Amazon's Twitch Site Bets on Poker

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Amazon’s videogame-streaming site Twitch has begun broadcasting online poker games with players fielding questions from viewers and talking through their strategy in real time.

A Better Way to Tap Home Equity?

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More lenders are offering home-equity lines of credit, or Helocs, on which the interest rate is fixed for an initial period.

Pearson Confident of Bright Future

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Pearson is increasingly confident of the company’s prospects despite enduring a difficult 2014.

Treasury Wine Marketing Strategy Uncorks Potential

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It is unusual for a seller of premium wine to throw in discounts on goods such as refrigerators and televisions. For Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates, however, this marketing strategy appears to be working.

BASF Profit Lifted by Chemicals

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The world’s largest chemicals company reported a 25% rise in net profit for the fourth quarter, boosted by strong growth in its chemicals businesses. But the company was held back by a sharp earnings decline in its oil and gas business.

Yamaha Prepares to Build 2-Seater Car

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After five decades of focusing on motorbikes, Yamaha is considering introducing a two-seater commuter car in Europe as early as 2019.

British Airways Parent Raises 2015 Target

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British Airways parent IAG raised its 2015 operating profit target 22% on further cost discipline after the carrier reported a sharp jump in net profit for last year.

IBM Shifts $4 Billion to Cloud and Mobile

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IBM plans to shift $4 billion in 2015 spending to what it calls the “strategic imperatives” of cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security technologies.

After Divorce, Separate Your Estate Plans

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Newly single individuals should make sure their will, beneficiary designations and other documents reflect their current wishes.

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