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How Jeffrey Immelt's 'Success Theater' Masked the Rot at GE

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:03:48 EST

A culture that disdained bad news contributed to overoptimistic forecasts and botched strategies. GE stock has almost halved since Mr. Immelt resigned as CEO and the company is considering whether to break itself up.image


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Ford North America President Leaves Following Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:00:28 EST

Raj Nair, a top Ford executive, has been fired following misconduct allegations, the latest high-ranking leader to be shown the door amid broader scrutiny of workplace behavior in corporate America.image


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R-Rated Behavior of Star Producer Causes Drama for Disney

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:53:21 EST

Tom Schumacher, the executive behind Disney’s new “Frozen” musical, has been accused of explicit sexual language and behavior in the workplace, even as he turned the entertainment company into a powerful force on Broadway.image


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Small Business Thinks Big About Recruiting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:25:27 EST

To find qualified employees in a tight job market, small and midsize companies are getting creative, reaching out to local high schools, beefing up internships and even offering to pay vacation costs.image


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Toys "R" Us Plans to Close Another 200 Stores

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:30:12 EST

Toys “R” Us Inc. plans to close another 200 stores and lay off a significant portion of its corporate staff following a disappointing holiday sales season, according to people familiar with the matter. image


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Fed Gives Bullish Signals on Economy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:19:17 EST

Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that a strengthening economic growth outlook bolstered their plans to keep raising short-term interest rates this year, minutes from their January meeting show. image


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Trump Economic Report Blames Obama Policies for Slow Growth

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:14:00 EST

President Donald Trump’s first official economic report to Congress makes a lengthy case that the U.S. economy has been weak in recent years, not because of the severity of the most recent recession, but because of policy mistakes by Mr. Trump’s predecessor.image


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America's Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:52:09 EST

The effect of oil prices on the U.S. economy used to be straightforward: Higher was bad. Yet between 2014 and early 2016, as oil collapsed, growth slowed sharply. Since then oil has doubled, yet the economy has accelerated. image


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Home Sales Post Their Sharpest Drop in Three Years

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:11:31 EST

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes in January experienced their sharpest annual drop in more than three years as low inventories and rising prices and interest rates took a toll. image


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White House Reaches Out to Labor Unions on Trade Policy

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:26:58 EST

President Donald Trump sought input Wednesday from the largest labor unions in the U.S. on trade policy, including the talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.image


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Some Companies Move to Gender-Blind Leave for New Parents

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:26:44 EST

In a few corners of corporate America, companies are discarding parental-leave policies that encode distinctions between mothers and fathers, arguably holding women back at work and relegating men to secondary roles at home. Instead, they are offering gender-blind time off for all new parents. image


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Spending Bill Raises Expectations for More Fed Rate Increases

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:35:03 EST

A bipartisan spending deal reached by U.S. lawmakers earlier this month has prompted many Wall Street economists to raise their projections of how much the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and next. image


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Priceline Group Rebrands to Booking Holdings

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:12:09 EST

Priceline Group has changed its name to Booking Holdings, a move the company says better represents the diversity of its businesses.image


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Hawaiian Dumps Airbus Order for Boeing Jets

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:43:09 EST

Hawaiian Airlines is expected to cancel an order for Airbus SE long-haul jets in favor of buying its first new Boeing Co. 787-9 Dreamliners, according to people familiar with the negotiations. image


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10 New York City Tow-Truck Firms Indicted

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:17:55 EST

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. image


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