Samsung Electronics Third-Quarter Profit Falls

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Samsung Electronics’ quarterly net profit nearly halved, as its mobile business continued to lose ground to low-cost Chinese smartphone makers—a rivalry that is expected to intensify.

Fed Closes Chapter on Easy Money

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The Federal Reserve said it would end its long-running bond-purchase program, concluding a historic experiment that stirred disagreement among policy makers, economists and investors about its impact even though the central bank said it helped accomplish its goal of reducing unemployment.

SodaStream to Close West Bank Factory

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SodaStream said it would close a factory in the Israeli-occupied West Bank by mid-2015 as part of a major retrenchment in the wake of disappointing third-quarter results.

Fiat Chrysler Plans Ferrari IPO

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Fiat Chrysler plans to spin off its Ferrari sports car business to shareholders in an initial public offering as Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne seeks to unlock the value of the sports-car brand.

Debt Fuels Growth of Buyout Shops

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The firms that pioneered the use of debt in corporate buyouts some 30 years ago are now selling bonds as they expand into lending, real estate and distressed-debt investing, among other new fields.

Mars Inc.: Chocolate Minus Wall Street

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A peek inside Mars Inc.’s Topeka factory offers insight into how the secretive, closely held rival to Hershey tries to manage its agglomeration of businesses.

Bad Bets Rock Fortress's Macro Fund

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A series of bad bets against U.S. government bonds and the Japanese yen, along with a wrong-way wager on Brazil, have caused losses this year at Fortress Investment’s macro hedge fund.

Apple Looks to Sell iPhone in Iran

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Apple is in preliminary contact with Iranian distributors about possibly selling the iPhone in the country. Iran has 77 million people, but the market is fraught with obstacles.

Should the Obama Administration be allowed to bring foreign Ebola victims into the US for free medical care?

OPEC Chief Says Output Likely to Stay Unchanged

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OPEC’s oil output is likely to remain around the same level next year as it has this, despite the recent sharp slide in global oil prices, its secretary-general said.

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