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Apple Goes Without a Lobby Into European Fray
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:32:20 EDT - Apple is heading toward a battle with the EU antitrust regulator over $14.5 billion in taxes without the army of lobbyists and public relations campaigners typical in such fights.
Car Makers Maneuver Europe's Turns
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:54:00 EDT - As the biennial Paris Auto Show prepares to open its doors this coming Saturday, Europe’s auto makers have surprisingly little to complain about.
Lanxess to Acquire Chemtura for $2.7 Billion
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:58:01 EDT - Specialty chemical company Lanxess said Sunday it is buying Chemtura in a deal with an enterprise value of around $2.7 billion.
Rolling Stone Magazine Sells 49% Stake to BandLab Technologies
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:30:26 EDT - The investment, which sprang from the friendship of the sons of the magazine founder and a Singapore businessman, provides Rolling Stone with expansion opportunities in Asia.
Salesforce Weighs Twitter Bid to Spur Growth
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:16:08 EDT - Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff is weighing a bid for Twitter, a move that would vault his 17-year-old business-software company into a new realm with very different challenges and risks.
Jobs Recovery Reaches Plateau, Posing a Challenge for Forecasters
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:11:27 EDT - After a half-decade of steady gains, the U.S. labor market appears to be leveling off. What that plateau means for the economy’s trajectory is one of the biggest questions hanging over policy makers and investors.
Immigration Does More Good Than Harm to Economy, Study Finds
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:38:03 EDT - Immigration has little effect on the wages or employment levels of native-born Americans over the long haul and is a net benefit for long-term economic growth, according to one of the most comprehensive studies on the flow of workers into the U.S.
Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:32:40 EDT - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would impose a 65% tax on the largest estates and make it harder for wealthy households to pass appreciated assets to their heirs without paying taxes, according to an updated version of her tax plan released Thursday.
Existing-Home Sales Fall for Second Straight Month
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:50:39 EDT - Americans reduced home buying for the second straight month in August, suggesting the housing market might be stumbling due to a run-up in prices, an inventory shortage and persistent doubts about the economy’s strength.
World Bank Moves to Tap Private Debt Markets
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:38:28 EDT - The World Bank has begun a game-changing overhaul of its development financing for the poorest countries by leveraging the private sector. As a first step, its financing arm Thursday secured a triple-A rating.
MillerCoors Attacks Bud Light in New Ad Campaign
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:24:03 EDT - Miller Lite is picking a fight with its rival in a new ad campaign that takes direct aim at the nation’s top-selling beer: Bud Light.
GM Workers in Canada Approve New Contract
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:56:27 EDT - The union representing Canadian auto workers won approval for a new four-year contract with General Motors Co., securing future investment for Canada’s weakening auto sector and eventually giving GM more capacity for its profitable pickup trucks.
Snapchat's Sunglass Camera Poses Challenges
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:24:33 EDT - Snapchat’s unveiling of camera-equipped sunglasses thrusts the messaging app maker into the cutthroat hardware business, a risky move that reflects its strength in video, but follows a shaky record by internet giants.
Global Economy Week Ahead: Yellen, Draghi and Kuroda Speak; EU and Japan Inflation
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:08:33 EDT - This week brings speeches by the heads of central banks in the U.S., Europe and Japan, while trade, inflation and other data releases will shed light on the health of a number of large economies.
Yellen to Testify on Bank Supervision on Capitol Hill Wednesday
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:11:17 EDT - Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak before the House Financial Services Committee at its semiannual hearing on the central bank’s supervision and regulation of the financial system.
Yellen Says Fed Isn't Playing Politics With Rates
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:16:26 EDT - Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen dismissed suggestions from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the Fed is playing politics with its interest-rate decisions.
Central Bank Tools Lose Their Edge
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:08:29 EDT - Central banks have shown the will to hit their growth and inflation targets. But do they have the way? That question is more pointed after the Bank of Japan on Wednesday announced two new central-bank firsts, Greg Ip writes.
Boot Camp Aims to Help Musicians Amp Up Careers
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:06:12 EDT - Business boot camps, called accelerators and led by entrepreneurs, are helping musicians craft long-term business plans and pitch investors to boost their exposure.
More Junior Lawyers Would Please Courts
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:44:58 EDT - A growing movement is taking root among judges around the country to actively push younger lawyers into court.
Self-Driving Hype Doesn't Reflect Reality
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:32:49 EDT - To judge by recent claims, “fully autonomous” self-driving technology is just around the corner. But hopping into a car and disappearing into sleep, food or our phones won’t happen for a long time, writes Christopher Mims.


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