Germanwings Plane Crash Heightens Pressure on Airbus

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The deadly crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 heightens pressure on Airbus Group, just as it embarks on an unprecedented period of building more jets and introducing new models.

Geely Revs Up London Black Cab Investment

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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is investing $372 million to build a new plant in Coventry, England, to help ramp up production of London’s black cabs and boost the vehicles’ presence overseas.

Kraft Deal Fueled by Lean Recipe

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A key ingredient in 3G Capital Partners LP’s recipe for reshaping the U.S. food industry—reflected in its roughly $49 billion deal to acquire Kraft Foods —is an arcane-sounding financial tool that slashes costs by focusing on details as minute as how to make photocopies.

Supreme Court Appears Divided on EPA Mercury Rules

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The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided over whether the Environmental Protection Agency erred when it adopted regulations requiring power plants to cut emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants.

Movie Franchises, Now a Bargaining Chip

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Universal Pictures gave up a piece of “Furious 7” in a deal to secure “Ted 2,” an agreement that illustrates the increased value of franchises in Hollywood.

GameStop Needs to Level Up

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Ahead of the Tape: GameStop has been lucky so far, but it will have to develop a new game plan if it is to weather the trend away from store-bought disks toward downloadable games.

Buyout Firms Feel Pinch From Lending Crackdown

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Regulatory guidance that seeks to limit the use of borrowed money in corporate takeovers has hit the private-equity industry in its bread-and-butter business of debt-laden acquisitions.

Next at Morgan Stanley: More Reshuffling of Management Deck

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Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive James Gorman plans more changes to his management team in the coming months, in addition to several unveiled earlier this month.

New York City Comptroller to Call for New Disclosures by Brokers

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New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will call for stockbrokers and financial advisers operating in New York state to be required to disclose whether they are obligated to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own.

Investors Embrace ETFs That Hedge Against Strong Dollar

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As the dollar has risen, investors have pumped billions into foreign-stock funds that shelter their returns from currency swings.

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