U.S. Steel Tops Wall Street Views

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U.S. Steel Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings well above Wall Street estimates Tuesday as its ongoing “Carnegie Way” efficiency efforts helped results.

Big Oil Faces Time of Reckoning

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In the coming days, the world’s biggest publicly traded oil companies will report fourth-quarter earnings, offering the best look yet at the bite lower crude prices have taken out of Big Oil. For BP, lower oil prices are just one headwind.

Mexico Halts Chinese Expo Center Construction

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Mexican authorities have halted construction of a controversial exposition center for Chinese goods near the Caribbean resort Cancún, saying the planned site isn’t appropriate for the project because it is home to protected mangroves and birds.

American Airlines Lifted by Fuel Prices

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American Airlines, flush from buoyant full-year profits and looking ahead to even better performance in 2015, won’t alter its strategy as a result of sharply lower oil prices, its chief executive said.

GM Considering Adding Rugged SUV to GMC Brand

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General Motors Co. is considering adding a rugged SUV to its GMC brand in an effort to compete with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Jeep Wrangler.

Mitsubishi, Renault Scrap Car-Making Tie-Up

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Renault’s international expansion plans are encountering obstacles with a proposed joint-venture with Mitsubishi scrapped and its struggling business in Russia disclosing another round of layoffs.

VMware Profit Falls Slightly Despite Higher Revenue

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VMware Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit fell slightly, offsetting a double-digit revenue increase, as the computer-server software pioneer reported higher costs associated with its stock-compensation program.

Closing an Airport Security Gap

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A trio of recent incidents is fueling new scrutiny of U.S. airport security procedures that allow nearly a million workers nationwide—including baggage handlers, mechanics and aircraft cleaners—access to airport facilities without routine screening.

Siemens Answers Investor Critics

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Siemens chief says U.S. is central to the company’s growth but comes under fire on the planned buy of U.S. oil-equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group.

Juniper Swings to Loss

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Juniper Networks swung to a fourth-quarter loss as it posted an $850 million goodwill-impairment charge for its security-reporting unit, due to factors including the division’s underperformance.

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