U.K.'s Independent Newspaper to Cease Print Editions

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The Independent said it will cease its print editions in March, a major sign of the continuing media transition to the Internet as circulation and advertising revenue from print comes under pressure.

Volkswagen Global Vehicle Sales Return to Growth

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Global sales of Volkswagen vehicles returned to growth in January on the back of resurgent sales in China, even as the company’s namesake brand declined in all other markets.

Apple Developing TV Series

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Apple Inc. is finally developing its first series, according to people familiar with the matter—as a way to bolster its subscription music service.

Spirit Airlines Boss Vows to Repair Image

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Spirit Airlines new chief executive is planning a midcourse correction at the nation’s leading ultralow-cost carrier to address rising customer complaints and ward off new competitive threats.

Consumer-Focused Bonds Buck Drop by Stocks

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The sharp drop this year in consumer-focused stocks is feeding fears of a recession, but those companies’ bonds are sending a more upbeat signal.

Visa Details Stake in Square

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Square shares jumped Friday after Visa detailed its previously announced investment in the startup, raising questions about the future relationship between the payment processors.

Mattel Moves to Boost Its Operations

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Mattel executives said the company has been taking concrete steps to improve ties with retailers and partners, as well as develop a better lineup of new toys.

Oil Soars 12.3% on Production Cut Hopes

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Oil prices rallied, rebounding from a 13-year low reached the previous day, on speculation of production cuts among some of the world’s biggest suppliers.

Victoria's Secret CEO Sharen Turney Resigns

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L Brands Inc. said Friday that Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Sharen Turney would resign and her responsibilities would be taken over by L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner.

The Big Beneficiary of Negative Rates: Gold

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Investors are piling into gold, seeking shelter amid concerns that a turn toward negative interest rates in some countries is threatening to destabilize the global financial system.

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