Spy Agencies Explored Tapping Google, Samsung App Servers

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Western intelligence agencies explored tapping Google and Samsung mobile-software stores as well as a mobile Web browser now owned by Alibaba, according to a document leaked by former U.S. contractor Edward Snowden.

Health Insurers Seek Hefty Rate Boosts

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Major insurers in some states propose substantial rate increases for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage for an intense debate over the law’s impact.

Huatai Collects More Fuel for China Stock-Market Fire

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China’s $20 billion barrage of brokerage fundraising is looking long in the tooth, as Huatai Securities launches its Hong Kong IPO.

TomTom's Maps Need Clearer Route to Profits

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TomTom is benefitting from renewed interest in location services required for autonomous driving. But the company has yet to prove it can navigate a profitable path.

Brazil Raises Tax on Financial Firms

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The Brazilian government announced Friday an increased tax on financial firms’ profits, part of an effort to boost the country’s revenue and cut its budget deficit amid weak economic growth.

China Shares Hit Seven-Year High

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China’s stocks rallied for a fourth day to their strongest level in seven years, while Japan’s red-hot market rallied anew as the nation’s central bank kept its policy on hold.

Philip Morris Challenges U.K. Cigarette-Packaging Order

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Philip Morris International has filed a suit in the U.K. challenging a new U.K. regulation that bans branding on cigarette packs.

Foot Locker's Profit Tops Expectations on Sales Growth

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Foot Locker posted a better-than-expected 14% increase in profit as the sportswear retailer continues to benefit from sales growth.

Goldman Sachs Recaptures Mojo With DuPont Win

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The bank’s fortunes changed for the better last week when Goldman Sachs helped DuPont prevail in a high-profile feud with an activist firm.

Looted and Recovered Painting Heads to Auction

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Only two paintings from a trove of looted art that was recently recovered has been returned to its heirs—and one, Two Riders on a Beach, is about to be sold at auction, bringing its war-torn history into the spotlight.

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