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Morgan Stanley Fires Harold Ford Jr. After Conduct Complaint

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Morgan Stanley has fired former congressman Harold Ford Jr. as a senior adviser to the firm after investigating a claim of inappropriate conduct.

GE Cuts 18% of Jobs in Power Unit After Misjudging Demand

GE said it was cutting 12,000 jobs in its power business, or nearly 20% of the unit's workforce, as the conglomerate slashes costs and battles overcapacity in its core business.

Dollar General's Sales Keep Rising

Dollar General Corp. said quarterly sales rose at the fastest pace in nearly three years as the discount chain opens hundreds of new stores, many in rural areas.

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AT&T, Time Warner Spar With Government Over Trial Start Date

The Justice Department, AT&T and Time Warner will make their first court appearance Thursday to address a potentially important factor in the government's antitrust case challenging the combination of the two companies-the trial schedule.

Sleepy's Owner Steinhoff: Accounting Issues Could Affect $7 Billion in Assets

Steinhoff International Holdings said accounting irregularities disclosed Wednesday could affect the valuation and "recoverability" of as much as $7.09 billion worth of assets as South Africa's Financial Services Board starts an independent investigation into the company.

Making Credit Suisse Swiss Again Drives Its Turnaround

Two years into its overhaul, Credit Suisse has returned to its Alpine roots by building up its Swiss unit and, more important, expanding the management of wealthy clients' money, long a staple of Swiss banks.

HSBC's Second-Largest Shareholder Is Now From China

One of China's biggest insurers has become the second-largest shareholder of HSBC Holdings, but it won't influence how the U.K.-based bank is run, HSBC's departing Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said.

Auto Makers Could Face Big Fines Under New European Rules

The European Union is expanding its powers to police and fine auto makers, seeking to prevent a repeat of the diesel-emissions scandal. It is introducing spot-checks on new vehicles and penalties of up to $35,394 per non-compliant car.

Ford to Move Electric Car Production to Mexico

Ford plans to produce a future electric car in Mexico, reversing plans announced in January to make its Flat Rock, Mich., assembly plant its main electric-vehicle production site.

Anheuser-Busch Orders 40 Tesla Semi Trucks

Anheuser-Busch has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric Semi trucks, as the maker of Budweiser seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions.

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December 07, 2017 15:15 ET (20:15 GMT)