Exxon Posts Strong Results

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Exxon said its third-quarter earnings edged up 2.5% as higher refining margins and improvements at its refining and marketing segment helped offset lower production.

Dollar General Extends Family Dollar Offer

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Dollar General said it is extending its $80-a-share tender offer to buy Family Dollar Stores by two months, as the offer remained well undersubscribed.

Panasonic Looks for Acquisitions, Tie-Ups

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Following several years of heavy losses and restructuring that cost thousands of jobs, the electronics giant now says it is ready to spend more on growth through acquisitions and alliances.

Madison Square Garden Revenue Rises 12%

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Madison Square Garden Co. said its revenue increased 12% in the latest quarter, benefiting from strength at its entertainment and sports segments and a gain from the sale of the Fuse network.

Japan's 'Haunted' Houses Mapped

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Wherever houses are haunted by misfortune, Teru Oshima wants to hear about it. He built one of Japan’s most popular real-estate websites by mapping properties with histories of ghastly events.

Apple Pay Moves World Closer to Mobile Payment Acceptance

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ApplePay’s recent launch in the U.S. is the latest indication that paying for things with our phones will become more normal, but for most, “normal” remains some way away.

Japan Pension Fund Bucks Bond Trend

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With most pension funds investing a large proportion of their assets in debt, Japan’s government pension fund has turned the other way and slashed its debt holdings and moved further into local and foreign stocks in a bold move into riskier allocations.

Altice About to Make Firm Offer for PT Portugal

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Telecom company Altice SA is set to make a firm offer to buy PT Portugal from its Brazilian owner, as competition heats up for the Portuguese unit valued at over €6 billion.

Wal-Mart Weighs Matching Web Prices

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Wal-Mart is testing a program to match online prices from rivals like Amazon this holiday season, a move that could make the discounter more competitive but cut into profits.

Newell Rubbermaid Seeks to Sell Units to Focus Portfolio

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Newell Rubbermaid said that it will pursue the sale of its Endicia online postage and Calphalon retail outlet stores and kitchen electrics businesses to create a more focused portfolio.

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