Honest Co. to Drop Disputed Ingredient in Cleaning Products

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is reformulating its laundry detergent and other cleaners, removing an ingredient that has created controversy for the company over its product claims.

Volkswagen Agrees to $1.2 Billion Compensation for U.S. Dealers

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Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay up to $1.2 billion to its 652 U.S. dealers as compensation for a long emissions cheating scheme, deepening penalties the German auto maker faces.

Yuan Marks Milestone With Entry Into IMF Reserve Basket

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The yuan officially enters the International Monetary Fund’s official basket of reserve currencies Saturday, a trophy for China in the transformation of the communist nation’s geopolitical status.

With NXP Deal, Qualcomm Would Add New Businesses, Risks

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Qualcomm is best known for designing smartphone chips—and leaving the production to others. Now, the San Diego-based company is in talks to acquire chip manufacturer NXP Semiconductors in a shift that adds substantial risks.

Viacom and CBS Boards Name Special Committees to Review Merger

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The boards of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. are moving quickly to explore the merger recommended by their controlling shareholder.

Why Fear of a Deutsche Bank Bailout Is Wide of the Mark

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The amount of money Deutsche Bank would have to lose even to hit its first line of defense is huge.

China's Richest Man Makes His Move on Hollywood

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Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda is on a push to extend Chinese cultural influence through movie production, cinemas and theme parks; a $1 billion bid for Dick Clark Productions.

Marc Andreessen's Sudden Silence on Twitter Stumps Silicon Valley

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Venture capitalist and technology evangelist Marc Andreessen has been among the most prolific Twitter users. He suddenly stopped tweeting on Saturday, and his silence on the social-media site has been deafening in Silicon Valley.

Constellation Brands Eyes $1 Billion Sale of Canadian Wine Business

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Constellation Brands Inc. has put its Canadian wine business on the block in an auction that could reap more than $1 billion, say people familiar with the matter.

FedEx, UPS Rely on Technology to Keep Lid on Seasonal Hiring

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Holiday hiring is expected to be flat at package-delivery giants FedEx and United Parcel Service, but that masks efforts behind the scenes to prepare for the coming wave of e-commerce orders.

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