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Tyson Forecasts Higher Poultry Margins

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Tyson Foods Inc. forecast improving profit margins in its chicken business and said an unexpected increase in U.S. hog supplies would bolster its pork-processing operations this year.

For McDonald's, a CEO With Fresh Perspective

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In tapping Steve Easterbrook as its new chief executive, McDonald’s has opted for a company insider with an unusual attribute: an outsider’s perspective.

Sunday's Challenge for Box Makers: 12.5 Million Pizzas

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Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for takeout pizza, with Americans expected to order about 12.5 million pies. That also makes it the biggest day for companies that make corrugated pizza boxes.

Falling Prices Spread Pain Across Oil Patch

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Trouble has been looming over the oil patch since crude prices began falling last summer. But only now are the long-feared effects of a bust starting to ripple through the energy ecosystem.

ANA Orders $2.2 Billion in Aircraft From Boeing, Airbus

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All Nippon Airways agreed to buy eight new planes from Boeing in an order valued at about $1.4 billion, while also taking $828 million worth of Airbus Group planes.

Flight Attendant Claims Pressure to Cover Up 'Nut Rage' Incident

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The flight attendant at the center of the “nut rage” incident involving the daughter of the chairman of Korean Air said she lied about what happened because she felt pressure from company executives to speak well of the heiress.

China Regulator in Spotlight Over Counterfeits

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Alibaba Group’s public fight with the Chinese government over fakes is putting a spotlight on a little-known but increasingly aggressive regulatory agency that is seeking greater sway over the country’s vast e-commerce market.

Which Future Lies Ahead for BuzzFeed?

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BuzzFeed, the eight-year-old news website that pioneered the “listicle,” has many imitators but now must prove that its growth model is sustainable.

Alibaba Is Tested by Regulators, Mobile

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Alibaba reported disappointing revenue growth, while a senior executive defended the e-commerce giant against Chinese government allegations that it failed to crack down on fakes.

Air Force to Open Additional Satellite Launches to Competition

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The Pentagon will announce plans next week to open more space rocket launches to competition, paving the way for SpaceX to try to win its first military business, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plan.

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