Clouds Darken for Blue Chips

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Blue-chip companies are posting poor growth as their once-reliable formulas for success left them too big to switch tack quickly when market conditions changed.

Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More

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Retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and Gap are boosting the amount online shoppers must spend to qualify for free shipping, hoping to cover the growing cost of providing the perk.

Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

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A new study of top e-commerce sites found the practice of personalizing prices for the same goods, or pushing some people toward higher-priced offers, is more widespread than previously understood.

Great Wall Motor Profit Slides

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Chinese car maker Great Wall Motor said its third-quarter net profit fell 9.5% from a year earlier. The company has repeatedly delayed the launch of a key new model as the car industry in China faces falling sales-growth rates.

Apple Plans More Stores in China

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Apple plans to increase the number of its Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China to 40 from 15 within two years, CEO Tim Cook told local media.

MTU Aero Ups Profit Outlook

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German aerospace supplier MTU Aero Engines raised its full-year sales and profit forecast after its third-quarter earnings beat estimates as demand for commercial jetliners remains strong.

Foxconn in Talks for China Display Plant

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Foxconn, Apple’s major assembler, is in early talks with a provincial government in China for an investment of up to $5.7 billion in a new factory that would make high-end screens for iPhones and other mobile devices.

Unilever Flags Tough Outlook

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Unilever warned of a challenging outlook and struck a gloomy tone after reporting worsening sales, raising fears of a broad economic slowdown across emerging markets.

Logitech Profit More Than Doubles

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Logitech said its net profit in the second quarter more than doubled, a further sign the computer-accessories maker’s turnaround is gathering steam.

Russia's Mail.ru Revenue Rises

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Mail.ru posted an increase in third-quarter revenue. The Russian Internet company said its financial outlook for the full year remains unchanged despite the forces buffeting Russia’s economy.

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