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Samsung Heir Gets Bribery Conviction, Five-Year Sentence

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Lee Jae-yong was found guilty of bribing South Korea's former president and sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a corruption scandal that brought down a government.

Ford to Look Beyond Credit Scores in Sales Push

The auto maker's financing unit has decided to change its approval process to look beyond credit scores in an effort to pump up sales. By assessing credit in new ways, it hopes to be able to better predict risk among a broad array of borrowers.

Two Uber Investors Seek to Defend Former CEO in Legal Battle

Shervin Pishevar and Steve Russell have asked a court to let them intervene in a lawsuit against Travis Kalanick, Uber's former chief executive and co-founder.

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Apple Gets $208 Million in Tax Breaks to Build Iowa Data Center

Apple will get $208 million in state and local tax breaks to build two data-storage centers near Des Moines and to create at least 50 jobs.

Amazon Clobbers Grocers' Stocks With Price Cuts at Whole Foods Inc. said it will begin slashing prices on grocery staples at Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday, the first changes the online retailer plans for its $13.7 billion acquisition.

Fiat Chrysler CEO's Search for Partner Is Running Out of Time

A Chinese auto maker's possible bid for Fiat Chrysler's Jeep division has retrained the spotlight on the challenges facing the company, which doesn't have the resources on its own to keep up in the autonomous-vehicle race.

U.S. Sanctions Could Prompt J.P. Morgan to Push Venezuela From Bond Index

What will J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. could do is weighing on emerging-markets debt investors as the Trump administration considers sanctions that could affect the ownership or trading of Venezuelan debt.

U.S. Seeks Approval of Peabody Energy's Pollution Settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking court approval of a settlement with Peabody Energy Corp., valued at more than $43 million, to resolve a pollution case involving lead and zinc mining done by another company.

Texas Regulators Wary of Latest Deal for Utility Business Oncor

Sempra Energy's deal to purchase Oncor includes a commitment to pay off up to $3 billion in debt within seven years, a promise designed to calm jittery Texas regulators who must approve the takeover of a key piece of the state's power grid.

Comcast Enters Partnership With Solar-Power Provider Sunrun

Comcast agrees to market Sunrun's solar systems in exchange for potential fees and equity.

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August 25, 2017 07:15 ET (11:15 GMT)