Netflix Europe Rollout Begins in France

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Netflix launched in France on Monday, kicking off a weeklong roll-out into six European countries, including Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. It is the online video-streaming company's biggest single International expansion yet, and one of the most risky.

GM's Opel Hunkers Down in Russia

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German car maker Opel plans to reorganize its Russian operations as demand for new cars has slumped amid a worsening domestic economy marked by the falling value of the ruble and economic sanctions imposed by western countries.

Airbus Unit to Sell Some Businesses

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Airbus Group's Defence and Space unit will sell its communications business, some subsidiaries and stakes in other companies to streamline its operations and focus on its space and defense activities.

Publicis Extends Maurice Levy's Term as CEO

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Publicis Groupe's long-standing Chief Executive Maurice Levy will stay at the helm of the advertising giant longer than planned, as part of a management reshuffle to prepare for the company's future following the collapse of a $35 billion proposed merger with U.S. rival Omnicom.

China Bans Coal With High Ash

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China will ban highly polluting types of coal starting next year, making good on a vow its cabinet issued in late 2013 as part of an increasingly tough campaign to clean up its air.

19 Deaths Linked To GM Defect

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General Motors faulty ignition-switch death toll now stands at 19, above the auto maker's earlier estimate, and may go higher, its hired compensation expert, Kenneth Feinberg, said in his first public update.

German Auto Parts Maker to Buy TRW

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ZF Friedrichshafen agreed to buy TRW Automotive for about $11.7 billion, creating the world's second-largest automotive supplier by sales.

Dubai's Arabtec Says Unaware of Stake Sale

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Arabtec said it was unaware of any stake sale between its two major shareholders amid speculation that such a move lifted the Dubai-based construction firm's shares.

Huawei to Invest in IT

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Huawei aims to boost its revenue from its IT infrastructure business—such as computer servers, storage and data center management—tenfold to $10 billion in five years, the company's top executive said.

Orange Bids for Jazztel

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Orange has made a $4.3 billion offer for Spanish broadband and cellphone operator Jazztel, doubling down on its bet in one of the few economies in Europe that is growing.

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