Salesforce.com to Press Regulators to Block Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

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Salesforce.com said it would press regulators in the U.S. and Europe to block Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, citing antitrust issues.

H&M Earnings Fail to Weather Heatwave

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The Swedish fashion retailer posted a 9% drop in third-quarter profit after an August heatwave at the time of its autumn-and-winter collections’ launch forced it to mark down prices on woolen hats, coats and pullovers.

U.S. Consumer Spending Flat in August

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Consumer spending leveled off in August, a sign of caution among households amid lackluster economic growth.

Uber Looks to Rev Up in Japan

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Uber plans to ramp up its business in Japan, a wealthy country full of potential customers, even though its core ride-hailing service is barred from the country.

Europe's Rising Inflation Little More Than Energy Jolt

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Inflation is finally rising in the eurozone. But the European Central Bank can’t take much of the credit. All the movement is in energy prices.

Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

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Hackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet.

H&M Turnaround Will Take More Than Cooperative Weather

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Third-quarter numbers offered scant evidence of recovery at the Swedish fashion retailer.

Qualcomm in Talks to Acquire NXP Semiconductors

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Qualcomm is in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors, a deal that would likely be valued at over $30 billion and represent the latest merger in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

'Deepwater Horizon' Film Poses Fresh Woes for BP

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The new movie, a $100 million-plus production from Lions Gate, doesn’t shy away from unflattering portrayals of BP executives, who are depicted as more concerned about budgets and schedules than safety.

Japan's Long and Winding Detour to Inflation

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The Bank of Japan may have shaken up its strategy to jump start inflation, but on the ground, there’s little sign change is coming.

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