Dollar General Still in Talks With Regulators on Family Dollar

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Dollar General said Friday that it is still in discussions with U.S. regulators about its unsolicited offer to buy Family Dollar Stores, but it didn’t elaborate on what divestitures regulators may require to approve the deal.

U.S. Auto-Related Fatalities Fall 3.1% in 2013

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U.S. roadways got safer last year as auto-related fatalities resumed their downward march in 2013, after a slight uptick the prior year, according to new data released Friday by federal regulators.

Finish Line Lowers Outlook on Margin Pressure

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Finish Line Inc. shares sank to their lowest level in more than a year on Friday after the sporting-apparel retailer warned that it, too, is feeling the impact of a tepid retail environment.

EU Files WTO Complaint About Boeing

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The European Union on Friday filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging that tax incentives provided by the state of Washington to Boeing Co. violated international trade rules.

Thomas Kwok Found Guilty of Corruption

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A jury in Hong Kong found Thomas Kwok, the co-chairman of one of Hong Kong’s biggest property developers, guilty in a corruption trial involving the city’s former No. 2 official, but found his brother, Raymond, not guilty.

Tuna Makers Merge in $1.5 Billion Deal

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Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, one of the world’s largest seafood companies, said it is acquiring U.S.-based Bumble Bee Seafoods LLC for $1.51 billion.

New American Apparel CEO to be Paid $600,000 Annually

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New American Apparel Inc. Chief Executive Paula Schneider will receive an annual salary of $600,000 when she steps into the role next month.

BlackBerry Sales Disappoint

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BlackBerry shares fall as the smartphone maker’s disappointing revenue underscores the challenges it faces in winning back traditional business customers.

Court Overturns Decision Halting C&J-Nabors Unit Merger

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The Delaware Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling that had halted a deal by C&J Energy Services and Nabors Industries, saying there wasn’t enough evidence showing the C&J board had short-changed its shareholders.

German Government Denies Pressuring BASF to Cancel Gazprom Asset Swap

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BASF SE’s decision to call off a long-planned asset-swap deal with Russia’s OAP Gazprom wasn’t the result of political pressure from the German government, the German Economics Ministry said.

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