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Business Beat for Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Can Facebook and privacy be simple?

One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy and explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

The next generation of crop dusters might never leave the ground

A few pioneers are experimenting with using drones for agricultural chores such as monitoring, irrigation and crop spraying.

Amazon, Hachette bury the ax over ebooks

Amazon and Hachette announced a multiyear agreement Thursday that ends one of publishing’s nastiest, most high-profile conflicts over ebook revenue.

Get them while they’re cheap

Burger King is ending its 15-cent chicken nugget promotion, one of the highest-profile examples of price wars in the fast-food industry. [Businessweek]

Mondelez to invest $24 million in Turkish plant

The Deerfield cookie and snacks maker is adding a production line at a plant in Turkey that supplies 50 countries.

1871, Startup Mexico announce partnership

A partnership announced Thursday includes reciprocal membership benefits between Chicago’s 1871 and Startup Mexico in Mexico City.

UPS earnings forecast for 2015 below expectations

United Parcel Service said Thursday it would earn between $5.45 and $5.70 per share next year. Less than the $5.71 per share analysts expected.

ALSO: Comcast, UPS Store team up for equipment returns

Chicago-based Enova makes its NYSE debut

The online lender Enova International Inc. was spun off Thursday from pawn show operator Cash America International Inc.

US stocks close higher as Dow Jones hits record

All three major U.S. indexes closed higher after a late-afternoon rally. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record 17,652.79.

Wal-Mart to match online prices

The retail giant has told managers at its 5,000 U.S. stores they can match prices with Amazon.com and other online retailers. [Reuters]

ALSO: Wal-Mart sales perk up ahead of holiday

Sam Zell may bag some groceries

The Chicago real estate mogul is among the bidders for more than 100 grocery stores being sold by Jewel-Osco’s parent. [New York Times]

Warren Buffett stocks up on batteries before the holidays

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at about $3 billion.

Ex-CEO of mine that blew up, killing 29, indicted

The ex-CEO who oversaw a West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010 has been indicted on federal charges related to a mine safety investigation.