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Qualcomm in Talks to Acquire NXP Semiconductors

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:14:49 EDT

Qualcomm is in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors, a deal that would likely be valued at over $30 billion and represent the latest merger in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.image


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A CBS-Viacom Merger? It Depends on the Redstone-Moonves Dance

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:44:43 EDT

The relationship between CBS chief Leslie Moonves and Shari Redstone holds the key to whether she can pull off what would be a dramatic finale to a year of corporate drama, by reuniting the two companies her father split apart a decade ago. image


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Salesforce.com to Press Regulators to Block Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:03:53 EDT

Salesforce.com said it would press regulators in the U.S. and Europe to block Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, citing antitrust issues. image


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Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:11:39 EDT

Hackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet. image


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Package-Delivery Drones Likely Years Away From Federal Approval

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:36:27 EDT

Amazon.com and others have been touting plans to use drones to deliver packages to consumers, but safety experts and federal documents indicate widespread flights aren’t likely before the next decade.image


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U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Revised Up to 1.4% Gain

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:18:13 EDT

The U.S. economy appears to be growing at its fastest pace in two years, buoyed by firm consumer spending, stronger exports and positive—though still modest—business investment.image


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Pending Home Sales Fall in August

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:03:46 EDT

The number of homes in the U.S. that went under contract fell in August to the lowest level since January, the latest sign the housing market lost momentum in recent months. image


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Lawmaker Grills Yellen Over Brainard's Donations to Clinton

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:03:55 EDT

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen faced intense questioning from a Republican lawmaker over Fed governor Lael Brainard’s contributions to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.image


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World Trade Set for Slowest Yearly Growth Since Global Financial Crisis

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:03:52 EDT

World trade will this year grow at the slowest pace since the global financial crisis, a development that should serve as a “wake-up call” as anti-globalization sentiment builds, the World Trade Organization warned.image


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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:05:49 EDT

The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits edged up last week but remained at a low level consistent with a generally healthy labor market.image


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UFC Goes for a Knockout, With Celebrity Investors in Its Corner

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:04:11 EDT

Just months after being acquired by Hollywood talent agency WME-ING, the UFC is going A-list, with 23 celebrities, including Ben Affleck, Adam Levine and Serena and Venus Williams, investing in the rapidly growing sport. image


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United Taps Criminology Students to Study Accident Data

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:59:25 EDT

United’s new data visualization project has helped it cut injuries among its 85,000 employees by almost a quarter and damage to its aircraft on the ground by nearly a third since 2014.image


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Coca-Cola to Produce, Distribute Bottled Dunkin' Donuts Coffee

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:32:45 EDT

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. said it would launch bottled Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in U.S. stores early next year. The ready-to-drink coffee will be produced and distributed by Coca-Cola Co. image


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Obama Administration Imposes New Requirements on Pay Data, Sick Leave

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:16:06 EDT

The Obama administration on Thursday completed new requirements on business to provide employee pay data by gender and race and for federal contractors to offer paid sick days.image


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A Growth-Friendly Climate Change Proposal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:07:18 EDT

Polarized politics have made it difficult to reconcile climate change and economic growth, but voters in Washington state are considering a revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal that does just that, Greg Ip writes.image


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Fed's Yellen Says 'No Fixed Timetable' on U.S. Rate Increase

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:19:19 EDT

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that there is “no fixed timetable” for raising interest rates as the economy continues its recovery.image


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Fewer Defaulting On Loans After Leaving College

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:46:11 EDT

The share of borrowers defaulting on student loans within three years of leaving college has fallen modestly, though the number remains exceptionally high despite low unemployment.



AT&T CEO Calls for Dialogue on Racial Tensions

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:19:33 EDT

In a speech to hundreds of employees, AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson talked about how racial tensions are ripping apart \communities and urged employees to begin a conversation to find common ground.image


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Google Quietly Expands Ride-Sharing Service

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:42:41 EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly opened its Waze ride-sharing service to San Francisco-area users, expanding a pilot program and confirming the company’s interest in the lucrative ride-hailing industry. image


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Fast-Fashion Tricks Are on Display at Department-Store Chains

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:51:17 EDT

Lord & Taylor is taking a page from fast-fashion retailer Zara. The department-store chain is speeding up its supply chain to better catch popular fashion trends. image


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