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'Jumanji' Leads Sony Pictures Out of the Jungle

1 hour 37 min ago
Sony’s motion-picture business has outgrossed all competitors so far in 2018 thanks to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” a hit sequel to a 1995 family film.
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What If Children Should Be Getting More Screen Time?

4 hours 21 min ago
Guidelines for using iPhones and other devices were set with TV in mind—and don’t take into account the huge range of learning and creative play that can happen on a screen.
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Amazon's Cashierless Convenience Store Set to Open

4 hours 43 min ago
Amazon Go, the online retailer’s cashierless convenience store, is slated to finally open to the public on Monday, after a yearlong delay during which the company trained the store’s algorithms to account properly for customers and their habits.
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P&G Grapples With How to Stop a Tide Pods Meme

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:37
Teens are eating Tide Pods for views and likes, and P&G is struggling with how to stop a meme that’s already gone viral.
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Trucking Companies Race to Add Capacity, Drivers as Market Heats Up

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:00
Investors expect the humming economy to translate into an uptick in profits for trucking companies when they report earnings over the next couple of weeks. But carriers can’t add capacity fast enough to take advantage of the flood of new business.
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China's Wanda Gets Back to Basics as Revenue Slides

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:41
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin’s flagship company reported a decline in revenue for a second straight year as it retreated from its ambitious expansion into entertainment and overseas property.
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Amazon's HQ2 Losers Hold Out Hope for Consolation Prize

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:56
Amazon.com Inc.’s search for a second headquarters site disappointed 218 North American towns and cities, but many still have hopes of landing a smaller Amazon investment in a data center or warehouse.
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Advertising's 'Mad Men' Bristle at Digital Revolution

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:33
Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest ad agencies, is trying to force old-school “creatives” to work more closely with new technology hires to hang on to big clients. One tool: an algorithm dubbed “Marcel” that selects teams from across the company’s sprawling operations.
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Facebook to Rank News Sources by Quality to Battle Misinformation

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:31
Facebook plans to start ranking news sources in its feed based on user evaluations of credibility, a major step in its effort to fight false and sensationalist information that will also push the company further into a role it has long sought to avoid—content referee.
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Los Angeles Times Publisher to Go on Unpaid Leave of Absence

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:31
Ross Levinsohn, the publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times, has voluntarily agreed to take an unpaid leave of absence while parent company Tronc Inc. investigates allegations of workplace misconduct at his prior places of employment, according to the company.
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China to Be Focus of U.S. Trade Policy This Year

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:01
President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy will be more focused in the coming year on countering China, an administration official said. The strategy may emphasize enforcement over negotiations with its leaders.
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Trump Is Still Their Man

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:12
In the heart of Virginia coal country, the people of Buchanan County gave candidate Trump some of his biggest majorities, and they remain loyal. The big reason: A local rebound.
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Federal Reserve's Quarles Calls for 'Tailored' Approach to Supervision

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:38
The Federal Reserve’s supervision chief detailed a deregulatory agenda that would adjust thresholds determining capital and liquidity levels at banks, as well as other types of oversight.
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How a Labor Stronghold Could Soon Take a Hit

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:14
An expected Supreme Court ruling this year could undercut union membership among public workers, which have been a stronghold for labor even as union membership in the private sector has declined.
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Owner of New York's Strand Turned Struggling Book Store Into a Literary Landmark

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:30
Fred Bass took over the Strand, his father’s struggling book store in New York, and turned it into a literary landmark. Mr. Bass, who died this month, was bold enough to buy books in bulk. “You can’t sell a book you don’t have,” he told one interviewer.
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Consumer Sentiment Slides for Third-Straight Month

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:20
A measure of U.S. consumer sentiment slid in January for the third-straight month, continuing to ease after reaching its highest level in more than a decade.
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Delta Cracks Down on Service Animals, Citing Range of Risks

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:02
Delta Air Lines said that emotional-support and service animals will now need advanced documentation to travel, saying that incidents such as biting and urination have risen 84% since 2016.
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Lawsuits Mount Against LuLaRoe, Maker of Colorful Women's Leggings

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:00
LuLaRoe, a direct-sales company famous for its brightly patterned womenswear, is facing lawsuits accusing it of being a pyramid scheme, with its founders and top sellers raking in profits at the expense of nonsalaried retailers.
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Facebook Loses Its Field Commander in China

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:49
Facebook’s campaign to re-enter China has hit another setback with the departure of a veteran executive who had been leading efforts to improve relations with Chinese government leaders.
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Facing an Activist Investor, Lowe's Appoints New Directors

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:41
Lowe’s said it is appointing two new board members—including a pioneer of activist investing—after talks with hedge-fund firm D.E. Shaw.
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