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S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' rating (Update)

Standard & Poor's gave Twitter's recent $1.8 billion debt issue a "speculative" rating of BB- on Thursday, weighing the company's push for acquisitions against likely slow growth in earnings.

Nov 13, 2014
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Halliburton buying Baker Hughes in $34.6B deal

In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion.

Nov 17, 2014
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Amazon Web business jumps 40 percent

Amazon Web Services, which sells computing services to companies over the Internet, grew more than 40 percent in revenue last year, the business' top executive told a Las Vegas conference Wednesday morning.

Nov 13, 2014
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