Potash Corp. Profit Jumps 77%

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Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan raised its quarterly payout on Thursday and said fourth-quarter earnings jumped 77%, fueled by record potash sales volumes and higher prices for its fertilizer nutrients.

Taj Mahal Workers Rally at Icahn's Office

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A group of Atlantic City, N.J., casino workers rallied outside billionaire Carl Icahn’s Manhattan office Thursday to protest benefit cuts made as part of a protracted battle to keep the Trump Taj Mahal from closing.

Cheap Oil Sours Big-Ticket Projects

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Chevron’s big-budget exploration projects, conceived during an era of high energy prices, are starting to produce their first barrels of oil as a global glut is making the payoff from such projects less certain.

Hanesbrands Profit Surges on Recent Acquisitions

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Fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as the apparel company recorded its second consecutive year of record sales, boosted by the purchases of Maidenform and DBApparel.

Amazon's Profit Drops Less Than Expected

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Amazon said its fourth-quarter profit declined less than expected and sales surged 15%, though the e-commerce giant’s spending continued to weigh on its bottom line.

Spotify Seeks to Raise About $500 Million

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Music streaming service Spotify is working with Goldman Sachs on a new round of private fundraising, potentially putting off an initial public offering for another year.

Kayak Offers Searches for Cuban Travel

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Thursday brought another sign that travel between the U.S. and Cuba is getting easier: Travel search-engine Kayak.com started offering hotel and flight results for Cuba.

Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Pledge Boost in Spending and Exports

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Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co. on Thursday both pledged to boost research spending and exports, but the two defense companies received sharply different reactions from investors.

Air Force to Open Additional Satellite Launches to Competition

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The Pentagon will announce plans next week to open more space rocket launches to competition, paving the way for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to try to win its first military business, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plan.

Airbus CEO Sees Low Oil Prices Benefiting Company

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Airbus Group NV chief executive Tom Enders said low crude prices should be good for commercial jetliner maker even if it is creating difficulties for the helicopter unit as demand from the lucrative oil-and-gas sector suffers.

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