Fish Farming Explores Deeper, Cleaner Waters

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Fish-farming companies are trying to guard against disease and expand production by trying new techniques, including the use of offshore structures akin to oil platforms.

Verizon, AT&T Face Spectrum Bidding Limits

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said a portion of the high-quality wireless airwaves coming up soon for auction should be reserved for smaller carriers.

Newmont, Barrick Merger Talks Collapse

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Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining were in advanced talks this week over a deal that would have combined the world's two largest gold producers, but the talks broke down.

Batista Unfazed by Reported Probe

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Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista on Friday said he isn't concerned about a reported criminal investigation into the collapse of his once-highflying oil company.

France's SFR Plans Network-Sharing Venture With Vodafone

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French mobile-phone operator SFR plans to link up with U.K. operator Vodafone Group PLC in a network-sharing venture, according to SFR's chief executive.

Caterpillar Aims to Close French Plant

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Caterpillar, continuing a global cost-reduction drive, is seeking to stop production at its plant in Rantigny, France, about 40 miles north of Paris, and sell the facility, a spokeswoman for the company said Friday, confirming French press reports.

'My Father Is Going to Die From Red Tape'

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A patent dispute between Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences over a potentially lifesaving artificial heart valve is prompting a scramble among doctors and hospitals to treat desperately ill elderly patients before a court injunction curtails sale of one of the devices.

Volkswagen Seeks to Boost China Sales

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Europe's largest carmaker Volkswagen AG said it aims to sell more than 3.5 million vehicles in China this year, after sales there accounted for more than one-third of the German company's global deliveries last year.

Geely Says Volvo Technology, New Strategy Can Get It on Track

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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman Li Shufu said Saturday his Chinese mass-market auto brand Geely can use technology from his Volvo brand and a newly streamlined brand strategy to get back on track for growth after a sharp sales drop in the first quarter.

GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy

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The head of General Motors Co.'s North American operations, Alan Batey, said April U.S. Vehicle sales are on pace for "a good month."

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