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Samsung's 3Q Profit Surges Thanks to Components, Weak Won

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International Business By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 6, 2015 SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business. The South Korean company estimated that its operating profit for the ...

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Delegating, Jack Dorsey Will Lead Twitter and Square

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Technology Jack Dorsey has pushed a faster pace of product improvement while serving as interim chief of Twitter. By VINDU GOEL and MIKE ISAAC October 5, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Shortly after Twitter’s board of directors began its search for a new chief executive in June, it said it would only accept someone willing ...

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Supreme Court Denies Request to Hear Insider Trading Case

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The convictions of Todd Newman, left, and Anthony Chiasson, were overturned last year in a ruling that narrowed the definition of insider trading. By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and ADAM LIPTAK October 5, 2015 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to review an appeals court decision that made it harder to prosecute insider trading and threatens ...

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Ho Chi Minh City considers massive economic zone to attract FDI

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The Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies has submitted to the city administration a plan to develop a large economic zone straddling four districts with incentives to boost the city’s growth. The plan, for 2016-2035, envisages a special economic zone of nearly 900 square kilometers (347 square miles) ...

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