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Orange Considers Potential Tie-Up With Telecom Italia

Wall Street Journal - 49 min 59 sec ago
France’s Orange is considering launching a bid to tie up with Telecom Italia in a sign that European telecommunications companies are continuing to push forward a wave of consolidation across the region.
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Amgen Sees Positive Results From Kyprolis Study

Wall Street Journal - 54 min 55 sec ago
Amgen took a step forward in its efforts to make its Kyprolis cancer therapy a standard treatment for many multiple myeloma patients, saying the drug performed better than older rival Velcade in a study.
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NXP, Freescale Agree to Merger

Wall Street Journal - 58 min 47 sec ago
NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor have agreed to merge in a deal that values Freescale at $11.8 billion and would create a combined company with a market value of more than $30 billion.
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Ports Get Creative as Cargo Piles Up

Wall Street Journal - 59 min 13 sec ago
Southern California ports are thinking about ways they can speed things up after a labor dispute contributed to near gridlock in their operations. Cargomatic, a sort of Uber for cargo, is one solution.
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Glencore Faces Hit From Big Coal Bet

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 12 min ago
Investors will get their first look on Tuesday at a full year of Glencore’s financial results since it acquired Xstrata and its ample coal reserves in 2013. Coal prices are off about 25% since then.
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HTC Enters Virtual-Reality Market---Mobile World

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 26 min ago
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. is entering the world of virtual reality, part of its move to diversify its product line to boost sales.
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Do You Really Need a Wireless Phone Carrier?

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 39 min ago
Is it possible to never pay for wireless-phone service again? For 30 days, WSJ reporter Ryan Knutson disconnected his iPhone from AT&T and lived entirely off the free Wi-Fi connections—and it worked.
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Is Facebook Friend or Foe for Telecom Operators?

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 51 min ago
Telecom firms trying to connect billions more people to the Web aren’t sure if Facebook is their friend or foe. Tensions between the phone and Internet industries will be on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Samsung Answers iPhone 6 With Galaxy S6

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 54 min ago
Samsung introduced a new flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, with a double-curved screen and its own mobile-payment service, as the Korean giant looks to keep pace with Apple and Xiaomi.
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FCC Tests Its Authority Over States

Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 13 min ago
The federal communications agency is using a new argument to override state laws limiting cities’ ability to run their own Internet service.
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RWE to Proceed With North Sea Gas Deal

Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 27 min ago
German utility RWE and an energy-investment fund led by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman signaled that they would proceed with a $5.6 billion deal for oil-and-gas fields over the U.K. government’s objections.
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World Telecom Meet to Focus on Regulation

Wall Street Journal - 6 hours 19 min ago
When telecom and tech leaders convene in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress this week, one topic will rise above the rest: regulation.
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Samsung Looks to Outsmart Apple, Google on Mobile Payments

Wall Street Journal - 9 hours 19 min ago
With its new Galaxy S6 smartphone, Samsung is looking to jump ahead of Apple and Google in one of the most competitive battlegrounds in mobile software and services—payments.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 First Look: Can an Extreme Makeover Beat the iPhone?

Wall Street Journal - 9 hours 23 min ago
When it comes to building better hardware and much improved software, the sixth time’s the charm
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Movie Chains Hope for Big Year

Wall Street Journal - 15 hours 46 min ago
Solid early returns for ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and solid lineup of blockbusters like ‘Furious 7’ and a new ‘Star Wars’ have analysts predicting that 2015 will be a banner year for America’s cinemas.
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Berkshire Hathaway Posts Lower Profits

Wall Street Journal - 20 hours 40 min ago
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway posted lower earnings for the fourth quarter amid investment derivative gains of $192 million.
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Blackstone CEO Took Home $690 Million in 2014

Wall Street Journal - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:01pm
Blackstone Group co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman took home about $690 million in dividends, compensation and fund payouts for 2014, a nearly 50% increase from 2013.
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U.K. Won't Approve Gas Fields Sale to LetterOne Fund

Wall Street Journal - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 4:13pm
The U.K. government said it won’t approve the sale of British North Sea natural gas fields from German utility RWE to an investment fund backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman over concerns the oligarch is a future target of European sanctions.
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U.S. Presses China on Technology Rules

Wall Street Journal - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:06am
U.S. officials and business groups are objecting to a draft Chinese antiterrorism law that they say will serve as a new way for Beijing to acquire proprietary information or nudge foreign technology companies out of the vast market.
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Spain's Bankia Posts Profit Gain

Wall Street Journal - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 4:23am
Spain’s largest bailed-out lender said net profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 268 million euros ($300.08 million) from 150 million euros a year earlier.
Categories: Business
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