Microsoft Changes Its Script With Free Windows 10

Wall Street Journal - 33 min 59 sec ago
New versions of Windows have usually sparked sales of personal computers, but it isn’t clear whether Microsoft Corp.’s release of Windows 10 on Wednesday can reverse a four-year slide in PC sales.
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BP Swings to Loss

Wall Street Journal - 48 min 37 sec ago
BP swung to a loss in the second quarter, as earnings were hit by lower oil prices and a multibillion-dollar charge relating to its recent Deepwater Horizon settlement.
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Ford Bets on Uber-Class of Pickups

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:58pm
Auto makers are finding more buyers with money and a desire to flaunt their rides snapping up an emerging class of $50,000 and up pickups that have the same leather, electronics and appointments as a luxury car.
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GM, SAIC to Jointly Design New Cars

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:55pm
General Motors plans a $5 billion initiative with China’s SAIC Motor to overhaul how it develops cars for emerging markets, committing to a family of lower-cost Chevrolets for developing markets by 2019.
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When Things Get Real on TV, Music Pays Real Well

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:38pm
Classically trained composers cue up steady royalties by writing music for reality shows like ‘Survivor,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette.’
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Nontrade Concerns Cloud Obama's Pacific Deal

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:59pm
The administration’s push to clinch a sweeping Pacific trade deal this week faces stiff opposition over concerns—ranging from human trafficking to antigay laws—that have little to do with trade.
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At P&G, Lafley Prepares to Hand Over Reins

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:20pm
Procter & Gamble is expected to soon name David Taylor as CEO, succeeding A.G. Lafley, who came out of retirement to take a second stint running the company.
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Clock Is Ticking for Time Inc. CEO

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:45pm
Aggressive push in online video, ‘native’ ads and ‘big data’ are at the center of Joe Ripp’s strategy to save the company Henry Luce built.
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Virgin Galactic Awaits NTSB Findings

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:30pm
Federal investigators looking into the 2014 crash of a Virgin Galactic-backed experimental rocket ship are poised to highlight safety lapses during flight preparation, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Dutch Law Sinks Drug Tie-Up

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:17pm
When Mylan moved its legal home to the Netherlands it gained not just tax savings, but a Dutch corporate rule book that gave it more levers to resist takeovers, such as Teva’s $40 billion proposal.
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Nike, Apple Agree to Settle Nike+ FuelBand Suit

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:43pm
Nike and Apple have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by consumers regarding the efficacy of the Nike+ FuelBand, and will offer partial refunds to people who bought the fitness-tracking device.
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Auto Regulators Vow to Continue Crackdown

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:41pm
Regulators who hit Fiat Chrysler with a $105 million settlement vowed to continue a crackdown on car makers over safety lapses.
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Secret IPO Filings Feed Deal Frenzy

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:26pm
Many U.S. companies, from tech startups to drug makers, are secretly seeking to go public. Yet some that file confidentially face very different fates: Their filings spark interest from prospective acquirers.
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Pre-Fab Nuclear Plants Prove Just as Expensive

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:49pm
Modular method of constructing nuclear facilities has run into problems such as costly delays and who will bear the brunt of the expense.
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U.S. Durable Orders Up 3.4% in June

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:01pm
New orders for durable goods rose a seasonally adjusted 3.4% in June from a month earlier, the Commerce Department said.
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Pilot Shortage Halves Republic Airways Stock

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:57pm
Republic Airways said a worsening pilot shortage is forcing it to cut its flying for big U.S. airlines, hurting the regional carrier’s profit and sending its stock plummeting by half.
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Delta to Buy Stake in China Eastern

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:51pm
Delta Air agreed to spend $450 million for 3.55% of China Eastern, extending the U.S. company’s strategy of taking minority stakes in overseas carriers.
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Baidu Profit Rises 3.3%; Outlook Misses Analysts' Views

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:47pm
Baidu Inc. said its second-quarter earnings rose 3.3%, as revenue growth was mostly offset by the Chinese search-engine giant’s higher expenses.
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Procter & Gamble to Name David Taylor as CEO

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:48pm
Procter & Gamble is expected to announce as early as Thursday that company veteran David Taylor will succeed CEO A.G. Lafley.
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Drahi Boosts Media Holdings With NextRadioTV Stake

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:45pm
French tycoon Patrick Drahi has extended a two-year shopping spree, buying into French media company NextRadioTV in a bid to push more content to his growing legion of cable customers.
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