Will Free Data Become The Next Free Shipping?

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Services that offer users data or pay data costs for visiting websites, signing up for free trials or watching movie trailers from smartphones or tablets are gaining traction.

Fallout Grows From Faulty Air Bags

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The spotlight on defective air bags intensified, with one of Germany’s largest auto makers issuing a recall and Honda imposing pay cuts on executives.

Apple's Ex-Retail Chief Readies Service for Web Shoppers

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Ron Johnson, who helped build Apple’s successful retail stores before a troubled stint as J.C. Penney CEO, is readying a well-funded startup that aims to help online shoppers find the right products.

Gucci Finds Luxury a Tougher Sell

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The travails at Gucci are emblematic of the problems afflicting fashion’s big power houses.

Buffett Puts Wind in Berkshire's Sails

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Famed billionaire Warren Buffett has doubled down on renewables—and wind power in particular—in his energy strategy.

Amazon Stumbles on High Spending

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Amazon’s soaring ambitions are coming at a steep cost, dragging the e-commerce giant to its largest quarterly loss in 14 years.

Uncool Microsoft Is Hot Once Again

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Microsoft’s sales continue to defy expectations by growing at a much faster clip than those of its business-technology peers.

Nucor Announces 66% Profit Rise on Energy Boom

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Nucor Corp. posted a 66% increase in profits because of rising demand for steel used in the energy and nonresidential construction sectors.

Caterpillar Posts Surprising Profit Gains

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Caterpillar posted a surprise increase in earnings as it benefited from cost cuts and strong locomotive sales.

Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer Bullish Outlooks

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Several U.S. airlines posted stronger third-quarter profits and expressed bullish sentiments for the fourth quarter, based on falling fuel prices, domestic capacity discipline and a slight easing of Ebola jitters.

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