New Tax Rules to Slow, Not Halt, Inversion Deals

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The Obama administration's actions to tighten rules against corporate inversions should discourage such deals—at least temporarily—experts said. But many questioned how long any chilling effect would last.

Ackman Threatens to Sue Allergan

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Activist investor William Ackman threatend to sue Allergan if the Botox maker makes a deal to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals.

Websites Are Wary of Facebook Tracking

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Fearing the growing clout of Facebook, some publishers and retailers are reprogramming their websites to send less data back to the social network about who visits their sites.

Oracle Pays Ellison $67.3 Million

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Oracle paid Larry Ellison, who vacated the chief executive post last week, $67.3 million for his final full year in the job, the company said.

Firms Fight Limits on Oil Trains

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Executives from the top oil companies in the Bakken Shale told state regulators that their crude is safe to transport by train, opposing possible requirements that they make the oil less volatile before shipping it.

Health Diagnostic Laboratory CEO Resigns

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Health Diagnostic Laboratory's chief executive, Tonya Mallory, resigned amid a federal investigation into the medical lab's payments of blood-sample fees to doctors.

Tencent to Increase China South City Stake

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. plans to pay an additional 822.5 million Hong Kong dollars (US$106.1 million) to raise its stake in a Chinese e-commerce and logistics firm to 11.55%.

Brazil Files Bribery Charges in Embraer Aircraft Sale to Dominican Republic

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Brazilian authorities have filed a criminal action against eight Embraer SA employees accusing them of bribing officials in the Dominican Republic in return for a $92 million contract to provide the country's armed forces with attack planes.

Field Experience Helps Win Board Seats

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More boards are heeding activist demands to bring on more members with industry experience—and get rid of some without it.

Apple's New iPhone Pitch: Privacy

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Along with new iPhones and a promised smartwatch, Apple Inc. is selling something else these days: privacy.

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