FCC Rules Would Allow Preferred Web Traffic

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Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.

Vermont to Enact GMO Food-Labeling Law

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VThe movement against genetically modified crops scored a signal victory Wednesday, as the Vermont legislature passed a bill that would make it the first state to require food makers to label products made with the technology.

Chinese Firms Grab Foreign Cash

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Chinese companies are turning to foreign investors for financing, as domestic credit is getting harder to find.

Investors Embrace 'Catastrophe Bonds'

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Insurance companies are taking advantage of the appetite for high-yielding debt by selling bonds that can force investors to help pay for the cost of natural disasters.

Rail Logjam Strands Cars at Factory

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New cars and trucks are stacked up at U.S. factories as auto makers and railroads struggle to overcome delays brought on by winter weather and the rise of production outside the U.S. Midwest.

Amazon to Stream Older HBO Shows

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HBO agreed to license older episodes of its programming library to Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service, the first time it has struck such a deal.

Fandango Evolves, Buys Movieclips

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Fandango plans to announce the acquisition of Movieclips, a Zefr Inc.-owned outfit that produces movie-related video programming and stores movie trailers and indexed movie clips.

Barrick Gold Sent Revised Terms to Newmont Mining

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Barrick Gold has sent an email outlining revised terms to Newmont Mining for a deal between the two gold mining giants, according to people familiar with the matter, but has yet to receive a response.

Pension Costs Hurt Boeing Profit

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Boeing said its first-quarter earnings fell 13% as costs tied to changes to its retirement plans masked the continued strong demand for its jetliners, which boosted core earnings.

Ratings Firms Ride Bond Resurgence

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The revival is due largely to the absence of any major changes to the industry since the financial crisis, including a business model that is blamed for contributing to the meltdown.

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