Samsung Probe Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires

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An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.

U.S. Oil Producers Ramp Up Spending

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U.S. oil producers, optimistic that higher crude prices are here to stay, have issued 2017 budgets that call for dramatically greater spending to tap new wells.

Where Trump's Protectionism Could Hit the Hardest

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For all the talk of U.S. trade frictions with China under Donald Trump, one of the biggest losers if U.S. imports drop would be the rest of Asia.

Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Licensing Practices

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Apple is suing Qualcomm alleging it demanded onerous terms for its technology and that it sought to punish Apple for cooperating in a Korean regulatory probe into Qualcomm’s licensing practices.

Wal-Mart Starts Layoffs at Headquarters

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Wal-Mart Stores was following through Friday on plans to cut nearly 1,000 corporate jobs.

Tesla Boosts Range of All-Electric Model S to 335 Miles

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Tesla Motors has extended the battery range for a new version of the Model S sedan to 335 miles on a charge, furthering the Silicon Valley auto maker’s lead in the all-electric car race.

Retailers Turn to Silicon Valley to Lure Customers

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In the age of Amazon.com, other retailers are scrambling to find a way to keep consumers shopping on their sites and in stores. The trick? Personalization, via data and tech.

Chinese Internet Giant Strikes Deal With a Secretive Investor and…a U.K. Insurer

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Aviva creates new company with Tencent and Chinese investor, Hillhouse.

GE Revenue Slips, Hurt by Oil Woes

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General Electric’s revenue declined 2% in the fourth quarter, as the company was weighed down by a depressed oil industry and shipped fewer jet engines and power turbines than it had planned.

SEC Questions Herbalife Over China Anti-Corruption Efforts

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Herbalife said Friday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating its anticorruption efforts in China.

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