials said they are investigating whether Microsoft violated Chinese antimonopoly laws, citing compatibility issues with the tech firm's Windows and Office software.

French Mall Owner to Buy Dutch Rival

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French real-estate company Klepierre, which owns shopping malls across Europe, is to buy Dutch rival Corio for $9.68 billion in a deal that will create an industry leader.

Payments Puzzle Persists at Banks

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Hundreds of small and regional banks are clinging to a practice that can cause consumers to incur multiple overdraft fees in the same day.

In Zillow-Trulia Deal, Making Room for Brokers

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Zillow Inc. and Trulia Inc., the two online real-estate giants that announced plans to merge, have a message for real-estate agents that have grown increasingly concerned about their market clout: We're partners.

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