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  • Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola Solutions unit

    Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.

  • Yellen: Mega-banks might need to hold more capital

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the largest U.S. banks might need to hold additional capital to withstand periods of financial stress.

  • US stock markets rebounds after choppy day

    A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering tensions in the Ukraine.

  • J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

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    Johnson & Johnson, the world’s biggest maker of health care products, easily beat Wall Street expectations for the first quarter and raised its earnings outlook.

    Coca-Cola’s 1Q profit dips, but more drinks sold

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    Coca-Cola’s first-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent as the world’s biggest beverage maker faced a stronger dollar and made structural changes abroad. But the company sold more of its drinks worldwide, and its earnings matched expectations.

    Aaron’s buys Progressive Finance, cuts outlook

    Furniture leasing company Aaron’s is buying online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash, in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its first-quarter outlook.

    Nestle sales up despite slack prices in Europe

    Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago despite deflationary pressures in Europe.

    Relativity’s last-minute bid for Maker rebuffed

    Relativity Media, a film financier and movie distributor, was rebuffed in a last-minute bid for Maker Studios, the YouTube video creator that agreed to be bought by The Walt Disney Co. last month.

    GM replacing communications, human resources heads

    General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations.

  • US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

    U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

  • TIAA-CREF buys Nuveen in $6.25 billion deal

    TIAA-CREF is buying Chicago-based Nuveen Investments in a deal valued at $6.25 billion, the companies announced Monday.

  • Citigroup’s earnings edge higher in first quarter

    Citigroup says its first-quarter earnings rose 2.5 percent in the first quarter, beating the expectations of Wall Street analysts.

  • Edward Claussen, who moved pickles to groceries’ refrigerated aisle, dead at 85

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    Edward Claussen, a former Claussen Pickles chief executive, is dead at 85. He shifted the key product of the business that his great-grandfather started from store shelves to the refrigerated aisle, a move that strengthened the company’s market share.

    UN climate report balances science and politics

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    After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.

    BMW extends recall worldwide to half-million cars

    German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. The company said Friday the recall affects 489,000 vehicles worldwide, including 156,000 in the U.S.