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Head of America's Largest Grocer Talks Amazon and Ugly Tomatoes

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:26:25 EDT

Rodney McMullen is navigating Kroger Co. through its stormiest period in more than a decade. image


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Now in the Mix for Sony Music Artists: Royalties From DJ Sets

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:06 EDT

One of the world’s largest music companies agreed to license its songs to a startup that aims to help musicians and record labels make money when their material is used in DJ mixes and mashups played online. image


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Bayer, Monsanto's Megadeal Faces Closer EU Scrutiny

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:08:53 EDT

Bayer and Monsanto face an in-depth investigation by the European Union into their roughly $57 billion merger, throwing into doubt plans to complete the tie-up by the end of the year.



How Firefox Workers Were Motivated to Squash Bugs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:21:44 EDT

Mozilla, the company that makes the Firefox web browser, used tangible goals and a spirit of competition to inspire workers to focus on critical issues hurting their product’s performance.image


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China's Great Wall Says It Is 'Paying Close Attention' to Fiat Chrysler

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:58:29 EDT

Great Wall Motor is “paying close attention” to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the company said, a day after a Great Wall spokeswoman said the Chinese car manufacturer was aiming to buy Jeep.image


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Mitch McConnell: 'Zero Chance' U.S. Fails to Raise Debt Ceiling

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:19:57 EDT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday there was “zero chance” that the U.S. would fail to raise the federal debt ceiling. image


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In U.S.-Canada Trade Fight, the Border Watches, Warily

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:24:19 EDT

Proposed U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber are cheering some American sawmills and timberland owners, but businesses that rely on raw materials from north of the border are caught in the middle. image


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Mexican Economy Grows for 16th Straight Quarter

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:54:09 EDT

Mexico chalked up its 16th consecutive quarter of economic growth in the April-to-June period as strong services output compensated for sluggish industrial production. image


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Draghi Is Likely to Lay Out End to Europe's Quantitative Easing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:34:57 EDT

In his return to the Fed’s symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this week, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is expected to set out the case for ending quantitative easing—the program he introduced at the event three years earlier.image


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Salesforce.com Earnings: What to Watch

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:00:06 EDT

Salesforce.com Inc. is scheduled to report fiscal second-quarter earnings after the market closes Tuesday. Here is what to expect.image


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Ford Plans Joint Venture to Make Electric Cars in China

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:01:54 EDT

Ford Motor will start a new company to make electric cars in China, as the world’s largest auto market begins to shift decisively away from gasoline-powered vehicles. image


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Ross Levinsohn Named CEO, Publisher of Los Angeles Times

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:52:12 EDT

Tronc is undergoing a broad management shake up at its flagship newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, bringing in internet and media industry veteran Ross Levinsohn as its new chief executive and publisher. image


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U.S. Steps Up Actions Against Chinese Firms Aiding North Korea

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:36:13 EDT

U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing new actions targeting Chinese firms that are critical financial conduits for North Korea’s government, according to people familiar with the matter.image


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Can the U.S. Scrap Its Trade Deal With South Korea?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:08:06 EDT

The U.S. and South Korea wrapped up fruitless talks over a trade agreement that protectionist Washington blames for an imbalance requiring the pact’s amendment or termination.image


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Herbalife Deals Blow to Ackman With Going-Private Talks

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:27:30 EDT

Herbalife raised the specter of going private Monday, sending its stock soaring and dealing a blow to William Ackman, the nutritional-supplements company’s chief antagonist.image


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CFOs Want to Free up Working Capital

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:26:08 EDT

U.S. finance chiefs are shrinking the time it takes to convert trillions tied up in their businesses into tangible cash. Some of their European counterparts are struggling to do the same. image


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Marketers Cash In on Eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:21:51 EDT

Brands are always looking for a clever way to glom onto a big news event. The marketing pitches tied to the solar eclipse have ranged from the funny to the absurd to the practical.