Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

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The largest shareholder of Europe’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data

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U.S. stocks’ gains receded despite a strong rally in Europe, as investors focused on coming U.S. employment data.

Soda, Health Officials Duke It Out

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The soda industry is playing a never-ending game of Whac-A-Mole with health officials and antiobesity campaigns in cities across the country.

Credit-Card Fraudsters Pump Gas Stations for Profit

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As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to combat an epidemic of fuel-related theft and fraud.

At U.S. Open, the Ball Boys and Girls Are Grown-Ups

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While other tennis tournaments rely mostly on ball boys and girls, the U.S. Open has long included adult ‘ball people.’ This year, grown-ups are more valuable than ever.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

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E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon.

ECB Ready to Expand Stimulus Programs

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs if slowdowns in large developing economies and turbulence in financial markets hinder its ability to boost inflation to a target of just under 2%.

Credit-Card Fraudsters Pump Gas Stations for Profit

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As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to combat an epidemic of fuel-related theft and fraud.

Tom Brady Wins, NFL Loses 'Deflategate' Case

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for “Deflategate.”

Private-Equity Firms Plunge Back Into the Oil Patch

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Private-equity firms are doubling down on energy, despite heavy damage from their last adventure in the sector.

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