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WPP Sounds a Warning Signal on Consumer-Ad Spending; Shares Sink

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:08:35 EDT

WPP shares were off 10% after the world’s largest advertising company reported a steeper-than-expected slowdown in ad buying by consumer-goods companies, especially in North America.image

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Domino Effect: Packaged Goods Woes Spreading to Ad, Media Firms

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:35:50 EDT

The long-simmering pressure facing the world’s consumer goods giants is now ricocheting more widely, hitting advertising firms and the media companies dependent on them.image

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How Budget Carriers Transformed the Airline Industry---in 14 Charts

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:26:15 EDT

Low-cost players aren’t just competing with legacy companies, they are changing how, where and at what price people fly. image

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For Some Craft Brewers, Sales Are Tapping Out

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:14:30 EDT

Some of the country’s biggest craft brewers are struggling with falling sales, hurt by a glut of competitors crowding retail shelves and moves by megabrewers to scoop up some of their rivals.image

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How Samsung's Recall Shaped Its New Galaxy Note

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:49:44 EDT

Rather than cautiously go on the defensive with the new Galaxy Note 8 after last year’s last year’s Note 7 recall, Samsung mobile chief D.J. Koh hammered home a message internally to engineers: Don’t hold back.image

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Big Economies Are Growing in Sync for First Time in Years

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:23:11 EDT

For the first time in a decade, the world’s major economies are growing in sync, a result of lingering low-interest-rate stimulus from central banks and the gradual fading of crises that over years ricocheted from the U.S. to Greece, Brazil and beyond.image

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Companies Promote Corporate-Tax Overhaul

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:29:12 EDT

Large companies, looking for every angle to prod Congress into making the corporate-tax changes they have been seeking for years, are turning to some in-house muscle: employees and customers.image

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New-Home Sales Plunged in July as Supply Shrivels

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:08:23 EDT

U.S. new-home sales fell sharply in July and inventory levels jumped.image

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U.S. Bid to Exit Nafta Arbitration Panels Draws Business Ire

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:18:14 EDT

U.S. trade officials are putting together a proposal to let the U.S. withdraw from a corporate arbitration system at the heart of the North American Free Trade Agreement, upsetting big American companies that say the system protects their investments overseas.image

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Cargill Invests in Startup That Grows 'Clean Meat' From Cells

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:58:05 EDT

Cargill, one of the world’s largest producers of beef and poultry, has taken a stake in a startup developing technology to grow meat from self-reproducing animal cells. image

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HP Earnings: What to Watch

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:00:09 EDT

HP has increased PC prices globally. It isn’t clear if those price increases will impact demand and profit margin in the fiscal third quarter. image

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Whole Foods Shareholders Approve Amazon Merger

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:47:18 EDT

Shareholders of Whole Foods approved the natural grocer’s takeover by Amazon, a key step for the e-commerce giant to seal its biggest play yet in the $700 billion food retail market. image

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Destination Maternity Hires Adviser Amid Retail Turmoil

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:10:20 EDT

Women’s apparel retailer Destination Maternity has hired a consulting and advisory firm to assess its options in the troubled retail environment, according to people familiar with the matter. image

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese, Russian Firms for Aiding North Korea

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:18:45 EDT

The U.S. targeted a host of Chinese and Russian firms and related individuals it accuses of aiding Pyongyang, expanding its broader efforts to clamp down on financing critical to North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program.image

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U.S. Weighs Restricting Trades in Venezuelan Debt to Punish Maduro

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:05:57 EDT

The U.S. is considering restricting trades in Venezuelan debt as it seeks to punish President Nicolas Maduro for undermining the country’s democracy, according to people familiar with the matter. image

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Trains in Vain: Epic CSX Traffic Jam Snarls Deliveries, From Coal to Fries

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:13:15 EDT

Changes pushed by the new CEO of huge eastern railroad CSX have caused a summer of woe in supply chains at farms, mines and manufacturers. The company says the short-term snarls will abate as its new system takes effect.image

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ESPN Pulls Announcer From University of Virginia Football Game

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:28:28 EDT

In the wake of the violent clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., stemming from plans to remove a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, an ESPN sports announcer named Robert Lee has been pulled from covering a coming University of Virginia football game.image

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