Iron-Ore Producer Bets on Midwest

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As global iron-ore prices fell almost 50% in the past year, Cliffs Natural Resources’ CEO argued his company benefits from having a captive market.

Floundering Mattel Tries to Make Things Fun Again

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After a tough year, maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels overhauls conference-room culture so it can get back to thinking about toys.

Germany's Big Firms Pay Price for Small-Town Ties

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Many of Germany’s global giants like Adidas and Volkswagen are based in small towns almost unknown outside their home country. These out-of-the-way locations can complicate business travel and make jobs harder to fill.

North Korea Internet Service Appears Restored

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North Korea’s domestic Internet service appeared to be restored on Tuesday morning, following an outage that lasted more than nine hours, according to cybersecurity research firms and North Korea watchers.

Xiaomi Deal Puts Richard Ji in Spotlight

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The latest deal that gave China’s Xiaomi the richest valuation of any private technology startup in the world has put Richard Ji, a Morgan Stanley analyst-turned-investor, in the spotlight.

Oracle Agrees to Buy Datalogix Holdings

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Oracle agreed to buy startup Datalogix, an important advertising partner to Google and Facebook. The deal shows how big software companies are refashioning themselves into marketing powerhouses.

Tuna Brands Could Merge

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Bumble Bee Seafoods could eventually be merged with canned tuna competitor Chicken of the Sea International once both are under the control of Thai Union Frozen Products, said Christopher Lischewski, president and chief executive of Bumble Bee.

Telstra Expands in Asia

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Telstra Corp., Australia’s dominant telecoms provider, has reignited its Asian expansion drive with a $697 million purchase of Pacnet, Asia’s biggest operator of subsea cables.

Boeing May Have Benefited From Alleged Change In NASA Contract Scoring

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A legal battle over Boeing Co.’s $4.2 billion contract to transport U.S. astronauts into orbit may hinge on whether the company benefited from an alleged last-minute change by NASA in its criteria for picking winning bids.

U.S. Approves Skin Cancer Treatment

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The FDA granted accelerated approval to Bristol-Myers’s skin-cancer treatment Opdivo, which uses the body’s immune system to fight tumors.

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