Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron Pull Plug on Merger Plan

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The merger of big chip-equipment makers collapsed amid a long review.

Verizon: Dish Coordinated Bidding in Spectrum Auction Went Too Far

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Verizon Communications says rival Dish Network’s coordinated bidding with two affiliated entities in an Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction went too far and may have violated the agency’s rules.

Apple Earnings Surge 33% on iPhone Sales

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Apple posted a 33% increase in quarterly profit, boosted by surging iPhone sales and explosive growth in China. The company also raised its dividend 11% and its share-repurchase program by $50 billion.

Debt Accumulates in the Oil Patch

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Oil and gas companies are continuing to pile up debt, a trend some warn could extend the slump in energy prices and hit economies reliant on the sector for growth and tax revenues.

Proxy Adviser Backs Two Trian Board Seats at DuPont

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Institutional Shareholder Services said DuPont shareholders should elect Nelson Peltz and John Myers, two of the four nominees Mr. Peltz’s Trian Fund Management to the board.

Nepal Quake Economic Toll Expected to Be Massive

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The economic impact of Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake is expected to be immense.

Pratt & Whitney Rebuts F-35 Engine Criticism

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Pratt & Whitney fired back at criticism from two government watchdogs about its flagship military jet engine, insisting reliability issues were under control.

Fitch Downgrades Japan

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Fitch downgraded Japan’s credit rating, highlighting the challenges that Abe’s administration faces in trying to stoke growth while dealing with the nation’s towering public debt.

Time Warner Cable Reached Out to Cox to Discuss Deal

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Time Warner Cable reached out to Cox Communications in recent days to discuss the possibility of a combination of the two cable companies, but Cox didn't show interest.

Silver Linings in Big Cloud Spending

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Amazon, Google and Microsoft are spending billions to stay competitive in the cloud, with shareholders cheering them along. That is good for their suppliers.

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