Comcast's Profit Rises 15%

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Comcast's second-quarter profit rose 15%, as it reduced its rate of video-subscriber losses, posted an increase in high-speed Internet customers and boosted profit in its NBCUniversal entertainment arm.

Google Looks at Spotify but Doesn't Buy

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Google tried to buy music-streaming service Spotify late last year, but talks broke down for a number of reasons, including the high price Spotify was asking.

Puma Shares Soar on Breast-Cancer Therapy Study Results

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Puma Biotechnology Inc. said its investigational breast-cancer treatment showed a 33% improvement in disease-free survival over a placebo in a phase III study.

Venezuela's Car Culture Fades

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Production is drying up as big auto makers can't obtain dollars to pay parts suppliers and sky-high inflation turns older cars into investment vehicles.

Harley-Davidson Upstaged by Polaris in Motorcycle Sales

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Harley-Davidson reported disappointing retail sales of its motorcycles in the second quarter even as smaller rival Polaris Industries posted a strong showing.

McDonald's Expects More Challenges

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McDonald's is trying to fix the fundamentals of its business as the fast-food company plans for more weakness this year.

Ex-Dewey Executives Settle With Bankruptcy Trustee

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Two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives have settled a civil suit brought by the defunct firm's bankruptcy trustee to recover nearly $22 million, according to a Tuesday court filing.

Apple Readies Bet on Big-Screen Phones

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Apple is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones this year, betting that 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung and others.

Ignition Woes Ran Deep at GM

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General Motors knew more than a decade ago that loose ignition switches went well beyond the Chevrolet Cobalt and related small cars, redesigning switches in at least three high-volume car families between 2003 and 2006.

EU Prepares to Step Up Google Probes

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Antitrust regulators are preparing to step up their investigations into Google on several fronts, including revisiting a proposed settlement over its search-engine practices.

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