Whiting Petroleum Seeks Buyer Amid Plunge in Crude Prices

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Whiting Petroleum Corp. is seeking a buyer, according to people familiar with the matter, after plummeting crude prices took a bite out of the oil-and-gas producer’s results and its shares tumbled.

Turning a Profit From Music Mashups

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The music industry is gearing up to spin revenue from a new source: the billions of hours of DJ mixes and mashups that dance-music fans listen to online each year.

Brazil Supreme Court Clears Probe of Lawmakers Amid Petrobras Scandal

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Brazil’s Supreme Court on Friday authorized prosecutors to investigate the heads of both chambers of Congress in a corruption case that threatens to upend President Dilma Rousseff’s governing coalition.

Fiat Chrysler to Pay CEO $72 Million

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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne stands to earn $72 million for engineering a deal that created the world’s seventh-largest car maker and led to a 61% surge in the company’s stock price last year.

Google's Android to Take On Facebook in Virtual Reality

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Google has assembled a team of engineers to build a version of the Android operating system to power virtual-reality applications, according to two people familiar with the project

Self-Braking Cars Are Safer, but Do They Boost MPG?

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Fewer accidents should lead to better fuel economy, a fact the auto industry wants Washington regulators to recognize when doling out credits for coming mileage targets.

Oil on Derailed Train Shipped by Mercuria Energy

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The crude oil aboard the train involved in a fiery derailment in Illinois was shipped by a big energy-trading company based in Switzerland.

Justice Department Requests Info From Intuit

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TurboTax maker Intuit Inc. said the U.S. Justice Department has formally requested information from the company and said it has been contacted by the Federal Trade Commission.

Alcoa Studies Capacity Reductions

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Alcoa said it would look at cutting or selling up to 14% of its global smelting capacity, as it continues to fight sluggish prices and an oversupplied global market.

Bank of America Follows Internet Companies Into the Cloud

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Bank of America’s move toward a software-defined data infrastructure reflects the migration of state-of-the art information technology developed by Internet companies into the broader economy.

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