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.

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.

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.

Message Purportedly From Hackers Calls Sony Film Cancellation 'Wise'

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Sony Pictures executives received an email apparently from the same people who hacked the studio’s computers recently, praising its decision not to release the movie “The Interview.”

T-Mobile Settles Mobile Cramming Case

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T-Mobile US agreed to pay at least $90 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission civil lawsuit that alleged the wireless carrier inflated customers’ bills with bogus third-party charges.

France's Atos to Buy Xerox IT Unit

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Computer-services company Atos will buy Xerox’s information technology outsourcing business for $1.05 billion in cash, a deal that would bolster the French company’s position in the U.S.

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