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  • Technology Bears Miss Payouts After Giving Up on Shorts

    Bears who abandoned bets against technology companies from Facebook Inc. to Netflix Inc. in 2013 can only sit and watch now as the stocks tumble.

  • Coal's Best Hope is Costly Power Plant in Mississippi

    Rising from the scrub pines of central Mississippi is a $5.2 billion construction project that may determine the future of coal in the age of global warming.

  • Symantec Said to Hire JPMorgan to Explore Options

    Symantec Corp. is hiring JPMorgan Chase & Co. to explore its options and defend itself from activist shareholders, according to people with knowledge of the situation, as the security-technology company faces investor pressure to improve its business.

  • Companies Try to Catch CO2 Before It Touches the Sky

    Andre Boulet, chief executive officer of Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc. in Burnaby, British Columbia, holds up a 6-inch piece of charcoal, showing how light passes through toothpick-sized air shafts. He says the crevices in this filter offer a cheap way to capture carbon dioxide before it ascends into the atmosphere and haunts future generations.

  • U.S. Has Fewest Births Since 1998 After Recession, Census Shows

    The U.S. recorded the most deaths in its history and the fewest births since 1998, resulting in the lowest population gain from natural causes in 35 years, an analysis of 2013 Census Bureau estimates released today shows.

  • Microsoft Board Member Steve Luczo Steps Down

    Microsoft Corp. said Director Steve Luczo, who was a member of the search committee that led the effort to select Satya Nadella as chief executive officer, is stepping down from the board.

  • Microsoft’s Nadella Manages Legacy of Ballmer-Board Split

    As Satya Nadella puts his stamp on Microsoft Corp., he’s coming to grips with the tug of war over strategy and the clash of personalities that marked Steve Ballmer’s final years at the helm.

  • Microsoft Chairman Says Company Must Focus Under Nadella

    Microsoft Corp. Chairman John Thompson, who led the recent search for a new chief executive officer that resulted in the appointment of Satya Nadella, said the challenge facing the software maker is how to direct the company’s ample resources in the right direction.

  • Microsoft’s Frankly Speaking Thompson Guides Quest for CEO: Tech

    Weeks before Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced plans to retire, lead independent director John Thompson spelled out the board’s responsibility in an on-campus interview.

  • Microsoft Signals New Era With Thompson as Chairman

    With Microsoft Corp.’s appointment of John Thompson as chairman to replace co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s largest software maker is looking to the veteran technology executive as the main outside voice in its new leadership structure.

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