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Google, Cablevision Challenge Wireless Business Model

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Google and Cablevision Systems are preparing new cellphone services that would turn the wireless industry’s business model on its head, increasing pressure on companies already dealing with a price war.

Siemens Chief Faces Heat on Deal

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Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser is expected to face tough questions from investors on Tuesday over the high price he agreed in September to pay for oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group.

U.S. and India Advance Nuclear Trade

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President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they made tangible progress on a range of issues with movement on civil nuclear trade defense cooperation and climate change.

AXIS Capital and PartnerRe to Merge

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AXIS Capital Holdings and PartnerRe said they have signed an agreement to merge.

Google Wireless Service Aims to Switch Between Carriers

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Google Inc.’s upcoming wireless service would aim to end subscribers’ reliance on a single carrier, instead giving them the ability to pick the best signal from a variety of sources, people familiar with the plan said.

Inroads Made by Apple Pay Propel 'Mobile Wallet' Idea

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Apple’s Apple Pay payments service, now three months old, is making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to use it.

Roughnecks Make Hard Hats Their Canvas

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In the oil fields, where hard hats abound, so do hard-hat stickers, blue-collar badges of street cred that advertise everything from the wearer’s job experience and professional affiliations to favorite local eateries.

Obama Administration Moves to Ban Drilling in Arctic Refuge

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The Obama administration is moving this week to designate areas of Alaska off limits to oil and natural gas drilling in its latest effort to bolster its environmental legacy.

Adelson to Take CEO Job at Sands China

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Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will also take on that title at the company’s Macau unit, underscoring the billionaire’s unwavering focus on his gambling empire.

'American Sniper' Tags Another Win

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The war drama crosses the $200 million mark; Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Boy Next Door’ places second.

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