Carl Icahn Buys More Herbalife Shares

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Carl Icahn bought more shares in Herbalife Ltd. on Friday after the stock fell on a report that he had discussed possibly selling his stake, including in part to rival William Ackman.

American Craft Beers Hop Across the Atlantic

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Exports to Britain of American craft beers—and U.S.-grown hops—are growing as tastes shift, even as mainstream beer volumes continue to fall.

Fed's Yellen Sees Stronger Case for Interest-Rate Rise

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen signaled growing conviction that the central bank will raise short-term interest rates in the weeks or months ahead.

Stada Arzneimittel Chairman Departs After Marathon Shareholder Meeting

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A rare proxy fight in Germany between an activist investor and the management of Stada Arzneimittel culminated with the departure of the German generic drugmaker’s supervisory board chairman following a marathon shareholder meeting.

Farm-Equipment Makers Face Challenge at Industry Show

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An annual gathering of thousands of farmers and the country’s biggest agribusiness starts Tuesday against one of the gloomiest economic backdrops for the U.S. Farm Belt in years.

The Price of the Calm After the Storm

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Markets are calm this August. Policy makers have ensured that, but distortions are rife.

Vivendi: Why Empire Building Is No Strategy

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French media group Vivendi is benefiting from the growth of music streaming, but investments in struggling Italian companies are puzzling.

Facebook Scaling Back Human Intervention of 'Trending' Feature

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Facebook Inc. said Friday it is letting software almost entirely drive what appears in its “trending” feature, scaling back the human intervention that led to allegations of political bias earlier this year.

U.S. Corporate Profits Climb as GDP Ticks Down

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A key measure of corporate profits rose this spring for a second straight quarter alongside modest growth in the overall economy, though U.S. businesses remain under pressure from global weakness and other forces.

Exxon Mobil Backs Out of Proposed Alaska LNG Project

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The company has decided not to invest in the next stage of a planned facility to export liquefied natural gas to Asia.

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