Russia's Mail.Ru Buys Rest of VKontakte

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One of Russia's top Internet companies, Mail.Ru Group, bought the remaining 48% stake in the country's most popular social network VKontakte for $1.47 billion.

Wynn Wins Bidding on Boston Casino

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Casino developer Wynn Resorts Ltd. won a long-fought competition to build a $1.6 billion gambling resort just outside Boston, just as voters are getting ready to decide whether to repeal legalized casino gambling in November.

German Taxi Drivers to Appeal Uber Ruling

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German taxi drivers will appeal a decision by a Frankfurt court removing a nationwide ban on Uber UberPop service, the drivers' association said.

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Trump SoHo Hotel Lender Plans to Put Property up for Sale

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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.

Russia 'May Tap Rainy-Day Fund'

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Russia may tap its reserve fund next year for the first time in six years as the country faces increasing capital flight and decreasing oil prices, a finance ministry official said.

At Zara, 'Fast Fashion' Meets Smarter Inventory

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Many retailers have stumbled implementing RFID tags for inventory control, but the Zara chain is working the system. The scale and speed of its rollout is drawing notice.

Brookstone CEO Resigns

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Specialty retailer Brookstone said Chief Executive James Speltz has resigned after taking the seller of travel gadgets and massage chairs through bankruptcy proceedings this summer.

Report Criticizes Auto-Safety Regulator in GM Ignition Case

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A congressional report harshly criticizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to catch a deadly GM safety defect despite years of complaints and for since taking no action to prevent its failure from happening again.

Apple Patent Infringement Judgment Tossed

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $368 million jury award for patent infringement that VirnetX Holding Corp. won against Apple Inc. in 2012.

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