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Sears Stops Selling Whirlpool Appliances

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Sears Holdings Corp. will no longer sell Whirlpool Corp. appliances after a pricing dispute and changing market dynamics fractured a partnership that stretched back more than a century.

Dividend Fears Take Toll on GE Shares

Shares of General Electric took another pounding, reflecting investor fears that a conglomerate that was once the bluest of blue chips faces challenges daunting enough to force a dividend cut.

NYSE Monitor Accuses Wedbush Securities of Supervisory Deficiencies

The watchdog of the New York Stock Exchange has accused Wedbush Securities Inc. and co-founder Edward Wedbush of violating multiple exchange policies and federal securities laws concerning record-keeping and supervisory protocols.

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VW Wins Approval for Diesel-Emissions Fixes

Volkswagen AG won approval from U.S. and California environmental regulators for fixes to more than 38,000 diesel-powered vehicles rigged to dupe emissions tests.

Nufarm to Buy Portfolio of Adama, Syngenta Products in Europe

Crop-chemicals company Nufarm has struck a more than US$500 million deal to pick up a portfolio of products in Europe from Adama Agriculture Solutions and Syngenta Crop Protection.

PragerU Sues YouTube in Free-Speech Case

Prager University, a nonprofit that produces short, educational videos from conservative perspectives, is suing YouTube and its parent company, Google, claiming the tech giant is illegally censoring its content as part of a wider effort to silence conservative voices.

Whirlpool Cuts Guidance, Citing Rising Costs

Whirlpool Corp. shares fell sharply in after-hours trading Monday after the appliance maker issued a profit warning, blaming rising costs.

Seagate Technology Sees Signs of a Turnaround

Seagate Technology PLC reported higher-than-expected earnings as executives touted benefits of a prospective technology-supply deal with Toshiba Corp.'s memory-chip business and outlined plans for additional cost cuts.

N.Y. Probe of Weinstein Company's Handling of Sex Claims

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into the Weinstein Company to determine whether its handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against co-founder Harvey Weinstein violated state or city laws.

GE Shares Sink As Analysts Cut Price Targets, Question Dividend

Shares of General Electric Co. fell Monday as analysts raced to cut their price targets after the conglomerate's latest disappointing earnings report.

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October 24, 2017 01:15 ET (05:15 GMT)