H-P's Revenue Drops Again

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H-P said its profit fell 5.9% for the October quarter on another period of lower revenue as the computer maker continues to show the frailties that prompted its plan to split in two.

Petronas-Led Gas Project Granted Environmental Permit

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British Columbia granted environmental permits to a natural gas export plant backed by Malaysia’s state-owned energy company and two pipelines.

Brazilian Drought Unleashes Flood of Sales for Some Firms

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The worst drought in roughly a century is parching Brazil’s São Paulo state, the country’s economic powerhouse, but the water shortage has produced a gusher of sales for companies selling temporary relief.

Spotify's Revenue Rose in 2013

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Music-streaming company Spotify said revenue rose 74% last year, but added that it remains far from profitable. Expansion efforts weighed on profit.

EPA To Propose Limit to Ozone Air Pollution Wednesday, Sources Say

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The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to announce Wednesday a sweeping federal air-pollution standard limiting ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, according to people familiar with the plan.

CEOs' Test: Contending With Activist Investors

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Shareholders have become more assertive in challenging CEOs since the financial crisis. How chief executives respond has become a new measure of their mettle.

Making a 'Doorbuster': the $5 Toaster

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Before the lights had dimmed on Black Friday last year, executives at Kohl’s were already at work on the deal they would use to pull shoppers into their stores this time around: a $5 toaster.

Supreme Court to Review EPA Rule on Power-Plant Emissions

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants.

Should Crowdfunding Sites Vet Projects?

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Should Kickstarter and Indiegogo take a more active role in checking out projects on their sites before allowing the public to contribute money that may never be returned?

Amazon Drones? Not So Fast

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Planned federal rules would likely preclude delivery drones being developed by Amazon and Google, and make some other potential drone uses too expensive for small businesses, industry proponents said.

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