Roughnecks Make Hard Hats Their Canvas

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In the oil fields, where hard hats abound, so do hard-hat stickers, blue-collar badges of street cred that advertise everything from the wearer’s job experience and professional affiliations to favorite local eateries.

Obama Administration Moves to Ban Drilling in Arctic Refuge

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The Obama administration is moving this week to designate areas of Alaska off limits to oil and natural gas drilling in its latest effort to bolster its environmental legacy.

Adelson to Take CEO Job at Sands China

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Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will also take on that title at the company’s Macau unit, underscoring the billionaire’s unwavering focus on his gambling empire.

'American Sniper' Tags Another Win

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The war drama crosses the $200 million mark; Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Boy Next Door’ places second.

'American Sniper' Tags Another Win

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The war drama crosses the $200 million mark; Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Boy Next Door’ places second.

Few Weapons Left for Defense Firms

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U.S. defense companies became a safe haven for investors over the past two years, but new leadership in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill could reduce some of the advantages that helped the sector outperform the broader market over the past two years, even as industry sales declined.

Regulatory Concern Hangs Over Reynolds-Lorillard Deal

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As Reynolds and Lorillard head into a shareholder vote Wednesday about their planned merger, the stock price of Lorillard indicates that investors are worried the deal won’t pass regulatory muster.

Exxon Fined $1.05 Million for 2011 Yellowstone Pipeline Break

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Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $1.05 million penalty for safety violations related to a 2011 pipeline break under Montana’s Yellowstone River, federal regulators said.

BAE Offers to Build Howitzers in India

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BAE Systems has offered to build a howitzer factory in India to close a deal valued at more than $800 million after years of stalled talks left it shuttering plants in the U.S. and the U.K. that were supposed to produce the artillery.

Datsun Sputters in Initial Markets

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Nissan’s initial effort to build an emerging-markets car brand around its Datsun cars is struggling to throw aside launch woes, with early sales below the company’s expectations in India, Indonesia and other markets.

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