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Orange Considers Potential Tie-Up With Telecom Italia

26 min 48 sec ago
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.

Do You Really Need a Wireless Phone Carrier?

28 min 3 sec ago
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.

RWE to Proceed With Dea Sale

36 min 41 sec ago
German utility RWE and an energy-investment fund led by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman signaled Sunday that they would proceed this week with a $5.6 billion deal for oil-and-gas fields over the objections of the U.K. government.

Glencore Faces Hit From Big Coal Bet

45 min 3 sec ago
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.

Samsung Answers iPhone 6 With Galaxy S6

58 min 20 sec ago
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.

Samsung Looks to Outsmart Apple, Google on Mobile Payments

1 hour 5 min ago
With its new Galaxy S6 smartphone, Samsung is looking to jump ahead of Apple and Google in one of the most competitive battlegrounds in mobile software and services—payments.

HTC Enters Virtual-Reality Market--Mobile World

1 hour 7 min ago
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. is entering the world of virtual reality, part of its move to diversify its product line to boost sales.

Samsung Galaxy S6 First Look: Can an Extreme Makeover Beat the iPhone?

1 hour 9 min ago
When it comes to building better hardware and much improved software, the sixth time’s the charm

U.K. Won't Approve Gas Fields Sale to LetterOne Fund

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:13
The U.K. government said it won’t approve the sale of British North Sea natural gas fields from German utility RWE to an investment fund backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman over concerns the oligarch is a future target of European sanctions.

Berkshire Hathaway Posts Lower Profits

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 08:45
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway posted lower earnings for the fourth quarter amid investment derivative gains of $192 million.

Spain's Bankia Posts Profit Gain

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 01:23
Spain’s largest bailed-out lender said net profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 268 million euros ($300.08 million) from 150 million euros a year earlier.

World Telecom Meet to Focus on Regulation

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:35
When telecom and tech leaders convene in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress this coming week, one topic will rise above the rest: regulation.

Airbus Boosts Output of Popular Plane

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:33
Airbus is doubling down on its bet that lower oil prices and global economic uncertainties won’t dent demand for new jetliners, saying it is boosting the output of its most popular plane, the A320.

Sprint, Best Buy to Offer Wireless Phone Plan

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:28
Sprint will offer a wireless phone plan only available at Best Buy that the companies say provides a ‘more simplified way’ to buy phone service.

Guinness to Rejoin New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:05
Guinness has decided to resume sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue after dropping out last year, sparking criticism from gay activists who want a broad boycott because of what they call the organizers’ discriminatory policies.

Living Wi-Fi Only for 30 Days

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:53
Reporter’s Notebook: Living a Wi-Fi only life required a few changes in habit for WSJ reporter Ryan Knutson, who spent a month disconnected from his wireless carrier to live entirely on free Wi-Fi.

Wages Rise at Restaurants as Labor Market Tightens

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:35
Wage growth is breaking out in an unexpected corner of the U.S. economy: the nation’s restaurants and bars. Food-service employment has surged since the recession ended nearly six years ago, growing twice as fast as overall payrolls.

Former AIG CEO Benmosche Dies

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:32
Robert Benmosche, who brought insurance giant AIG back from the brink of bankruptcy and led it to repay its historic bailout, died Friday at age 70 after a five-year battle with lung cancer.

Blackstone CEO Took Home $690 Million In 2014

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:25
Blackstone Group co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman took home about $690 million in dividends, compensation and fund payouts for 2014, a nearly 50% increase from 2013.

Bombardier Completes First Flight of Key Jet

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:09
Canadian jet maker Bombardier completed the first flight of a jet that it hopes will anchor its future as a commercial aircraft manufacturer and raised new cash to help carry out its programs.

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