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  • Initialism of public limited-liability company/corporation.
  • Initialism of power line communication.
  • Initialism of programmable logic controller.


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  • People familiar with the matter said last week that the U. S's Prudential Financial Inc., which isn't related to Prudential PLC, is nearing a deal to buy two Japanese life-insurance businesses from AIG for a combined $4 billion to $5 billion.

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  • It's impossible to predict the effects of this without knowing what the PLC is doing and how it is programmed, and that programming can be unique based on the application.

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  • The deal, part of a series of sales BP PLC is making to help pay for the oil spill damages in the Gulf of Mexico, will be financed entirely by TNK-BP.

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  • Brussels-based supermarket Delhaize SA, which operates Food Lion and other grocery stores in the U.S., pulled about 300 products from Unilever PLC from the shelves of its Belgian stores in February 2009 because it couldn't reach an agreement with the consumer-goods giant on pricing.

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  • BP PLC is once again reporting profits even with an estimated $40 billion price tag for the response to its blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • LONDON — Building-materials company Wolseley PLC is becoming the latest U.K. company to move its residence abroad to cut its tax burden, after reporting narrowing full-year losses and announcing its intention to resume dividend payments.

    U.K.'s Wolseley Moves Tax Residence to Switzerland

  • If a PLC is found, Stuxnet infects that using a currently unknown vulnerability in the controller's software and changes its code in unknown ways.

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  • BP PLC is set to sign a deal with Azerbaijan's national oil company Socar on Thursday to develop a huge natural-gas field in the Caspian Sea, according to a person familiar with the matter.

    BP to Ink Azerbaijan Gas-Field Deal

  • In India, Tech Mahindra added 1.0% after people familiar with the situation told Dow Jones Newswires Tuesday that BT Group PLC is in talks with private equity firms to sell its 30.9% stake in the Indian software company.

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  • As it looks to win over more minority drinkers in the U.S., spirits company Diageo PLC is launching a reality series on Black Entertainment Television in which its Smirnoff vodka brand plays a major role.

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