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Coca-Cola Fights for 'Zero' Trademark Rights
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:52:18 EST - The Patent and Trademark Office is gearing up to rule nearly 13 years after Coke first tried to register “zero” in the U.S., triggering a challenge from Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which also has a diet drink named Zero.
Viacom CEO Defends His Leadership
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:27:42 EST - Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman fiercely defended his leadership and the board’s recent decision to name him executive chairman as the company reported a profit decline in its most recent quarter.
Sanofi Is Forced to End Latest Diabetes Effort
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:34:50 EST - French drugmaker Sanofi has ended a licensing pact with MannKind for the rights to sell Afrezza, saying the insulin inhaler for diabetes care was unlikely to reach even the lowest patient levels anticipated.
Disney Stresses ESPN to Allay Cable Fears
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:13:24 EST - Disney aimed to counter the arguments that ESPN’s business is in decline, while “Star Wars” drove a strong quarter for the company’s movie and consumer products businesses.
Panel Recommends FDA Approval of Remicade Knockoff
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:38:47 EST - An advisory panel to the FDA voted to recommend the agency approve the sale of a knockoff version of J&J’s arthritis drug Remicade, which had U.S. sales of $4.45 billion last year. The copy was developed by Celltrion and licensed to Pfizer.
Economic Tumult to Color Janet Yellen's House Testimony
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:03:26 EST - When Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks to House lawmakers Wednesday, she’ll assess a mixed economic landscape that has made officials more cautious about raising interest rates again next month.
Blast From the Past: Gasoline Costing a Mere $1 a Gallon
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:54:17 EST - Gasoline could return to $1 a gallon for the first time since the 1990s amid the continuing decline in crude-oil prices, a growing fuel glut and seasonal refining shifts.
The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:19:19 EST - Arizona’s economy took a hit when many illegal immigrants left for Mexico, but there were more jobs and higher wages for some low-skilled workers.
Obama Budget Aims to Mold Debate
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:16:00 EST - President Barack Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal is designed to find a few spots of bipartisan agreement while also laying out a broader liberal policy agenda for a potential future Democratic administration.
ESPN and DraftKings End Exclusive Ad Deal
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:51:41 EST - In a sign of continued difficulties for the burgeoning daily fantasy sports industry, Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN and DraftKings Inc. have unwound their exclusive advertising relationship.
SolarCity Shares Drop on Soft Forecast
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:30:33 EST - SolarCity Corp. reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but shares tumbled in after-hours trading as the solar power company acknowledged it continues to fall short of its installation goals.
African Mining Conference Kicks Off With a Whimper
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:37:57 EST - The industry’s most important conference kicked off this week in Cape Town with the sector in a state of collapse.There were few deals to discuss as a colossal slump in commodity prices cast a pall over the sector’s biggest party.
Small-Business Owners Grew Less Confident in January
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:27:42 EST - Small-business owners turned less optimistic about their economic prospects in January as a tumultuous stock market and intensifying concerns over global growth took a toll on confidence.
Rate Expectations: Not So Fast, Fed
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:10:40 EST - Wall Street is increasingly skeptical about the pace of Federal Reserve interest-rate increases this year, the latest blow to the central bank’s yearslong efforts to unwind its easy-money policies and return the economy to a normal footing.
U.S. Debt Burden: It's Gotten a Bit Less Bad
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:59:03 EST - As the long-term budget outlook has improved, the U.S. has gained some breathing room on the debt. But, Greg Ip writes, that doesn’t mean the U.S. should continue unrestrained borrowing without attacking the biggest contributors to the debt over the longer term.
Whole Foods Boss Calls Himself a 'Pusher Leader'
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:46:44 EST - Boss Talk: Whole Foods Markets has spent much of the past year fighting slower growth and negative headlines. In an interview, co-CEO Walter Robb discusses its candid culture and what’s ahead for the grocery business.
Facebook's Global Web Goals Run Into Political Hurdles
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:59:10 EST - India’s decision to ban programs that offer access to a limited set of websites and apps, including Facebook’s Free Basics service, raises questions about the social-media site’s effort to expand Internet use in developing countries.
Canadian Pacific Abandons Threat of Proxy Fight for Norfolk Southern
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:24:02 EST - Canadian Pacific Railway has abandoned its threat of a proxy battle to replace directors at takeover target Norfolk Southern, opting instead for a less confrontational strategy of seeking shareholder support for friendly merger talks.


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