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Brazil to File $5.3 Billion Suit Against Dam Owners

50 min 27 sec ago
Brazil’s government plans to sue mining giants Vale SA, BHP Billiton Ltd. and their joint venture Samarco Mineração SA for $5.3 billion in response to a catastrophic dam failure earlier this month, officials said.
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Ford Drops 'Friends & Neighbors' Sales Promotion

1 hour 8 min ago
Ford Motor Co. is ditching its “Friends & Neighbors” sales campaign after the insider-pricing promotion failed to live up to expectations.
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Wal-Mart, Neiman Marcus Sites Have Black Friday Hiccups

1 hour 51 min ago
Wal-Mart and Neiman Marcus suffered website problems during the Black Friday shopping spree, throwing a wrench in to some shoppers’ plans to avoid long lines by grabbing deals online.
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Black Friday Shopping---With Thinner Crowds

3 hours 17 min ago
Millions of Americans left their Thanksgiving meals to hit stores across the country in an annual shopping ritual, but the crowds on early Black Friday morning were thinner than years past at some malls and shopping districts.
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Chinese Pull Back From U.S. Real Estate

4 hours 46 sec ago
Chinese nationals are the top foreign buyers of U.S. homes, but in recent weeks they have started to pull back, scared off by their country’s stock slump and weakening economy.
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Audi Engines Implicated in VW Emissions Scandal

4 hours 50 min ago
Engines from Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi have been implicated in the German car maker’s emissions crisis.
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Chinese Drone Maker Plows Into Agriculture

5 hours 19 min ago
China’s SZ DJI Technology is setting its sights on the agriculture industry with the launch of a crop sprayer that will test whether farming is fertile ground for drone technology.
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U.S. New-Home Sales Continue Robust Pace

5 hours 30 min ago
Sales of newly built homes rose in October, leaving the housing market on track for its best year since 2007.
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Rio Tinto Bucks Trend to Bet on Bauxite

6 hours 38 min ago
The company approved a $1.9 billion bauxite project in northeastern Australia, bucking a trend among resources majors that have largely iced new mines.
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Indonesian Sugar-Tax Talk Chills Drinks Industry

6 hours 48 min ago
A possible tax on drinks with added sugar threatens to compound woes for beverage companies already wrestling with a slowdown in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
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Japan Unveils New Programs to Stimulate Economy

7 hours 3 min ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would increase spending on social programs and raise the minimum wage as he tries to jump-start the flagging economy.
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Black Friday Showdown: Target vs. Amazon

8 hours 36 min ago
Before bargain-hunters entered stores on Thanksgiving, Target employees were busy inside shipping out online orders. The strategy provides a test for how retailers hope to thwart Amazon.
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Toshiba Mulls Sale of Stake in Chip Arm

9 hours 36 min ago
Toshiba Corp. said it is considering selling part of its semiconductor business to raise financing in response to a drawn-out accounting scandal.
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Chesapeake's Boss Faces Tall Order

10 hours 22 min ago
Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler has spent the past two years trying to turn around an icon of the U.S. energy boom in turmoil financially, operationally and culturally.
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Chinese Dredger Delays IPO Over Island-Building Questions

11 hours 8 min ago
A ship owned by the world’s largest dredging company, CCCC Dredging, was seen in surveillance photos of the disputed Spratly Islands.
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Samsung to Invest $740 Million in New Drug Facility

11 hours 36 min ago
Samsung BioLogics said it would construct a new facility in South Korea that will double its production capacity and make it the world’s largest contract drug maker.
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Myanmar Hoping U.S. Will Lift Sanctions

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:16am
Anticipation is rising among blacklisted Myanmar companies and American business groups that the U.S. will ease economic sanctions, following positive reviews from Washington of recent elections.
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JetBlue Eyes Flying-Time Rules With New Pilot-Training Program

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:34pm
JetBlue Airways has devised a pilot-training program for novice fliers, seeking to demonstrate to regulators that students can attain proficiency more quickly than current rules allow.
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Big Banks Cut Back on Small Business

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:22pm
The biggest banks in the U.S. are making far fewer loans to small businesses than they did a decade ago, ceding market share to alternative lenders that charge significantly higher rates.
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Slow U.S. Consumer Spending Signals Caution

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:10pm
U.S. consumers have grown increasingly cautious ahead of the holiday shopping season, a potential weight on economic growth during the final months of the year.
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