Business briefs: London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange PLC (LDNXF) turned from perennial takeover target to buyer on Wednesday as shareholders approved its $2.19 billion purchase of Borsa Italiana SpA. The 1.63 billion euro deal is a major coup for the LSE following its rejection of several formal and informal offers from suitors, including the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., over the last few years.

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The peanut-butter brand will return to stores this month with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee as ConAgra Foods (CAG) seeks to reassure customers it has fixed the problems that allowed salmonella to contaminate the product. ConAgra Foods announced a nationwide recall in February after federal health officials linked its peanut butter to a salmonella infection.

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