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Dish Network Corp.

AT&T top buyer at U.S. airwaves auction; Dish spends big

AT&T Inc (T.N) spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) spending heavily to manage a surprise win at No.2 ahead of Verizon, results showed on Friday.

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Gas station

Oil surges 8 percent as U.S. rig count plunges, shorts scramble

Oil prices roared back from six-year lows on Friday, rocketing more than 8 percent as a record weekly decline in U.S. oil drilling fueled a frenzy of short-covering.

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Uber

Uber will improve privacy, data security following report

Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report's recommendations for improvements.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R)

Greece should follow EU line on Russia: EU's Schulz

Greece should not undermine EU policy on Russia at a time when it is seeking support from its partners over its economic problems, European parliament President Martin Schulz told Greek newspapers on Friday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin ally handed contract to build Russian bridge to Crimea

Russia has handed a multi-billion dollar contract to build a bridge to the Crimea peninsula to an ally and former judo partner of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.

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Honda Motor Co.

Honda recalls to squeeze profit, cloud guidance as cheap fuel poses new threat

As Japan's Honda Motor Co (7267.T) pays hundreds of millions of dollars to replace potentially deadly air bags, hitting earnings, a new headache lies around the bend - cheaper U.S. petrol could lure buyers away from its fuel-efficient cars.

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All Nippon Airways

ANA Holdings orders Boeing, Airbus planes worth $2.2 billion

Japan's biggest airline, ANA Holdings, said on Friday it had ordered 15 jetliners from Boeing Co and Airbus Group worth $2.2 billion to bolster flights on domestic routes.

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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways takes $1.7 billion stake in British Airways-owner IAG

Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) worth around 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the oneworld alliance.

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Wind power

Germany boosts onshore wind capacity by record amount in 2014

Germany's newly installed onshore wind power capacity rose by a record 4,750 megawatts (MW) in 2014, industry groups said on Thursday, marking what is likely to be a peak annual gain as the country gears up for a nuclear-free future.

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Online transaction value on Alipay

Politics, mobile overshadow Alibaba's fairy-tale run

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce.

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General Motors

GM to suspend production at its Russian plant for two months

General Motors Co (GM.N) will suspend production at its St. Petersburg auto assembly plant in Russia from mid-March to mid-May and is raising prices for its products because of the weak and volatile Russian rouble, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

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Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Greece says Dijsselbloem visit will kick off debt talks

This week's visit to Athens by the head of the euro zone finance ministers' group will mark the start of Greece's negotiations on changing the conditions of its international bailout accord, the finance ministry said in a statement.

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Amendments on the Keystone XL pipeline bill

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier in the day that President Barack Obama would veto the measure.

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Amazon

AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

After years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is starting to warm up to Wall Street. The No. 1 U.S. online retailer was unusually forthcoming during its fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday, saying it will break out results this year, for the first time, for its fast-growing cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services.

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Tencent inks exclusive online partnership for NBA games in China

The National Basketball Association and Tencent Holdings Ltd said Friday the Shenzhen-based Internet giant will be the only company in China to stream the league's online content.

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