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Amazon Says 238 Places Want to Host Its New Headquarters

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:52:16 EDT

Amazon said it received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host its second headquarters.image


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Sears Stops Selling Whirlpool Appliances

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:57:41 EDT

Sears Holdings Corp. will no longer sell Whirlpool Corp. appliances after a pricing dispute and changing market dynamics fractured a partnership that stretched back more than a century.image


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Drug Makers Find New Profit Formula: Take Generics, Add Marketing

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:25:35 EDT

“Branded generics” have given Abbott and a handful of other players a relatively cheap fount of growth, allowing them to repackage off-patent drugs and extend their commercial lifespan.image


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Supersized Family Farms Are Gobbling Up American Agriculture

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:30:19 EDT

Big U.S. growers are adding immense amounts of acreage to survive a harsh agricultural downturn, producing the greatest percentage of U.S. output since records began. Years of low grain prices are driving smaller American farmers out of business.image


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Trump Says 'No Change' to 401(k) Under Tax Overhaul

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:40:37 EDT

President Donald Trump vowed a popular retirement savings program would remain untouched in the forthcoming Republican tax overhaul proposal. image


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Eurozone Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:36:11 EDT

Euro area consumers continued to gain confidence in October, which should reassure European Central Bank policy makers that the economic recovery is set to remain robust as they prepare to take a key decision on the futures of their bond-buying program. image


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Europe's Chances for a Wage Boom Look Slim

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:19:03 EDT

European Central Bank officials are watching wage growth as they plot a gradual retreat from easy money policies to boost the regional economy. But the pickup they’re looking for as a signal that Europe is returning to full health might not materialize. image


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Trumka Wins Another Term as AFL-CIO President

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:13:17 EDT

AFL-CIO members selected Richard Trumka as president of the nation’s largest labor federation, retaining a position he has held since 2009.image


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Arconic Names Former GE Executive as CEO

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:49:11 EDT

Arconic named former General Electric executive Chip Blankenship as its new leader, roughly six months after its prior CEO stepped down after sending an unauthorized letter to an activist investor.image


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Russian State Outlet Thrives on YouTube, Facebook

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:02:05 EDT

Although Google, Facebook and Twitter have spent months trying to ferret out covert Russian influence on their sites, RT, which intelligence officials call a top Kremlin propaganda tool, uses their social-media platforms as the main distributors of its content. image


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If Tesla Wants to Go Mainstream in China, It Needs to Cut Prices

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:27:04 EDT

Tesla is growing popular in China, selling 12,000 high-end electric cars this year. But its plan for a Shanghai factory capable of turning out an estimated 150,000 vehicles annually raises the question, Is it popular enough?image


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With Workers Split Over Trump, Unions Look to Bridge the Divide

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:58:17 EDT

At the largest meeting of organized labor next week, U.S. unions are shutting out politicians so they can determine who their friends are.image


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Trump Signals Yellen Still a Top Fed Candidate After Meeting This Week

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:56:50 EDT

Donald Trump signaled that Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen remains a strong candidate to be renominated for the job after the two met this week, saying he liked her “a lot,” while also highlighting John Taylor and Jerome Powell as front-runners.image


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U.S. Ran $666 Billion Deficit In Fiscal 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:54:37 EDT

The federal budget deficit widened in fiscal year 2017 to the sixth highest deficit on record as government spending growth outpaced growth in tax collections for the second year in a row, the Treasury Department said Thursday.image


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University of Wisconsin to Vote on Halting M.B.A. Admissions

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:14:13 EDT

Officials at the University of Wisconsin School of Business have proposed suspending admissions to its full-time M.B.A. program for a year amid declining enrollment.image


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Under Armour Co-Founder Kip Fulks Takes Sabbatical

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:25:40 EDT

Kip Fulks, a co-founder of Under Armour, is taking a sabbatical from the company, and the sportswear maker is considering exiting tennis and other categories as it combats slowing industry sales, said people familiar with the matter.image


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U.S. Ports Busy With Imports for Holiday Shopping

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:38:07 EDT

Waves of imports streamed through U.S. seaports in September as retailers stocked up inventories ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. image


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