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Brazil World Cup Aims for the Right Accent With New Album

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Brazil World Cup Aims for the Right Accent With New Album
"One Love, One Rhythm: The Official FIFA World Cup Album," featuring the likes of Pitbull, Claudia Leitte, Shakira and Santana, marks an effort to target the hard-to-define demographic: the pan-Latin American consumer.

MicroStrategy shareholders approve compensation for CEO Michael Saylor

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Shareholders approved compensation for MicroStrategy chief executive Michael Saylor and the firm’s other officers with little protest Wednesday, despite criticism in recent months that Saylor has not done enough to improve the firm’s stock value. Read full article >>

Canada Toughens Rules for Rail Shipment of Dangerous Goods

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OTTAWA—Canada moved to toughen measures for the rail shipment of dangerous goods, including ordering the immediate phaseout of the least crash-resistant tank cars and setting a three-year timeline for shippers to phase out or retrofit substandard tank cars.

GE Names Ex-Vanguard Chairman as Lead Board Director

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General Electric Co. named John J. Brennan, a former chairman of mutual fund Vanguard Group, as lead independent director on the company's board, a signal the company is carefully considering investor interests.

More Consolidation in Cancer Space Expected

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Glaxo's decision to sell its cancer-drug business to Novartis sent shock waves around the industry—and there could be still more consolidation ahead in the cancer space.