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Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

5 minutes ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:13:35 EDT)

Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.

Yahoo Shows Signs of Growth

30 minutes ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:49:17 EDT)

Yahoo's earnings report provides evidence that the company may be winning back advertisers, and that Alibaba had a strong December quarter.

Shale Boom's New Problem: Radioactive Waste

8 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:38:46 EDT)

North Dakota has been slow to address repercussions from the surge in crude output, including the proliferation of radioactive oil filters. The state has no place to store such waste, which has led to illegal dumping.

A Price War Erupts in the Cloud

16 minutes ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:02:52 EDT)

Amazon.com, Microsoft and Google are battling over the future of corporate computing, and companies that use their services are reaping the benefits.

Obama to Announce Targeted Job-Training Initiatives

3 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:08 EDT)

The White House will announce $500 million in grants aimed at increasing coordination between community colleges and industry groups and another $100 million to expand access to apprenticeships to boost job training, officials said.

Why People Are Eating Less Fish

1 hour ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:52:58 EDT)

Americans are turning their noses up at one of the healthiest foods around: fish. Consumers aren't sure how to cook fish, while the seafood industry hasn't been able to organize any major marketing campaigns.

Tesco Profit Falls

3 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:54:26 EDT)

Tesco reported its second consecutive decline in full-year earnings and wrote down the value of its European business, the latest international setback for a U.K. company that once hoped to dominate global retail.

Zebra to Buy Motorola Solutions Enterprise Unit

11 hours ago (Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:59:12 EDT)

Zebra Technologies agreed to buy Motorola Solutions' scanner business for $3.5 billion in an effort to expand its bar-code and radio-tag business.

Eni Chief Navigated 'Difficult' Terrain

3 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:22:25 EDT)

By proposing to remove the chief executive of Italian oil giant Eni, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is pushing aside one of Italy's most resilient and politically connected businessmen.

In a Digital World, Lego Sticks to Its Bricks

52 minutes ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:26:23 EDT)

Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp discusses the future of plastic bricks in a digital world.

St. Jude Medical Earnings Rise 12%; Boosts 2014 Outlook

1 hour ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:58:52 EDT)

St. Jude Medical Inc. said its earnings rose 12% as the medical device maker reported modest sales growth at its core heart-rhythm device business.

Abbott Labs Profit Falls 31%

39 minutes ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:39:35 EDT)

Abbott Laboratories' first-quarter earnings fell 31% as the health-care products company reported negative currency impact masked modest overall sales growth.

Metso Rejects Weir Approach

3 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:01:23 EDT)

Finland's Metso has rejected Scottish rival Weir's proposal to merge the two engineering companies, saying the deal isn't in the best interests of its shareholders and it remains confident of its prospects as a stand-alone company.

Rolls-Royce to Pay Daimler $3.3 Billion for Stake in Joint Venture

2 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:52:54 EDT)

Rolls-Royce will pay Daimler $3.36 billion for the German auto maker's 50% interest in their joint venture, Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

Intel Net Falls as PC Market Shrinks

11 hours ago (Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:15:52 EDT)

Intel reported a decline in first-quarter profit as the Silicon Valley chip maker continues to share the pain of the shrinking personal-computer market.

Grainger Net Up on Strength in U.S. Segment

1 hour ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:18:35 EDT)

Grainger said its first-quarter profit edged up 2.3% as the industrial-goods supplier reported revenue growth in its U.S. business and strength online, masking lower sales in Canada.

Burberry Warns on Currencies

3 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:13 EDT)

Luxury clothing company Burberry reported a rise in second-half sales, helped by online growth, but said it expects currency movements to hurt profit.

Danone's Sales Decline

1 hour ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:58:39 EDT)

Danone posted a drop in first-quarter sales as price hikes hit sales volumes in key markets, adding to challenges the French dairy giant is already facing in China and Europe.

GEA Sells Heat Exchanger Business

3 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:02:14 EDT)

Shares in GEA Group jumped after the mechanical engineering company said it would sell its heat exchangers unit, valued at $1.8 billion, to Triton Advisers Ltd.

Keppel Corp First-Quarter Profit Falls 5%

1 hour ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:29:35 EDT)

Keppel Corp. said first-quarter net profit dropped 5% to $271 million in the absence of one-time gains that had bolstered income a year earlier.

ASML's Profit Jumps

5 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:17:27 EDT)

Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML Holding said net profit for the first quarter of 2014 more than doubled, but cut its guidance for the second quarter on lower demand from some of its clients.

When Spine Implants Cause Paralysis, Who Is to Blame?

9 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:08:33 EDT)

More than 100 patients have experienced partial or permanent paralysis in recent years after having spinal-cord stimulators inserted in their backs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.

Twitter to Acquire Data Partner Gnip

14 minutes ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04:48 EDT)

Twitter agreed to acquire data partner Gnip, in a sign that the messaging service wants a bigger role in analyzing tweets for businesses hungry for insights from social media. It also hired a new product chief.

Glaxo Wins U.S. Approval for Diabetes Treatment Albiglutide

12 hours ago (Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:10:44 EDT)

GlaxoSmithKline PLC's diabetes treatment albiglutide was approved for use by U.S. regulators, after a series of drug-development setbacks for the company.

China Shipbuilder Says Property Developer Defaulted on Loan

5 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:41:01 EDT)

Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine said a property developer in Nanjing has failed to repay a $16.9 million loan including interest.

GM Chief Can't Shake Recall Furor

11 hours ago (Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:26:00 EDT)

General Motors' Barra sought to shift the focus to the auto maker's coming new vehicles and away from investigations of a troubled ignition-switch recall.

For Coke, a Globally Mixed Picture

10 hours ago (Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:47:24 EDT)

Coca-Cola Co.'s global soda volumes slipped 1% in the first quarter, the first decline in its carbonated soft-drinks business since 1999. Business in China and other emerging markets was strong, though.

Making Sure the Boss Is the Right Fit

1 hour ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:55:01 EDT)

A poor cultural fit is the primary reason top managers fail. Industry experts says job candidates as well as recruiters need to step up the diligence in the hiring phase.

IKEA Assembles a Sustainability Program

9 hours ago (Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:41:24 EDT)

IKEA is making its first wind-energy investment in the U.S.: It's buying a 98-megawatt wind farm in Hoopeston, Ill., about 110 miles south of Chicago.

Editor Says He Wasn't Aware of Dowler Phone Hacking

8 hours ago (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:31:57 EDT)

Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson testified that he had no role in editing a story about a missing girl that became the epicenter of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal.