Obama Administration Moves to Ban Drilling in Arctic Refuge

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The Obama administration is moving this week to designate areas of Alaska off limits to oil and natural gas drilling in its latest effort to bolster its environmental legacy.

Adelson to Take CEO Job at Sands China

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Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will also take on that title at the company’s Macau unit, underscoring the billionaire’s unwavering focus on his gambling empire.

Roughnecks Make Hard Hats Their Canvas

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In the oil fields, where hard hats abound, so do hard-hat stickers, blue-collar badges of street cred that advertise everything from the wearer’s job experience and professional affiliations to favorite local eateries.

Viacom CEO Earns $44.3 Million for Year

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Viacom’s Chief Executive Philippe Dauman earned $44.3 million in total compensation in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, a 19.2% raise from the previous year.

Few Weapons Left for Defense Firms

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U.S. defense companies became a safe haven for investors over the past two years, but new leadership in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill could reduce advantages that helped the sector outperform the broader market.

ECB Gives Dollar Rally Further Impetus

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Horizons: The European Central Bank’s big stimulus plan has thrust the dollar’s advance into overdrive, for better or worse.

Google Wireless Service Aims to Switch Between Carriers

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Google Inc.’s upcoming wireless service would aim to end subscribers’ reliance on a single carrier, instead giving them the ability to pick the best signal from a variety of sources, people familiar with the plan said.

'American Sniper' Tags Another Win

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The war drama crosses the $200 million mark; Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Boy Next Door’ places second.

'American Sniper' Tags Another Win

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The war drama crosses the $200 million mark; Jennifer Lopez’s ‘The Boy Next Door’ places second.

Regulatory Concern Hangs Over Reynolds-Lorillard Deal

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As Reynolds and Lorillard head into a shareholder vote Wednesday about their planned merger, the stock price of Lorillard indicates that investors are worried the deal won’t pass regulatory muster.

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