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Google to Buy Part of Phone Maker HTC

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Google is set to buy the phone-design business of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, according to people familiar with the situation, part of the search giant's effort to crack the handset market.

Apple Acknowledges Cellular Connectivity Problem in New Watch

Apple acknowledged problems with cellular connectivity in its newest smartwatch, raising questions about the device's most significant feature days before it goes on sale in stores in the U.S. and other countries.

Hackers Entered Equifax Systems in March

Hackers roamed undetected in Equifax's computer network for more than four months before its security team uncovered the massive data breach, the security firm FireEye said in a confidential note sent to some Equifax customers.

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Pfizer Alleges J&J Thwarted Competition to Remicade, in Legal Test of Biotech-Drug Copies

Pfizer filed suit against Johnson & Johnson alleging it has thwarted competition to its arthritis drug Remicade by effectively preventing health insurers, hospitals and clinics from offering Pfizer's lower-priced copy.

Albertsons to Buy Meal-Kit Company Plated

Albertsons Cos. is buying the Plated meal-kit service, the first acquisition of a prepared-meals company by a national grocery chain as supermarkets scramble to keep shoppers coming to their stores.

GE to Shut Down Corporate Jet Fleet

General Electric is grounding its corporate fleet of jets as new CEO John Flannery continues to look for ways to slash costs at the industrial giant.

Toshiba Decides on Bain-Apple Group in Chip-Business Sale

Toshiba decided to sell its chip business to a Bain Capital-led group that includes Apple and Dell Technologies for more than $18 billion, although opposition remains.

Some Toys 'R' Us Debt Takes Hit From Bankruptcy Filing

Toys "R" Us Inc.'s bankruptcy filing this week has sparked a rout in some of the company's debt, as investors grapple with the fallout from the unexpected move by the well-known retailer.

Facebook to Curtail Ads Targeting Users Interested in Anti-Semitic Topics

Facebook is adding more human reviewers to oversee its advertising system after a report showed that people could target ads at users interested in anti-Semitic and other hateful topics.

European Earnings Sapped by Strong Euro

The strong euro is taking a bite out of European earnings, with the region's companies bracing for more pain in the coming months and searching for ways to protect their bottom line.

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September 20, 2017 19:15 ET (23:15 GMT)