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.

Spotify's Revenue Rose in 2013

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Music-streaming company Spotify said revenue rose 74% last year, but added that it remains far from profitable. Expansion efforts weighed on profit.

Steinhoff to Buy Pepkor for $5.7 Billion

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Furniture retailer Steinhoff International said it is buying a 92.34% stake in fellow South African retailer Pepkor for $5.7 billion.

The Boss Makes How Much More Than You?

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Companies prepare for a federal rule that will make them disclose how much more the top boss makes than the rank-and-file worker.

Wal-Mart Top Merchant Leaves

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Wal-Mart’s chief merchandising officer is leaving the retailer just days before the annual Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday.

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