Rock Star Spearheads Investment in Ethiopia

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A number of high-profile investors are following in the footsteps of Bob Geldof, who raised money for Africa through his Live Aid concerts 30 years ago and now chairs a private-equity firm that invests in Ethiopia.

Senator to Take Closer Look at FTC-Google Meetings

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A key U.S. senator plans to ask the FTC for information about meetings it had with Google executives during the time it was investigating the company for possible antitrust violations.

Facebook Woos Chinese Advertisers

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Facebook is waging a charm campaign to draw more business from Chinese companies, even though Chinese users can’t access its service.

Former Federal Agents Charged With Stealing Bitcoin

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Two former federal agents were charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of virtual currency during an undercover investigation into an online drug market, bringing an age-old law-enforcement problem into the Internet era.

Amazon Hires Pilot-Union Executive for Drone Program

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In the latest sign of the importance of its drone program, Amazon.com has hired Sean Cassidy, the former number-two executive at the Air Line Pilots Association, to help with the project.

Wintry Hit Seen in Soft Spending

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Americans are deferring spending for now in favor of saving, a cautiousness that has restrained broader economic growth despite signs household outlays may rebound later in the spring.

Investors Wary on WWE Subscribers

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World Wrestling Entertainment said it now has more than 1.3 million subscribers for its online TV network, a 31% increase in just two months, but investors worry that some may bolt now that WrestleMania is over.

McDonald's Labor Liability Dispute Goes Before Judge

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An McDonald’s attorney told a judge the company is a victim of a union-orchestrated attack, as legal proceedings got under way in a labor dispute that could upend relationship between big retailers and franchisees.

Energy's New Legal Threat: Earthquake Suits

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A lawsuit in Oklahoma highlights a new question for energy companies: Can they be forced to pay for damages from earthquakes if the tremors can be linked to oil-and-gas activity?

U.K. Aims to Lure Game Developers

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The British government will offer millions of dollars of tax breaks in a bid to lure digital-game developers.

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