Samsung, Apple Battle for Top Spot

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The fortunes of the world’s two biggest smartphone makers crossed paths again, as contrasting earnings reports from Apple and Samsung Electronics put the two technology giants back in a dead heat for leadership of the global market.

Canadians to See Super Bowl Ads---in 2017

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Canada’s broadcast regulator said it will lift a rule that effectively prevents Canadians from seeing American Super Bowl ads during the game. But the change won’t occur until 2017

Falling Prices Spread Pain Far Across The Oil Patch

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Trouble has been looming over the oil patch since crude prices began falling last summer. But only now are the long-feared effects of a bust starting to ripple through the energy ecosystem.

Antitrust Suit Filed Against Caterpillar, Others

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An upstart online seller of Chinese construction equipment has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Caterpillar Inc. and three other companies, accusing them of conspiring to thwart the new venture.

Cablevision Sues Verizon Over Wi-Fi Service

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Cablevision Systems is suing Verizon Communications, accusing Verizon of falsely advertising the “fastest Wi-Fi available” in New York in an attempt to undercut Cablevision’s competitive advantage.

Hard-Driving Uber Gives Compromise a Try

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

Alibaba Sales Disappoint; Firm Rebuts China Claims

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Alibaba reported disappointing revenue growth, while a senior executive defended the e-commerce giant against Chinese government allegations that it failed to crack down on fakes.

Cheap Oil Sours Big-Ticket Energy Projects

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Chevron’s big-budget exploration projects, conceived during an era of high energy prices, are starting to produce their first barrels of oil as a global glut is making the payoff from such projects less certain.

Harley-Davidson Sales Growth Worldwide Tops U.S.

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Harley-Davidson Inc., socked by the strong dollar and tougher pricing competition, reported Thursday a 1.2% decline in profit for the fourth quarter.

Nickelodeon Plans Paid Video Service

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Viacom became the latest media company to venture outside the cable bundle by announcing that Nickelodeon will launch a subscription video service available to people who aren’t pay-TV customers.

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