Cox Communications Sued by Music Publishers
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Cox Communications Sued by Music Publishers

Two music publishers are suing Cox Communications, saying the cable company is deliberately turning a blind eye to illegal downloading by its broadband subscribers.

Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms
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Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms

Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed efforts to rein in the influence of Apple, Facebook and Google.

Central Banks Are Pressed to Revisit the Golden Age
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Central Banks Are Pressed to Revisit the Golden Age

The financial crisis and its aftermath have revived interest in gold as a monetary policy instrument, especially in Europe, where central banks face public pressure to buy gold or bring back home what they hold overseas.

U.K. Takeover Rules Alter M&A Game
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U.K. Takeover Rules Alter M&A Game

U.K. takeover rules known as “Put Up or Shut Up” are changing the way bankers run deals and have thwarted several large acquisitions so far this year.

Carlos Slim to Invest Up To $875.4 Million in Spain's FCC
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Carlos Slim to Invest Up To $875.4 Million in Spain's FCC

Two companies owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim will invest up to 700 million euros ($875.4 million) in FCC in exchange for 25.6% of the debt-laden Spanish builder.

China's Bull Market Lifts Brokerages
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China's Bull Market Lifts Brokerages

Even as economists fret about China’s slowing economy, the country’s stock market is booming, with 2014 set to be the best in years, and brokerages are emerging as among the biggest winners.

Rémy Cointreau Profit Hurt by China
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Rémy Cointreau Profit Hurt by China

Rémy Cointreau said net profit fell 25% in the first half of its financial year as the French drinks maker continues to battle a slump in demand from Chinese consumers.

Salesforce Boosts CEO's Compensation
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Salesforce Boosts CEO's Compensation

Salesforce.com gave Chief Executive Marc Benioff a nearly 8% raise in salary and target bonus and awarded him stock options with an indicated value of roughly $33 million.

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Where Multi-Millionaire Ranks Are Growing Fast, and Faster
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Where Multi-Millionaire Ranks Are Growing Fast, and Faster

Ultra high-net-worth individuals, who have more than $30 million in assets, are becoming more common these days. Where do you find them? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

Apple's Bigger Slice of the Smartphone Pie
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Apple's Bigger Slice of the Smartphone Pie

Investors are counting on the iPhone 6 to regain some share for Apple in the smartphone market and boost its lucrative ecosystem. They may be right.

Brazil's Rousseff to Announce New Economic Team
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Brazil's Rousseff to Announce New Economic Team

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will announce the names of her new economic team Thursday, the presidential palace said Wednesday.

Toyota to Bring Crash-Prevention Technology to Mainstream
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Toyota to Bring Crash-Prevention Technology to Mainstream

Toyota said it will introduce less-costly crash-prevention systems to most of the vehicles it sells in its biggest markets starting next year, in a bid to usher the new technology into the mainstream.

Brazilian Drought Unleashes Flood of Sales for Some Firms
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Brazilian Drought Unleashes Flood of Sales for Some Firms

The worst drought in roughly a century is parching Brazil’s São Paulo state, the country’s economic powerhouse, but the water shortage has produced a gusher of sales for companies selling temporary relief.

Making a 'Doorbuster': the $5 Toaster
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Making a 'Doorbuster': the $5 Toaster

Before the lights had dimmed on Black Friday last year, executives at Kohl’s were already at work on the deal they would use to pull shoppers into their stores this time around: a $5 toaster.

Telefónica Works to Redraw Its Empire
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Telefónica Works to Redraw Its Empire

Telefónica has been rejiggering parts of its empire by retreating from markets where it lacked scale, and expanding in Latin America.