SeaWorld subpoenaed on disclosures about ‘Blackfish’ impact

(Reuters) – SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said on Friday it received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with an investigation over disclosures made about the impact of the “Blackfish” documentary and trading in the company’s securities.

Italy to start winding down Veneto banks Saturday after EU green-light

MILAN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Commission on Friday gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders with state money in a move that may allow Rome to solve its latest banking crisis on its own terms.

Honda engineer debunks own claim about cause of Takata air bag failures

DETROIT (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about “the root cause” of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken.

Exclusive: Eddie Bauer to explore options including sale – sources

(Reuters) – Debt-laden U.S. outerwear and outdoor gear retailer Eddie Bauer LLC has hired investment banks to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the company, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Exclusive: Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods – source

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Exclusive: Investment funds offered to invest in Italy’s Veneto banks three weeks ago – sources

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of four international investment funds offered to inject 1.6 billion euros ($1.79 billion) of fresh capital into two ailing Italian banks in Veneto at the end of May, sources told Reuters, but their plan was not pursued by Rome.

GM says settles many lawsuits over ignition switches

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Motors Co has reached a settlement to resolve lawsuits by 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in many of its vehicles, lawyers for the automaker said in a court filing on Friday.

Russia’s fighter jet makers ‘not afraid’ of U.S. competition in India

PARIS (Reuters) – Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.