Baidu Profits From Smartphones

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Baidu said it was making more money off Chinese using smartphones and other gadgets, a sign that the company is keeping up with a seismic shift in the world's largest online market.

Ladies' Home Journal to End Monthly Publication

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Meredith Corp.'s Ladies' Home Journal, one of the country's oldest women's magazines, will end regular monthly publication this July, the victim of declining ad revenue.

Mining Companies Conserve Cash

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A slump in spending by mining companies is running longer and deeper than expected, hitting hard equipment suppliers like Caterpillar.

United Stumbles as Others Soar

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First-quarter results for American Airlines and Southwest soared, while JetBlue's profit narrowed sharply and United delivered a wider loss.

For First Time, Verizon Loses Cellphone Customers

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Verizon lost wireless customers for the first time ever, as its rivals launched a bitter fight for new subscribers. It lost roughly 138,000 net postpaid phone customers in the first quarter.

Bunge in Process of Selling Brazil Sugar Business

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Bunge is in the middle of the process of selling its Brazilian sugar business, says the outgoing chief executive of Bunge Brazil, Pedro Parente.

Commodity Markets Take Brighter View of China

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Global commodity investors are turning more positive toward China as the country continues to import massive amounts of resources like iron ore, copper and soybeans even as economic growth slows.

Titan CEO Welcomes Activist Onto Board

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Many CEOs are loath to welcome an activist onto their board. Titan International's chief publicly declared he wanted one. As a result, Mark Rachesky of MHR Fund Management will become a Titan director in June.

E-Cig Makers Breathe Easier After FDA Proposes Rules

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E-cigarette makers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as the FDA avoided a heavy-handed approach to regulating the fast-growing alternative to traditional smokes, likely paving the way for stepped up investments.

Alibaba Puts IPO Record in Sight

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Alibaba and its bankers are discussing adding new shares to the company's IPO, a move that would allow the e-commerce giant to raise funds for itself and could push the size of the deal to a record.

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