Tiffany Profit Rises on Strong Sales

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Tiffany said its fiscal second-quarter profit increased 16% as the Americas and Asian-Pacific regions drove sales higher.

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Trapped in Venezuela: Airlines Abandon Fliers Amid Currency Dispute

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With Venezuela holding back on releasing $3.8 billion in airline-ticket revenue because of strict currency controls, Delta, American and other airlines have slashed service to Venezuela by half since January, adding another layer of frustration to daily life here.

Chiquita, Fyffes See More Merger Savings

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Chiquita Brands and Irish fruit company Fyffes have identified an extra $20 million in annual savings from their proposal to join forces to create the world's biggest banana company.

Fonterra Seeks Tie-up With Chinese Baby-Food Maker

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New Zealand's Fonterra Co-Operative Group and Hangzhou Beingmate Group announced a partnership aimed at meeting rising demand for infant formula in China.

Elizabeth Arden to Evaluate Tender Offer

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Elizabeth Arden Inc. said that investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital LLC have commenced a partial tender offer to acquire up to 20% of the company's shares.

Big Tobacco's E-Cigarette Push Gets Reality Check

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Big Tobacco is finally making its big push into electronic cigarettes. But e-cigarette sales are now falling in convenience stores, reversing three years of rapid-fire growth.

Telefónica May Sweeten Bid for GVT

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The board of Spain's Telefónica is scheduled to meet to consider sweetening its $8.82 billion bid for Vivendi's Brazilian operator, GVT, amid worry Telecom Italia may make a rival bid.

The New Cost of Weekend Grilling

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Rising food bills challenge consumers' internal price barriers and lead to trade-offs.

Valeant's Suit Against Allergan Fast-Tracked

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A Delaware judge has fast-tracked a lawsuit from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and hedge-fund manager William Ackman against Allergan, handing the pair a small victory in their hostile bid for the drug maker.

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