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‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ boost AMC’s profit

Bloodthirsty zombies and a small-time lawyer helped boost profits for cable channel operator AMC Networks.

Dow Chemical to trim about 3 percent of global workforce

Dow Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal it announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.

McDonald’s to simplify structure, focus on customers

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook says he’s stripping away layers of bureaucracy so the company can move faster to keep up with changing tastes.

Buffett remains confident in IBM’s business prospects

Investor Warren Buffett says he remains confident in IBM’s future, and his Berkshire Hathaway added to its stake in the technology firm earlier this year.

Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators’ fears about a giant cable company’s control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

Maze to rise at The Lawn on D

A massive inflatable maze, called the Pentalum, is among the coming attractions at the outdoor space, which reopens May 15.

Talking points

Five things you may have missed over the weekend from the world of business

GM cuts price on new Volt plug-in hybrid, Emirates plans a bedroom-like First-Class Cabin, and more news from over the weekend.

EPA pressed to back off on formaldehyde

An unusual assortment of players, including furniture makers and the Chinese government have questioned the EPA proposal.