PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Sept 30

Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:01am EDT
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Sept 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* In a first deal of its kind, Netflix Inc and the Weinstein Company said Monday that they planned to release next year's sequel to the movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" simultaneously across the globe on Netflix and a select number of Imax theaters. (

* As the Obama administration tries to stop companies from avoiding taxes by moving their headquarters overseas, pharmaceutical companies such as Gilead Sciences Inc, Pfizer Inc and AbbVie Inc are using another tactic to reduce their payments to the government. (

* Qatar Petroleum, along with its partner Exxon Mobil Corp , is now requesting permission to export American gas from the Golden Pass terminal to Asian and European markets. The additional estimated cost: $10 billion, if not more. (

* The number of deaths linked to General Motors Co's defective ignition switch has risen again - to 23, according to new figures posted on Monday by the program set up to compensate victims. (   Continued...