Oil Wells Yield a Gusher of Goofy Names

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Every oil well drilled must have its own name. There are wells named after planets and chili peppers as well as ones named Ron Burgundy and Dean Wormer.

NYSE Looks to Ease Late-Day Pileup

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The New York Stock Exchange is preparing a new plan to make it easier to buy or sell the shares of thousands of listed companies, an effort to counter the slow midday trading and uneven liquidity plaguing U.S. stock markets.

'Numbers Guy' Behind Broadcom Deal

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Avago CEO Hock Tan, a media-shy financial whiz now mounting the largest takeover in high-tech history, is stepping into the limelight with a $37 billion cash-and-stock deal to buy chip maker Broadcom.

Lehman's Fuld Says It Wasn't His Fault

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Richard Fuld Jr. insisted he doesn’t want to play “woulda, coulda, shoulda” about the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings.

Moody's Upgrades Four Top U.S. Banks

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Moody’s Investors Service said that it was upgrading the ratings of four of the largest U.S. banks after the company determined that some creditors would suffer fewer losses if those banks were to fail.

Hanergy Investors Wait to Cross Suspension Bridge

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After months of suspending disbelief about Hanergy’s value, investors now have to suspend their expectations of trading the stock, too.

Teck's Cuts Won't Fire Up Coal Prices

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Teck’s temporary shutdowns are an important step in stabilizing coking coal prices—but aren’t enough.

Avago Dives Deep With Broadcom

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Avago’s purchase of Broadcom comes with a hefty price tag. But the chip maker has shown it can make deal-making work.

Libor Accused Received Help From Boss, Evidence Shows

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Tom Hayes, the former UBS trader accused of being the ringleader of a global interest-rate-rigging conspiracy, received a helping hand from his boss, according to evidence presented at his London trial.

An Airbnb for Construction Firms

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A Caterpillar-backed online marketplace is matching heavy-equipment dealers and owners to potential renters, calling itself an Airbnb-like rental facilitator for construction companies.

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