Google Revenue Hurt by Rising Dollar

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The rising dollar claimed another victim as Google’s revenue grew slower than expected. Absent the dollar’s impact, revenue would have risen roughly 20%.

Manitowoc to Split Crane, Food-Equipment Arms

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Manitowoc said it plans to split into two stand-alone companies by spinning off its food-equipment business early next year, a move advocated by two activist investors.

Samsung, Apple Battle for Top Spot

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The fortunes of the world’s two biggest smartphone makers crossed paths again, as contrasting earnings reports from Apple and Samsung Electronics put the two technology giants back in a dead heat for leadership of the global market.

Canadians to See Super Bowl Ads---in 2017

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Canada’s broadcast regulator said it will lift a rule that effectively prevents Canadians from seeing American Super Bowl ads during the game. But the change won’t occur until 2017

Antitrust Suit Filed Against Caterpillar, Others

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An upstart online seller of Chinese construction equipment has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Caterpillar Inc. and three other companies, accusing them of conspiring to thwart the new venture.

Hard-Driving Uber Gives Compromise a Try

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Facing roadblocks, ride-sharing service Uber is trying to present a softer side to its aggressive push into global markets.

Cheap Oil Sours Big-Ticket Energy Projects

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Chevron’s big-budget exploration projects, conceived during an era of high energy prices, are starting to produce their first barrels of oil as a global glut is making the payoff from such projects less certain.

Harley-Davidson Sales Growth Worldwide Tops U.S.

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Harley-Davidson Inc., socked by the strong dollar and tougher pricing competition, reported Thursday a 1.2% decline in profit for the fourth quarter.

Spotify Seeks to Raise About $500 Million

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Music streaming service Spotify is working with Goldman Sachs on a new round of private fundraising, potentially putting off an initial public offering for another year.

China Tops U.S. in Foreign Investment

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China became the world’s top destination for foreign investment in 2014, edging the U.S. out of the top position for the first time since 2003.

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