Stanley Black & Decker Profit Climbs

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Stanley Black & Decker said its second-quarter profit rose 16%, as the company managed to slightly increase sales while trimming costs.

Tyco's Profit Surges

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Swiss security systems company Tyco said its third-quarter profit surged as revenue grew and the company said it benefited from acquisitions.

Pearson Swings to Profit

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U.K. publisher Pearson swung to a first-half profit, even as sales fell, and confirmed its guidance for the full year.

Vodafone Upbeat as Revenue Rises

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Vodafone Group said some of its key European markets are showing signs of stabilization, even as it posts lower-than-expected growth in quarterly revenue.

A High Seas Comeback for Sails?

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As the shipping industry struggles with high fuel costs and tepid demand, some innovators say that high-tech sails may hold the secret to cheaper and cleaner fuel.

GM's Profit Tumbles 80%

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GM reported an 80% drop in its second-quarter net profit, with earnings hit by $2.5 billion in pretax charges related to vehicle recalls and money set aside to fund a victim compensation plan.

U.S. Corn Farmers Face a Cash Crunch

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Tumbling corn prices are sowing fears that many U.S. farmers will suffer their first losses in years and the agricultural economy could face its first sustained slump in a decade.

Google Grants Majority of 'Right to Be Forgotten' Requests

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Google has approved just over half of its received requests to remove Web-page links from individual name-search results in Europe, according to a person familiar with the matter.

American, United Plan Buybacks

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The parents of American Airlines and United Airlines unveiled stock-buyback plans, continuing the transformation of the country's largest carriers from bankruptcy into some of the most profitable in the world.

McDonald's Stands By Meat Supplier in Crisis

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McDonald's and meat supplier OSI Group date back to the Ray Kroc days in the 1950s. Now, OSI is scrambling to restore its reputation after an expired-meat scandal involving a unit in Shanghai.

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