Halliburton's Earnings Rise 70%

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Halliburton Co. said its board has approved a 20% increase to its quarterly dividend, while also reporting a 16% jump in revenue during the third quarter.

CVS Plays Hardball With Rival Drug Chains

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CVS is offering a prescription-drug plan that charges patients more if they buy their medications at pharmacies that sell tobacco products, a plan that could benefit the company’s own network of drugstores.

Amazon, Simon & Schuster Reach Book Contract

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Amazon and CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster have reached a new multiyear print and digital contract, a pact that comes as the online retailer continues difficult negotiations with Hachette Book Group.

Facebook Sues Lawyers for Allegedly Contributing to Fraud

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Facebook and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg filed suit against several attorneys Monday, claiming they helped perpetuate a fraud against the social network and its founder.

IBM Woes Point to a Fresh Overhaul

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IBM, two decades after successfully shifting its emphasis to software and computer services from hardware, is showing signs of needing another overhaul.

Andreessen to Leave eBay Board

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Marc Andreessen is stepping down from eBay’s board. The venture capitalist’s various board seats had been criticized by eBay investor Carl Icahn.

Sears Seeks New Cash Via Two Paths

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Sears is again turning to billionaire CEO Edward Lampert for funds, as the struggling retailer shores up its balance sheet ahead of the holiday season and seeks to reassure vendors worried about its health.

Canadian Pacific, CSX End Talks

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Canadian Pacific said it ended merger talks with CSX but warned that problems plaguing the industry will only worsen if railroads don’t take action immediately.

Toyota Recalling 247,000 Vehicles for Air Bags

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Toyota Motor recalled another 247,000 vehicles that have an air bag that can rupture and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment, bringing the number of affected vehicles from six auto makers to 2.4 million vehicles.

Twitter to Offer New Tools for App Developers

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Twitter, at its first developer conference in four years, is expected to announce on Wednesday a suite of tools to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to people familiar with the matter.

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