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Apple Escalates Ad-Blockers Fight

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Apple’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors like Google.

Netflix Ends Epix Cable Deal, Pulling High-Profile Films

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Streaming service to focus on originals and exclusives; Hulu lands a film trove

Eni Reports Huge Natural-Gas Discovery off Egypt

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Eni SpA said it made a massive natural-gas discovery off the coast of Egypt in what the Italian oil-and-gas company is calling the largest ever find in the Mediterranean Sea.

Facebook Moves to Help Sift Out Unauthorized Video

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Facebook, under fire from top Web-video creators who say it fails to prevent their videos from being posted without permission, is trying to make it easier for them to protect their content, particularly when videos go viral.

U.S. Port Traffic Hinted at China Slowdown

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Long before investors lost faith in the Chinese stock market, something seemed amiss at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The number of containers coming from China was up, but beginning in 2013, fewer loads were being sent in the other direction.

BNY Mellon Races to Fix Pricing Glitches

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Executives at Bank of New York Mellon Corp. are racing against the clock to make it through a backlog of pricing issues before the markets open Monday morning.

China Slowdown to Hit Asia Electronics Supply Chain

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After several years of torrid expansion, the slowdown in smartphone sales in China is expected to hit Asian parts suppliers.

VW Is Told to Shed Suzuki Stake

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An international court has ordered Volkswagen of Germany to sell its nearly 20% stake in Suzuki, allowing the Japanese auto maker to extricate itself from the tie-up after a four-year struggle.

Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan

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Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year.

Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle

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As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of businesses sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can.

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