Amazon Preps a Challenge to Google

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:46pm
Amazon is gearing up to challenge Google's dominance of the online advertising market, developing its own software for placing ads online that could leverage its knowledge of millions of Web shoppers.
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Foreign Investors Rethink Enthusiasm on Myanmar Aviation

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:58pm
Aviation, once thought to be one of Myanmar's most promising sectors, is losing its shine with foreign investors, offering a window into the slowdown in investment into the country.
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Google Fiber Is Fast, but Is It Fair?

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:39pm
Google's effort to provide faster Internet speeds at lower cost is changing how next-generation broadband is rolled out—while stirring debate about the "digital divide."
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Dynegy to Buy Power Plant Assets

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:58pm
Dynegy will nearly double its power-generating capacity when it buys 21 plants for $6.25 billion from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.
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Recall 'Concierge' Schedules Repairs at Dealers

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:46pm
With big auto-repair recalls by GM and Chrysler, new car dealers are scrambling to hire additional mechanics and in some cases are hiring staff just to organize appointments.
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Tariffs on South Korean Steel Confirmed

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:09pm
The International Trade Commission confirmed the imposition of tariffs on imports of steel pipe and tube from South Korea and five other countries, a victory for U.S. steelmakers.
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Rosneft Takes 30% Stake in Oil-Services Firm

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:07pm
New York-listed North Atlantic Drilling said that Russia's Rosneft would acquire 30% of its shares in exchange for cash and 150 of Rosneft's onshore drilling rigs, following a deal struck before sanctions were imposed on Russia.
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Traffic Surge Snarls Rotterdam Port

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:00pm
An unexpected increase in summer traffic through Rotterdam has caused a congestion at Europe's busiest container port just as the facility has reduced capacity for upgrades.
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Foot Locker Profit Rises 39%

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:56pm
Foot Locker Inc.'s profit jumped 39%, as strong demand for athletic shoes overcame sluggish apparel sales.
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Comparison Sites for Credit Cards Under Fire

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:47pm
The mutually beneficial relationship between a number of card issuers and comparison sites has turned icy, with heated conversations between the parties, banks cutting off ties with some sites and, in one case, a lawsuit.
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Endo Puts Medical-Device Unit on Auction Block

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:21pm
Endo International PLC has put its medical-device unit up for sale, according to people familiar with the matter, just three years after buying the business.
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McDonald's Taps New U.S. Chief

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:10pm
McDonald's is replacing the head of its U.S. business for the second time in less than two years, amid a lengthy period of flat or declining sales in its domestic market.
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CNN Held Talks About Joint Venture With Glenn Beck's The Blaze

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:05pm
CNN executives have held talks in recent weeks with representatives from Glenn Beck's The Blaze, a 24-hour news and entertainment network, about a potential joint venture to overhaul HLN, according to people familiar with the matter.
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More Than 1,000 Businesses Affected by 'Backoff' Malware

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:42pm
The Department of Homeland Security urges all companies to check for the possible malware infection, which targets cash registers.
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UnitedHealth to Expand Health-Exchange Policies to 24 States

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:39pm
UnitedHealth Group Inc. has applied to sell plans in 24 states' health-law consumer marketplaces next year, including major markets such as Texas and Pennsylvania
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Cargill: Former Executive Stole Trade Secrets

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:33pm
Cargill sued a former executive of its meatpacking division, alleging he stole trade secrets before resigning to join rival JBS this month.
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U.S. Regulator Approves GE-Powered 787-9 Jet

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:21pm
U.S. air-safety officials have approved the new version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner equipped with GE engines for commercial flights, with the first delivery of the jet expected as early as next week.
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Google Acquires Gecko Design

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:09pm
Google said it acquired mechanical engineering and product-design company Gecko Design as the Internet-search giant increasingly works on hardware products, rather than just software.
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Candy Crush Saga Reaches China

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Candy Crush Saga, one of the world's most successful mobile games, has finally been released in China by the country's main mobile game publisher Tencent Holdings.
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Walgreen Unable to Fill Prescriptions

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:53pm
Walgreen Co.'s pharmacy database crashed earlier today, preventing customers from filling prescriptions at the largest drugstore chain in the U.S.
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