DuPont Warns of Currency Headwinds

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DuPont gave a disappointing outlook for 2015, warning its profit would take a significant hit from the strengthening dollar, though the company said it would reach its goal to cut $1 billion in costs well ahead of schedule.

Caterpillar Loses Traction Again

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Caterpillar gave a disappointing outlook for 2015, citing plummeting commodity prices, as the heavy-machinery maker also reported earnings for the fourth quarter that missed expectations.

Apple Delivers Quarter for the Ages

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Apple surpassed even the most bullish Wall Street expectations for its holiday quarter with an improbable trifecta: selling 46% more iPhones at higher prices—and earning more on each sale.

Yahoo to Spin Off Alibaba Stake

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Yahoo unveiled plans for a tax-free spinoff of its remaining holdings in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba as the company also reported declines in fourth-quarter earnings and revenue.

Will Yahoo's Spin of Its Alibaba Stake Satisfy Starboard?

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Yahoo Inc., in deciding to spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba Group, addressed the biggest concern of investor Starboard Value LP. But it may not completely satisfy the activist shareholder,

Port Snarls to Take Months to Unwind

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The labor dispute that has magnified the snarls at U.S. West Coast ports may be on the brink of a settlement, but it will take months to end the widespread pain, freight disruptions, and losses caused by the cargo jam.

On-Demand Workers: 'We Are Not Robots'

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Companies that rely on freelance labor describe their workers as micro-entrepreneurs. But lawsuits, protests and forums suggest that many flexible laborers feel less enthusiastic about the new work model.

A Radical Idea for Activist Investors

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What if activist shareholders pressed companies not to cut costs, but to invest more, with an eye on long-term progress instead of short-term gains? Now that would be different, writes Dennis Berman.

FCC Warns Hotels, Others Not to Block Personal Wi-Fi

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FCC officials issued a warning that it will prosecute businesses, including hotels and other establishments, that block people from using personal Wi-Fi networks.

Strong Dollar Squeezes U.S. Firms

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The stronger dollar is slicing sales and profits at big American companies, prompting them to put renewed emphasis on cost cutting and cramping the broader U.S. economy.

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