Onex Buys Packaging Firm

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Canadian private-equity firm Onex Corporation said it would pay $4.64 billion to buy carton-packaging maker SIG Combibloc from Reynolds Group.

Slim Enters, Soros Exits in Spain

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Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas said that a firm controlled by Mexico’s Carlos Slim may take over a large stake in the debt-laden Spanish builder after earlier talks with billionaire George Soros broke down.

The Hassle of 'Hands Free' Car Tech

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Voice-activated car systems, once seen as aids to driver safety, are under scrutiny for software that often is unreliable, leading to a tide of complaints and research questioning how safe they really are.

Drone Flights Face FAA Hit

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Highly anticipated federal rules on commercial drones are expected to require operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, below 400 feet and within sight of the person at the controls.

Year-Old Yik Yak Draws Big Valuation

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Yik Yak, the anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, is proof that it can take as little as a year these days to go from zero to a valuation of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Budweiser Ditches the Clydesdales for Jay Z

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AB InBev plans to concentrate future Budweiser promotions exclusively on the 21- to 27-year-old age bracket, after years of developing advertising and marketing that appeals to all ages.

Franchisees Buck Minimum-Wage Push

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Owners of fast-food restaurants and other franchises are mobilizing to counter the spread of union-backed worker strikes and protests seeking higher wages.

BHP Outlines Plan to Cut Costs

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BHP Billiton outlined plans to cut costs further and curb investment spending, as the world’s biggest miner by market value looks to simplify and strengthen its business amid falling commodity prices.

Hong Kong Protests Sideline Jeweler

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Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, one of the world’s largest jewelers, is the latest high-profile corporate victim of the pro-democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months.

Accident at DuPont Puts Plant in Spotlight

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DuPont’s chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, for many years has gained a strong reputation among industrial-safety experts for migrating to safer chemicals. But a deadly gas leak at the plant is now raising questions.

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