Comcast, Fox to Settle $35 Billion Takeover Battle for Sky in Auction

Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their takeover battle for Sky in a weekend auction run by British regulators, setting up a dramatic climax to a 21-month sale process that has pitted some of the world’s biggest media giants against each other.
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AutoNation’s Outspoken Chief Executive to Step Down Next Year

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, who stood out in the tight-lipped auto industry for his outspoken personality, will step down after leading the U.S.’s largest dealership chain for nearly two decades.
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DOJ Opened Probe of Tesla After Musk’s Going-Private Tweet

Tesla said it received a “voluntary request for documents” from the Justice Department, which came after CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the electric-car maker private.
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Time Magazine’s Financials Show the Benioffs Inherit a Publication Under Pressure

With their acquisition of Time magazine, Salesforce.com co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will inherit a publication racing to find digital revenue to offset a steep erosion in the print business.
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Amazon Investigates Employees Leaking Data for Bribes

Amazon.com is investigating internal leaks as it fights to root out fake reviews and other seller scams from its website.
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Cord-Cutters Beware: Streaming TV Prices Are Marching Higher

Streaming services like DirecTV Now and Sling TV have added millions of customers by promising big savings over traditional cable and satellite-TV subscriptions. But prices are going up.
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Leadership and Life Lessons from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos tries never to schedule a meeting before 10 a.m. and likes to make a small number of high-quality decisions daily.
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At Campbell Soup, Heirs Hold the Key as Activist Tries to Remake Board

Activist Daniel Loeb’s campaign to replace Campbell Soup’s board needs backing from descendants of the man who invented condensed soup. They hold at least 45% of the company’s stock.
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CBS ’60 Minutes’ Executive Producer Jeff Fager to Depart

Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes” and one of the most powerful figures in television news, is leaving CBS after he “violated company policy,” the company said.
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Steel Workers Demand Higher Pay as Tariffs Lift Profits

Workers at two top U.S. steelmakers are demanding higher compensation as tariffs on foreign metal push prices and profits to their highest point in years.
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Snap’s Strategy Chief Imran Khan to Leave Company

Snap Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan is leaving, the latest senior member of CEO Evan Spiegel’s circle to exit as the social-media company faces challenges growing its number of users.
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The 5G Race: China and U.S. Battle to Control World’s Fastest Wireless Internet

A new wireless era promises to transform how people use the internet, and two countries are fighting over who dominate. At stake are billions of dollars in royalties, a head start in developing new technologies and national security.
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To Shatter the Glass Ceiling, Don’t Force It

Before California Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation that would require public companies based in the state to put a certain number of female directors on their boards, he should consider how ineffective such quotas have been, writes columnist John Stoll.
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Verizon’s Internet Boss Tim Armstrong in Talks to Leave

The leader of Verizon Communications’ media and advertising business is in talks to depart, leaving unfinished the task of building the unit into a digital content giant.
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CBS Directors Negotiating Exit of Chief Executive Moonves

The independent board members of CBS are negotiating the exit of CEO Leslie Moonves and asking for assurances of autonomy from controlling shareholder National Amusements.
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Justice Department Nearing Antitrust Approval of Health Mergers

Antitrust enforcers are preparing to give the green light to two major deals in the health-care industry, CVS Health’s planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna and Cigna’s planned purchase of Express Scripts.
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Amazon Hits $1 Trillion Valuation

Amazon followed Apple to become the second U.S. company to reach $ 1 trillion in market value, reflecting the online retailer’s striking transformation from a profitless bookseller into a disruptive force of commerce and society.
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Chinese Billionaire Denies Wrongdoing in Sex Misconduct Arrest, His Lawyers Say

JD.com Chief Executive Liu Qiangdong denies any wrongdoing in connection with his arrest on suspicion of sexual misconduct in Minneapolis, and it’s likely no charges will be filed, his attorneys said.
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WPP Taps Company Veteran as CEO

The choice of Mark Read to succeed Martin Sorrell caps a monthslong search at the world’s largest advertising firm.
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The Art of the Trade Deal: Chinese Paintings and Antiquities Caught in U.S.-China Fight

Chinese antiquities and art have become ensnared in the brewing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, rattling dealers, collectors and curators in the specialized art market.
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Coke Takes On Starbucks With $5.1 Billion Coffee Deal

Coca-Cola said it would buy British coffee-shop chain Costa for $ 5.1 billion, diversifying further from its soft-drink roots and marking the latest bet by a major consumer-goods company on coffee.
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Campbell Soup to Sell Global Business and Fresh Unit

Campbell Soup plans to sell its international and refrigerated-foods businesses, abandoning efforts to expand into fresh food and leaving the door open to a full sale.
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California Moves to Mandate Female Board Directors

California legislators passed a bill that requires major companies based in the state to put female directors on their boards.
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Global Car Sales Hit Speed Bump

After nearly a decade of growth, new-vehicle sales in the world’s largest auto markets are entering their first sustained slowdown since the financial crisis amid trade frictions.
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Toyota Investing $500 Million in Uber in Driverless-Car Pact

Toyota is set to invest about $ 500 million in Uber as part of an agreement by the two companies to work jointly on driverless-vehicle development.
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Beyond Soda: How and Why Your Beverage Options Are Exploding

A proliferation of beverages that don’t fit within traditional drink categories is causing problems for retailers, confusion for shoppers and a challenge for manufacturers that are trying to keep pace with changing consumer tastes.
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America Has Fallen Out of Love With the Sedan

Long a symbol of the American open road, the classic sedan is fading in the rearview mirror as millions of drivers migrate to sport-utility vehicles, prompting auto makers to rework their lineups. One cause is the shifting relationship between people and their automobiles.
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Defense Companies Run Space Race

Defense and aerospace companies are accelerating plans to develop new types of missiles and satellites in an effort to capitalize on President Trump’s proposed military branch devoted to space warfare.
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Alibaba Sales Jump 61%, Fueled by Online Spending

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba reported a 61% increase in sales, as Chinese consumers continued to spend on the internet despite slowing economic growth.
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Target’s Sales Growth Highest in More Than a Decade

Target said same-store sales rose at the fastest rate in more than a decade, buoyed by efforts to improve locations and e-commerce capabilities as well as a booming economy.
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Some Tesla Suppliers Fret About Getting Paid

Tesla’s tumultuous year has fueled concern among some of its suppliers about the auto maker’s financial strength after production of the Model 3 car drained some of its cash.
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Canada’s Auto Capital Caught in Crossfire of Trade Dispute

In Windsor, Ontario, angst is rising that the border town’s ties to the U.S. auto industry, already strained by steel tariffs, could soon be ruptured by President Trump’s threatened tariffs on Canadian-made cars.
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What Your Car Knows About You

Auto makers can now collect large amounts of data from internet-connected vehicles, from location to driving habits.
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Trump Asks SEC to Study Six-Month Earnings Reporting

President Trump asked the SEC to consider scaling back how often public companies report results, a change some executives support as promoting longer-term planning, but that some investors charge could reduce transparency.
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Tencent’s Rout This Year Has Wiped Out Over $175 Billion in Market Value

Tencent’s selloff has sparked fears of a broader contagion for tech stocks around the world.
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Farming Anxiety Grows as Federal Aid Remains Unclear

Farmers fretting over a trade conflict sparked by President Trump’s tariffs may soon get more details on the $ 12 billion worth of aid that the administration has pledged, as their concerns mount over market losses.
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Musk’s Tweets Face More Scrutiny After Saudi Disclosure

Elon Musk’s revelations that he talked to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to provide cash to take Tesla private gives regulators more ammunition to fault how he disclosed the proposal.
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Musk Met With Saudi Fund About Taking Tesla Private

Tesla’s Elon Musk said he has been in talks with a Saudi sovereign-wealth fund about taking the electric-car maker private and believes two-thirds of shareholders would remain with the company.
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Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

While Google’s search engine remains blocked in China, the company is courting allies there by providing tools and support to a growing number of app developers, manufacturers and advertisers in the region.
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IBM Bet Big on Using Watson to Improve Cancer Care. It Has Fallen Short.

Big Blue spent billions on its Watson artificial intelligence product with a focus on cancer care. Sometimes, it didn’t say more than doctors already knew. In other cases, Watson was tripped up by a lack of data in rare or recurring cancers and rapidly evolving treatments.
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Tesla Board’s Independence Faces Tough Test

Elon Musk’s surprising buyout idea for Tesla puts the spotlight on its board members, most of whom have close business or personal relationships with the electric-car company’s leader.
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Sumner Redstone Trust Restricts Sale Options for CBS, Viacom

Sumner Redstone doesn’t want his heirs to have an easy time selling off his family’s controlling stakes in media companies Viacom and CBS. And he put it in writing in his estate-planning documents.
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Tesla’s Board Has Met Several Times to Discuss Going-Private Proposal

Tesla’s board has met several times over the past week to discuss Elon Musk’s proposal to take the company private in what would be the biggest buyout in history.
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Musk Says in Tweet He Is Considering Taking Tesla Private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk jolted financial markets with a surprise tweet suggesting he is considering taking the electric-car maker private. Trading in Tesla shares was halted.
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Musk Says in Tweet He Is Considering Taking Tesla Private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk jolted financial markets with a surprise tweet suggesting he is considering taking the electric-car maker private. Trading in Tesla shares was halted.
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GM Cuts Different Type of Health-Care Deal

The auto maker aligns with Henry Ford Health System in an attempt to cut coverage costs and improve the quality of care.
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Profits Surge at Big U.S. Firms

America’s biggest companies are reporting some of the strongest earnings growth since the recession, boosted by lowered tax rates and a robust U.S. economy that is fueling demand across industries.
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SEC Drops Probe of Exxon’s Disclosures on Climate Change

The SEC dropped a probe into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks that climate change and greenhouse-gas regulations posed to its business.
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Hiding Russian Money Offshore Was Easy. Quitting Was Harder.

Benedict Worsley, a self-created British “fixer,” would do just about anything for his high-flying Russian clients—until the international financial network he built came crashing down.
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Apple’s Revenue, Earnings Top Estimates

Apple delivered its best-ever revenue for the June quarter, typically its weakest period, as demand for high-price iPhones remained resilient and services like app-store sales swelled to all-time highs.
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CBS to Appoint Law Firm to Handle Probe Into Moonves Allegations

CBS said its board of directors was in the process of selecting an outside law firm to handle an independent investigation into allegations Chief Executive Leslie Moonves sexually harassed women.
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Consumers See Price Increases as Tariffs Hit Manufacturers

Consumers are paying more for products from recreational vehicles to soda as tariffs on metals and parts put pressure on U.S. manufacturers.
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How Sellers Trick Amazon to Boost Sales

The digital giant battles click farms, reviewers-for-hire and other scams as merchants try to outsmart its product-ranking system.
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CBS Board to Probe Allegations of Misconduct by CEO Moonves

CBS’s independent board of directors said they would investigate allegations of personal misconduct by the media company’s chief executive, Leslie Moonves, in response to claims in an as-yet-unpublished New Yorker article.
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Facebook Suffers Worst-Ever Drop in Market Value

Facebook suffered the biggest-ever one-day loss in market value for a U.S.-listed company, marking a Wall Street U-turn on a company that has been a pillar of a yearslong tech-stock surge.
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Amazon Continues Its Profitable Run

Amazon continued its streak of profitability, easily topping $ 1 billion for the third straight quarter, as the company extends its dominance in online retailing and draws gains from its flourishing cloud-computing business.
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Qualcomm to Abandon NXP Deal Amid U.S.-China Tensions

Qualcomm said it plans to scrap its $ 44 billion purchase of Dutch chip maker NXP after failing to secure approval in China, making the deal one of the most prominent victims of spiraling U.S.-China trade tensions.
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Facebook Revenue Falls Short

Facebook reported slower-than-expected revenue growth in the second quarter, indicating the social-media site felt some effects from recent controversies.
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AT&T Offsets Losses at DirecTV With Gains in Wireless, Warner

AT&T Inc. strengthened its second-quarter earnings with more profitable cellphone accounts and a windfall from Time Warner helping to offset steep losses in its satellite television business.
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Google’s Ad Business Helps to Offset European Fine

Google parent Alphabet posted profits that surpassed analysts’ estimates despite a $ 5 billion charge to cover a fine by European regulators.
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Comcast Drops Bid for Fox Assets, Will Pursue Deal for Sky

Comcast said it was dropping its pursuit for most of 21st Century Fox, ending a bidding war with Walt Disney, but said it would continue its pursuit of European pay-TV giant Sky PLC.
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Samsung to Launch Foldable-Screen Phone Early Next Year

Samsung is planning to introduce a foldable-screen smartphone early next year, as the world’s largest phone maker eyes a splashy device that can help boost longer-term demand for its slumping handset business.
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Google Hit With Record $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case

The EU fined Alphabet’s Google $ 5 billion, a record for the bloc that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.
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GE Still Wrestles With a Big Problem: GE Capital

General Electric continues to work with bankers and advisers to determine the best way to proceed with GE Capital, the lending unit that nearly sank the company in the financial crisis.
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Uber Faces U.S. Probe Over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Uber is the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stemming from a complaint about gender inequity, part of a series of probes of the ride-hailing giant.
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Boeing, Airbus Strain to Deliver the New Jets They Have Promised

Some airlines have been left waiting for months for new planes as aircraft makers face a supply-line crunch for items including engines and wing components. That has angered executives and, in some cases, even stranded passengers.
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The Problem With Innovation: Big Companies Are Hogging All the Gains

As far back as the industrial revolution, improvements in productivity have traveled swiftly from company to company and industry to industry, an economy-boosting phenomenon called diffusion. Today, there is mounting evidence this engine of growth seems to be misfiring.
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This Company Aims to Deliver DNA on Demand

Synthetic Genomics’ Digital to Biological Converter can turn digitized DNA code into synthetic biological material, a milestone in medicine that could one day allow doctors to personalize medicine at their patients’ bedsides or fight epidemics halfway around the world.
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Exxon, Once a ‘Perfect Machine,’ Is Running Dry

The oil giant is struggling as the industry shifts and investors look elsewhere for profits. CEO Darren Woods’s plan to make a comeback by spending more on fossil-fuel projects has so far proved unpopular.
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DOJ Appeal of Time Warner Deal ‘Changes Nothing,’ Says AT&T CEO

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson said his company won’t alter its plans for running Time Warner’s media assets despite a Justice Department appeal.
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U.S. Appeals Ruling Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Merger

The Justice Department appealed a trial judge’s ruling last month that allowed AT&T to acquire Time Warner, setting the stage for a second round of legal proceedings in a blockbuster antitrust case.
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Comcast Expected to Raise Sky Offer, After Fox Sweetened Bid

The battle for control of European pay-TV giant Sky is coming to a head and could affect the broader fight between Comcast and Disney to acquire most of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
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PepsiCo Reports Slowing Decline in Beverage Sales

PepsiCo’s beverage sales in North America fell for the fourth quarter in a row, but it posted a slight gain in net revenue, helped by its domestic snacks business and overseas divisions.
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Tariff Dispute Threatens Exports of American-Made Cars

BMW and Daimler have contributed to the U.S.’s emergence as an auto exporter, but the Trump administration’s trade battle with China could blunt their efforts.
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Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks Coffee plans to phase out single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company-operated and licensed stores by 2020 in an effort to reduce its global waste footprint.
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For China, Tech Giant Tencent Is a National Champion and a Threat

The WeChat smartphone app’s ubiquity in China is creating a new challenge for its creator Tencent Holdings: heightened scrutiny from Beijing.
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Drugmakers Call Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Study Positive

Biogen and Japan’s Eisai said they had positive results from a midstage study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, though experts said it was too soon to say the drug marks a real advance.
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From Movie Makers to Auto Makers, Companies Reckon With Trade Fight

The U.S. and Chinese tariffs that kicked in on Friday raised costs for companies on both sides of the Pacific, but it was the specter of additional levies ahead that was more worrisome for many in business.
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China’s ZTE Replaces Top Executives in Rush to Comply With U.S. Mandate

ZTE has named a slate of new top executives, including a new chief executive, as the Chinese telecom firm presses ahead with its U.S.-mandated leadership purge.
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Take Our Cheese, Please: American Cheese Makers Suffer Under New Tariffs

Cheese makers that rely on foreign sales are strained as China and Mexico raise tariffs on U.S. mozzarella and provolone.
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Chairman of China’s HNA Dies in Accidental Fall From Cliff

Wang Jian, the chairman and co-founder of Chinese conglomerate HNA, died after being injured in an accidental fall during a business trip in France.
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Glencore Shares Tumble on Subpoena

Glencore stock fell after the mining giant received a subpoena from U.S. authorities related to corruption and money-laundering laws at operations in Congo, Nigeria and Venezuela.
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U.S. Auto Sales Remain Strong, but Tariffs Could Squash Momentum

U.S. auto sales have proved resilient so far in 2018, with many of the largest car sellers posting increases over the first six months of the year despite predictions that demand would cool.
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New Era at Amazon’s Whole Foods Grates on Some Employees

Amazon has infused Whole Foods with its efficient, data-driven ethos in the year since it bought the natural grocer. But not all Whole Foods employees and suppliers are happy about that.
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Facebook Gave Firms Special Access to Users’ Personal Data

Facebook gave dozens of companies special access to user data, detailing for the first time a spate of deals that contrasted with previous statements that it restricted personal information to outsiders in 2015.
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Auto Makers in the U.S. Brace for Additional Tariff From China

Amid escalating trade tensions, Beijing plans to slap an extra 25% tariff on U.S. auto imports this week. Ford and Tesla are among the auto makers that stand to be affected the most.
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The New Tech Avengers

An unlikely triumvirate of Silicon Valley insiders is holding the tech industry accountable on privacy and addiction. Yesterday, they scored a major victory in California, where legislators passed a sweeping data-privacy law.
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AT&T, Sprint Boost Customer Fees

AT&T and Sprint have recently raised the administrative fees they charge customers, moves that will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for the companies.
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Hulu’s Fate Hinges on Outcome of Fox Bidding War

Walt Disney and Comcast are vying to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, including its 30% stake in Hulu.
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Amazon Buys Online Pharmacy PillPack for $1 Billion

Amazon.com is buying online pharmacy PillPack giving the e-commerce giant the ability to ship prescriptions around the country, and overnight, making it a direct threat to the more than $ 400 billion pharmacy business.
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Comcast Hunts for Additional Cash in Pursuit of 21st Century Fox Assets

Comcast is exploring tie-ups with other companies or private-equity investors that could provide additional cash as the cable giant pursues a costly acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets.
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GE Narrows Focus to Power, Aviation in Latest Revamp

General Electric will spin off its health-care business and unload its ownership in oil-services company Baker Hughes, betting that the once-sprawling conglomerate can reverse a painful slump by further shrinking.
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Harley-Davidson to Shift Production Overseas to Offset EU Tariffs

Harley-Davidson plans to shift production overseas to avoid European Union tariffs on its iconic motorcycles, the latest manufacturer to reconfigure operations amid a widening global trade fight.
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Shari Redstone’s Path to Power

How heiress Shari Redstone overcame a falling out with her father to become the most significant female media owner in America.
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Police: Operator in Self-Driving Uber Crash Was Streaming ‘The Voice’

The test operator of a self-driving Uber car that hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona last March was streaming the TV show “The Voice” on her phone just before the collision, police say.
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Intel CEO Challenge: Pick From Thin Bench, or Look Outside

Brian Krzanich’s resignation this week leaves Intel’s board with a tough choice: Name the next CEO from a small pool of internal candidates, or go outside for the first time in the chip maker’s 50-year history.
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Intel CEO Resigns Over Relationship With Employee

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company determined he violated company policy by having a past, consensual relationship with an Intel employee.
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Disney Sweetens Deal for Fox Assets, Topping Comcast Bid

Disney raised its offer to purchase most of 21st Century Fox to more than $ 70 billion in cash and stock, topping an unsolicited offer from rival Comcast.
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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint to Cut Off Data Providers After Customer Locations Were Revealed

Verizon Communications, AT&T and Sprint pledged to stop sharing customer locations with two data brokers after at least one company revealed individuals’ whereabouts without their consent.
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Disney Tests Pricing Power at Theme Parks

After raising some ticket prices for its theme parks by more than 20% over the past five years, Walt Disney will set a new benchmark this week when it offers die-hard fans the chance to attend a six-hour preview of a new attraction at Disneyland—for $ 299.
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U.S. Auto Makers Are Putting Smaller Engines Into Big Trucks So They Guzzle Less Gas

Big U.S. car makers are standing by many recent tech innovations to increase fuel efficiency, including smaller engines for pickup trucks, even as the Trump administration moves to relax gas-mileage standards.
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UPS’s $20 Billion Problem: Operations Stuck in the 20th Century

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Apple to Stick With Cheaper Screens as Consumers Balk at iPhone X Price Tag

Apple is developing production plans for its next iPhones that stress cheaper liquid-crystal displays, in a sign of consumers’ sensitivity to the price of smartphones.
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A $15,000 iPhone-Hacking Box Has Apple Playing Defense

GrayKey, a $ 15,000 iPhone-unlocking box sold to police and other U.S. authorities by Atlanta startup Grayshift, is in heavy use with some forensic law-enforcement authorities, prompting Apple to punch back.
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Green Light for AT&T Deal Sets Up Comcast’s Fox Bid, Merger Frenzy

A court’s approval of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner paves a clear path for Comcast to bid for 21st Century Fox assets and could trigger a round of deal-making by smaller media companies trying to keep up with industry titans.
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Global Investment in Wind and Solar Energy Is Outshining Fossil Fuels

Spending on renewable energy is outpacing investment in electricity from coal, natural gas and nuclear, driven by falling costs of producing wind and solar power.
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A Year After Amazon Devoured Whole Foods, Rivals Are Pursuing Countermoves

Amazon.com’s acquisition has triggered change in the food industry, with major grocery chains offering home delivery while some food makers seek to better sell through the e-commerce giant.
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It’s Buy or Die in Media as Tech Takes Over

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Verizon CEO to Retire, Succeeded by a Newcomer

Verizon Communications named Hans Vestberg to succeed Lowell McAdam as its next CEO, appointing a relative newcomer to run the wireless giant at a time when its industry is being reshaped by megadeals.
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McDonald’s Plans Corporate Job Cuts, ‘Eliminating Layers’

McDonald’s is planning a fresh round of layoffs to further shrink its corporate structure as the burger chain struggles to turn around its crucial U.S. business.
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Climbing Fuel Costs Force Airlines to Raise Ticket Prices

Jet-fuel prices have surged more than 50% over the past year, pushing carriers to raise fares and Delta Air Lines to cut its profit expectations.
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U.K. Indicates It Will Allow Fox to Buy Sky Subject to News Spinoff

The U.K. government indicated it wouldn’t block a long-delayed deal by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to consolidate ownership of British pay-TV giant Sky.
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Apple Unveils Ways to Help Limit iPhone Usage

Apple unveiled controls to help curb the amount of time users spend on iPhones and iPads.
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GM’s Rebuilt Finance Arm: Profits Minus the Mortgage Mess

General Motors has told investors that GM Financial, its auto-lending arm, is a budding profit driver and will help keep 2018 operating income close to the $ 12.8 billion it earned in each of the past two years.
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‘You’re Stupid If You Don’t Get Scared’: When Amazon Goes From Partner to Rival

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Apple Looks to Expand Advertising Business With New Network for Apps

Apple has met with Snap, Pinterest and others about participating in an Apple network that would distribute ads across apps.
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GM Shares Surge as Softbank Fund Invests in Its Driverless-Car Unit

SoftBank’s tech-focused Vision Fund will invest $ 2.25 billion in General Motors’s driverless-car unit, as the auto maker battles tech companies and startups in a race to commercialize autonomous vehicles.
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Did We Say $1.5 Million? We Meant $10.9 Million. Firms Fix CEO Pay Flubs

At least 16 companies in the S&P 500 have changed 2016 pay figures by more than 10% for one or more executives.
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ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ Sitcom After Star’s Racist Tweet

ABC canceled the hit sitcom “Roseanne” after its star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet about a top aide to former President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett.
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In ‘Founder Friendly’ Era, Star Tech Entrepreneurs Grab Power, Huge Pay

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Fiat Chrysler Expected to Outline Future Without CEO Marchionne

A decade after Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, a nearly debt-free Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing to unveil a growth plan for the next five years at a test track outside Milan.
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China Set to Approve Qualcomm-NXP Deal, a Sign of Easing Trade Tensions

Chinese authorities are set to approve Qualcomm’s planned $ 44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in the next few days, in what would be a significant step toward easing U.S.-China trade relations.
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Cruise-Control Software Glitch Prompts Fiat Chrysler Recall

Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling nearly five million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a programming flaw that could prevent drivers from canceling the cruise control to slow their cars, a sign of how glitch-prone software is taking over more safety critical functions.
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Self-Driving Uber That Hit Pedestrian Wasn’t Set to Stop in an Emergency

An Uber car involved in a deadly crash in Arizona wasn’t designed to automatically brake in case of an emergency, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
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Comcast Goes Public on Plan for Fox Bid to Challenge Disney

Comcast said it is in advanced stages of preparing a higher, all-cash offer for the assets of 21st Century Fox that Disney has agreed to buy, an effort it made public to convince Fox shareholders of its seriousness.
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J.C. Penney CEO Quits to Join Lowe’s

Marvin Ellison is quitting his job as chief executive of struggling J.C. Penney to take over leadership of Lowe’s, another retailer in need of a revamp.
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Starbucks Clarifies Policy on Allowing Nonpaying Guests

Starbucks made a fresh attempt to explain its new policy on nonpaying guests after its initial effort sparked complaints that cafes would turn into homeless shelters and drug havens.
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Campbell’s Strategy Comes Under Scrutiny After CEO Departure

Denise Morrison was the biggest champion of Campbell’s yearslong push into fresh and refrigerated foods, but her abrupt departure suggests that the strategy flopped and that the 150-year-old company needs a new plan.
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Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

The European Union’s tough new data-protection law demands costly changes for many companies and opens rich business opportunities for others.
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Campbell CEO Departs as Sales Cool

Campbell Soup chief executive Denise Morrison stepped down and the company said it might sell some brands, after a bet on fresher foods during her tenure failed to revive sales.
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Redstones Win a Round in CBS Fight

CBS lost the first round in a battle to break free from its controlling shareholder after a judge denied its request for a temporary restraining order against the Redstone family that would have enabled the company to strip the family of its voting power.
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Shari Redstone Moves to Defend Family’s Voting Power Over CBS

Shari Redstone is moving to block CBS Corp.’s efforts to strip her family of voting control. The Redstones’ family holding company, National Amusements, issued a change to CBS’s bylaws on Wednesday in an attempt to block the board’s ability to dilute its voting power.
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Uber Ends Forced Arbitration for Harassment Claims

Uber is ending its use of mandatory arbitration for claims of sexual harassment and assault, freeing U.S.-based litigants to sue the company in open court, rather than make them resolve disputes in private.
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CBS Goes on Attack Against Redstones

CBS has declared war on its controlling shareholder, suing Shari Redstone and her family’s National Amusements for trying to force CBS to merge with Viacom.
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Trump Offers Lifeline to Sanctioned Chinese Firm ZTE

President Trump said he was working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to keep ZTE in business, throwing an extraordinary lifeline to the stricken Chinese telecommunication giant that has been laid low by U.S. moves to cut off its suppliers.
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ZTE Says Errors, Not Lies, Led to Failure to Comply With U.S. Terms

ZTE says its failure to fully comply with a U.S. deal resolving sanctions-busting charges was due to faults in internal controls, not deception.
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AT&T Executive Who Oversaw Cohen Contract Forced Out

AT&T said it was a mistake to hire Trump attorney Michael Cohen and ousted the telecom giant’s top Washington executive after his office paid Mr. Cohen $ 600,000 last year.
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Goldman Sachs, Apple Team Up on New Credit Card

Goldman Sachs and Apple are preparing to launch a joint credit card, marking the Wall Street firm’s first foray into plastic.
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CEO of Concert Firm Live Nation Got Paid Like a Rock Star

Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, received a 2017 pay package of $ 70 million-plus, ranking him second among CEOs at S&P 1,500 companies, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
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Starbucks Trying to Woo Afternoon Customers

With cold-drink “happy hours” and a review of its food menu, the chain is trying to build non-morning business.
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Starbucks Sells Nestlé the Rights to Offer Its Coffee in Stores

In a deal valued at $ 7 billion, Starbucks bets its future on its coffee shops by removing a distraction.
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5G Race Pits Ford, BMW Against GM, Toyota

Excitement around 5G is eclipsing the prospects for a competing technology that General Motors and Toyota are backing, potentially giving rivals a leg-up in the race to debut vehicles with state-of-the-art internet connectivity.
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Companies Trying to Deal With Discrimination Face Backlash

Companies trying to rectify a legacy of discrimination are finding that some tactics can breed resentment and new concerns about reverse prejudices.
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Warren Buffett Argues Berkshire Will Still Be a Force Once He’s Gone

Warren Buffett tried to reassure shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting that the company’s success would continue once he is no longer at the helm.
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Walmart Takes on Amazon With $15 Billion Bid for Stake in India’s Flipkart

Walmart is near a deal to invest around $ 15 billion for a roughly 75% stake in Flipkart Group, India’s largest e-commerce company, taking its battle with Amazon to India.
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Former VW Chief Winterkorn Indicted in Emissions Probe

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has been indicted on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud for his alleged role in the emissions scandal.
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U.S. Car Buyers to Japan: We Don’t Want Your Sedans

Sales in the U.S. from Japan’s big three auto maker were down in April, with Nissan suffering a double-digit drop, as U.S. consumers prefer SUVs to sedans and pickups.
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Apple Posts Solid iPhone Sales, Adds $100 Billion to Buyback Plans

Apple said it would spend an additional $ 100 billion on stock buybacks, ramping up its payout to shareholders as its core iPhone business continued to generate healthy growth.
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Justice Department Urges Alternative Remedies in AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The Justice Department, making its final case against AT&T’s planned acquisition of Time Warner, urged a judge to consider “alternative” remedies if he chooses not to block the merger outright.
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Sprint, T-Mobile Agree to $26 Billion, All-Stock Merger

The boards of Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to an all-stock merger that, if allowed by antitrust enforcers, would leave the U.S. wireless market dominated by three national players.
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Walmart Looks to Pull Back in U.K. as Rivals Gain Sway

Walmart is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in its U.K. grocery chain Asda to Sainsbury, a sign that the retailer aims to reduce risk in one of the world’s most competitive markets as local players consolidate.
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Sprint Nears Deal to Combine With T-Mobile US

Sprint is nearing an agreement to combine with T-Mobile US, hoping that its third effort to unite the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers will succeed
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Southwest Bookings Fall After Fatal Accident

Southwest Airlines said bookings have dropped since last week’s fatal accident as the company and rival carriers also face a sharp jump in fuel prices, prompting some to raise fares.
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GM’s Profit Sinks on Restructuring, Other Costs

GM’s first-quarter net income sank 60% amid hefty restructuring costs in South Korea and lost production in the U.S. from planned factory downtime.
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Facebook Revenue Surges Nearly 50%

Facebook recorded rising revenue and profits in the first quarter as advertisers were undeterred by controversies around the site’s mishandling of user data and struggles to police its platform.
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China Ride-Hailing Giant Didi in IPO Talks, Likely Beating Uber to Market

Didi Chuxing Technology is holding discussions about a multibillion-dollar initial public offering that could happen as soon as this year, as it looks to amass a large war chest to fend off rivals in China and other countries.
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Sears CEO Calls for Breakup, Offers to Acquire Kenmore

Edward Lampert is once again carving up Sears in a bid to save his retail empire, offering to purchase the Kenmore appliance brand and other Sears units after the struggling company was unable to find other buyers.
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U.S.-China Trade War Is Bad News for Google’s Expansion

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Airline Regulators Call for Emergency Inspections of Boeing 737 Engines

U.S. aviation regulators in the wake of this week’s fatal Southwest Airlines accident imposed emergency inspection requirements for jet engines that power many Boeing 737 jetliners around the world.
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GE Takes Hit From Old Mortgage Unit, Cites Other Progress

GE reported a quarterly loss on a $ 1.5 billion charge related to a subprime mortgage business it once owned, but executives said they were making progress on their efforts to turn around its industrial businesses.
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