Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

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Oscar de la Renta, a renowned American fashion designer famed for his glamorous red-carpet gowns and smart suits for ladies who lunch, died Monday at the age of 82.

Staples Warns of Possible Data Breach

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Staples may be the latest retailer to be hacked, as the office-supply chain said it is investigating a possible card data breach.

Bertelsmann To Buy Relias Learning

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Bertelsmann SE, Europe’s largest media company, said it would push farther into the growing field of online education with the acquisition of Relias Learning LLC for an undisclosed amount.

Tributes Pour in for Total's Christophe de Margerie

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Political and business leaders expressed their sadness at the sudden death of Total Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie.

Kimberly-Clark To Cut Up To 1,300 Jobs

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Kimberly-Clark said it plans to cut up to 1,300 jobs as part of a restructuring initiative to cut costs, while also reporting a 2.9% increase in third-quarter earnings.

Total CEO Saw Future Involved Risk

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Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane crash in Moscow, moved the company away from reliance on safe but depleted European fields, to riskier, potentially more profitable climes.

Illinois Tool Works Raises 2014 View; Reports Profit Up 17%

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Illinois Tool Works Inc. raised its 2014 profit outlook Tuesday, and reported third-quarter earnings rose 17%.

Air Bag Maker Falls on U.S. Warning

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Shares of Japanese supplier of automotive air bags implicated in deaths plunge 23% after U.S. regulators urge drivers to ‘act immediately’ to fix the bags.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to Buy 30% Stake in CSC ServiceWorks

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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has agreed to take a 29.7% stake in coin-operated laundry machine provider CSC ServiceWorks Inc.

Verizon Boosted by Tablet Growth

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Verizon said it added 1.52 million of its most lucrative long-term wireless contracts in the third quarter, again driven by a surge in tablet connections.

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