Big Oil Companies Stay Shy Despite Upswing in Prices

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The world’s biggest energy companies are treating with caution the rally that briefly lifted crude-oil prices over $50 a barrel this week, wary of boosting spending and production too soon.

Trademark Board Issues Mixed Opinion in Coca-Cola 'Zero' Dispute

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U.S. trademark authorities said Coca-Cola Co. doesn’t have exclusive rights to use “zero’’ even as they agreed to register the common English word for the company’s diet-soda and sports-drink brands.

Janet Yellen Sees Rate Hike Coming Soon

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Friday signaled the central bank will likely raise interest rates within months if the U.S. economy keeps gaining strength.

New U.S. Study Fans Cellphone Cancer Worries

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A new study found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in rats exposed to low-level radio waves emitted by cellphones has reignited debate, but many scientists said it was too soon to draw sweeping conclusions from the results.

Viacom CEO Gets June Hearing in Lawsuit Over Redstone Trust

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A Massachusetts judge has granted Viacom Chairman Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams’ request for a speedy hearing after the two filed a lawsuit to invalidate their removal from a trust designed to oversee media mogul Sumner Redstone’s holdings.

How Will You Observe Memorial Day?

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Many Americans this Memorial Day will visit gravesites and town monuments. What about the rest of us?

Brian Chesky's Home-Sharing Quest

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The Airbnb CEO on building his company, battling his critics and renting his couch.

U.S. First-Quarter GDP Growth Revised Higher to 0.8%

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The U.S. economy’s first-quarter slowdown was less pronounced than initially thought, and recent data have pointed to a pickup for growth this spring.

Verizon, Unions Reach Labor Pact

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Verizon Communications and its labor unions have reached an agreement in principle that would end a weekslong labor strike.

The Economy vs. Earnings: Companies Aren't Winning

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The U.S. economy isn’t as weak as the GDP report suggests. As that becomes clear, companies will need to find another excuse.

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