Movie-Ticket Sales Set for Banner Year

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Solid early returns for ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and solid lineup of blockbusters like ‘Furious 7’ and a new ‘Star Wars’ have analysts predicting that 2015 will be a banner year for America’s cinemas.

LetterOne, RWE to Close Dea Buy Monday

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Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s investment fund is expected to close a $5.6 billion deal on Monday to acquire Dea, the oil and natural-gas arm of German utility RWE AG.

Wages Rise at Restaurants as Labor Market Tightens

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Wage growth is breaking out in an unexpected corner of the U.S. economy: the nation’s restaurants and bars. Food-service employment has surged since the recession ended nearly six years ago, growing twice as fast as overall payrolls.

Former AIG CEO Benmosche Dies

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Robert Benmosche, who brought insurance giant AIG back from the brink of bankruptcy and led it to repay its historic bailout, died Friday at age 70 after a five-year battle with lung cancer.

Under Armour Foresees Electronic Clothing

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Athletic-gear maker Under Armour has been investing in fitness apps, while looking ahead to a time when clothes themselves become a means to track movement and biorhythms.

World Telecom Meeting to Focus on Regulation

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When telecom and tech leaders convene in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress this coming week, one topic will rise above the rest: regulation.

Airbus Boosts Output of Most Popular Plane

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Airbus is doubling down on its bet that lower oil prices and global economic uncertainties won’t dent demand for new jetliners, saying it is boosting the output of its most popular plane, the A320.

Bombardier Completes First Flight of Key Jet

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Canadian jet maker Bombardier completed the first flight of a jet that it hopes will anchor its future as a commercial aircraft manufacturer and raised new cash to help carry out its programs.

Weight Watchers Shares Hit Record Low

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Weight Watchers shares fell to a record low a day after a dismal earnings report in which executives conceded that a massive turnaround effort will take longer than expected.

Lenovo Offers Free Antivirus Software

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Lenovo will offer customers free antivirus software and cut down on preloaded software on future personal computers in response to criticism for preloading its consumer laptops with adware called Superfish.

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