South Korea, U.S., Japan to Sign Intelligence Pact

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South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing pact next week to better cope with North Korea’s increasing nuclear and missile threats, officials in Seoul said.

HeidelbergCement to Sell Assets

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Germany’s HeidelbergCement has agreed to sell operations in North America and the U.K. for $1.4 billion to a U.S. affiliate of Lone Star Funds.

Fossil Goes Luxury With 'Swiss Made' Label

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U.S. watchmaker Fossil hopes $1,595 timepieces will bridge gap between mass market and high-end.

RadioShack's Problem: So Many Stores

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RadioShack has shut more stores in the past two months than the rest of the year, though it’s hard to tell the difference. The chain still has a heavy surplus of stores in many local markets.

A Free-Speech Pitch for 'The Interview'

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About 300 small, niche theaters are showing the movie “The Interview,” which was yanked by Sony last week after big theater chains refused to show it due to a terrorist threat.

Australian M&A Reflects Reversal of Fortune

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A decade ago, battered Australian technology stocks became the target of reverse takeovers by resources companies. Now, the opposite is happening.

Drug Prices, M&A Top the Agenda for '15

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Pharmalot: A new year always brings new challenges, and the pharmaceutical industry certainly has its share, says columnist Ed Silverman.

Xbox, PlayStation Networks Hit With Connection Problems

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Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Networks experienced user-connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

One Banker's Big Deal: College Basketball Scholarships

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Citigroup’s top energy banker spent a decade grooming some of Houston’s most talented basketball players, many from less-privileged backgrounds. Now, the payoff: Several are drawing notice on leading college teams.

French Carpooling Service BlaBlaCar Gains Traction

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Eight-year-old carpooling service BlaBlaCar is gaining on the back of Europe’s deteriorating public-transport and as a low-key and long-distance alternative to trains.

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