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    Cruise control on the blink? AutoZone Inc. likely has the part you need, no matter what make or model. But what happens when the retailer itself is the one in need of a tuneup?

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    Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) is nearing an acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) in a roughly $55 billion deal that would vault the cable operator to the ranks of the biggest U.S. broadband and pay television companies, creating a more potent rival for the likes of Comcast Corp. and DirecTV. The companies are in advanced talks for a cash-and-stock deal that would value Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, according to a person familiar with the matter. Charter would offer $100 per...

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    When Express Scripts (ESRX) bought rival Medco Health Solutions back in 2012, it became the biggest manager of pharmacy benefit plans in the U.S. Three years later, the industry goliath created by the $29 billion merger faces big, but surmountable, challenges. Express Scripts (ESRX) lost customers as it digested Medco, and UnitedHealth (UNH), its biggest client, decided to run its own in-house pharmacy benefit business.

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    Australian gold and nickel miner agrees to takeover by bigger rival. SYDNEY--A mining company that traces its roots to one man's hunt for wreckage from a NASA space station in the Outback has become the focus of one of Australia's biggest resources deals so far this year. Sirius Resources NL, which is building a vast nickel mine in Western Australia state, on Monday agreed to a cash- and-shares takeover offer worth 1.8 billion Australian dollars by larger rival Independence Group...

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    Tomy Co Ltd said on Monday that Marunouchi Capital, a buyout firm, has sold its entire stake in the Japanese toymaker to SMBC Nikko Securities. The exit of Marunouchi Capital from the toymaker follows a similar move by U.S. buyout firm TPG Capital Management LP, which sold its stake Tomy back to the firm in December. SMBC Nikko Securities plans to sell the stake to other investors, Tomy said.

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    Barrick Gold Corp (ABX) said on Sunday that it had reached an agreement to sell 100 percent of the Cowal mine in New South Wales, Australia to Evolution Mining for $550 million. The deal is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015, Barrick said.

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    The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Headlines. MALONE BATTLES ALTICE FOR TIME WARNER CABLE. FOREX BANKS FACE MORE PAIN FROM U.S. OSBORNE CONSIDERS OFFICIAL BREXIT STUDY. HMRC SEEKS TO APPEAL $1 BLN LITTLEWOODS PAYOUT. Overview. Charter Communications (CHTR), the U.S. company backed by billionaire John Malone is competing with France's Altice for the takeover of Time Warner Cable.

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    * Colleges, pension plans among those divesting. * Fund firm survey shows most focused on engagement. * PR pressure seen as important factor in driving change. By Simon Jessop and Ron Bousso. For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning.

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    As part of his quest for a mega merger, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne sent an email to General Motors Co Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra in March suggesting combining the automakers but was rebuffed, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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    * Greek PM says wants compromise with lenders. * Says Athens has made concessions. * Greece "will not accept irrational demands" By George Georgiopoulos. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.

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    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his leftist-led government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.

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    eLong shares are up 9.4% to $22.59 in trading on Friday after Expedia (EXPE) sold its entire 62.4% stake in the Chinese hotel reservation company to several different companies for $671 million.Expedia (EXPE) first purchased a stake in the company in 2004 and boosted that stake to majority ownership in January 2005.Shanghai-based Ctrip  announced that it had purchased the largest portion of the stake, 37.6%,...