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

As the package giant tries to satisfy America’s 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, it must update a delivery network whose processes sometimes hark to a past era; a $ 20 billion catch-up bill.
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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

A federal judge’s verdict this coming week on whether AT&T can acquire Time Warner will shape a much broader drama: a radical reordering of the entertainment business—driven by Netflix—that’s reaching every corner of Hollywood.
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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

The Seattle giant’s cloud-computing business offers a look inside its model for expanding—even when it means moving in on allies’ turf. Some partners praise the unit’s chief for straddling the line between friend and competitor.
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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

There has been a shift of power from Silicon Valley financiers to star entrepreneurs, who are increasingly wresting control of their companies from venture-capital backers and extracting huge pay packages tied to going public.
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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

The barring of Chinese smartphone maker ZTE by the U.S. government from working with American companies is an unforeseen challenge for Google in a bid to get its mobile software in the hands of wider swaths of users.
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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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Mattel Names New CEO as It Seeks Answer to Sales Slump

Mattel hired former studio executive Ynon Kreiz to replace CEO Margo Georgiadis after about one year in the job, a surprising shake-up at a toy maker searching for a strategy that can end a four-year sales slump.
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Fatal Southwest Accident Puts Focus on Widely Used Engine

The engine failure that killed a passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight puts the spotlight on one of the industry’s most commonly used engines.
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China to Ease Rules on Foreign Auto Makers

China announced it will ease joint-venture rules on foreign auto companies in a concession to the Trump administration, though car makers said untangling a web of partnerships forged with local firms over decades may not be possible.
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Consumers Shy From Spending, Despite Tax Cut

Spending at U.S. retailers bounced back in March, but the broader trend shows only moderate consumer-spending growth despite a solid labor market and growing paychecks.
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WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell Steps Down

WPP’s Martin Sorrell is leaving his post as CEO following the conclusion of a probe into an allegation of personal misconduct, ending his more than three decades of leadership atop the world’s largest advertising company.
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Shipping Regulators Reach Deal to Cut Carbon Emissions

Historic pact aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2050; the U.S. and Saudi Arabia offer only objections to otherwise unanimous agreement.
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China Delays Deal Reviews as U.S. Trade Frictions Build

Amid escalating trade tensions, China is holding up deal reviews that could clear the way for U.S. companies Qualcomm and Bain Capital to make multibillion-dollar acquisitions of semiconductor companies, people familiar with the matter say.
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Trump Tells Advisers to Study Rejoining Pacific Trade Pact

A little over a year after withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump has asked his top economic advisers to study the possibility of re-entering the trade pact negotiations.
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Apple Taps European Executive to Run Global Music Business

Apple Inc. tapped Oliver Schusser, the head of its European music and content operations, to lead Apple Music world-wide, a role of growing importance as the tech giant aims to boost its services revenue amid slower iPhone unit sales.
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What to Watch for During Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s Testimony

Lawmakers pressing Facebook on its handling of personal user data turn their sights to Mark Zuckerberg. Here are five things to look for when he testifies before Senate and House committees.
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U.S. to Allow Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto

The Justice Department will allow Bayer’s megadeal to acquire Monsanto after the companies pledged to sell off additional assets to secure government antitrust approval.
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In Age of Uber and Tesla, Local Dealerships Face Conundrum

Small to mid-size car dealer groups are selling their businesses to auto-retail giants or investment firms at a robust clip even as auto sales remain strong.
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Sees ‘Potential’ of Trade War

The U.S. is willing to negotiate with China to avoid an all-out trade war, but President Donald Trump is determined to safeguard U.S. interests, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
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U.S. Looks to Protect Domestic Car Makers From Foreign Competition

The Trump administration is pursuing ways to protect domestic vehicle manufacturing by forcing imported cars to meet stricter environmental rules, a move that would make them more expensive.
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Facebook Data on 87 Million Users May Have Been Improperly Shared

Facebook says information on 87 million people may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. The figure previously was reported to be roughly 50 million.
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Spotify Roars Into the Public Market

Spotify roared onto the public market Tuesday as the music-streaming giant pulled off an unusual method of going public. The stock fell nearly $ 17 on the first day but still finished above its price in the private markets.
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In the Oil Patch, Bigger Is No Longer Better

Some of the world’s biggest energy companies have begun to preach frugality. ConocoPhillips, which has prioritized share buybacks and dividends in recent years, is a winner with investors.
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Saks, Lord & Taylor Hit With Data Breach

The Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department-store chains have suffered a security breach that has compromised shoppers’ personal and financial information.
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Tesla: Autopilot Was Engaged in Fatal Crash in California

Tesla acknowledged its semiautonomous Autopilot system was engaged by the driver in the seconds before a fatal crash last week, raising more questions about the safety of self-driving technology on public roads.
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Retail Squeeze Leads Walmart to Explore Acquiring Humana

Walmart, facing shrinking profits, is exploring an acquisition of Humana that would push far beyond its big-box roots. But buying a health insurer would put the retailer in a complicated, highly regulated business.
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Microsoft Downgrades Windows’ Role in Cloud-Focused Reorganization

Microsoft is moving its Windows franchise from the center of its operations, reorganizing its business around its growing Azure cloud-computing operations and its stalwart Office productivity business.
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Treasury to Use National Security Laws to Shield U.S. Tech From China

Blocking Chinese firms from acquiring advanced U.S. technology on the basis of national security is part of a Trump administration initiative to thwart what it sees as Beijing’s efforts to give itself an economic and military edge.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Expects to Testify at Congressional Hearing

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg expects he will have to testify at U.S. congressional hearings, though he hasn’t formally accepted any of the committee requests for him to appear.
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Trump Administration Seeks Freer Hand for U.S. Companies in China

China’s rules requiring foreign companies to form joint ventures with domestic partners are among the chief targets of the Trump administration’s looming tariffs against Chinese imports.
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Apple’s Cook to Trump: Embrace Open Trade

Apple CEO Tim Cook called on President Donald Trump to support free-trade policies as planned tariffs raise tensions between the U.S. and China.
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How Facebook’s Past Data Policies Led to Its Current Crisis

A key period in Facebook’s past—when developers were able to access huge amounts of data—is coming back to haunt the social network.
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China Fires Warning Shot at U.S. Over Tariffs

China unveiled plans for tariffs against $ 3 billion in American goods and said it is readying more actions against the U.S., after the Trump administration moved to impose punitive measures on Chinese exports.
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U.S. to Apply Tariffs on Chinese Imports, Restrict Tech Deals

The Trump administration will levy tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese imports, alongside restrictions on technology transfers and acquisitions by Beijing, moving to pressure China to curtail what the U.S. considers unfair trading and investment practices.
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Median CEO Pay Hit Record of Nearly $12 Million in 2017, Juiced by Markets

The chief executives of America’s biggest companies are on track for another banner year of compensation. Median pay for the chief executives of 133 of the largest U.S. companies reached an all-time high of $ 11.6 million in 2017.
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Uber’s New CEO Confronts His First Crisis With Driverless-Car Death

Dara Khosrowshahi spent much of the first six months as Uber’s CEO cleaning up scandals he inherited. Just as it appeared Uber was turning a corner, a new crisis has emerged.
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Facebook Faces FTC Probe of Data Use by Cambridge Analytica

The Federal Trade Commission is probing Facebook over the use of personal data by an analytics firm tied to President Trump’s campaign.
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Uber Suspends Driverless-Car Program After Pedestrian Death

A self-driving car from Uber Technologies struck a woman who died in Tempe, Ariz., in what is believed to be the first known fatality of a pedestrian from a driverless vehicle.
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Now China’s Internet Giants Are Shaking Up the Car Industry

Tech firms Baidu Inc., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd.—aka the BATs—have conquered e-commerce and mobile payments on smartphones and now are moving onto their next platform, cars.
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Natural Gas Under Assault in Some States After Brief Reign at the Top

State mandates and renewable advocates argue new gas plants aren’t needed or should be replaced by renewable-energy plants.
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Facebook Suspends Data Firm That Helped Trump Campaign

The social-media giant said it been given information that Cambridge Analytica, along with two individuals who don’t work there, improperly kept Facebook user data for years despite telling the company that it had destroyed those records.
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Trump Takes Aim at Next Tariff Target: China

The Trump administration is putting together a package of anti-China measures, including tariffs on at least an annual $ 30 billion of Chinese imports, to pressure Beijing to end requirements that U.S. companies transfer technology to Chinese firms.
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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Charged With Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission said that it has charged Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes with fraud and forced the company’s founder to give up control of the company.
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Toys ‘R’ Us Tells Workers It Will Likely Close All U.S. Stores

Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. told employees Wednesday the struggling big-box retailer will sell or close all its U.S. stores, a collapse that threatens up to 33,000 Americans jobs in the coming months.
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Dick’s Says Firearms Restrictions Turned Away Some Customers

Dick’s Sporting Goods said its decision to no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 years old has hurt traffic and exacerbated headwinds to its hunting and gun business.
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In U.S.-China Tech Rivalry, Whose Side Is Qualcomm On?

Qualcomm’s strategic value to the U.S. saved it from a hostile takeover, but the mobile-chip giant is now at the center of an escalating tech rivalry between its home country and its biggest market: China.
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CFIUS Suggests It May Soon Recommend Against Broadcom Bid for Qualcomm

In a letter, a U.S. national-security panel suggested it soon could recommend against Broadcom Ltd.’s $ 117 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc.
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Apple to Acquire Magazine-Subscription Service Texture

Apple said it will acquire Next Issue Media and its digital-magazine-subscription service Texture, a product developed by top magazine companies that bundles together some 200 subscriptions into one monthly service.
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New Life for Steel Plant Perks Up Depressed Illinois Town

Things are looking up for Granite City, where U.S. Steel has decided to rekindle part of an idled steel mill that had seen about 1,500 workers laid off a few years ago.
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Intel May Intervene in Broadcom’s Effort to Buy Qualcomm

Intel is considering a range of acquisition alternatives in reaction to Broadcom’s hostile pursuit for Qualcomm that could include a bid for Broadcom.
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Martin Shkreli Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive notorious for hiking the price of lifesaving drugs and his social-media provocations, had been convicted of defrauding hedge-fund investors.
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Welders, Axle Makers and Others Fear Soaring Costs From Trump Steel Tariffs

Small manufacturers that fashion metal into parts for makers of cars, appliances and other products worry they could be the hardest hit by new tariffs on aluminum and steel.
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Trump Signs Metals Tariffs Sparing Some Allies

President Donald Trump is set to sign proclamations imposing steep tariffs on steel and aluminum but granting the administration flexibility on the levels and the ability to spare critical U.S. allies.
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The Secretive Company That Pours America’s Coffee

JAB, a European holding company that once made pool chemicals, is building a coffee empire out of a disparate group of brands, including Krispy Kreme, Peet’s, Stumptown and Panera Bread. And it’s gunning for Nestle.
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GOP Lawmakers Sign Letter Objecting to New Tariffs

More than 100 House Republicans have signed a letter to the White House objecting to President Donald Trump’s proposal to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a day ahead of the expected unveiling of the plan.
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House Speaker Ryan Breaks With Trump Over Steel Tariffs

House Speaker Paul Ryan broke with President Donald Trump over his decision to impose tariffs on imported aluminum and steel products, issuing an implicit warning to the White House to drop the plan.
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Qualcomm’s Future, and the Jacobs Family Legacy, Goes to a Vote

Qualcomm Inc. Chairman Paul Jacobs is trying to repel an assault by Broadcom that threatens to rip from him control of the company he and his father have shepherded since its inception.
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Optimism for Manufacturers Upended With Trump’s Tariff Pledge

President Donald Trump’s pledge to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports dimmed more than a year of growing optimism for many U.S. manufacturers
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Trump Won’t Exclude Allies From Tariffs, White House Says

President Trump plans to apply his steel and aluminum tariffs globally and won’t exempt allies such as Canada and Europe, a senior White House official said, an approach likely to intensify protests over the move.
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U.S. Allies Bristle at Trump Tariff Plan

President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum put U.S. allies around the globe in a tough spot, rattling stock prices and generating warnings of a possible international trade war.
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Trump to Impose Steep Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

President Trump said he will approve new tariffs next week, imposing 25% duties on steel imports and 10% on aluminum, with the aim of boosting jobs and growth in what he labeled a bedrock American industry.
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CEOs Take Sides on Gun Control at Their Own Risk

As more business leaders take a stand on fraught political issues, some find they pay a price by angering consumers on the other side.
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Comcast Moves to Hijack Fox-Sky Deal With $31 Billion Bid

Comcast made a $ 30.9 billion offer for Sky, topping a rival bid from Fox to consolidate ownership of the U.K. broadcaster and moving to peel away one of the most attractive assets Disney has agreed to buy from Fox.
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FTC’s Data-Speed Suit Against AT&T Allowed to Proceed

A court ruled the FTC can move forward with its suit alleging AT&T misled wireless subscribers by reducing data speeds. The ruling is noteworthy because it restores the agency’s regulatory authority over large internet service providers.
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Gucci Seeks to Escape Fashion’s Boom-Bust

Gucci is in the midst of a boom shadowed by the threat of a bust: fickle shoppers falling out of love with the Italian fashion house as quickly as they embraced it.
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Apple to Store Sensitive Encryption Keys in China

When Apple next week begins shifting the iCloud accounts of its China-based customers to a local partner’s servers, it also will take a step that alarms some privacy specialists: store the encryption keys for those accounts in China.
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10 New York City Tow-Truck Firms Indicted

Manhattan prosecutors accused 17 people and 10 companies of using fraud and violence to create an illegal monopoly within New York City’s towing industry.
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