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Shipbuilding Tie-Up Sets Sights on Asia

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:30
A shipbuilding alliance between Italy and France to create an Airbus-style manufacturing coalition should help the European companies grab a bigger share of the competitive Asia defense market, the head of French naval contractor Naval Group said.
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Treasury to Withdraw Proposed Tax Rules on 'Valuation Discounts'

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:04
The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday it will withdraw proposed Obama-era regulations that would have made it harder for business owners to avoid estate and gift taxes.
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Business-School Donors Open Their Wallets

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:32
The University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and Iowa State University are among the universities whose business schools have received eight-figure donations in the past month.
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For English Majors, a Formula for Employment After Graduation

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:02
Landing a good job after college can feel like a daunting process, but new research suggests the formula is pretty simple. Get excellent grades and take as many internship experiences as possible.
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Apple Releases Update to Fix Watch Connectivity Issue

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:47
Apple Inc. issued a software update Wednesday that it said addresses some cellular-connectivity issues that have affected its newest smartwatch.
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SpaceX's Mars Vision Puts Pressure on NASA

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 23:10
Elon Musk’s announcement last week accelerating plans for manned flights to Mars ratchets up political and public relations pressure on NASA’s efforts to reach the same goal.
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Verizon's Top Media Executive Marni Walden to Leave

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:32
Verizon Communications said its top media executive, Marni Walden, will be switching to an advisory role at the end of the year and leaving the company in early 2018.
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AT&T to Keep 'Telephone Company Culture' Out of Time Warner

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:28
AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said the telecommunications giant isn’t looking to bring a “telephone company culture” to Time Warne and “really screw it up” after it closes its pending $85 billion acquisition of the media company.
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Google Doubles Down on Hardware With New Phones and Speakers

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:17
Google unveiled the second generation of its line of hardware devices it introduced last year, including its Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker, touting technology upgrades and sleeker designs.
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Office Depot CEO's Answer to Retail Woes? Becoming an IT Help Desk

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:57
Office Depot’s $1 billion purchase of CompuCon Systems plunges it into new territory, an effort to reposition itself as a tech-support provider that isn’t as dependent on selling printer paper, toner and other office supplies.
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Trade's Test Case: Your Washing Machine

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:25
The Trump administration has vowed to take a fresh look at a wide range of protectionist powers to help American companies. Whirlpool is testing that resolve, seeking to revive a long-dormant trade weapon to fend off foreign-made washing machines. One question: Will consumers be better off?
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Alphabet's City-Building Unit Nears Development Deal in Toronto

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:12
A subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet is nearing a deal to develop part of Toronto’s waterfront, the first major foray of the search-engine giant into the creation of high-tech urban space.
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Airbnb Marketing Chief Jonathan Mildenhall Steps Down

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:56
After more than three years as the marketing czar of Airbnb, Jonathan Mildenhall is departing the home-rental company where he was known for promoting diversity in advertising and guiding the brand through the controversies that came with its rapid growth.
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Senators Rip Credit-Reporting Model in Wake of Equifax

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:48
Senators questioning Equifax’s former chief attacked the business model of the credit-reporting industry, asking why consumers shouldn’t have power over the data that the companies collect on them.
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Trump's Fed Choice: Continuity or Disruption

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:02
President Trump’s candidates for Fed chair offer either continuity or disruption, or a big mystery, and the choice comes down to whether he’s happy with the central bank’s policy path, Greg Ip writes.
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Even Tougher Choices Ahead for Teva After FDA Shocker

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:43
A surprise move from the Food and Drug Administration means that a recovery for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries just got much more difficult.
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Plastics Company A. Schulman Weighs Sale

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:30
Plastics maker A. Schulman is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Sonos, a Wireless-Speaker Pioneer, Plays Catch Up

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:30
When Amazon’s Echo smart speaker took off in 2015, Sonos’s sales off a cliff. Now Sonos has a new game plan: partnering with rivals. On Wednesday, it is launching its first smart speaker, powered by Alexa.
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U.S. Service-Sector Activity Accelerated in September

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:16
Service sector activity across the U.S. accelerated in September, signaling positive momentum in the sector powering the bulk of the U.S. labor market.
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Puerto Rico Bonds Slide as Trump Says 'Goodbye' to Territory's Debt

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:08
Puerto Rico bond prices fell after President Trump said the U.S. territory’s $73 billion debt load may get out wiped out to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria.
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