Barrick to Suspend Operations at Zambia Copper Mine

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Barrick Gold said it would suspend operations at a copper mine in Zambia and record an impairment charge after the country passed legislation to more than triple the royalty rate on open-pit mining operations.

KKR Shale Investment Stumbles

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KKR’s deal for energy company Samson Investment offers a cautionary tale of the U.S. shale boom, with the investment deep in the red.

Chinese Car Maker BYD's Shares Plunge

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An executive at Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co. said the company’s operations were normal despite shares in the Chinese electric-car maker falling as much as 47% on Thursday.

Accenture Results Top Expectations

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Accenture shares hit an all-time high after the provider of consulting services reported better-than-expected results in its November quarter, boosted by strong growth in its outsourcing business.

Pfizer Reports Statistically Significant Results for Nerve-Pain Treatment

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Pfizer said a study of its pregabalin controlled-release treatment showed patients taking it for nerve pain showed improvement compared with those who took a placebo.

Merck Acquires OncoEthix for Up to $375 Million

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Merck & Co. acquired privately held OncoEthix for up to $375 million, its latest push into the oncology market as the pharmaceutical giant continues bolstering its research-and-development pipeline.

BlackBerry Launches New Phone

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BlackBerry unveiled a device meant to appeal to its traditional customers with signature BlackBerry phone features like a physical keyboard and trackpad.

Dunkin' Donuts Lowers Sales Target

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The parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins lowered a key 2014 sales target and issued disappointing 2015 earnings guidance, citing consumer pressures and decelerating packaged coffee sales.

ABB Board Proposes Peter Voser as Chairman

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ABB Ltd. said it was proposing the former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell as its next chairman, a move that comes as the power and technology giant embarks on a new five-year strategy.

Winnebago Earnings Fall Due to Labor Inefficiencies

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Recreational-vehicle manufacturer Winnebago Industries Inc. reported disappointing first-quarter earnings due to labor constraints, as well as the falling average sale price of its motor homes.

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