Samsung to Sell Unit Stakes

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Samsung Group will sell controlling stakes in chemical and defense units for $1.7 billion as South Korea’s largest conglomerate continues restructuring moves ahead of an expected leadership succession.

Should Crowdfunding Sites Vet Projects?

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Should Kickstarter and Indiegogo take a more active role in checking out projects on their sites before allowing the public to contribute money that may never be returned?

Amazon Drones? Not So Fast

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Planned federal rules would likely preclude delivery drones being developed by Amazon and Google, and make some other potential drone uses too expensive for small businesses, industry proponents said.

Sony to Issue Refunds to Settle FTC Deception Charges

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The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Sony Computer Entertainment America will issue millions of dollars in refunds to settle charges that it deceived customers during the rollout of its PlayStation Vita hand-held gaming console.

Houghton Goes Digital to the Core

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Textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, two years out of bankruptcy, is counting on Common Core standards to drive demand for school curriculum products with both print and digital components.

H-P's Revenue Drops Again

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H-P said its profit fell 5.9% for the October quarter on another period of lower revenue as the computer maker continues to show the frailties that prompted its plan to split in two.

Petronas-Led Gas Project Granted Environmental Permit

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British Columbia granted environmental permits to a natural gas export plant backed by Malaysia’s state-owned energy company and two pipelines.

Spreading Black Friday Fever to China

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China doesn’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, but American retailers are hoping to convert a generation of consumers in the world’s most populous country into year-end binge buyers anyway.

Tough Choices for United Technologies

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New Chief Executive Greg Hayes is taking charge amid slowing Chinese real-estate markets, difficulties in Europe and narrowing margins.

Brazilian Drought Unleashes Flood of Sales for Some Firms

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The worst drought in roughly a century is parching Brazil’s São Paulo state, the country’s economic powerhouse, but the water shortage has produced a gusher of sales for companies selling temporary relief.

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