Amazon Starts Email Service for Companies

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Amazon announced an email service called WorkMail that is aimed at grabbing a slice of the corporate-email market largely controlled by Microsoft, and to a lesser extent Google.

Facebook Earnings Rise on Mobile Growth

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Facebook’s earnings jumped 34% in the holiday quarter on gains in mobile advertising, but its shares fell more than 2% in after-hours trading as expenses rose faster than revenue.

Samsung Pegs Rebound on Mobile Chips

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Samsung offered signs that the worst was likely over for its mobile division, as the company turns to mobile chips and cheaper handsets to spur a recovery in profit.

Toshiba Drops North America TV Sales

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Toshiba Corp. said Thursday that it would stop making and selling TVs for the North American market amid stiff price competition.

Fed Flags Midyear Rate Hike---Or Later

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The Federal Reserve signaled it would keep short-term interest rates near zero at least until midyear, while also setting the stage for tough decisions in the coming weeks about whether it should wait even longer.

Amazon: Long on Promise, Short on Profit

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Ahead of the Tape: Shareholders in the online retailer won’t necessarily sell off their shares if Thursday’s results miss expectations.

Cocoa, Once Hot, Is Facing a Chill

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As consumers around the world tighten their belts, even cocoa is getting squeezed.

Two-Tier Economy Reshapes U.S. Marketplace

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The advance of wealthy households, while middle- and lower-income Americans struggle, is reshaping markets for everything from housing to clothing to beer.

Have the Right Tools for Retirement

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Five steps you should take before retiring to make post-employment easier. Among them, make a realistic and efficient plan for withdrawing money from savings and a nonfinancial plan for staying engaged during retirement.

States That Tax Social Security Benefits

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Minnesota is among 13 states that slap some kind of tax on Social Security income. Some of those states, among them Connecticut and Montana, have separate calculations and/or income limits to determine taxable benefits.

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