Houghton Goes Digital to the Core

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Textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, two years out of bankruptcy, is counting on Common Core standards to drive demand for school curriculum products with both print and digital components. A Boss Talk interview with Linda Zecher.

Investor's Gambit: Harness a Wildcatter

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An investment firm run by John Raymond, the son of former Exxon chief Lee Raymond, has plowed about $3.2 billion into companies set up by former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon under a structure that lets it keep control.

Santander CEO Marín Replaced

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The Spanish lender replaced its chief executive with its finance chief and made several changes to its board of directors, in the first major shake-up since Ana Botín took the reins following her father’s death.

PC Short-Term Outlook Improves, but Caution Lingers

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The outlook for worldwide personal-computer shipments improved after a better-than-expected third quarter, but caution remains, International Data Corp. said Tuesday.

Spotify's Revenue Rose in 2013

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Music-streaming company Spotify said revenue grew substantially last year, but said it continued to post large losses as investment weighed on profit and it had revised down its 2012 net and operating income due to accounting changes and unspecified “errors.”

Fight Over Flickr's Use of Photos

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Yahoo, owner of the Flickr photo-sharing site, has upset some photographers by selling canvas prints of photos uploaded to the site and keeping all of the profits.

Home Depot Facing at Least 44 Civil Suits in Data Breach

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Home Depot said Tuesday that it faces at least 44 civil lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada related to a widespread data breach the home-improvement retailer suffered earlier this year.

New Hertz CEO to Receive $1.45 Million Salary, With Healthy Bonuses

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Hertz Global Holdings’ new CEO, John P. Tague, will receive a base salary of $1.45 million, along with the opportunity to make another $3.63 million in bonus pay.

U.S. Moves to Impose Tariffs on China Tires

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The U.S. took a step toward imposing tariffs on Chinese-made tires, the latest move by workers in the American tire industry to prevent jobs from moving to China.

Amazon's Polish Sites Help Deflect German Strikes

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The launch of distribution centers in Poland adds necessary capacity for growth in Europe and helps buffer any potential impact from strikes in Germany, online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said.

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