Energy Transfer May Go Hostile for Williams

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Energy Transfer Equity said it will pursue a multibillion-dollar deal to acquire rival pipeline operator Williams Cos. with or without the company’s cooperation.

J.P. Morgan to Settle Credit-Card Probes for $125 Million---Sources

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J.P. Morgan Chase intends to pay at least $125 million to settle probes by U.S. state and federal authorities over the New York bank’s collection and sale of credit-card debt.

Paradise Lost: Mounting Problems Stymie Baha Mar

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The opening of Baha Mar in the Bahamas was supposed to be a showpiece that would help China’s largest construction company win lucrative resort business across the U.S. But the $3.5 billion project has been beset with troubles.

Technip Shares Plummet on Restructuring

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Shares in French oil services company Technip plummeted after it announced a major restructuring plan, including 6,000 job cuts world-wide, as falling energy prices force the company to drastically cut costs.

Asian Markets Lower Amid Twin Fears of China, Greece

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Asian markets opened lower Wednesday as China’s three-week stock selloff starts to unnerve global investors and concerns about Greece’s future in the eurozone deepen.

Technology Experts Hit Back at FBI on Encryption

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Silicon Valley and Washington’s argument over whether tech companies should enable users to encrypt their digital lives so that not even the FBI can unscramble the information has proved resistant to a solution.

Shell Places Huge Bet on Arctic Oil Riches

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Shell is days away from drilling in the Arctic Ocean—betting it can find enough oil to justify the huge risks that keep almost every other competitor out of those icy waters.

Shell Places Huge Bet on Arctic Oil Riches

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Shell is days away from drilling in the Arctic Ocean—betting it can find enough oil to justify the huge risks that keep almost every other competitor out of those icy waters.

In Nature We Trust: Conservationists Aim to Buy Private Islands

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A number of conservation nonprofits and governments are stepping into the market to scoop up private islands and protect the pristine properties from developers.

No Crisis of Interest in Greek Islands

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Vacation properties on the Greek island of Mykonos are drawing interest from global investors, but sales remain subdued.

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