Yield Plays: Exxon, Chevron Put to the Test

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Shares have jumped but look susceptible as oil’s slide resumes.

Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider for $9.3 Billion

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Business software maker Oracle agreed to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion, a cloud computer firm whose largest investor is Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison.

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Viacom CEO's Suit

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The legal battle for future control over Sumner Redstone’s $40 billion media empire appears to be headed to trial.

Colgate-Palmolive Revenue Declines

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Colgate-Palmolive’s revenue slid more than expected in the second quarter as foreign-currency headwinds dragged down results, particularly in Latin America.

Past Mistakes Still Haunt Lender CIT

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Midsize lender CIT is struggling to find the right size and business mix, even as it divests a profitable air leasing business.

Oracle: No Break Yet in Cloud Shopping Spree

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A high price for NetSuite shows demand for cloud deals remains strong.

How Mobile Games Rake In Billions

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Behind a pair of recent multibillion-dollar deals in the mobile videogame industry is an expertly crafted weapon: virtual goods sold inside apps for as little as 99 cents a pop. In-app purchases let players spend real money to bypass ads, acquire skills or grow powerful quickly.

At VW, Hefty Scandal-Related Charges Drag Down Profit

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The German auto maker’s operating profit surged nearly 20%, but that was halved by charges, largely related to the company’s emissions-cheating scandal.

Hershey Posts Revenue Gain as It Swings to Profit

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Hershey said its U.S. candy sales will be lower than expected this year, as the chocolate giant beefs up its cost-cutting efforts after rejecting a buyout offer from Mondelez International.

Apple's Hard-Charging Tactics Backfire in TV

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Some of the tactics used by Apple to achieve success have hurt its efforts to revolutionize the TV-watching experience. In search of its new big thing, the company has alienated cable providers and networks with an assertive negotiating style.

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