Cigarette Volume Declines Ease at Altria

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Cigarette volume declines at Altria Group Inc. eased in the fourth quarter, suggesting the Marlboro maker is getting a lift from the rebounding U.S. economy and slowing growth in electronic cigarettes.

American Airlines, US Airways Pilots Approve Joint Contract

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Pilots from the two carriers that combined to form American Airlines Group approved a joint contract Friday after months of negotiations, a major step in the company’s integration as the world’s largest airline.

Tech Companies, Italy Reach 'Freemium' Agreement

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Apple, Google. and Amazon.com have reached an accord that allows the U.S. companies to avoid fines for allegedly misleading people in the EU to make purchases in mobile phone apps that are initially free to download.

Mattel Interim CEO Vows Urgency

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Toy maker Mattel confirmed a decline in sales and profit during the crucial holiday-shopping quarter, and said it would act with urgency to improve results.

A Super-Bowl Ad Is Just Half the Battle

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For marketers, Super Bowl commercials are just part of the blitz for the big game. Ad executives say it is equally important to make a splash with eye-catching displays at retail stores to reinforce a brand’s message.

Tyson Forecasts Higher Poultry Margins

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Tyson Foods Inc. forecast improving profit margins in its chicken business and said an unexpected increase in U.S. hog supplies would bolster its pork-processing operations this year.

For McDonald's, a CEO With Fresh Perspective

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In tapping Steve Easterbrook as its new chief executive, McDonald’s has opted for a company insider with an unusual attribute: an outsider’s perspective.

Shake Shack Surges in Debut

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Shares of Shake Shack, a restaurant chain known for its burgers and crinkle-cut fries, opened at $47.21 in their market debut, 125% above their IPO price.

Sunday's Challenge for Box Makers: 12.5 Million Pizzas

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Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for takeout pizza, with Americans expected to order about 12.5 million pies. That also makes it the biggest day for companies that make corrugated pizza boxes.

Why 'Free File' for Taxes Isn't So Popular

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Here is how taxpayers can navigate the maze of offerings and avoid unnecessary charges.

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