GE in Talks to Buy Alstom Unit

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GE is in talks to buy the energy operations of France's Alstom, a move that would help the U.S. company reduce its reliance on its finance business.

Apple Moves to Reward Investors

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Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split.

German Team Urged to Shun Moscow

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The Schalke soccer club is one of a number of German companies trying to take a business-as-usual stance with Russia as they come under political pressure to avoid appearing to part of Moscow's propaganda efforts.

Las Vegas Sands Profit Up 36%

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Las Vegas Sands said its first-quarter earnings rose 36% mostly on stronger results at the casino and resort operator's Macau holdings.

Netflix Reaches Set-Top Box Deal

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Netflix has reached a deal with Atlantic Broadband, a small cable operator, to integrate its streaming service as an app through TiVo set top boxes provided by the cable operator.

Sizable Allergan Investor Doesn't Favor Valeant Offer

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A sizable investor in Allergan Inc. doesn't favor the offer Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has made for the Botox maker, in conjunction with activist William Ackman.

Under Armour Takes Aim at Running Market

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CEO Kevin Plank said the running category will be the biggest revenue opportunity for Under Armour in the future, as the athletic-goods maker reported a jump in first-quarter profit and revenue.

Starbucks Profit Rises as Sales Increase

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Starbucks reported higher earnings for its fiscal second quarter as customers continued to indulge in specialty coffees and baked goods.

Tech Firms Settle Suit Over Wages

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Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems agreed to settle a lawsuit in which 64,000 employees accused them of conspiring not to recruit each other's workers, depressing wages.

Chubb Posts Lower Profit

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Chubb Corp. said its first-quarter earnings fell as the insurance company was hit with $199 million in catastrophe losses related to severe winter weather.

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