Roku Working on Plans to File IPO
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Roku Working on Plans to File IPO

Roku Inc., maker of streaming media players, TVs, and software, is working on plans to file confidentially for an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple Plans More Stores in China
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Apple Plans More Stores in China

Apple plans to increase the number of its Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China to 40 from 15 within two years, CEO Tim Cook told local media.

Mexico's Burgeoning Wine Scene
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Mexico's Burgeoning Wine Scene

Mexico may be best known for its beer and tequila, but that’s slowly changing as its wines are finding their way onto restaurant wine lists and specialist shops.

Will Free Data Become The Next Free Shipping?
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Will Free Data Become The Next Free Shipping?

Services that offer users data or pay data costs for visiting websites, signing up for free trials or watching movie trailers from smartphones or tablets are gaining traction.

Airbnb Mulls Employee Stock Sale at $13 Billion Valuation
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Airbnb Mulls Employee Stock Sale at $13 Billion Valuation

Apartment-rental site Airbnb has met with investors to discuss an employee stock sale that would value the apartment-rental site at about $13 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Cutrale-Safra Boosts Bid for Chiquita
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Cutrale-Safra Boosts Bid for Chiquita

Brazilian firms Cutrale-Safra raised their bid for Chiquita by an additional 4% as the banana seller’s shareholders prepare to vote Friday on its proposed tie-up with Irish food company Fyffes.

China's Lack of Drama Is Likely an Intermission
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China's Lack of Drama Is Likely an Intermission

China’s economy looks to be holding up for now. But another period of drama can’t be too far ahead.

Nissan Expands Car Recall
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Nissan Expands Car Recall

The Japanese auto maker expands its recall of cars equipped with potentially defective air bags from Takata Corp., calling back an additional 260,000 vehicles world-wide on Thursday.

Nokia Returns to Profit
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Nokia Returns to Profit

Nokia’s quarterly earnings gave ample evidence that the company’s main network unit has moved well beyond several years of painful restructuring.

Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online
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Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

A new study of top e-commerce sites found the practice of personalizing prices for the same goods, or pushing some people toward higher-priced offers, is more widespread than previously understood.

Time for Amazon to Turn the Page
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Time for Amazon to Turn the Page

Ahead of the Tape: Amazon’s share price has recovered from its tumble after the Fire phone’s flop, but recent weakness suggests investors are running out of patience.

U.K. Seeks Tech Firms' Help Against Extremism
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U.K. Seeks Tech Firms' Help Against Extremism

The U.K. government is intensifying efforts to enlist the help of large technology companies such as Twitter and Facebook in combating extremist content online amid growing concerns about terrorist threats.

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How to 'Fail Successfully' in Business
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How to 'Fail Successfully' in Business

What can businesses learn from failing, if there's a stigma attached to failure? PwC vice chairman Tim Ryan joins Sara Murray on the News Hub. Photo: iStock/mediaphotos

Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More
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Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More

Retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and Gap are boosting the amount online shoppers must spend to qualify for free shipping, hoping to cover the growing cost of providing the perk.

Google Japan Case Raises Privacy Issues
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Google Japan Case Raises Privacy Issues

A Japanese man who won a court order requiring Google to remove certain search results has asked the court to fine the company, saying it failed to fully remove results that could injure his reputation.