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Last Build Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:02:47 EST

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Manufacturers Fight Over New Tariffs' Effect on U.S. Jobs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:46:31 EST

President Donald Trump’s move to slap tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines is meant to revive domestic industries. But in the affected sectors, there is little agreement on whether it will actually jump-start U.S. manufacturing and jobs. image

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Kimberly-Clark Cuts 5,000 Jobs as Births Decline

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:32:02 EST

Kimberly-Clark said it will cut about 13% of its global workforce as the company grapples with sluggish sales of household staples, including its Huggies diapers.image

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U.K. Raises New Hurdle in Fox-Sky Deal, but Keeps Door Ajar

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:51:00 EST

British antitrust regulators said that 21st Century Fox’s proposed $16 billion bid to consolidate ownership of U.K. pay-TV giant Sky would give the Murdoch family too much influence in the British media—but kept the door open to remedial actions that would make a deal possible.image

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Twitter's Anthony Noto to Become SoFi CEO

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST

Twitter operating chief Anthony Noto will become the next chief executive of online lender Social Finance. image

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Tesla Gives Musk New Long-Term Pay Deal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:02:04 EST

Tesla said it updated the pay package for Elon Musk with a plan that again ties his compensation entirely to key performance benchmarks—albeit this time much larger ones. image

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TPP Members Reach Agreement on Trade Pact

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:57 EST

Negotiators from 11 Pacific Rim nations have agreed on a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the talks.image

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A Fractured World: Nationalism vs. the Global Liberal Order

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:48 EST

Nationalist movements have lost some recent battles, but it’s way too soon to think they are receding.image

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States Grapple With Federal Tax Cut That May Raise State Taxes

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:58:55 EST

Over the next several months, state legislatures across the U.S. will be wrestling over how to respond to federal income-tax cuts that, paradoxically, could raise tax bills at the state level. image

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Goodfriend Tells Lawmakers He Backs Fed's Dual Mandate on Jobs, Prices

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:57:43 EST

Federal Reserve nominee Marvin Goodfriend told lawmakers he supports the central bank’s dual mandate to maintain stable prices and pursue maximum employment, despite his past comments suggesting the Fed should focus on inflation.image

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Apple to Begin Selling Delayed HomePod Speaker

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:45:21 EST

Apple will start selling its voice-activated speaker HomePod in stores Feb. 9, bringing an end to a delayed launch that cost the company sales during the critical holiday shopping season.image

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Snapchat Cracks Open Its 'Walled Garden'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:58:36 EST

Some users on Snapchat will now be able to share videos and other content they encounter within the app outside the walls, as the social-media app comes under pressure to grow. image

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Gatorade Organic 'Might've Been Too Little Too Late'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:02:34 EST

PepsiCo’s Gatorade, a sideline staple for fatigued athletes that has long dominated the sports-drink market, needs a pick-me-up of its own as sales declined for the first time since 2012. image

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China Sends Mixed Messages About Economic Policies

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:35:09 EST

President Xi has talked about focusing on the quality of the economy, but Beijing still needs strong growth to ensure employment and social stability.image

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U.S. Tax Overhaul Will Accelerate Global Growth, IMF Says

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:12:14 EST

The global economy will gain momentum in 2018, driven in large part by recently approved U.S. tax-code changes, according to the latest forecasts of the International Monetary Fund. image

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By Adding to the Debt, Tax Cuts Could Complicate Next Downturn

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:12:24 EST

In enacting a tax cut that is projected to raise annual federal-budget deficits to nearly $1 trillion in the coming years, Washington could be trading more growth now for the risk of more pain down the road. image

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Losses From California Wildfires Hurt Travelers Earnings

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:37:09 EST

Travelers earnings fell in the fourth quarter due to losses from recent wildfires in California.image

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Business Cards Aren't Dead, They're Just Getting Weirder

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:43:10 EST

A subset of creative networkers insist on oddball cards with unusual shapes and materials to stand out with potential clients.image

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P&G's Sales Rise, Helped by Slimmer Beauty Portfolio

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:52:33 EST

Procter & Gamble said its sales and adjusted earnings rose in the most recent quarter as the company tries to refresh its staple brands.image

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