A High Seas Comeback for Sails?

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As the shipping industry struggles with high fuel costs and tepid demand, some innovators say that high-tech sails may hold the secret to cheaper and cleaner fuel.

GM's Profit Tumbles 80%

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GM reported an 80% drop in its second-quarter net profit, with earnings hit by $2.5 billion in pretax charges related to vehicle recalls and money set aside to fund a victim compensation plan.

Google Grants Majority of 'Right to Be Forgotten' Requests

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Google has approved just over half of its received requests to remove Web-page links from individual name-search results in Europe, according to a person familiar with the matter.

McDonald's Stands By Meat Supplier in Crisis

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McDonald's and meat supplier OSI Group date back to the Ray Kroc days in the 1950s. Now, OSI is scrambling to restore its reputation after an expired-meat scandal involving a unit in Shanghai.

Wal-Mart's U.S. Chief to Leave

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Wal-Mart's U.S. chief, Bill Simon, who struggled to lift sales as it fought off competition from dollar stores and online retailers, will leave the company Aug. 8, the retailer said.

Under Armour Raises Outlook

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Under Armour has found a bright spot in the retail industry, clocking 34% revenue growth thanks to substantial gains in athletic apparel and footwear. The company raised its full-year outlook for sales and profit.

Zillow in Talks to Buy Rival Trulia

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Zillow is in advanced talks to buy rival online real-estate information service Trulia, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that could give their fast-growing websites more power.

Comcast Steps Up Its Game on Internet Speeds

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Comcast has begun extending fiber optic cable all the way to customers' homes in certain parts of its service area, as it competes with all-fiber providers on Internet speeds.

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