Xiaomi Expects Sales to Surge

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Xiaomi expects sales and smartphone shipments to each rise by more than 30% this year, its CEO said, as the Chinese smartphone maker looks to overseas markets to keep up its growth.

Google Snubs Robotics Rivals

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Google is the hottest company in the robotics business, but it wants no part of a Pentagon-backed robot-building contest. Its decision to drop out of the competition has irked some robotics experts.

Train Carrying Crude Derails in Illinois

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A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying crude oil derailed and began to burn Thursday afternoon near Galena, Ill., just over the state line from Wisconsin and 160 miles west of Chicago.

Ports Gridlock Alters Supply Chain

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The labor dispute that caused months of gridlock at West Coast ports may be over, but the disruption is expected to redraw the trade routes goods follow, as they journey to U.S. factories and store shelves.

Google Wireless Plan Has One Catch

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Google’s planned wireless service will work only on the company’s latest Nexus brand smartphone and not on other phones using the Android operating system.

Study Touts Self-Driving Cars

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Self-driving vehicles could reduce accidents in the U.S. by 90%, says consulting firm McKinsey & Co., saving lives and eliminating $190 billion in damages and health-care costs a year.

Limits Sought on GMO Corn as Pest Evolves

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U.S. regulators are proposing limits on the planting of some genetically engineered corn to combat a voracious pest that has evolved to resist the bug-killing crops, a potential blow to makers of biotech seed.

New Jersey's Exxon Settlement Questioned

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New Jersey’s proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon for years of environmental damage—after state officials previously argued for $8.9 billion—came under scrutiny as legislators and environmentalists called for separate probes and rejection of the deal.

Life Time Fitness in Talks With Two Private-Equity Groups

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Gym chain Life Time Fitness Inc. is in advanced talks with private-equity bidders, according to people familiar with the matter.

Sompo Japan Weighs Stake Purchase in Scor

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Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings said it is considering buying a stake in French reinsurance giant Scor SE, in a deal that could reportedly be worth over $900 million.

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