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  1. DealBook: Vivendi in Talks With Telefónica for Brazil Unit as It Looks to Exit Telecom

    Vivendi said a $9.8 billion offer from Telefónica of Spain for Global Village Telecom was aligned with its goal to exit the telecommunications business.

  2. Chief Executive of Rovio, Maker of Angry Birds Game, to Step Down

    The move by Mikael Hed comes as the Finnish company struggles to respond to an increasing trend toward so-called freemium games.

  3. Seeing Just One Way for Greece to Go: Up

    With early signs of a recovery appearing, the new finance minister, Gikas Hardouvelis, is projecting optimism before meeting with international creditors.

  4. Business Briefing: I.M.F. Board Backs Chief, Under Investigation in France

    Christine Lagarde is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption inquiry dating from 2008.

  5. Brazil Fell Into Recession in First Half of Year, as Investments Dropped

    The economic news was a blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s chances for re-election on Oct. 5.

  6. Japan Consumer Inflation Reaches 3.3%

    Factoring in the effects of a sales tax increase in April, the rate is still below the central bank’s target of 2 percent.

  7. DealBook: To Compete Against Alibaba, Wanda Joins Forces With Baidu and Tencent

    Dalian Wanda, the Chinese conglomerate controlled by the billionaire Wang Jianlin, announced it would enter the e-commerce industry in an $800 million partnership with two of China’s biggest Internet companies.

  8. Divisions Grow as a Downturn Rocks Europe

    Leaders are battling a raft of problems, including deflation and unemployment, and many are increasingly taking issue with Germany’s austerity mantra.

  9. Bits Blog: Google Joins Amazon in Dreams of Drone Delivery

    Who needs UPS trucks and bicycle delivery when you can fly in things people buy online?

  10. DealBook: Businesses Are Winning Cat-and-Mouse Tax Game

    Corporations are finding ways to legally avoid paying federal taxes, causing business income tax revenue to be stagnant.