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Shopping Site Looks to Bottle Up Prescriptions

INTERNET: GoodRx teams with 4D to reach corporate customers, health plans.

GoodRx hopes to fill patients’ prescription needs with its comparison-shopping website.

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Mattel Inks Deal for Mobile Games Based on Its Characters

In a move to link more of its traditional toys to technology, El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc. has struck a deal with Hong Kong mobile games developer Animoca to create games based on the toy company’s brands.

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CEO: GM Has 'Civic Responsibility' to Compensate Crash Victims

Facing a relentless congressional panel Tuesday, General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra lost some of that new-CEO smell, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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GE Files for IPO of Retail Finance Arm

General Electric Co. has filed for an initial public offering of its North American retail finance business, which will operate under the name Synchrony Financial, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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General Motors Reveals Costs of Recalls

General Motors Co. today said that it would take a $300 million charge in its first quarter to cover costs related to recalls involving faulty ignition switches and other products, the Wall Street Journal reports. The auto maker also announced other recalls.

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Angelenos Swept Up in Medicare Fraud Bust

The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has charged eight people in Los Angeles with bilking Medicare out of about $66 million.

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Fuhu: All Grown Up

SPECIAL SECTION: Fastest Growing Private Companies

Fuhu gets its hands on the top spot of L.A.’s fastest growing private companies thanks to its kids’ tablets.

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China Unlikely to OK MG Rover Rescue

China's biggest carmaker said it was unlikely to agree to a rescue deal for MG Rover, as administrators battled on Monday to find a buyer for the UK firm.

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Device Weighs in On Healthy Kids

Tablet maker Fuhu steps it up with fitness wrist bands that turn activity into play.

Tablet manufacturer Fuhu is making a play for the kids’ fitness market with its activity-tracking wrist bands.

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Weekly Brief

When Bob Nickell decided to leave his job as a general retail pharmacist in order to start his own independent pharmacy, he knew he would have to create a niche in order to survive. He came up with the idea for The LivingWell Pharmacy in 1994 and the stor

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More Big Drug Company Deals Emerge

Pfizer Inc. today confirmed that it has made a renewed approach to AstraZeneca on a takeover bid valued at nearly $100 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. Separately, Forest Laboratories has agreed to acquire Furiex Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth up to $1.33 billion.

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Ukraine Crisis Roils Global Markets

The escalating Ukraine crisis rocked global financial markets today, the Wall Street Journal reports, driving up oil prices and sending investors rushing into perceived safe-haven assets. Ukraine accused the Kremlin of violently seizing border posts and making moves to significantly expand its forces in Crimea.

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Walgreens

A new retailing trend is hitting the streets of L.A. and drivers won't even have to leave their cars to experience it.

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Britain's MG Rover Collapses

MG Rover Group succumbed to its mounting debts Friday and filed for bankruptcy protection after a deal with a Chinese automaker fell through and a government loan wasn't granted.

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WellPoint Raises Earnings Outlook

Anthem Blue Cross parent WellPoint Inc. today raised its full-year earnings view, citing membership growth, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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BlackRock Earnings Climb

BlackRock Inc. said its first-quarter earnings jumped 20 percent as revenue jumped and investors poured money into its mutual funds, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Deals Reshape Novartis, Glaxo

Drug giants Novartis and Glaxo today unveiled a series of transactions worth more than $20 billion that transforms both companies, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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AT&T Approaches DirecTV About Acquisition

AT&T; has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the El Segundo satellite-TV giant, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.

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Takeovers Put Fuel in Stocks' Empty Tank

The fastest start on record for corporate takeovers is providing fuel for a stock market stuck in low gear, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Overdraft Fees at Banks Hit a High, Despite Curbs

Nearly four years after regulators tried to curb overdraft fees, banks are lifting them to new heights, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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