KKR Shale Investment Stumbles

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KKR’s deal for energy company Samson Investment offers a cautionary tale of the U.S. shale boom, with the investment deep in the red.

Chinese Car Maker BYD's Shares Plunge

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An executive at Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co. said the company’s operations were normal despite shares in the Chinese electric-car maker falling as much as 47% on Thursday.

Couche-Tard to Buy Pantry for $860 Million

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Southeastern convenience-store chain Pantry agreed to be bought by Alimentation Couche-Tard for about $860 million.

Ports Crisis Brings Commerce to Crawl

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Tommy Bahama and other retailers are a casualty of congestion snarling ports on the West Coast. The logjam in part stems from labor negotiations between port employers and workers.

Emails Unveil Snapchat's Secretive CEO

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Leaked emails involving a Snapchat director show the startup’s rapid rise was the work of a secretive entrepreneur with a distaste for Silicon Valley conventions.

Accenture Results Top Expectations

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Accenture shares hit an all-time high after the provider of consulting services reported better-than-expected results in its November quarter, boosted by strong growth in its outsourcing business.

Playing the Tax 'Audit Lottery'

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Buried in U.S. companies’ securities filings is an indicator for how aggressively they are working to shield their income from the IRS and other tax authorities.

U.S. Companies Consider the Possibilities of Cuban Trade

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The White House’s move to normalize ties with Cuba could give U.S. companies access to a market that’s been largely off-limits for more than a half century but has less commercial allure than it once did.

France Fines Major Consumer Product Companies

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France’s antitrust authority has fined a group of consumer product companies a total of nearly $1.23 billion for anticompetitive practices.

NYSE Plan Would Revamp Trading

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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is pushing a major overhaul of the U.S. stock market aimed at helping exchanges reclaim their role at the center of trading.

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