Google, Cablevision Challenge Wireless Business Model

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Google and Cablevision Systems are preparing new cellphone services that would turn the wireless industry’s business model on its head, increasing pressure on companies already dealing with a price war.

Currency Fight Hinders Talks on Trade Deal

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Concern that some trade partners are manipulating their currencies to gain an export edge has emerged as a major hurdle to the Obama administration’s efforts to move a Pacific trade agreement through Congress.

Rout in Commodities Is a 'Buy' Signal for Some

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A few brave investors are betting the gloom oppressing global commodity markets is on the verge of lifting.

Siemens Chief Faces Heat on Deal

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Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser is expected to face tough questions from investors on Tuesday over the high price he agreed in September to pay for oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group.

U.S. and India Advance Nuclear Trade

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President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they made tangible progress on a range of issues with movement on civil nuclear trade defense cooperation and climate change.

ECB Gives Dollar Rally Further Impetus

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Horizons: The European Central Bank’s big stimulus plan has thrust the dollar’s advance into overdrive, for better or worse.

AXIS Capital and PartnerRe to Merge

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AXIS Capital Holdings and PartnerRe said they have signed an agreement to merge.

Google Wireless Service Aims to Switch Between Carriers

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Google Inc.’s upcoming wireless service would aim to end subscribers’ reliance on a single carrier, instead giving them the ability to pick the best signal from a variety of sources, people familiar with the plan said.

Inroads Made by Apple Pay Propel 'Mobile Wallet' Idea

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Apple’s Apple Pay payments service, now three months old, is making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to use it.

Roughnecks Make Hard Hats Their Canvas

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In the oil fields, where hard hats abound, so do hard-hat stickers, blue-collar badges of street cred that advertise everything from the wearer’s job experience and professional affiliations to favorite local eateries.

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