Halliburton to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $1.1 Billion

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Halliburton said it agreed to a $1.1 billion settlement covering a substantial majority of claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Anglo American CEO Open to Offers

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The chief executive of Anglo American, one of the world's largest mining companies, said he won't pull up the drawbridge if a compelling takeover offer arrives.

Conn's Sees Headwinds in Credit Operations

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Furniture and appliance retailer Conn's reported lower-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings as more customers failed to make payments for its consumer credit division.

Dollar General Raises Family Dollar Bid to $9.1 Billion

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The battle for over U.S. retailing's discount aisle escalated, as Dollar General raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores and warned it could try a hostile takeover if its smaller rival doesn't agree to talks.

Darden's Board Listing to Starboard

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The owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain said it would raise the number of directors that activist investor Starboard Value can nominate, and replace another four board members.

'Sea Turtles' Travel Home to China

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Native executives who return home from overseas are prized by Chinese firms because they understand the nuances of Chinese culture and can draw upon Western practices to help their new employers expand.

U.S. Firms Feel Unwelcome in China

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Growing numbers of U.S. businesses say they feel unwelcome in China amid a crackdown on monopoly pricing and corruption that they say unfairly targets foreign companies.

Washington Post Publisher Weymouth Stepping Down

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Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth announced that she is stepping down effective Oct. 1, marking the last departure from the newspaper of a member of the Graham family.

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Cargill to Buy ADM Chocolate Assets

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U.S. grains giant Archer Daniels Midland agreed to sell its chocolate business to Cargill for $440 million, a deal that will expand the private agribusiness's capabilities in North America and Europe.

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