Newell Rubbermaid Seeks to Sell Units to Focus Portfolio

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Newell Rubbermaid said that it will pursue the sale of its Endicia online postage and Calphalon retail outlet stores and kitchen electrics businesses to create a more focused portfolio.

NTT DoCoMo to Combine Broadband, Mobile Services

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Japan’s largest mobile network operator will start selling high-speed broadband and mobile services in a single, discounted package as it responds to fierce competition and a sharp earnings decline.

Hilton Worldwide: Profit Falls, Outlook Rises

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Hilton Worldwide said its third-quarter profit edged down on higher expenses, but the hotel operator raised its outlook for the year on strong revenue and occupancy rates.

Former Android Leader Leaving Google

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Andy Rubin, co-founder and former leader of Google Inc.’s Android mobile business and the current head of its nascent robotics effort, is leaving the Internet company, the company said Thursday.

AB InBev Sales Fall

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Anheuser-Busch InBev reported that weakness in the U.S., Russia and Ukraine weighed on sales volumes in the third quarter, even as cost cuts and strong sales elsewhere boosted profit.

British Airways' Parent Lifts Guidance

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British Airways parent, International Consolidated Airlines Group, raised its full-year earnings guidance as a turnaround at its Spanish unit Iberia spurred a 30% rise in operating profit in the third quarter.

HTC Sees Brighter Fourth-Quarter

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HTC Corp. on Friday predicted sales would at least stay flat in the fourth quarter after three years of decline.

Macau Slump Divides Investors

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With Macau set to record its fifth straight month of gambling revenue declines and the stocks suffering a terrible year, investors and analysts are rethinking their views, with some pointing to Las Vegas as a new profit driver.

Has Samsung Lost Its Grip to China?

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The sharp drop in Samsung’s mobile-phone business raises the question: Will Chinese companies soon rule the smartphone market?

WPP Sales Lifted by Media Buying

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WPP stuck to its full-year sales and profit margin goal even as the advertising giant warned that companies remain cautious with their advertising spending amid concerns over heightened geopolitical tensions.

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