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Judge Sets March 19 as Start Date for AT&T-Time Warner Antitrust Trial
The judge who will be overseeing the antitrust trial involving AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner has set March 19 as the trial's start date, warning the companies he cannot reach a decision by the time their merger agreement expires on April 22.
GE Cuts 18% of Jobs in Power Unit After Misjudging Demand
GE said it was cutting 12,000 jobs in its power business, or nearly 20% of the unit's workforce, as the conglomerate slashes costs and battles overcapacity in its core business.
Caterpillar Unit Cheated Customers, Tossed Evidence Into Ocean to Hide It
United Industries, a unit of Caterpillar, admitted that it cheated customers by performing unnecessary repairs to their railcars and agreed to plead guilty to dumping brake shoes and other parts into the ocean to hide evidence, according to court documents.
Morgan Stanley Fires Harold Ford Jr. After Conduct Complaint
Morgan Stanley has fired former congressman Harold Ford Jr. as a senior adviser to the firm after investigating a claim of inappropriate conduct.
Dollar General's Sales Keep Rising
Dollar General Corp. said quarterly sales rose at the fastest pace in nearly three years as the discount chain opens hundreds of new stores, many in rural areas.
Sleepy's Owner Steinhoff: Accounting Issues Could Affect $7 Billion in Assets
Steinhoff International Holdings said accounting irregularities disclosed Wednesday could affect the valuation and "recoverability" of as much as $7.09 billion worth of assets as South Africa's Financial Services Board starts an independent investigation into the company.
Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway's Marmon to Retire in 2018
Frank Ptak, a longtime executive at one of the largest units of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, said in an interview that he plans to retire at the end of 2018.
Creditors Put Toys 'R' Us Debt Under Microscope
Toys 'R' Us creditors are seeking permission to obtain more documents related to numerous debt transactions that took place in the years leading up to the retailer's September bankruptcy filing.
Auto Makers Could Face Big Fines Under New European Rules
The European Union is expanding its powers to police and fine auto makers, seeking to prevent a repeat of the diesel-emissions scandal. It is introducing spot-checks on new vehicles and penalties of up to $35,394 per non-compliant car.
Anheuser-Busch Orders 40 Tesla Semi Trucks
Anheuser-Busch has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric Semi trucks, as the maker of Budweiser seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions.
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