New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain

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Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.

Peruvian Potatoes Pack a Peck of Problems

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A team of agricultural specialists and customs officers are manning their posts at JFK airport, making use of floppy-eared beagles to sniff out contraband, and a massive industrial grinder to destroy it.

AT&T Backtracks on Threat to Halt Fiber Rollout

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AT&T backpedaled from a threat to freeze the rollout of its ultrafast Internet service because of uncertainty around the government’s net-neutrality rules.

Coke, SABMiller Strike Africa Deal

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Coca-Cola and SABMiller have struck a new multimillion-dollar brand and bottling deal as the companies, two of the world’s biggest drinks makers, eye a bigger share of the African beverage market.

Central Banks Are Pressed to Revisit the Golden Age

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The financial crisis and its aftermath have revived interest in gold as a monetary policy instrument, especially in Europe, where central banks face public pressure to buy gold or bring back home what they hold overseas.

EU Poised to Approve Lower-Cost Rockets

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European politicians are poised to approve a new generation of lower-cost rockets, partly in response to competition from U.S. launch providers, government and aerospace-industry officials say.

EPA Proposes Stricter Ozone Standard

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The EPA proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far-reaching federal pollution restrictions.

Carlos Slim to Invest Up To $875.4 Million in Spain's FCC

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Two companies owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim will invest up to 700 million euros ($875.4 million) in FCC in exchange for 25.6% of the debt-laden Spanish builder.

Lion Air Orders 40 More ATR Planes

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Lion Group, the parent of Indonesian discount carrier Lion Air, placed a US$1 billion order with European aircraft maker ATR for 40 additional planes.

Standard General May Give Up Some of Its RadioShack Stake

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Standard General LP has agreed to give up some of its potential stake in a recapitalized RadioShack Corp.

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