German Amazon Workers on Strike

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Workers at five German Amazon.com logistics centers walked out in a two-day strike to support demands for a collective wage agreement, the Verdi labor union said.

Will 'Gotham' Signal Change at Fox?

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Fox is coming off a season of few new hits and double-digit declines in viewers. Now, the network's plan is to first make a hit out of "Gotham" and then get more out of in-house programming.

Indiana Toll Road Operator Files for Bankruptcy

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The debt-stricken operator of an Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday with a plan to restructure some $6 billion debt by selling its assets or reorganizing its business.

Courts Nix More Software Patents

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Federal courts have rejected more software patents since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June tackled the question of whether—and when—computer programs can qualify for intellectual-property protection.

Labor Groups Seek Probe of Wal-Mart's PAC

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Labor and advocacy groups are seeking an investigation into whether Wal-Mart violated federal election laws by soliciting employees for donations to its political-action committee in exchange for charitable contributions to a fund that helps Wal-Mart employees in need.

Siemens to Buy Dresser-Rand

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German engineering company Siemens announced a deal to acquire U.S. oil-equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group for $7.6 billion.

EMC Weighs Merger, Options

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Data-storage giant EMC, under pressure from a shareholder activist and faced with the expected retirement of longtime CEO Joe Tucci, is considering options that could include a merger deal with a rival.

Justice Stirs Concern Urging Companies to Aid Crackdown

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The Justice Department recently called for more cooperation from American corporations in cracking down on financial crime. So far, however, lawyers who represent companies in such cases aren't giving the idea rave reviews.

Can Alibaba Keep Growing?

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The real success of Alibaba's IPO will depend on whether the e-commerce company can keep growing without sacrificing its high profit margins of more than 40%.

Paula Deen Buys Rights to Food Network Footage

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen and her soon-to-be-launched online TV network have bought the rights to the shows and other video in which she starred during her 13-year tenure at Food Network. Terms weren't disclosed.

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