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Duke Energy CEO to Step Down

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Merge Thermal Power Businesses

Raytheon Awarded $422 Million Contract

Cisco to Buy Cariden for $141 Million

Smith Electric Vehicles to Build Chicago Plant

Exxon Mobil's Principal Financial Officer Will Retire

Verizon Retirees Sue to Halt Pension Transfer

Inmet Rejects $4.9 Billion From First Quantum

Congress Looks at Eliminating the $1 Bill

Oil Up Slightly on Europe Debt Deal

Superstorm Sandy Walloped Wages in October

Group Accuses Mattel of Labor Violations in China

BioCryst, Presidio Call Off Merger

GM, Partners to Build Third Plant in Southwest China

Pressing GOP, Obama Takes His Fiscal Plan to Pennsylvania

Euro Jumps to 5-Week High Against Dollar

U.S. Oil, Gas Rigs Down by 6 This Week

Exchange Operator CME Group Admits Error

Analyst: Meat Prices May Rise Up to 8% in 2013

Eaton Completes $11.46 Billion Deal for Cooper Industries

Gold, Wholesale Gas, Coffee Prices Drop

Johnson & Johnson CEO to Be Chairman as Well

Vibram and Fila Settle Patent Case

UPS, TNT Express Make Europe an Offer


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