Senate Moves Closer to Keystone Passage

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The GOP-controlled Senate on Thursday inched closer to passage of a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, despite opposition from President Obama, who has threatened to veto it.

VMware to Offer Google Cloud Services

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VMware Inc. will soon offer Google Cloud products as part of its vCloud Air service, as the tech company continues to expand its “hybrid cloud” business.

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.

Which Future Lies Ahead for BuzzFeed?

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BuzzFeed, the eight-year-old news website that pioneered the “listicle,” has a host of imitators but it now must prove that its growth model is sustainable and that “native ads” can generate measurable returns for brands.

Technology That Unmasks Emotions

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Startups are combining psychology and big data to analyze people’s faces and potentially discover their deepest emotions—while amassing an enormous visual database that is breeding privacy concerns.

Hershey to Buy Beef Jerky Maker

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Hershey Co. said it plans to buy Krave Pure Foods Inc., a maker of premium beef jerky, giving the candy company a taste of the emerging meat-snack market as Hershey’s sales start to stagger.

Nickelodeon Plans Paid Video Service

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Viacom became the latest media company to venture outside the cable bundle by announcing that Nickelodeon will launch a subscription video service available to people who aren’t pay-TV customers.

Harley-Davidson Sales Growth Worldwide Tops U.S.

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Harley-Davidson Inc., socked by the strong dollar and tougher pricing competition, reported Thursday a 1.2% decline in profit for the fourth quarter.

McDonald's CEO Out as Sales Drop

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McDonald’s said Chief Executive Don Thompson was leaving, less than three years into his tenure, and promoted a company veteran to try to revive the fast-food giant from its worst slump in more than a decade.

Scrapped: Oil Prices Shelve an $11 Billion Gulf Coast Project

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Sasol said it was shelving an $11 billion project on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, imperiling one of the largest foreign investments on U.S. soil because of the plunge in oil prices.

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