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Charter to buy Time Warner Cable in a $78.7 billion deal

With money drying up, Greece is all but bankrupt.

Jony Ive is named Apple’s chief design officer.

Twitter has held talks to acquire Flipboard.

Expedia sells majority stake in Chinese partner eLong for $671 million.

Amazon bows to European sales tax pressure.

Malaysia Airlines to lay off one-third of staff as restructuring concludes.

B.B. King’s daughters allege he was poisoned.

Man diagnosed with rare Lassa fever dies in U.S. after Liberia trip.

Air France flight is taken to JFK Airport by military after threat.

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Gunmaker Colt Defense in Chapter 11 talks with bondholders

University of Michigan backs former Cargill execs O’Brien and Staley.

People page: Five top VCs predict the future.

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