Hong Kong Tycoons Visit Beijing as Students Boycott Classes

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As students began a weeklong walkout to demand more democracy in Hong Kong, a group of the city's top tycoons was set to discuss its political future with leaders in Beijing.

Tesco Error Triggers Profit Warning

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Tesco PLC has issued its fourth profit warning in three years and said it is investigating why it overstated its most recent profit forecast by £250 million ($408.8 million).

German Amazon Workers on Strike

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Workers at five German Amazon.com logistics centers walked out in a two-day strike to support demands for a collective wage agreement, the Verdi labor union said.

Des Moines Register Adds a Bit of Virtual Reality to News Report

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The Des Moines Register on Monday will publish its first virtual-reality news report, incorporating the technology of Oculus VR, computerized game platforms and 360-degree cameras.

Bingham and Morgan Lewis Talk Merger

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Boston law firm Bingham McCutchen is in substantive merger talks with a larger firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Labor Groups Seek Probe of Wal-Mart's PAC

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Labor and advocacy groups are seeking an investigation into whether Wal-Mart violated federal election laws by soliciting employees for donations to its political-action committee in exchange for charitable contributions to a fund that helps Wal-Mart employees in need.

Will 'Gotham' Signal Change at Fox?

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Fox is coming off a season of few new hits and double-digit declines in viewers. Now, with two new production-minded overseers in place, the broadcast network's plan is to first make a hit out of "Gotham" and then get more out of in-house programming.

TTM Technologies to Acquire Viasystems

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TTM Technologies, a maker of circuit boards used in electronic devices, has struck a deal to acquire smaller rival Viasystems Group, according to a person familiar with the matter.

'The Maze Runner' Leads Box Office

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"The Maze Runner" found its way into the lead of new movies, with an estimated weekend box office in North America of $32.5 million.

Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market

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Initially conceived of as a stopgap measure until pipelines could be constructed, shipping crude by rail has become a permanent part of the nation's energy infrastructure as new pipelines hit headwinds and railroads reap expanding revenue.

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