Car Makers Tap Former Safety Regulator for Takata Probe

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A group of car makers tapped a former top U.S. auto-safety regulator and an engineering firm to probe Takata. air bags prone to rupturing and injuring consumers.

KKR's Struggling Energy Firm Weighs Debt Options

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Energy producer Samson Resources, owned by private-equity firm KKR, is working with restructuring advisers, as the fall in oil and gas prices complicates its efforts to stem losses and make payments on billions of dollars in debt.

AMC Networks Ad Revenue Jumps

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AMC Networks Inc. said its advertising revenue surged in the fourth quarter, thanks to strong demand for original programming like “The Walking Dead” as well as its recent investment in BBC America.

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.

Storm Clouds Part for Qantas CEO Joyce

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Six months ago, when Alan Joyce was facing a record annual loss at Qantas Airways, the Irish-born mathematics whiz acknowledged that he faced calls to step down.

Refineries Cushion Blow to Repsol

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The world-wide collapse in crude prices has prompted losses and big spending cuts at Repsol, but the Spanish oil company found safe harbor in a business that until recently was a disaster for European energy firms: refining.

Samsung to Freeze Salaries

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Samsung Electronics said Thursday it will freeze its employees’ salaries this year as part of an effort to cut costs amid shrinking profits.

Boeing Books Orders for 50 Single-Aisle Jets

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Boeing Co. said it booked orders for 50 more of its 737 Max jets, though customers canceled deals for four of its flagship single-aisle plane.

What It's Like Doing Business in Iran

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A startup scene is popping up in Iran’s capital city, part of a nascent technology scene developing amid—and some say because of—international sanctions and censorship laws keeping Western firms away.

Nissan's Infiniti Shifts Gears in Race With Luxury Rivals

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The new head of Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, said he would focus on improving customer service in a bid to close the yawning gap with the German premium brands that dominate the segment.

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