Australia Axes Mining Tax

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Australia's conservative government repealed an unpopular tax on mining-company profits, fulfilling a pledge made during last year's national election and handing Prime Minister Tony Abbott a political victory at the end of a trying first year in office.

Commission Sinks London Mayor's Island Airport Plan

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A plan for a brand new airport for London championed by the city's mayor Boris Johnson has failed to secure the backing of a commission studying how to add hub capacity in the U.K.

Tax Firm to Revive Arthur Andersen Name

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A tax consultant is buying the rights to use the name of the accounting firm brought down by the Enron scandal.

Awaiting an Uptick in Pork Demand

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Hog prices are rebounding from six-month lows, as investors anticipate demand for pork chops and bacon will pick up soon.

Can the New York Stock Exchange Be Saved?

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The NYSE's new owners have launched a bruising, top-to-bottom renovation that includes shrinking the company and reshaping its culture.

Goldman Made Loan to Espírito Santo Before Bank Collapse

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As Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo neared collapse this summer, it found a Wall Street ally to help it raise badly needed funds: Goldman Sachs Group.

NTT Makes Renewed Overseas Push

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More than a decade after a disastrous foray abroad, Japan's biggest telecom group, NTT, is trying to grow overseas again.

Firms Use Charitable Programs as a Recruiting Tool

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Chief financial officers are finding that giving away money, time and products to charitable causes is a good way to attract young talent.

Rolls-Royce May Lose Exclusive Engine Deal on Osprey

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Rolls-Royce may lose its role as sole engine provider for the Pentagon's V-22 aircraft, as the U.S. military explores ways to cut costs.

Iliad Weighs New T-Mobile US Bid

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French telecom company Iliad said it is in talks with several potential partners to file a new bid for control of U.S. operator T-Mobile US.

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