Oil Prices Plunge After OPEC Stays Put

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OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to bolster prices.

Are Americans Ready to Spend Yet?

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The U.S. economy has grown strongly since stumbling at the beginning of the year. The holiday shopping season will help determine if 2014 ends with a bang.

British Airways' Parent Saves on Plumbing

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Tired of flushing money away, British Airways parent IAG has sought to cut costs in unusual places, like its lavatories.

Cox Communications Sued by Music Publishers

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Two music publishers are suing Cox Communications, saying the cable company is deliberately turning a blind eye to illegal downloading by its broadband subscribers.

New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain

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Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.

Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms

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Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed fresh efforts to rein in the growing influence of companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google.

AT&T Backtracks on Threat to Halt Fiber Rollout

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AT&T backpedaled from a threat to freeze the rollout of its ultrafast Internet service because of uncertainty around the government’s net-neutrality rules.

Coke, SABMiller Strike Africa Deal

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Coca-Cola and SABMiller have struck a new multimillion-dollar brand and bottling deal as the companies, two of the world’s biggest drinks makers, eye a bigger share of the African beverage market.

Honda, Takata Recalls Began as Early as 2002

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Honda recalled a batch of Accord passenger cars in 2002 for Takata Corp. air bags at risk of rupturing, well before the company has said it first learned of injuries.

EU Poised to Approve Lower-Cost Rockets

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European politicians are poised to approve a new generation of lower-cost rockets, partly in response to competition from U.S. launch providers, government and aerospace-industry officials say.

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