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  • Erbey's Exit Ends Heady Era at Ocwen @ The Wall Street Journal - 47 minutes ago

    Ocwen FinancialCorp. lost its driving force on Monday as executive chairman William C. Erbey resigned as part of the embattled mortgage-servicing company’s $150 million settlement with New York’s financial ...

  • Sony Seeking More Cybersecurity Staff Amid Hack Fallout @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Sony is seeking to hire more cybersecurity specialists to handle the political fallout from hack attacks and assess vulnerabilities. But filling such roles could be challenging given the cybersecurity ...

  • Santander, Canadian Pension Funds Confirm Venture @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Banco Santander confirmed that it will transfer some renewable energy and water infrastructure assets to a joint venture with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Public Sector Pension Investment Board

  • Continental Resources Cuts 2015 Budget Amid Oil-Price Decline @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Continental Resources Inc. has joined the list of energy companies reducing 2015 capital budgets as U.S. oil prices have fallen about 50% from their summer peak.

  • American Apparel Fends Off Ousted CEO @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    American Apparel put in place a new shareholder-rights plan to defend against a hostile takeover and completed a board restructuring amid criticism from former CEO Dov Charney.

  • Comcast-TWC Merger Review Delayed @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable has run into another delay, this time due to the failure of Time Warner Cable to produce necessary documents to the FCC in a timely manner.

  • Boeing May Have Benefited From Alleged Change In NASA Contract Scoring @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    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 ...

  • Special Sale Price: Docs Divided Over Discount on AbbVie Hepatitis C Drug @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    The decision by Express Scripts to make the AbbVie hepatitis C treatment the exclusive option for patients with the most common type of the virus caused a ruckus on Wall Street, although the reaction among ...

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Self-Reports Emails to Regulators @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    PG&E Corp.’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. unit said Monday it has self-reported more emails that may have violated rules concerning how businesses communicate with the California Public Utilities Commission....

  • Israeli Bank to Pay $400 Million to Settle Tax Allegations @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Israel-based Bank Leumi agreed to pay $400 million to U.S. and New York authorities and admitted to conspiring to help U.S. taxpayers avoid taxes by stashing assets in offshore accounts with the bank.

  • Oracle Agrees to Buy Datalogix Holdings @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    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.

  • T-Mobile Christmas Special, Starring John Legere -- Overheard @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    T-Mobile US just can’t resist. The wireless carrier, which has roiled the industry with aggressive pricing and contract-free plans, loves to taunt rivals. And the holidays don’t bring a pause. In a YouTube ...

  • Goldman Sachs Sells Aluminum Business @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on Monday ended its four-year ownership of its metal-warehousing unit, unloading it to Reuben Brothers, an investment firm run by two British brothers.

  • T-Mobile Christmas Special, Starring John Legere @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    T-Mobile's holiday video will bring little cheer to competitors.

  • Will GoPro Founder's Dad Stay or Go When Lockup Expires? @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    GoPro Inc.'s founder and chief executive, Nick Woodman, got 90% of his startup capital from his father Dean, a retired managing director at ING Barings LLC, according to the elder Mr. Woodman's LinkedIn ...

  • Tuna Brands Could Merge After Thai Union Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    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 ...

  • Google is now displaying song lyrics in response to some queries, threatening traffic to other sites that make lyrics their business.

  • Chesapeake Completes Asset Sale to Southwestern @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. has completed a sale of West Virginia and Pennsylvania assets to Southwestern Energy Co. for $4.975 billion.

  • P&G to Sell Camay and Zest to Unilever @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Procter & Gamble Co.said it will sell its Camay and Zest soap brands to Unilever PLC.

  • Starbucks and Square, one-time partners in mobile payments, are going their separate ways in the ongoing battle for how to order and pay for items using smartphones.

  • Dish Goes Toe-to-Toe Over Content @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Dish Network is once again embroiled in a contract dispute with a major content provider. The question is when it will draw the line.

  • U.S. Approves Skin Cancer Treatment @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

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

  • U.S. taxpayers weren't the only ones who made some money on the TARP bailout program. U.S. banks--and some non-U.S. banks--made a decent bit of money, too.

  • North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    North Korea's Internet connection went down Monday, leaving experts speculating on whether it was the result of cyberattack or a measure by the North Koreans themselves.

  • Checking Walgreen's Vital Signs @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Ahead of the Tape: Walgreen’s shareholders appear to have forgiven it for earlier missteps, but it may take more concrete results for them to maintain their cheer.

  • Rosneft, Morgan Stanley Oil Business Deal Collapses @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Morgan Stanley scotched a deal to sell an oil-trading and storage business to Russia’s OAO Rosneft, leaving the Wall Street firm on the lookout for a new buyer of the division.

  • Alstom to Pay $772 Million to Settle Bribery Charges @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    French engineering giant Alstom SA pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $772 million to resolve criminal charges it paid tens of millions of dollars in a “widespread” bribery scheme to win energy contracts ...

  • Barclays to Buy Out Spanish Joint-Venture Partner @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Barclays has bought out French insurer CNP Assurances’ 50% stake in their Spain-based joint-venture, CNP Barclays Vida y Pensiones, for €453 million ($554 million), including a special dividend.

  • Alibaba's Tmall Global Site Stumbles @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Alibaba’s Tmall Global shopping platform is failing to live up to its early billing as a “fast track into China” for foreign brands new to the mainland, say brands and online-shopping consultants.

  • The Future of Cars Looks Very Different @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    The car business is embracing a new aesthetic: one where autos become part of a networked world, make decisions on the fly and offer utility that extends beyond transportation.

  • Deutsche Bank Unit to Pay $3 Million to Settle CFTC Charges @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    A unit of Deutsche Bank AG will pay $3 million to settle an array of charges brought by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission over its systems and controls.

  • 5 Things to Watch in the Auto Industry @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    With sales largely recovered in the U.S. and still growing in China, here are five of the most important issues auto-industry executives face in 2015 and beyond.

  • By several measures, 2014 was a year of records for U.S.-listed initial public offerings.

  • If the Federal Reserve is being "patient" and at the same time is "data dependent," what exactly does that mean? The stock market last week gave its vote, emphatically. But the reaction ...

  • FTC Puts Conditions on Lilly's Deal to Buy Novartis Unit @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    The Federal Trade Commission said it put conditions on Eli Lilly and Co.’s proposed deal to buy Switzerland-based Novartis AG’s Animal Health division.

  • Obama's Cuban Reset @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    A transcript of the weekend’s program on FOX News Channel.

  • Airbus Delivers First A350 to Qatar Airways @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Airbus has delivered its first A350 twin-engine jetliner to Qatar Airways, capping a $15 billion dollar development program.

  • Wells Fargo Ordered to Pay $54.8 Million @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Wells Fargo & Co. has been ordered to pay $54.8 million in damages tied to a class-action lawsuit alleging that fees charged by two mortgage servicers were excessive.

  • Merck Finally Gets Some Good News on Cubist @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Merck & Co. finally has a reason to breathe a sigh of relief, two weeks after announcing its $8.4 billion acquisition of specialty pharmaceutical maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.

  • Dealpolitik: Four M&A Lessons from 2014 @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    The year was an active one for mergers and acquisitions. Here are four lessons from the year’s deals on activists, hostile bidders, missed opportunities and covering all the bases.

  • 5 Biggest IT Stories of 2014, As Picked By CIOs @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    CIO Journal asked a number of chief information officers to name the biggest tech and information technology stories of the year. As business and technology strategists, their answers highlight some of ...

  • After months of anticipation, the hepatitis C price wars are finally getting under way.

  • PWC Gets Unseasonal Greetings for Tesco and Barclays Roles @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    Pricewaterhouse Coopers just got the gift no one wants for Christmas: It’s been slapped with not one but two probes by the Financial Reporting Council, its regulator, over work for two longtime audit clients, ...

  • Court Denies Family Dollar Shareholder Move @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    A Delaware court has denied a motion brought by Family Dollar Stores Inc. shareholders to block Tuesday’s vote on the company’s proposed tie-up with Dollar Tree Inc.--a move intended to push the company ...

  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she has no plans to make changes among the management at scandal-plagued state-controlled oil company Patroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras.

  • Tech-savvy tots talk to cyber Santa The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    When 3-year-old Justin Webb wanted to talk to Santa this year, he knew exactly how to find the jolly old elf. After all, the tech-savvy toddler has been video chatting on his tablet computer since he was ...

  • Obama's Cuba Shift Puts Spotlight on Firms' Asset Claims @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    The Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba have cast fresh attention on decades-old claims that companies filed against Cuba over the Castro government's seizure of U.S. property ...

  • Caesars Merger Seen Aiding Debt @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    Caesars Entertainment agreed to acquire affiliate Caesars Acquisition in a stock-for-stock merger that will better position the $18.4 billion debt load of its largest unit.

  • Achillion Says Hepatitis Studies Show Strong Results @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals said that a regimen intended to treat hepatitis C patients showed strong results amid an increasingly competitive market for drugs to fight the disease

  • Highland Capital was awarded $40 million in its suit against Credit Suisse.

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