Airbus Pays Record Dividend

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Airbus Group said it would boost production of its popular A320 single-aisle jet as Europe’s largest plane maker reported a 59% rise in profit for last year despite problems with a big military aircraft program.

BASF Profit Lifted by Chemicals

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The world’s largest chemicals company reported a 25% rise in net profit for the fourth quarter, boosted by strong growth in its chemicals businesses. But the company was held back by a sharp earnings decline in its oil and gas business.

Treasury Wine Gets Strategic Boost

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It is unusual for a seller of premium wine to throw in discounts on goods such as refrigerators and televisions. For Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., however, this marketing strategy appears to be working.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate Internet service like a public utility, expanding the U.S. government’s oversight of a once lightly regulated business.

Billion-Dollar Health Startups

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A Look at Proteus Digital and Moderna

IOC Considers Loosening Advertising Restrictions

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The International Olympic Committee is considering changes to its advertising rules that could loosen restrictions on athletes endorsed by sponsors that aren’t official advertisers at the Games.

Pimco Outflows Hit Allianz

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Allianz’s fourth-quarter results were overshadowed by outflows at Pacific Investment Management, where clients continue to pull assets in the wake of a management shake-up.

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.

Meet Warren Buffett's Wannabes

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As billionaire hits 50 years at Berkshire Hathaway, fans and disciples claim his name; no female Warren Buffett.

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.

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