Farmland Investments Take Root

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TIAA-CREF is expected to announce that it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland-investment partnership, part of a recent wave of cropland investments by institutional investors.

Auto Makers Post Strong U.S. Sales

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Car makers are facing a conundrum, as buyers are rushing to buy bigger vehicles even as car companies face steeper U.S. requirements for increasing fuel economy.

AT&T to Offer TV and Wireless Bundle

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AT&T plans to offer bundled TV and wireless phone services, about a month after the company closed its acquisition of DirecTV.

Dalian Wanda to Close Some Stores

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Chinese property and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group is closing some Wanda department stores amid poorer sales and is exiting the karaoke business.

Oil-and-Gas Debt Deals Sting Investors

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It is shaping up as a cruel summer for debt investors wagering on a rebound in the oil-and-gas business.

U.S. Firms Struggle to Trace 'Conflict Minerals'

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Hundreds of U.S. public companies are coming up short, as they face a deadline to reveal whether their supply chains contain even trace amounts of minerals linked to violence in Africa.

Citadel's Ken Griffin Leaves 2008 Tumble Far Behind

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Hedge-fund firm that nearly collapsed during the financial crisis is thriving again and expanding as aggressively as ever, unlike some competitors that turned cautious.

Coal Miner Alpha Files for Chapter 11

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Alpha Natural Resources filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday to cut its debt load of about $4 billion.

Suzuki to Rev Up Value After Third Point Discloses Stake

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Suzuki Motor said that it was taking steps to lift its “corporate value” after New York hedge fund Third Point disclosed a stake in the auto maker.

Middle East Refinery-Expansion Plans Hit Snags

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Middle Eastern countries are experiencing setbacks in plans to expand their oil-refining capacity, dealing a blow to efforts to address an expensive irony: petroleum-rich nations importing products like gasoline.

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