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.

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.

Goodyear Profit Rises on North America Sales

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Goodyear Tire reported a nearly 18% jump in its second-quarter profit as sales in North America, combined with some cost squeezing in Europe, offset the economic softness in other parts of the world.

Sprint Tries a Facebook-Only Plan

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Sprint will soon let subscribers buy a wireless plan that only connects to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for about $12 a month.

Fiat Profit Plunges on Weak Sales

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Fiat said profit plunged in the second quarter as weak results in Europe and Latin American together with a tax charge related to U.S. earnings wiped out improvements in Asia and an increase in sales of luxury models.

Sprint Swings to Profit

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Sprint said it swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter, as its operating expenses declined and it narrowed its loss of the most lucrative contract customers.

Peugeot Car Unit Returns to Profit

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Stiff cost cuts helped French car maker Peugeot Citroën's automobile unit to nose back into the black in the first half for the first time in three years, paring the overall company's losses amid rising sales in Europe and China.

Pfizer To Buy Baxter's Vaccines

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Pfizer said it has agreed to acquire Baxter's portfolio of marketed vaccines for $635 million.

IRS Blesses Telecom's REIT Turn

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Windstream's plan to spin off some of its telecommunications assets into a real estate investment trust comes as more U.S. companies seek to lower their taxes.

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