A+E Near Deal to Buy Vice Media Stake for $250 Million

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A+E Networks is nearing agreement to buy 10% of Vice Media for $250 million, in a deal that would value the youth-focused online media company at $2.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Comcast Targeted by Entertainment Giants

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As the FCC reviews Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, the agency is encouraging media companies to offer feedback confidentially. One gripe: a practice that gives cable giants the same terms as competitors.

Tim Hortons, Burger King Termination Fee: $317 Million

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Tim Hortons Inc. would owe Burger King about $317 million if the Canadian company were to walk away from its $11 billion sale to the U.S. fast-food chain, according to the pair's merger agreement.

Google Drones Lift Industry Hopes

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Google's entry into the drone business brings financial and lobbying heft that should help the fledging industry overcome technical and regulatory obstacles.

Bad Loans Soar at China State Banks

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China's biggest state-owned banks reported a surge in soured and castoff loans in the first half of the year as China's slowing growth takes an increasing toll on its lenders.

Falling Prices Threaten to Sink Europe Recovery

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Europe's struggle to prevent ultralow inflation from derailing an already fragile economic recovery grew even more challenging as consumer prices weakened to a five-year low in August.

AIG's New CEO Sees Money in Numbers

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Peter Hancock takes the helm Monday, aiming to leverage the insurer's trove of data in a quest to boost profits.

Tesla Adding Charging Stations in China

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors struck a deal to with China Unicom, a Beijing-based wireless phone provider, to expand its network of charging stations in China.

Boeing's Early Dreamliners Sit on Tarmac

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Company struggles to unload a batch of 787s built during the height of its problems with the plane's design and supply chain snafus.

Australian Banks Warn Against Tougher Regulations

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Australia's largest lenders defended their ability to withstand any future banking crisis and warned against further moves to strengthen the financial system, in submissions published to a government-backed review.

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