Apple's iPhone Is Closing In on Samsung

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Strong sales of Apple Inc.’s new iPhones are pushing the company close to rival Samsung Electronics Co. as the world’s top seller of smartphones.

Norfolk Southern Revenue Slips

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Norfolk Southern Corp. said its fourth-quarter earnings dropped and it posted weaker-than-expected revenue as merchandise and intermodal markets growth was unable to offset weakness in its coal segment.

Animal Advocates Enlist Proxy-Advisory Firms

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Animal-welfare advocates are courting proxy advisory firms as a new Wall Street ally as they take on big U.S. meatpackers. The pitch: Mistreatment of animals can pose a risk to business.

Proxy Battle Puts Focus on DuPont Earnings

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DuPont will detail fourth-quarter earnings and project profits for the year ahead—but how much weight investors should put on the forecast depends these days on whom you ask.

WikiLeaks Wants Google Answers on Giving Staff Data to U.S.

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WikiLeaks said the whistleblower website is demanding answers from Google Inc. about why the Internet search giant appears to have handed WikiLeaks staff members’ personal data to U.S. law enforcement nearly three years ago.

Wall Street Braces for NYC Blizzard

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Wall Street scrambled to prepare for a blizzard that is expected to slam into the New York region later Monday, but few traders and analysts said they expected to see substantial disruptions.

Apple Pay Is Persuading People to Use a Mobile Wallet

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Apple’s Apple Pay payments service, now three months old, is making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to use it.

Google, Cablevision Challenge Wireless Business Model

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Google and Cablevision Systems are preparing new cellphone services that would turn the wireless industry’s business model on its head, increasing pressure on companies already dealing with a price war.

Amazon Japan Vows Cooperation With Child-Porn Investigation

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Amazon’s Japanese arm says it is cooperating with an investigation into possible sales of child pornography, after police raided its headquarters and distribution center.

AT&T to Buy Nextel Mexico

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AT&T took another step in its Mexican expansion Monday agreeing to buy Nextel Mexico for $1.88 billion, as the company seeks growth from new markets.

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