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GM's Cruise Automation Wades Into HD Mapping to Aid Autonomous-Car Efforts

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A small autonomous-cars company owned by General Motors Co. is getting into the high-definition mapping business, a move that could help the Detroit auto giant compete with Google and others in the race to develop self-driving vehicles.

With Whole Foods in the Cart, Amazon Now Faces the Hard Part

The e-commerce titan, through its Whole Foods deal, may be the player most likely to persuade Americans to buy fresh food online, but it must first solve the "last mile" logistics puzzle that dogs other retailers.

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon said it would buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, including debt, instantly transforming the online giant into a major player in the bricks-and-mortar retail sector it has spent years upending.

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GM Expects To Move Some Jobs From Mexico to Texas

General Motors said it would open a supplier park near its Arlington, Texas, sport-utility factory, resulting in the relocation of about 600 jobs from Mexico to the U.S.

Insurers Look to Ramp Up Premiums in Health-Law Exchanges

More major insurers are seeking premium increases averaging 20% or more for next year on plans sold under the Affordable Care Act, according to rate proposals in more than 10 states.

Cigna Can Return to Medicare Advantage, Prescription-Drug Plans

Cigna can resume enrolling beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage and prescription-drug plans after the federal government lifted marketing sanctions in place since January 2016.

Google Faces Record EU Antitrust Fine

The European Union's antitrust watchdog in the coming weeks is set to hit Alphabet's Google with a record fine for manipulating its search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple Poaches Sony TV Executives to Lead Push Into Original Content

Apple has poached two top Hollywood television executives from Sony to spearhead an ambitious push into the original programming business.

McDonald's, IOC End Olympic Partnership Early

The International Olympic Committee said it and fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. have agreed to end their long-running partnership before their latest deal was set to expire.

Wal-Mart in the Crosshairs of Amazon's Takeover of Whole Foods's purchase of Whole Foods isn't just a $13.7 billion bet on physical grocery stores. It is a direct strike at the world's biggest retailer.

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June 18, 2017 21:16 ET (01:16 GMT)