PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - May 29

Thu May 29, 2014 2:17am EDT
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May 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Apple Inc said on Wednesday it is buying Beats Electronics LLC for $3 billion to bolster a music business that has lost some of its mojo, as streaming-music services encroached on the downloads dominated by Apple's iTunes service. (

* One of the General Motors Co engineers at the center of the controversy over the company's handling of a deadly ignition switch defect has met with congressional investigators, indicating lawmakers are accelerating their probe, according to people familiar with the matter. (

* Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, having so far been spurned by takeover target Allergan Inc, raised its offer to buy the Botox maker to $49.4 billion and sold the rights to some of its skin-care products in an attempt to smooth the antitrust review process if its unsolicited takeover bid is successful. (

* Hachette Book Group hit back at Inc on Wednesday, rebuffing the retailer's suggestion that the two jointly compensate authors affected by a dispute between the companies. (   Continued...