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Herbalife Ltd. is considering bringing back stock purchases after this month’s settlement with U.S. regulators, according to a person familiar with the situation, a move that could be used to squeeze ...

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  • Most companies in the dark on conflict minerals
    Conflict minerals are difficult to dig out of U.S. supply chains. Three years after U.S. companies began filing reports about their efforts to find mi...
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  • Redstone can’t avoid suit over Viacom directors
    Billionaire Sumner Redstone can’t avoid a lawsuit challenging his removal of directors from the board of Viacom Inc. At least not yet, a judge ruled. ...
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  • OPEC’s new chief faces fragile unity over prices
    When OPEC’s new chief starts next week, he’ll take over an organization that’s largely reconciled internal differences after a two-year fight over str...
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  • Hartford heads for biggest plunge since 2011
    Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. posted the second-biggest decline in the S&P 500 Index after second-quarter profit plunged on losses from auto ...
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