Hard Choices on Easy Money Lie Ahead for Fed Chief

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Janet Yellen’s job is about to get harder after a relatively easy first year as Federal Reserve chairwoman, as she looks to move past the preset course of winding down a bond-buying program and begin raising interest rates.

Closing an Airport Security Gap

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A trio of recent incidents is fueling new scrutiny of U.S. airport security procedures that allow nearly a million workers nationwide access to airport facilities without routine screening.

Mitsubishi, Renault Scrap Car-Making Tie-Up

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Renault’s international expansion plans are encountering obstacles with a proposed joint-venture with Mitsubishi scrapped and its struggling business in Russia disclosing another round of layoffs.

Branch Cuts Make It Pain to Bank in Rural Spain

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Thousands of branch closures, aimed at cutting costs, have limited access to banking services in some parts of rural Spain.

DuPont Warns of Currency Headwinds

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DuPont gave a disappointing outlook for 2015, warning its profit would take a significant hit from the strengthening dollar, though the company said it would reach its goal to cut $1 billion in costs well ahead of schedule.

Caterpillar Loses Traction Again

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Caterpillar gave a disappointing outlook for 2015, citing plummeting commodity prices, as the heavy-machinery maker also reported earnings for the fourth quarter that missed expectations.

Electronic Arts Reports Profitable Holiday Season

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Electronic Arts swung to a profit on stronger than expected revenue in the holiday quarter, as more consumers snapped up software for discounted videogame consoles and downloaded more digital content.

FCC Warns Hotels, Others Not to Block Personal Wi-Fi

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FCC officials issued a warning that it will prosecute businesses, including hotels and other establishments, that block people from using personal Wi-Fi networks.

On-Demand Workers: 'We Are Not Robots'

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Companies that rely on freelance labor describe their workers as micro-entrepreneurs. But lawsuits, protests and forums suggest that many flexible laborers feel less enthusiastic about the new work model.

AT&T Results Narrowly Top Expectations

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AT&T Inc. added 854,000 of the wireless industry’s core customers in the last three months of the year, as profits and customer retention showed signs of strain from the heightened competition.

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