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Amazon's Brush With $1,000 Signals the Death of the Stock Split

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Stock splits, once considered a way to keep shares affordable for mom-and-pop investors, are rare today as companies aspire to new heights.

Activist Investor's Pressure Builds on BHP Over Energy

The clash between BHP Billiton Ltd. and activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. is narrowing to one issue that could determine the future of the Anglo-Australian mining giant: Should it remain in the oil and gas business?

UPS, China's S.F. Express Plan Special Delivery Business

United Parcel Service and its largest Chinese counterpart are planning a joint venture as they look to rising demand for deliveries from China to the U.S.

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'Spotify Rule' Would Help New York Stock Exchange Woo Unicorns

The New York Stock Exchange is seeking to change its listing standards as it vies for Spotify AB and other hot startups that are considering an unusual tactic called a direct listing.

GM Sued by Diesel Truck Owners Over Emissions

General Motors Co. was accused in a lawsuit by owners of diesel-powered trucks of using illegal emissions software that allowed the vehicles to bypass government emissions tests and pollute far beyond legal limits on the road.

Founding Family of AmTrust Financial Invests Additional $300 Million in Insurer

The founding family of AmTrust Financial Services Inc. is investing an additional $300 million into the insurer following a steep dive in its shares tied to investor concerns.

Viacom Networks to Return on Suddenlink Communications

Viacom Inc.'s television networks will make at least a limited return to the lineup of Suddenlink Communications, ending a more than two-year dispute over costs to carry the media giant's channels.

Wells Fargo Sweetens Broker Recruitment Bonuses

Wells Fargo & Co. is sweetening its signing bonuses for veteran brokers, a move to capitalize on Morgan Stanley's and Merrill Lynch's retreat from the industry's costly recruiting practice known as "prisoner exchange."

Appian Shares Leap 35% After IPO

Shares of Appian Corp., a maker of software for developing enterprise applications, jumped 35% to $16.22 after its initial public offering Thursday.

Take-Two Needs 'Grand Theft Auto' to Keep on Rolling

Delay of "Red Dead Redemption 2" means a four-year old blockbuster will need to keep selling.

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May 26, 2017 07:15 ET (11:15 GMT)