Bidders Emerge for United Biscuits

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At least three bidders emerged for British cookie maker United Biscuits, including Kellogg, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and a Turkish biscuit maker, with offers totaling around $3.27 billion.

New Smartphone Encryption Alarms Law Enforcement

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Moves by Apple and Google to put some smartphone data out of the reach of police and the courts are raising alarms inside U.S. law-enforcement agencies.

U.S. Home Sales Falter as Investors Pull Back

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The U.S. housing market lost momentum in August as investors pulled away, weighing on existing-home sales and raising doubts about the sector's underlying strength.

Heirs of Indonesian Politician Pursue UBS

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AM Trust, representing heirs of deceased Indonesian politician Adam Malik, filed a complaint in California to identify money deposited in two Swiss banks that later merged to form UBS.

Missing Qingdao Copper Spawns Web of Lawsuits

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After spurring fears of a massive scandal and a global metals selloff, the missing copper at a Chinese port has instead created a morass of global lawsuits.

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.

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