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Momentum Is Growing for a Climate Deal in Paris

More than 140 world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China are gathering in Paris for France’s biggest diplomatic event since 1948, striving to reach the first truly global deal to curb greenhouse gases.

Your Health

Takeda, Teva to Form Partnership in Japan For Generic Drug Sales

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is forming a partnership with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell generic drugs and certain off-patent medicines in Japan, seeking to expand jointly in the Asian country as the government pushes for use of more affordable treatments.

IKang Chairman Faces Competing $1.5 Billion Takeover Proposal

China’s iKang Healthcare Group Inc. received a preliminary $1.5 billion acquisition offer from an investor group that includes its main rival, setting the stage for a face-off with the company’s chairman who earlier this year made a bid to take the health-care service provider private.

CDC Sees Celery Blend as Likely Cause of Costco E. Coli Outbreak

A blend of diced celery and onions used to make Costco Wholesale Corp. rotisserie chicken salad is the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oil Markets

Kuwait Oil Minister Leaves Post Days Before OPEC Meeting

Kuwait named Deputy Prime Minister Anas Al-Saleh as acting oil minister to replace Ali al-Omair, who became minister of public affairs and retained his role as state minister for parliamentary affairs, according to an official decree.

Iran's Mines Could Bring in Even More Cash Than Crude

Iran, OPEC’s fifth-largest crude producer, has potential to generate more revenue from mining than it does from crude if the government puts more focus on developing the metals sector, according to Mojtaba Khosrowtaj, first deputy minister in charge of trade at Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

Dana Gas Group Awarded $1.98 Billion in Iraq Kurds Dispute

Dana Gas PJSC said a court has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government to pay it and two other energy companies $1.98 billion in a dispute over development rights for two oil and natural gas fields in Iraq’s self-governing Kurdish region.

Oil's Big Players Line Up for $30 Billion of Projects in Iran

Total SA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Lukoil PJSC are among international companies that have selected oil and natural gas deposits to develop in Iran as the holder of the world’s fourth-largest crude reserves presents $30 billion worth of projects to investors.