Legume Used in Fracking Is 4-Letter Word to Investor, Farmers

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In the race to the new riches of the oil patch, one Wall Street firm and hundreds of farmers have slipped on a skinny green legume known as guar.

Legume Used in Fracking Is 4-Letter Word to Investor, Farmers

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In the race to the new riches of the oil patch, one Wall Street firm and hundreds of farmers have slipped on a skinny green legume known as guar.

U.S. Buyers Keep Auto Industry Humming

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American consumers are buying new cars and trucks at the strongest pace in years, offsetting car makers' troubles elsewhere and leading the biggest U.S. auto maker to forecast fat profits ahead.

Fiat's Retro 500 Spawns SUV

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Italian auto maker Fiat is preparing to unveil a small sport-utility vehicle under its classic 500 brand, releasing the coming four-door 500X first in Europe early next year and in North America and China later in 2015.

Starboard Sets Sights on RealD

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Activist investor Starboard Value LP offered to acquire RealD Inc., the film industry's leading provider of 3-D technology, for $12 a share, a 29% premium to Wednesday's close of $9.27.

Verizon Drops Throttling Plan Amid FCC Pressure

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Amid strong pushback from regulators, Verizon said it was canceling plans to slow down data speeds for some users of its most advanced network during periods of peak congestion.

Carriers Double Caps On Data to Poach Users

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AT&T, Verizon and Sprint battling for cellphone customers are offering to "double the data"—a promotion that has little cost in the near term but which could be trading away future revenue growth.

Why Boeing Won NASA's Space-Taxi Contest

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Boeing received consistently higher rankings than SpaceX during NASA's recent multibillion-dollar competition to build space taxis.

Adidas Plans Shareholder Return

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German sportswear giant Adidas is launching a shareholder return program in an effort to assuage disgruntled shareholders following a profit warning and dissatisfaction with the company's turnaround efforts.

Wayfair IPO Prices at $29 a Share

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Online home-goods retailer Wayfair Inc.'s initial public offering priced at $29 a share, above expectations.

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