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Elon Musk Touts Tesla Pickup Plans, Though Light on Detail

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Elon Musk teased details for a pickup truck that would challenge Ford Motor Co. and others in one of their most lucrative segments-though, true to form, the Tesla Inc. chief was vague about his intentions.

Mallinckrodt to Buy Sucampo Pharmaceuticals for About $840 Million

Mallinckrodt will buy Maryland-based Sucampo Pharmaceuticals for about $840 million, the companies said, as the drug giant looks to diversify its portfolio after regulatory scrutiny has hurt its opioid sales.

Uber to Sell U.S. Auto-Leasing Business to Startup Fair.com

Uber is selling its U.S. subprime auto-leasing business to startup-car marketplace Fair.com, ending a bid to attract drivers who lack regular access to vehicles.

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What's Good for Reliance Could Be Good for India

A high-profile debt resolution at one of India's most storied companies, Reliance Communications, could signal a big change for India's corporate-debt problem.

Harbinger Sues Apollo Over LightSquared Losses

Philip Falcone's hedge fund said it was defrauded by Apollo Global Management into pouring $2 billion into the ill-fated wireless venture formerly known as LightSquared Inc.

Mitsubishi UFJ Seeks $4 Billion-Plus Deal for Indonesian Bank

Mitsubishi UFG Financial said it planned to take a majority stake in a midsize Indonesian bank, bolstering its presence in a fast-growing Asian nation to balance weakness in Japan.

Disney-Fox Deal Gives Glimmer of Hope for Movie Lovers

To compete with Netflix, Disney is counting on Fox to help produce a wider array of movies including lower-budget originals for its Hulu streaming service.

Retailers Offer Myriad Returns Options to Retain Customers

After a strong holiday shopping season, retailers are bracing for a flood of returns-and not just at the customer service counter.

New Cost-Cutting Strategy for Airlines: Buy Planes in Bulk

Airlines looking to lower capital costs are getting together behind a time-tested tactic when negotiating for new aircraft: Buy in bulk for lower prices.

Latest Entrants Into Electric Car Race: Makers of Post-Its, Paint

Auto makers and ride-hailing apps aren't the only companies looking to cash in on the shift to electric and self-driving vehicles. Old-line industrial companies such as 3M and paint maker PPG Industries are among those racing to figure out ways to get their products into the cars of the future.

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December 27, 2017 03:15 ET (08:15 GMT)