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Google Jumps Back Into Hardware With $1.1 Billion HTC Deal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:51:09 EDT

Google said it would buy part of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 billion in cash, as it accelerates its efforts to crack the handset market.



Pfizer Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against J&J

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:05:30 EDT

Pfizer filed suit against Johnson & Johnson alleging it has thwarted competition to its arthritis drug Remicade by effectively preventing health insurers, hospitals and clinics from offering Pfizer’s lower-priced copy. image


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GE to Shut Down Corporate Jet Fleet

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:54:48 EDT

General Electric is grounding its corporate fleet of jets as new CEO John Flannery continues to look for ways to slash costs at the industrial giant. image


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Apple Acknowledges Cellular Connectivity Problem in New Watch

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:55:21 EDT

Apple acknowledged problems with cellular connectivity in its newest smartwatch, raising questions about the device’s most significant feature days before it goes on sale in the U.S. and other countries.image


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Music Industry Recovery Continues, Powered by a Surge in Subscriptions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:55:23 EDT

Revenue from recorded music accelerated in the first half of 2017 in the U.S. as more consumers shelled out for subscription streaming services. image


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Fed Unveils Plan to Pare Holdings, Hints at Another Rate Rise

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:18:15 EDT

The Federal Reserve said it would initiate in October its long-telegraphed plan to shrink the portfolio of bonds acquired after the 2008 crisis and left open the possibility of raising short-term interest rates by December.image


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Existing-Home Sales Tumble for Third Straight Month

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:18:11 EDT

Sales of previously owned homes fell in August to the lowest level in a year, reflecting a shortage of properties on the market and a sharp drop in Houston home purchases because of Hurricane Harvey.image


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Why Amazon Needs Some Cities More Than They Need Amazon

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:58:44 EDT

Mayors should think twice before writing a big check to bid for Amazon.com’s second headquarters, because the playing field between cities and companies has changed, Greg Ip writes. image


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Senate Republicans Reach a Deal on Budget

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:00:06 EDT

Senate Republicans have reached a budget deal that would set the parameters for a tax overhaul sought by the party and President Donald Trump.image


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States Need $645 Billion to Pay Full Health-Care Costs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:55:49 EDT

New accounting guidelines that urge local governments to record their total health care costs show they need more money to pay for it.image


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For Holiday Hires, It's Already Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:50:26 EDT

With low unemployment and an expected increase in e-commerce orders, retailers and logistics companies are starting early and going the extra mile to attract seasonal employees. image


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Facebook to Curtail Ads Targeting Users Interested in Anti-Semitic Topics

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:10:08 EDT

Facebook is adding more human reviewers to oversee its advertising system after a report showed that people could target ads at users interested in anti-Semitic and other hateful topics.image


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Albertsons to Buy Meal-Kit Company Plated

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:39:35 EDT

Albertsons Cos. is buying the Plated meal-kit service, the first acquisition of a prepared-meals company by a national grocery chain as supermarkets scramble to keep shoppers coming to their stores. image


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Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed and Bank of Japan Meetings, Eurozone PMI

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:37:05 EDT

Central banks will be in the spotlight this week, with the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan releasing policy statements, while the U.S. also will see existing-home sales data and jobless claims that could reflect hurricane damage.image


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Heavy Debt Crushed Owners of Toys 'R' Us

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:08:07 EDT

Competition may have brought down Toys “R” Us. But the debt that three Wall Street firms took on to acquire the company—and the way the ownership group was constructed—left them without a fighting chance. image


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Falling Yogurt Sales Drag Down General Mills' Earnings

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:34:44 EDT

General Mills said U.S. yogurt sales fell 22%, pushing it to its ninth straight quarter of revenue declines.image


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