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Uber Resumes Self-Driving-Vehicle Program After Arizona Accident

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:34:18 EDT

Uber Technologies is putting its autonomous vehicles back on city streets after an accident involving one of them in Tempe, Ariz., caused the company to halt its test program.image


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Jim Gianopulos Named Head of Paramount Pictures

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:51:26 EDT

Jim Gianopulos, the longtime head of Twentieth Century Fox, has been tapped to turn around Viacom Inc.’s troubled movie studio.image


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Ericsson to Book Around $2 Billion in Charges as Telecoms Business Slows

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:30:41 EDT

Sweden’s Ericsson said it is taking charges of between $1.8 billion and $2.4 billion this year in its latest attempt to draw a line under a costly retooling of its telecoms-equipment business, amid falling sales and fierce competition from Chinese rivals. Shares fall in early trading.image


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Despite Trump Move, Shift From Coal Is Set to Continue

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:28:04 EDT

The Trump administration move to ease curbs on carbon emissions may extend the life of some coal-fired power plants, but companies and energy experts say it is unlikely to reverse the U.S. utility industry’s shift to natural gas, solar and wind as leading sources of electricity.image


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The Galaxy S8 Is Samsung's Best Shot at Redemption

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:59:34 EDT

Samsung’s Galaxy S8, which will be unveiled Wednesday, has a lot more at stake than sales targets: it must restore consumer trust and stabilize a brand dogged by political scandal, product recalls and privacy concerns.image


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Overhauling the Tax Code Becomes the Next Fight for Republicans

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:32:17 EDT

After a battle within the Republican party over its health-care bill, the GOP plans on moving on to something simpler: rewriting the U.S. tax code. But it might be heading right into another minefield.image


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Sluggish Housing Recovery Sapped $300 Billion From U.S. Economy

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:14:05 EDT

If the home-building industry had returned to the long-term average level of construction, it would have given a 1.8% boost to U.S. gross domestic product, according to a new study.image


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Former Fed Official Warns Politics Poses Threat to Recovery

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:48:47 EDT

As global markets reel after the failure of the U.S. health-care bill, a former Federal Reserve official is warning that political issues threaten the central bank’s ability to maintain a sustainable recovery.image


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SpaceX Aims for Historic Rocket Launch With Reused Booster

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:23:08 EDT

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will strive to make history once again, highlighting benefits of reusable boosters with the launch of the first large, liquid-fueled rocket powered by engines previously fired in space.image


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Akzo Nobel to Detail New Strategic Plan Next Month

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:28:09 EDT

Dutch paint giant Akzo Nobel sought to bolster its defence against a $24 billion takeover approach from U.S. rival PPG Industries, saying it would issue updated financial guidance and growth plans next month. image


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Elon Musk's Latest Startup: Brains Linked to Computers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:51:15 EDT

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines. image


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U.S. Farmers Seek Shelter From Nafta Storm

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:04 EDT

U.S. agricultural producers are lobbying hard on both sides of the Mexico border to try to ensure that a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement doesn’t turn U.S. farm exports into collateral damage.image


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'Deaths of Despair' Claiming More White Americans

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:17:38 EDT

In 2015, two economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white middle-aged Americans after decades of decline. Now a new analysis from the same pair paints an even bleaker picture. image


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Prince's Music Rights Sold for a Song, Critics of Auction Say

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:17:21 EDT

Universal Music in January won the licensing rights to Prince’s “vault,” a trove of the late pop star’s unreleased music, but people familiar with the matter say there wasn’t much of a bidding war.image


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Memoir Deal With Obamas 'Makes Sense for Both Sides' Says Bertelsmann Chief

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:05:18 EDT

Having signed up Barack and Michelle Obama on a two-book deal, German publisher Bertelsmann is finding U.S. politics to be good business.image


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Sheep Give Way to Grapes in New Zealand Wine Boom

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:02:44 EDT

Vineyards are proliferating on New Zealand’s southern island as the region’s high-quality wines are racking up sales overseas among drinkers willing to pay a bit more per bottle. image


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