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This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (December 21, 2017).

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Saudi Arabia is hunting for an energy deal in U.S. shale country, as economic upheaval pushes it to seek its first international oil-and-gas production investments.

Uber was dealt a defeat as an EU court ruled the firm should be regulated as a transportation service.

Some big-name hedge funds are considering whether it is time to wade into the bitcoin market.

Coinbase said it would probe insider-trading claims after a surge in a bitcoin offshoot called Bitcoin Cash.

Subaru is investigating whether workers at Japanese factories improperly altered fuel-economy data.

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U.S. stocks eased as investors mulled the tax bill's effects. The Dow shed 28.10 points to 24726.65.

China is preparing to launch a yuan-based oil-futures contract, a move that could shake up the market.

Rolling Stone's owner has sold a controlling stake to Penske Media.

Amazon is trying to use fewer boxes, responding to shipping costs and environmental concerns.

Apple acknowledged that its latest software slows tasks on some older iPhones to prevent shutdowns.

Shell and Eni executives must stand trial on corruption charges in a Nigerian oil deal, an Italian judge said.

Kuwait is investigating a military helicopter deal with Airbus, referring it to an anticorruption panel.

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December 21, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)