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 Investors shake off the worries
The Boston Globe, November 25, 2015 Wednesday

 Stocks overcame an early stumble Tuesday and finished modestly higher as investors shook off concerns about heightened tensions in the Middle East and a drop in consumer confidence. The price of oil spiked after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane that allegedly violated Turkey's airspace. Energy stocks including Exxon Mobil and Chevron moved higher along with the price of oil. Crude rose 2.7 percent to $42.87 a barrel in New York. Energy stocks rose 2.1 percent, the largest gain in the...
 Campbell Soup raises earnings outlook for fiscal 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 25, 2015 Wednesday

  Campbell Soup Co. on Tuesday raised the earnings outlook for its fiscal year ending next summer, after benefiting in its first quarter from higher prices for products and gains in supply-chain efficiency.
 Hewlett Packard showing revenue pressure; Final earnings of old company fall short of Wall St. expectations
USA TODAY, November 25, 2015 Wednesday

 Hewlett Packard issued a financial swan song Tuesday: Final combined results for the two companies it separated Nov. 1 -- its PC-and-printer company, HP Inc., and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
 Takata Said to Have Manipulated Testing Data for Troubled Airbag Inflaters
The New York Times, November 25, 2015 Wednesday

 As early as 2000, the Japanese auto supplier Takata manipulated test results on airbag inflaters, according to a person with direct knowledge of internal company documents. The data manipulation, whose details were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, involved tests intended to demonstrate compliance with automakers' design specifications, said the person, who was not authorized to speak.
 Renault Espace Exceeds Pollution Limits, German Environmental Group Says
The New York Times, November 25, 2015 Wednesday

 FRANKFURT -- A German environmental group said on Tuesday that a diesel passenger van made by Renault produces up to 25 times as much pollution as allowed, a further indication that Volkswagen may not be the only company that has flouted emissions rules.
 Bank of Cyprus Says Chief Executive Will Stay 2 More Years
The New York Times, November 25, 2015 Wednesday

 NICOSIA, Cyprus -- The largest bank in Cyprus says that its departing chief executive has agreed to stay on two more years under a new contract, overturning his decision to step down.
 Dollar Tree: Family Dollar integration is on track
Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), November 24, 2015 Tuesday

 Dollar Tree, which completed its acquisition of Matthews-based Family Dollar , said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit was down more than 38 percent from the same quarter last year as it worked to blend the two discount chains.
 PALO ALTO, CALIF.; Tesla checking seat belts in entire Model S fleet;
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), November 21, 2015 Saturday

 Tesla Motors is recalling its entire fleet of Model S sedans to check their front seat belts after a passenger seat belt became disconnected.  The recall is the company's largest, involving 90,000 cars worldwide. Tesla sent an email on Friday to affected customers.
 Restaurants; Chipotle in Akron puts Ohio on E. coli list;
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), November 21, 2015 Saturday

 Ohio has joined the list of states that have reported at least one case of people being infected with an outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 Corporate earnings; Abercrombie's efforts may be working;
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), November 21, 2015 Saturday

 Abercrombie & Fitch could be on its way to a happy and profitable new year as efforts to reinvigorate its chains appear to be paying off, if third-quarter results are any indication. The New Albany-based retailer's results, released on Friday, beat Wall Street expectations even as mall traffic continued to be slow. "Our third-quarter results exceeded our expectations coming into the quarter and provide the strongest validation yet that our initiatives are working," said Arthur Martinez,...
 Carl Icahn Takes 7.1% Stake in Xerox
The New York Times, November 24, 2015 Tuesday

 The billionaire and activist investor Carl C. Icahn took aim at another famous American company on Monday, the Xerox Corporation, and he stepped up pressure on the insurance giant American International Group.
 Future Ford Cars Won't Use Takata Airbag Parts
The New York Times, November 24, 2015 Tuesday

 Ford Motor on Monday became the fourth automaker to announce that it would stop using certain airbag components made by the Japanese supplier Takata in future vehicles. Honda, Toyota and Nissan all in recent weeks have announced decisions to stop using Takata airbags. The bags' metal casing, or inflater, can rupture, sending shards flying into the passenger cabin. Eight deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide have been linked to the defect.
 Diebold to Acquire Wincor Nixdorf for $1.8 Billion, Including Debt
The New York Times, November 24, 2015 Tuesday

 LONDON -- Diebold, the American maker of automated teller machines and financial software, said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire Wincor Nixdorf, a German provider of information technology services to the financial industry and retailers, in a cash-and-share deal.
 Expedia cuts staff from recently acquired Orbitz
The Seattle Times, November 21, 2015 Saturday

 Expedia has laid off an undisclosed number of employees in the wake of its acquisition of one-time rival Orbitz. Expedia said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week that employees will be cut from Chicago-based Orbitz as part of a restructuring resulting from a merger of the two companies.
 BUSINESS BEAT; TrueCar names ex-AutoTrader boss as CEO; Chip Perry will succeed founder Scott Painter as head of the car-shopping site.
Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2015 Tuesday

 TrueCar Inc. believes that it has found a chief executive who can put the brakes on the company's bumpy ride this year. The online car-shopping portal said Monday that Chip Perry, the former longtime head of the car-selling site, would become TrueCar's president and chief executive Dec. 15. Perry, 62, will succeed TrueCar's founder Scott Painter, who said in August that he would step down as CEO amid the Santa Monica company's ongoing losses and some dealers' unhappiness with...

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