Drones Are Put on a Leash

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The commercial promise of drones has been limited by their short battery lives and propensity for flying off. Now some companies believe they have a solution: tie the drones to the ground with tethers hundreds of feet long.

Global Banks May Lose Their Asia Stock-Trading Lift

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Global investment banks got a second-quarter revenue boost from a surge in Asian stock trading. But given China’s market volatility and stock declines in some other countries, those revenue gains may be hard to replicate.

Coal Miner Alpha to Seek Chapter 11

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Alpha Natural Resources is expected to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early Monday to cut its more than $3 billion debt load.

Virtual Reality Isn't Just About Games

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Virtual reality is going to be much bigger, much more compelling, and much less trivial than what its earliest adopters have so far envisioned, says Keywords columnist Christopher Mims.

Asian Stocks Decline as Investors Await Chinese Manufacturing Data

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Asia shares dropped Monday amid jitters about upcoming Chinese manufacturing data and the continued declines in commodity prices.

Power-Plant Regulations to Alter, Challenge Industry

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The first-ever federal limits on power-plant carbon emissions aim to change the way Americans make and consume electricity and ease climate change.

Aer Lingus's Margin Challenge for British Airways Parent

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Half-year results at International Consolidated Airlines and Aer Lingus point to a widening gap in profitability ahead of their deal.

Tesla Presses Its Case on Fuel Standards

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Tesla is preparing to make a public case this week for leaving mileage and emissions regulations intact, or making them even more stringent.

Countdown to Rate 'Liftoff' Could Be Disrupted

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If the Fed has last-minute doubts about raising rates, then Monday’s ISM manufacturing report could provide clarity.

'Mission: Impossible' Speeds to No. 1

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“Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation” opened in first place at the box office with an estimated $56 million, a terrific boost for the spy series and its star, Tom Cruise. Audiences, however, didn’t go with “Vacation,” the latest National Lampoon installment.

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