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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) reports that the Windows Upgrade Offer is available to consumers purchasing a qualifying (eligible) new Windows 7 PC. This Offer gives buyers the option to acquire a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated price of $14.99 during the promotion, which will be redeemable when Windows 8 becomes generally available. The program begins Saturday in 131 markets including the U.S. and Canada and is available if consumers buy new Windows 7 PCs that are pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate and include a matching and valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity.

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Pfizer Inc.’s (NYSE:PFE) Group President of Animal Health, Consumer Healthcare and Consumer Strategy Cavan M. Redmond, has been named as the new CEO for WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) and as a member of its Board of Directors, effective May 31. At Pfizer, Redmond was also responsible for two diverse businesses while leading Pfizer’s enterprise-wide Strategy, R&D Portfolio Management and Analysis, Global Commercial Operations and Continuous Improvement.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Chairman Rob Walton remarked at the company’s annual meeting in Arkansas that it’s taking bribery and cover-up allegations linked with its operations in Mexico “very seriously”, according to a Dow Jones report. Walton added that his company is working with the U.S. government “to find out what happened”.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) is mulling a multibillion-dollar upgrade at its petrochemical facility near Houston, says the Wall Street Journal. Such an expansion would include the construction of a new ethane cracker and other facilities at the Baytown refining and petrochemical complex.

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