Smith & Wesson to Acquire Firearm Accessories Firm

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Smith & Wesson agreed to acquire Battenfeld Technologies for roughly $130 million, adding a broad platform for expanding in the firearm accessories market.

Seadrill Halts Dividends

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Oslo-listed Seadrill is suspending dividend payments to cut debt and help finance possible acquisitions amid expectations that oil field services companies will consolidate as they battle fallout from weak oil prices.

Alibaba to Invest More in India

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Alibaba Group Holding, China’s largest e-commerce company, is looking to invest more in India as it aims to expand its services beyond its home country.

EE Confirms Talks With BT

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EE said it is in exploratory talks with BT Group, in a move that could lead to the combination of the U.K.’s biggest fixed-line operator and largest mobile operator.

Tencent, HBO Sign Online Distribution Deal for China

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Time Warner’s HBO signed a deal with Tencent Holdings to distribute its TV dramas and movies through the Chinese Internet giant’s online video site.

CEOs' Test: Dealing With Activist Investors

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Shareholders have become more assertive in challenging CEOs since the financial crisis. How chief executives respond has become a new measure of their mettle.

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.

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.

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