OZ Minerals Mulls Asset Sales

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OZ Minerals launched a review that will consider the possible sale of one of Australia’s biggest copper mines, as the company’s new chief executive grapples with prices of the commodity tumbling to a 5½ year low.

China Raps Alibaba Over Fake Goods

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A Chinese government agency on Wednesday criticized Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for offering fake goods on its online marketplaces and for lax internal controls.

Roche Profit Misses Forecasts

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Swiss drug maker Roche said full-year net income fell 16% despite rising sales of its cancer treatments.

China Aims to Prop Up Its Chip Makers

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As China tries to forestall foreign governments from tapping its phones, the country is investing growing amounts of money into domestic chip makers and tasking them with developing processors for “safe phones.”

Debt That Once Boosted Its Cities Now Burdens China

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Rampant borrowing by firms like Wuhan Urban, a local-government concern that funds development in dusty Wuhan city, is a big reason China’s debt load is expanding.

Hard Choices on Easy Money Lie Ahead for Fed Chief

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Janet Yellen’s job is about to get harder after a relatively easy first year as Federal Reserve chairwoman, as she looks to move past the preset course of winding down a bond-buying program and begin raising interest rates.

Closing an Airport Security Gap

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A trio of recent incidents is fueling new scrutiny of U.S. airport security procedures that allow nearly a million workers nationwide access to airport facilities without routine screening.

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.

American Airlines Lifted by Fuel Prices

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American Airlines, flush from buoyant full-year profits and looking ahead to even better performance in 2015, won’t alter its strategy as a result of sharply lower oil prices, its chief executive said.

Mitsubishi, Renault Scrap Car-Making Tie-Up

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Renault’s international expansion plans are encountering obstacles with a proposed joint-venture with Mitsubishi scrapped and its struggling business in Russia disclosing another round of layoffs.

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