Vermont to Enact GMO Food-Labeling Law

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VThe movement against genetically modified crops scored a signal victory Wednesday, as the Vermont legislature passed a bill that would make it the first state to require food makers to label products made with the technology.

Chinese Firms Grab Foreign Cash

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Chinese companies are turning to foreign investors for financing, as domestic credit is getting harder to find.

Investors Embrace 'Catastrophe Bonds'

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Insurance companies are taking advantage of the appetite for high-yielding debt by selling bonds that can force investors to help pay for the cost of natural disasters.

Fandango Evolves, Buys Movieclips

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Fandango plans to announce the acquisition of Movieclips, a Zefr Inc.-owned outfit that produces movie-related video programming and stores movie trailers and indexed movie clips.

Short-Seller Accuses Chinese Rubber Recycler of Doctoring Financials

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Short-seller Glaucus Research Group California LLC on Thursday accused Taipei-listed foam-rubber recycler Asia Plastic Recycling Holding of doctoring its financials.

Ratings Firms Ride Bond Resurgence

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The revival is due largely to the absence of any major changes to the industry since the financial crisis, including a business model that is blamed for contributing to the meltdown.

Two More Hospitals Halt Hysterectomy Procedure

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Cleveland Clinic and University of Pennsylvania Health System halt the use of morcellators in hysterectomies following the FDA's warning that the surgical device can spread cancer.

Adidas Is Diversifying China Suppliers

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German sportswear company Adidas is diversifying suppliers in China to decrease the effect of a factory labor dispute on the availability of sneakers it sells.

Qualcomm Profit Rises, But China Is an Issue

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Qualcomm reported its fiscal second-quarter profit grew 5% as the chip maker reported higher shipments, but it also faces short-term turbulence as it waits for faster cellphone service to take off in China.

Barrick Gold Sent Revised Terms to Newmont Mining

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Barrick Gold has sent an email outlining revised terms to Newmont Mining for a deal between the two gold mining giants, according to people familiar with the matter, but has yet to receive a response.

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