U.S. Oil Prices Rise Off Multiyear Lows

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Oil prices rallied Wednesday as traders closed out positions following a dramatic plunge in prices in recent months.

Ruble Volatile Despite Intervention

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The ruble strengthened in afternoon trading after Russia’s central bank announced measures to shore up the country’s banks following another volatile day for the currency.

Diageo Says Growth in U.S. Spirits Industry Slows

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Diageo PLC said growth in the U.S. spirits industry slowed in the past year amid intense price competition and signs that drinkers are falling out of love with flavored vodka.

ECB's Coeuré Sends Strong Signal on Stimulus

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ECB executive board member Benoît Coeuré sent one of the clearest signals to date that the ECB is poised to embark on large-scale asset purchases centered on government bonds early next year.

Germany Requires Changes to Inheritance Tax Law

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Germany’s highest court is demanding lawmakers change existing tax exemptions that unfairly benefit many of the country’s big family-owned firms.

Sony Frees Theaters to Skip Film Amid Threat

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Sony Pictures executives were telling theaters they wouldn’t object if theaters decided not to show its comedy “The Interview” after new terrorist threats surfaced.

BlackBerry Launches New Phone

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BlackBerry unveiled a device meant to appeal to its traditional customers with signature BlackBerry phone features like a physical keyboard and trackpad.

Riding in Uber's Car Pool Turns Into a Lonely Trip

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Car service Uber launched a carpooling effort called UberPool in New York City earlier this month, and whether UberPool succeeds depends largely on the quirks of the city itself and its residents.

Security Firm Faults Coolpad Software

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Online security firm Palo Alto Networks said some mobile phones made by Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group contain software that allows the handset vendor to install applications onto users’ phones without their knowledge, raising privacy and security concerns.

EU Considers Uber's Request to Block French Taxi Law

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The EU is considering Uber’s latest legal maneuver to block a new French law that could upend how the company operates.

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