Amazon's Twitch Site Bets on Poker

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Amazon’s streaming videogame-streaming site Twitch has begun broadcasting online poker games with players fielding questions from viewers and talking through their strategy in real time.

New York's Daily News Exploring Possibility of Sale

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The Daily News, one of the largest daily newspapers in the U.S., is exploring the possibility of a sale, its owner said Thursday.

Bayer Reiterates Plans to Divest Plastics Business

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Bayer reiterated plans to divest itself of its high-tech plastics business, saying it would legally and economically separate the Material Science division by the end of August.

Resale Prices Tumble on Electric Cars

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With gasoline prices down 33% from a year ago and buyers cooling toward electric vehicles, Nissan dealers worry that weak demand for used electric Leaf cars will put a flood of used models on the market.

BHP, Rio Tinto Hold Off Iron Ore's Squeeze

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Mining firms such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have escaped writing down the value of iron-ore pits in Australia, despite slumping commodity prices.

Weight Watchers Loses Money, Members

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Weight Watchers reported a loss in the holiday quarter and said members continue to leave as the weight-loss company sheds more ground to apps and other gadgets that track calories.

Sears Extends Dismantling of Company

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Sears updated its plans to split off up to 300 of its best stores into a separate company as it also reported a $159 million loss and declining sales over the holidays.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Business

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Barnes & Noble said Thursday that it plans to spin off its college bookstore unit from its retail and Nook operations, scrapping a plan to spin off its struggling e-book business.

Penn Virginia Exploring Sale

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Energy producer Penn Virginia is exploring a sale as its stock price has declined, its reserves have lost value and billionaire George Soros has urged the company to find a buyer.

AB InBev Profit Lifted by U.S.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev said economic recovery in the U.S. helped offset the impact of a stronger dollar that hurt sales elsewhere in the company’s global beer empire, pushing up profits during the fourth quarter.

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