The benchmark Nikkei 225 closed nearly flat, down 0.07 percent, or 12.13 points, at 16,725.36, while the Topix edged down 0.43 point, or 0.03 percent, to 1,312.81.
The deal just wasn't sweet enough—for either side. Mondelez International has ended its two-month flirtation with chocolate-maker Hershey, after the two companies were unable to agree to a purchase price.
Seattle's e-commerce behemoth Amazon is yet again trying something new. The company is piloting a program of teams entirely composed of 30-hour-per-week workers.
(Reuters) - Canadian industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc said it will buy IronPlanet, a privately held U.S. e-commerce site for used equipment, for about $758.5 million, as it looks to diversify its portfolio.
The president of American Airlines Group Inc., AAL -0.17 % who was let go on Monday with more than $13 million in severance pay, is immediately taking up the same senior role at rival United Continental Holdings Inc., UAL 0.17 % in one of the most ...