German Companies Shrug Off Sanctions Impact

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A weakening ruble through the first half of the year has already seen exports fall, something companies have already factored into their expectations.

Project Exporting Gas to Japan Set For Green Light

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The final investment decision on a plan to export liquefied natural gas from the Cameron plant in Louisiana is expected to get the final go-ahead next week.

Twitter Silences Its Naysayers

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Twitter quieted its doubters, at least for now, over its ability to jump-start shrinking user growth in the shadow of larger rival Facebook. The social-media company posted strong results across the board.

Total, Europe Inc. Weigh New Sanctions

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Total has stopped buying shares in Russian gas-producer Novatek while other European companies have expressed concern at the possible effects of the new sanctions on Russia.

Tullow Oil Sinks Into Loss

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Africa-focused oil explorer Tullow Oil said it swung to a net loss in the first half of the year, largely due to a sharp rise in write-offs of exploration costs.

Waiting Game: Sprint, T-Mobile

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The slow progress in Sprint's pursuit of T-Mobile is in part tied to the public nature of the deal. With all the details out, there isn't as much pressure to make an announcement.

Freelance Life Gets (A Little) Less Risky

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Companies and groups are starting to fill the benefits gap for freelance workers, offering access to disability and other insurance that can make project work a little more secure.

Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials

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Drug makers and researchers are increasingly concerned that online chatter could unravel the carefully built construct of the "blind" clinical trial.

Telefónica Circles Mexican Rival

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Telefónica said it is in talks to buy a Mexican rival, reported to be Iusacell, in a deal that could be worth as much as $4 billion.

Mixed Fortunes for European Car Makers

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European car makers painted a murky portrait of the global auto industry as concerns about Russia and Latin America blunt the optimism fueled by a steady rebound in European auto demand.

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