Rio Tinto Swings to Annual Loss, Scraps Dividend Policy

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Mining giant Rio Tinto swung to an annual loss and scrapped its progressive dividend policy, citing a worsening global economy and a sharp downturn in commodity prices.

Zurich Insurance Falls to Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

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Zurich Insurance swung to a bigger-than-expected net loss in the fourth quarter as the firm’s largest business continued to suffer.

Publicis Sees 'Modest' Growth Ahead After Difficult Year

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Publicis Groupe SA said Thursday that it expects to post “modest” growth this year, after the French advertising group finished a difficult 2015 on a more positive note.

Self-Driving Cars Clear a Hurdle on Computer as Driver

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Federal highway regulators, aiming to help companies figure out how to meet safety standards when designing cars, are willing to consider a computer running an autonomous vehicle as the “driver.”

Nymex Crude Slips Below $27 a Barrel

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Oil futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell below $27 per barrel as the market largely ignored a drawdown in U.S. crude oil stockpiles amid a wider supply glut.

Global Gold Demand was Flat in 2015

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Global gold demand was broadly unchanged last year, but a fall in supply could be positive for the market going forward, said the World Gold Council.

Twitter Woes Mount as Growth Stalls

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Twitter for the first time failed to show any user growth in an earnings report, pushing its shares to new lows and fueling investor anxiety that the company doesn’t have a turnaround plan.

For AIG's Hancock, a Dance at the Activists' Ball

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Insurer’s CEO is under pressure to improve performance, and Carl Icahn and other big investors aren’t making it any easier.

Pentagon Still Plans Long-Term F-35 Increase

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Plans by the U.S Air Force to trim its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter order this year won’t affect a planned long-term increase in output to make the plane more affordable, a senior Pentagon official said Wednesday.

Race Car Driver Scott Tucker Charged in Payday Loan Case

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Federal prosecutors charged race-car driver Scott Tucker and his attorney with running a payday lending operation that allegedly overcharged customers hundred of millions of dollars in undisclosed fees.

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