Verizon's Profit Improves Sharply

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Verizon Communications got a significant boost in subscribers in the second quarter from customers buying tablets, helping reel in about 50% more customers than it gained in the same period last year.

Soybean Shift Pressures DuPont

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Farmers' preference for planting soybeans over corn will continue to challenge DuPont Co., one of the world's largest sellers of high-tech seeds, executives said Tuesday.

Yahoo Buys Mobile App Flurry

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Yahoo is acquiring mobile app analytics provider Flurry for more than $200 million in a bid to boost advertising revenue from smartphones.

Omnicom Posts Strong Sales Growth

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Omnicom Group posted its strongest sales growth in nearly three years as revenue increased across most of the advertising giant's major markets.

Kimberly-Clark Cuts Outlook Amid Fresh Competition

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. reported lower second-quarter results and cut its outlook citing a tough economic environment and the anticipation of increased competition.

McDonald's Earnings Slip

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McDonald's said its profit for the second quarter fell 1% as the fast-food giant continues to struggle to connect with customers.

Mobile-Ad Spending Leaps

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Spending on mobile ads is expected to jump 83% this year, but given how much time Americans spend on their devices, mobile-ad spending could be much higher.

Lockheed Eyes End to F-35 Probe

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A senior Lockheed Martin executive said investigators are close to nailing down the cause of an engine fire that grounded the fleet of F-35 jet fighters and delayed testing on the aircraft.

When CEOs and CFOs Share an Alma Mater

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More than two dozen of the largest U.S. companies have CEOs and CFOs who hail from the same alma mater, according to a Wall Street Journal review.

Comcast's Profit Rises 15%

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Comcast's second-quarter profit rose 15%, as it reduced its rate of video-subscriber losses, posted an increase in high-speed Internet customers and boosted profit in its NBCUniversal entertainment arm.

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