EBay to Spin Off PayPal Business

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Coming competition in paying for everyday purchases with smartphones, including an aggressive entry from Apple, pushed online retailer eBay to reverse course and set free its PayPal unit.

U.S. Oil Exports Climb

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Conoco has started exporting oil from Alaska, the first such shipment in a decade, as sales of U.S. crude to foreign buyers continue to mount.

Microsoft Offers First Peek of Windows 10

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Microsoft Corp. wants to give back to customers the Windows they loved. The company on Tuesday offered the first public peek at the next version of its flagship operating system.

Crude-by-Rail Proposals Spur Opposition

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Oil companies and railroads have united to fight some proposed federal rules on oil-train safety after a year of pointing fingers at each other over explosive accidents.

More Cable Companies Take TV Off Menu

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Some cable companies, faced with rising costs for programming, are pulling the plug on TV service, focusing instead on Internet service. Others are dropping major groups of channels to manage their costs.

Amazon.com, Disney Back at Peace

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Amazon.com appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney during which the e-commerce giant stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder.

New Balance Shoe Materials Aren't All U.S. Made

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New Balance acknowledges that only about 70% of the value of its U.S.-made shoes reflects domestic content and labor.

Wipe That Smog Off Your Face

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The effects of air pollution on skin are the beauty industry's next frontier.

China's Bahamas Project Hits Hurdles

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China's largest overseas commercial real-estate project has been overshadowed by delays and labor clashes, dulling the buzz surrounding the Bahamian venture and threatening to undermine future business.

Chicago Airport Traffic Rebounding

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Flights in and out of Chicago's two main commercial airports Tuesday climbed back to more than 80% of average volume over the past two months, while repairs continued at a damaged air-traffic center.

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