Mattel's New CEO Vows Urgency

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Toy maker Mattel confirmed a decline in sales and profit during the crucial holiday-shopping quarter, and said it would act with urgency to improve results.

Cigarette Volume Declines Ease at Altria

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Cigarette volume declines at Altria eased in the fourth quarter, suggesting the Marlboro maker is getting a lift from the rebounding U.S. economy.

Chevron Earnings Hit New Low

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Chevron posted its lowest quarterly profit in five years and said it would trim its ambitious spending plans and halt share buybacks as the collapse in oil prices erased billions of dollars in cash flow.

Shire Drug Cleared to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

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Shire’s drug Vyvanse became the first drug approved for sale in the U.S. to treat the estimated 2.8 million adults who have a binge-eating disorder.

Oh, the Silly Things That Financial Pros Say

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Morgan Housel’s guide to seven seemingly informative phrases that don’t tell investors much at all.

Brazil's Vale Plans to Cut Dividends

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Brazilian mining giant Vale SA plans to slash dividends to the lowest level in eight years in a bid to shore up cash amid spiraling commodities prices.

How Sharp-Elbowed Uber Is Trying to Make Nice

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Facing roadblocks, ride-sharing service Uber is trying to present a softer side to its aggressive push into global markets.

IBM CEO Rometty to Receive $3.6 Million Bonus

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International Business Machines Corp. said Chief Executive Virginia Rometty will receive a $3.6 million bonus for her performance in 2014, despite annual declines in profit and revenue at the computing giant.

Monsanto Shareholders Approve Nonbinding Proxy-Access Proposal

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Monsanto shareholders rejected a stockholder proposal urging the separation of the chairman and CEO roles, but approved a nonbinding proposal requesting “proxy access” adoption.

Recalls Hit Honda Earnings

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Honda cut its profit outlook for a second consecutive quarter, the latest indication of the growing toll of two recalls—one involving exploding air bags made by Takata and the other related to the redesigned Fit subcompact.

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