When It Comes to Office Work, You Can't Be Too Careful

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Safety awareness is serious business at workplaces such as construction sites, food manufacturing plants, mines and oil rigs. Now field-inspired safety protocols are migrating to the office, where hazards include dripping umbrellas and hot cups of coffee.

Oil Prospectors Shift Back to Wealthy Lands

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After decades focusing on less-developed nations, big oil companies are piling back into wealthy countries with political stability that provides more-predictable cash flow.

An $800 Sneaker Plays Hard to Get

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The sudden appeal of Buscemi sneakers, a year-old shoe that costs $800 a pair, marks a new chapter in conspicuous consumption, fueled by social media, celebrities and purposefully tight supplies.

Reliance Power to Buy Three Hydroelectric Plants From Jaypee

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India's Reliance Power Ltd. said Sunday that it will buy the Jaypee Group's hydroelectric-power business for an undisclosed amount.

There's No Flying in Drone School

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With a coming boom expected in the unmanned-aircraft industry, universities and colleges are scrambling to train pilots. But thanks to government rules, they can't actually get the devices off the ground.

Are Shippers Responsible for Content?

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U.S. case against FedEx will explore whether the company conspired to distribute controlled substances.

Gauging Heavy-Equipment Loads

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Construction-machinery makers are encouraging customers to use electronic monitoring devices to assess their usage of heavy equipment.

Hilton Books Upgraded Technology

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Hilton is placing a $550 million bet that hotel guests increasingly will use smartphones to choose rooms, check in and even unlock doors.

Luxembourg Covets the Yuan

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The small nation is seeking to be at the heart of a new trend in global finance: the rising use of China's currency outside its home market.

Cotton Price Unravels as Supplies Rise

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Cotton prices have retreated to the lowest level in nearly five years as investors worry that global production could overwhelm demand for the fiber.

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