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Coca-Cola, Criticized for Plastic Bottles, Sets Recycling Goals

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:29
Coca-Cola Co. said Friday it wants to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of the packaging it puts out into the world by 2030.
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Apple's Big Cash Winners: Shareholders

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:21
Apple announced a $38 billion tax windfall for the U.S. government this week, but the biggest beneficiary of the company’s response to tax-system changes will likely be its shareholders, analysts say.
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An Unwelcome Tax Surprise Could Soon Lurk in Your Paycheck

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:55
In the next few weeks, don’t fail to go over your paycheck withholding. You could avoid a bad surprise.
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Why a Plumber or a Celebrity Brand Could Miss Out on a Big Tax Break

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:00
Restrictions in the new federal tax law prevent certain small business owners from claiming a tax break for what is considered labor income.
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U.S. Oil Output Expected to Surpass Saudi Arabia, Rivaling Russia

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:00
Surging U.S. crude oil production this year is expected to surpass output in Saudi Arabia and rival that of Russia, the world’s two largest oil producers, the International Energy Agency said.
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Google and China's Tencent Find Being Friends Has Benefits

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:46
Google and Tencent will license each other’s technology patents, a deal that could help the former broaden its toehold in the Chinese market and accelerate the global expansion of the latter.
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BOJ Looks to Massage Its Message as Inflation Edges Up

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:21
The Bank of Japan is optimistic about hitting its 2% inflation target within two years and is thinking about how best to communicate any possible policy changes.
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Firms With Diversity In Executives Had Bigger Profit Margins, Study Shows

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:00
Companies with diverse executive teams posted bigger profit margins than their rivals, compared with companies with relatively little diversity in their upper echelons, a study showed.
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Luxury Real Estate Runs Hot and Cold in Europe

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:41
A 2018 forecast of high-end real-estate markets in five European capitals: London, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon and Dublin.
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White House Considering San Francisco Fed's Williams for Fed Vice Chairman

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:30
The White House is considering John Williams, the president of the San Francisco Fed, as a candidate to serve as the vice chairman of Federal Reserve Board in Washington, according to people familiar with the matter.
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American Express Reports First Loss in Quarter-Century

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:08
American Express recorded its first quarterly loss in a quarter-century and said it would suspend its share-buyback program as it absorbed a hit from tax changes in the U.S.
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Data Case in U.S. Sparks Concern in Europe

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:41
European lawmakers and companies worry that a lawsuit the U.S. government has brought to the Supreme Court could clash with European Union law, trapping tech companies between complying with U.S. data requests and strict EU data-privacy rules.
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IBM Revenue Grows for the First Time Since 2012

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:30
International Business Machines Corp. reported higher revenue for the first time in 23 quarters and signaled continued growth into 2018, giving Chief Executive Ginni Rometty breathing space as she tries to turn around the century-old tech giant.
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Bankruptcy Judge Rules Against Settlement Triggering GM Payout

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:49
General Motors avoided a potential $1 billion-plus stock payout to address claims stemming from the auto giant’s ignition-switch crisis after a judge found a settlement between plaintiffs and a trust for the company’s bankruptcy estate unenforceable.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Obtains Enough Shipper Commitments to Proceed

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:41
TransCanada announced that it has received enough commitments from oil shippers to advance construction of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline expansion.
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Hospitals Plan to Produce Generic Drugs in Bid to Fix Troubled Market

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:38
Four nonprofit hospital groups, frustrated with common shortages and price spikes that they say have hampered patient care, are joining forces to manufacture and market generic drugs.
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ADT IPO Drawing Muted Interest

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:38
Home-security company ADT Inc.’s initial public offering is likely to price below its expected range of $17 to $19 a share on Thursday, according to people familiar with the deal.
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With Tax Savings, Some Employers to Boost 401(k) Contributions

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:24
A growing number of companies plan to use some of the savings they expect to realize from the tax overhaul to boost their contributions to employees’ 401(k) retirement-savings accounts.
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Hack at Petrochemical Plant Compromised a Safety System

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:02
Hackers who attacked a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia last year gained control over a safety shut-off system that is critical in defending against catastrophic events.
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Why U.S. Companies May Lose the AI Race

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:55
Chinese rivals are gaining fast because of rising investment, as well as freer access to enormous amounts of data about people, often compiled with the help of government agencies.
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