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Glyphosate, a herbicide widely marketed by Monsanto and other companies, likely has the potential to cause cancer in humans, a World Health Organization agency said.
Companies hoping to use drones to deliver small packages are confronting technical hurdles such as battery life and weather that are at least as vexing as proposed U.S. regulatory limits.
Four senior journalists at the News Corp-owned Sun newspaper were cleared of making illegal payments to public officials in the U.K.
Lafarge and Holcim agreed to change the terms of a $44 billion merger, but left questions over who will lead the new cement giant.
HTC’s chairwoman and co-founder, Cher Wang, will replace longtime CEO Peter Chou after a three-year struggle to reverse falling market share.
A Biogen Idec drug that targets plaque buildup in the brain slowed cognitive decline in some Alzheimer’s patients in an early-stage study.
Google escaped a U.S. antitrust investigation, but the company isn’t out of the regulatory woods. The disclosure of a 2012 FTC report that found it used anticompetitive tactics gave fuel to rivals and a European probe.
Retailers are concerned that Simon Property Group would gain too much power over the nation’s best shopping malls if it succeeds in acquiring rival Macerich.
The Obama administration issued comprehensive rules for hydraulic fracturing, a move that also seeks to set a national standard for a patchwork of state regulations governing the controversial drilling practices.
Simon Property said that it was making its “best and final offer” for rival mall owner Macerich, raising the per-share bid to $95.50 from $91.
Graco Children’s Products, a unit of Newell Rubbermaid, will pay $10 million to settle a National Highway Traffic Safety Administrative probe tied to the timeliness of its recall of child safety seats last year.
Caterpillar Inc. announced plans to eliminate 230 jobs at a plant in Joliet, Ill., where workers went on strike in 2012 for more than three months.
China National Chemical is negotiating to buy a controlling stake in Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli.
GoDaddy Inc. said it plans to raise up to $418 million in an initial public offering that could leave the Internet-domain registrar with a market capitalization approaching $3 billion.
Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal.com is looking to raise up to $1 billion of fresh capital from investors including Foxconn, potentially making the startup the country’s second most valuable at nearly $7 billion.
HBO, Sony and Showtime are asking broadband providers for a separate lane for their online-TV services, hoping to steer clear of growing congestion on the Internet, opening up a new question on net neutrality.
Amazon received approval to test drones outdoors and unveiled plans to expand its one-hour delivery service to Baltimore and Miami.
A thirst for natural resources among Chinese companies is being replaced by a rising hunger among businesses and wealthy individuals to acquire trophy assets and find homes for their cash overseas.
Darden Restaurants Inc. showed further progress in turning around its struggling Olive Garden chain, posting its second straight quarter of same-restaurant sales growth.