On-Demand Workers: 'We Are Not Robots'

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Companies that rely on freelance labor describe their workers as micro-entrepreneurs. But lawsuits, protests and forums suggest that many flexible laborers feel less enthusiastic about the new work model.

Port Snarls to Take Months to Unwind

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The labor dispute that has magnified the snarls at U.S. West Coast ports may be on the brink of a settlement, but it will take months to end the widespread pain, freight disruptions, and losses caused by the cargo jam.

Rural Spain Feels Pain of Bank Branch Cuts

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Thousands of branch closures, aimed at cutting costs, have limited access to banking services in some parts of rural Spain.

Fiat Chrysler Fourth-Quarter Net Profit Falls

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Car maker said it won’t pay a dividend on 2014 profit to preserve funds for its five-year plan, but added that it shipped 4.6 million vehicles last year and could ship as many as five million this year.

Drone Maker to Prevent Some Device Flights Over D.C.

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In response to the drone crash at the White House this week, the Chinese maker of the device that crashed said it is updating its drones to disable them from flying over much of Washington, D.C.

A Radical Idea for Activist Investors

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What if activist shareholders pressed companies not to cut costs, but to invest more, with an eye on long-term progress instead of short-term gains? Now that would be different, writes Dennis Berman.

Malls Get Boost From Tech Stores

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The Property Report: Apple, Microsoft, Tesla and other high-tech companies are drawing customers to U.S. shopping malls, helping to drive their bottom lines.

AT&T Results Narrowly Top Expectations

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AT&T Inc. added 854,000 of the wireless industry’s core customers in the last three months of the year, as profits and customer retention showed signs of strain from the heightened competition.

Electronic Arts Reports Profitable Holiday Season

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Electronic Arts swung to a profit on stronger than expected revenue in the holiday quarter, as more consumers snapped up software for discounted videogame consoles and downloaded more digital content.

H&M Profit Beats Expectations

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Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz reported a stronger-than-expected rise in net profit for the fourth quarter, and said that it plans to open 400 new stores in 2015.

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