Google, Wal-Mart Part Ways Over Local Ads

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The relationship between Google and Wal-Mart has frayed over the data used to lure shoppers into stores.

Dick's Calls Adidas 'Important Partner'

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Dick’s Sporting Goods’ CEO said that Adidas is “a large and important partner,” a day after telling analysts his chain would take space from the German manufacturer’s products to make room for a new activewear line.

Alibaba Opens Data Center in Silicon Valley

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Alibaba said it is opening a data center in Silicon Valley, the Chinese e-commerce company’s first in the U.S., as it expands its cloud-computing business outside China.

The Driverless Car, Officially, Is a Risk

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Three insurance companies and an auto parts maker warned in their most recent annual reports that driverless cars and the technology behind them could one day disrupt the way they do business.

McDonald's to Curb Purchases of Chicken Raised with Antibiotics

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McDonald’s said its U.S. restaurants will stop selling chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, one of the biggest moves yet by a major food company to address growing concerns over antibiotic-resistant ‘super bugs.’

Starboard Still Pushing For Board Change At Staples

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Activist investor Starboard Value LP is continuing to push for board changes at Staples Inc., even after the office supply chain agreed to merge with rival Office Depot Inc. last month

EU to Leave Mobile Roaming Charges in Place Until 2018

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European Union governments pledged to take a flexible approach to the concept of net neutrality and leave mobile-phone roaming charges in place until at least 2018.

ITV Completes Turnaround Plan

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ITV signaled the completion of a multiyear plan to turn around its fortunes by returning hundreds of millions of dollars to investors and recording a profit increase boosted by its internationally growing production business.

Rosneft Posts Sharply Lower Net

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Net income dropped 28.5% to $9.3 billion in 2014, hit by lower oil prices, a weaker ruble and slowing growth in Russia.

China Rejects Obama's Criticism of Technology Rules

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China rebuffed criticism of a proposed counterterrorism law by President Barack Obama, saying the U.S. and others also want technology companies to provide access to their systems.

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