Ford Sharply Cuts Earnings Outlook

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Ford warned operating profit this year would be sharply below its earlier estimate, citing higher than expected costs of auto-safety recalls in the U.S. and economic weakness in Europe.

Masco to Streamline by Spinning Off Installation Unit

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Masco Corp., maker of well-known products for home improvement and home construction, plans to spin off its struggling insulation-installation business and cut more than 40% of its headquarters staff.

TeliaSonera Promises Stable Dividend

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TeliaSonera plans to pay shareholders at least the same dividend this year and next as it did last year, a change of policy as the Swedish telecoms group juggles cost savings with investment in its fiber-optic and data networks.

EBay to Spin Off PayPal Business

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EBay disclosed plans to separate its PayPal business into a separate publicly traded company next year, a victory for activist investor Carl Icahn, who had pushed for the company to split.

News Corp to Buy Move Inc.

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News Corp agreed to buy online real-estate listings business Move Inc. in an all-cash deal valued at about $950 million, expanding the media company's presence in the U.S. real-estate market.

China iPhone 6 Sales to Start Oct. 17

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Apple's iPhone 6 will go on sale in China after winning final approval from regulators who scrutinized the device's security features amid rising concerns in the country about privacy.

Planet Geek Meets Planet Jock

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Gyms and fitness programs are catering to gamers and comic-lovers, using storylines from "Star Trek" in yoga class and teaching the art of swordplay.

Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair?

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Personality tests in the hiring process have sparked scrutiny, with some companies scaling back and civil-rights groups claiming the tests could constitute workplace discrimination.

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