Orange Considers Potential Tie-Up With Telecom Italia

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France’s Orange is considering launching a bid to tie up with Telecom Italia in a sign that European telecommunications companies are continuing to push forward a wave of consolidation across the region.

Amgen Sees Positive Results From Kyprolis Study

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Amgen took a step forward in its efforts to make its Kyprolis cancer therapy a standard treatment for many multiple myeloma patients, saying the drug performed better than older rival Velcade in a study.

NXP, Freescale Agree to Merger

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NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor have agreed to merge in a deal that values Freescale at $11.8 billion and would create a combined company with a market value of more than $30 billion.

Ports Get Creative as Cargo Piles Up

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Southern California ports are thinking about ways they can speed things up after a labor dispute contributed to near gridlock in their operations. Cargomatic, a sort of Uber for cargo, is one solution.

Glencore Faces Hit From Big Coal Bet

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Investors will get their first look on Tuesday at a full year of Glencore’s financial results since it acquired Xstrata and its ample coal reserves in 2013. Coal prices are off about 25% since then.

Do You Really Need a Wireless Phone Carrier?

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Is it possible to never pay for wireless-phone service again? For 30 days, WSJ reporter Ryan Knutson disconnected his iPhone from AT&T and lived entirely off the free Wi-Fi connections—and it worked.

Is Facebook Friend or Foe for Telecom Operators?

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Telecom firms trying to connect billions more people to the Web aren’t sure if Facebook is their friend or foe. Tensions between the phone and Internet industries will be on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Samsung Answers iPhone 6 With Galaxy S6

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Samsung introduced a new flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, with a double-curved screen and its own mobile-payment service, as the Korean giant looks to keep pace with Apple and Xiaomi.

FCC Tests Its Authority Over States

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The federal communications agency is using a new argument to override state laws limiting cities’ ability to run their own Internet service.

RWE to Proceed With North Sea Gas Deal

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German utility RWE and an energy-investment fund led by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman signaled that they would proceed with a $5.6 billion deal for oil-and-gas fields over the U.K. government’s objections.

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