Targeted Ads? TV Can Do That

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TV networks and marketers are harnessing new “Big Data” tools to target ads by matching viewers of niche shows with their shopping preferences, making the television ad landscape more like the online one.

Valeant Sets $2 Billion Buyback Plan

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals is launching a new $2 billion securities repurchase program, just days after losing to its bid to buy Botox maker Allergan to Actavis.

Norwegian Air's Fight for Expansion Intensifies

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The battle over Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA’s plan to expand flights to the U.S. intensified Thursday as both sides in the debate highlighted safety issues ahead of a crucial meeting of regulators next week.

Fed Launches Review of Practices for Supervising Big Banks

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The Federal Reserve launched a sweeping review of its practices for supervising big banks, a move that comes in response to accusations its internal culture can stifle dissent.

Takata Learned Early of Air-Bag Woes

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The quality chief of the Japanese auto-parts supplier at the center of a massive auto recall said it first learned of problems with its air bags in May 2005 but didn’t start its investigation or warn car makers until two years later. 

Best Buy Sales Bounce Back

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Best Buy Co. said sales grew at the fastest rate in four years, helped by a more disciplined approach to discounting, greater investment by suppliers in its stores and strong demand for the new iPhone.

Corinthian Colleges to Sell Campuses

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Embattled for-profit college operator Corinthian Colleges agreed to sell the bulk of its campuses to nonprofit Zenith Education Group for $24 million as it winds down its operations.

Startups Mine Data From Fields, Shadows

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A growing coterie of entrepreneurs are selling analysis of obscure data sets to traders in search of even the smallest edges.

Inside Apple's Broken Sapphire Factory

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The $1 billion plan by Apple and unproven contractor GT Advanced Technologies to make superhard iPhone screens was troubled from the start, a rare misstep for the world’s most valuable company.

Intel Projects More Growth in 2015

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Intel Corp. projected more growth next year, as an improving personal computer market and newer bets pay off for the big chip maker.

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