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Subaru Predicts a 2018 Gain in U.S. Sales as Cupholders Runneth Over

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:56
Subaru Corp. is striking a rare note of optimism about American car buyers by projecting a bump in 2018 sales even as overall volume declines, as it brings a behemoth SUV with 19 cupholders to showrooms.
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HBO to Talent: You Won't Get This Much Love at Netflix

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:03
Time Warner’s HBO is trying to stand apart from rival Netflix in the TV-production arms race, staking a claim as the most-selective platform, launching fewer new shows but booking more profits.
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Looking for an Affordable Ride? Try A Mitsubishi Lot

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:02
In an era when U.S. buyers are spending record amounts for cars and trucks, Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s low-cost showroom is a rare haven for new-vehicle buyers hunting for a less expensive and efficient way to get from Point A to Point B.
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Utility Jobs Shrink as New Power Plants Need Fewer Workers

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:37
As coal and nuclear power plants close due to competitive pressures, the number of people employed in making electricity for the U.S. is shrinking.
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Apple and Tencent Reach Deal to Let WeChat Users Dole Out Tips

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:20
Apple and Chinese technology giant Tencent have settled their tiff over tips, allowing users of Tencent’s popular WeChat messaging app to resume giving monetary gifts to their favorite video-streaming stars and content creators.
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Collapse of U.K. Contractor Fuels Debate About Public Role of Private Companies

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:50
Carillion, one of the U.K. government’s biggest contractors, entered liquidation proceedings after rescue talks collapsed, a high-profile failure that fuels a renewed debate in Britain over the role of private-sector companies in the delivery of public services.
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Lego Clicks With China's Tencent, Aims to Develop Online Games

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:45
Lego is joining forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent to jointly develop online games for children in China, the latest move by the Danish toy maker to increase its focus on digital content.
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Airbus Delivers Record 718 Aircraft in 2017

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:13
Airbus delivered a record number of planes in 2017 and booked more new jetliner orders than expected, marking a positive end to a difficult year for the European plane maker.
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SoftBank Explores $18 Billion Listing of Telecoms Business

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:05
Among multiple ideas under consideration is listing roughly 30% of the cellphone unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as well as a separate listing overseas.
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Global Economy Week Ahead: China GDP, Fed's Beige Book, Bank of Canada Rate Decision

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:29
This week features the Federal Reserve’s beige book report on economic conditions in the U.S., interest-rate decisions from the Bank of Canada and Bank of Korea, and a reading on China’s fourth-quarter gross domestic product.
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Ford Increasing Electric Vehicle Investment

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:14
A top Ford Motor executive said the company will now spend $11 billion on electrified vehicles through 2022, increasing its previous estimates as it races to catch up on battery-powered cars.
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Bank of Japan's $50 Billion Question: When to Stop Buying Stocks

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:12
The Bank of Japan, after goosing Japanese share prices with a $50-billion-a-year program of stock purchases, now confronts a decision facing many other developed country central banks: when to stop.
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Opaque Joint Ventures Help North Korea Evade Crackdown

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:53
Global businesses faced a deadline last week to exit joint ventures operating in North Korea, but dozens of them are still there, providing the country with significant revenue and diluting the effects of financial sanctions against leader Kim Jong Un’s rogue regime.
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The Three Stumbling Blocks to a Solar-Powered Nation

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:12
Solar energy is growing at a faster rate world-wide than any other source—but existing technology has its limits and R&D is lacking.
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Chevy's Model For More Attractive Truck: Dirty Harry

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:30
GM’s main brand is revealing the first new Silverado—its top-selling U.S. vehicle and among the highest-margin products in the auto industry—in more than five years.
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Airbus Seeks Resolution to Germany Corruption Probe

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 23:27
The European plane maker said it is seeking to bring to a close a corruption case in Germany involving the export of combat aircraft and that it has suffered an unrelated legal setback in Taiwan.
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Amazon's Grocery Sales Gained Weight After It Devoured Whole Foods

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:50
Whole Foods’ brand items like bacon, coconut water and frozen blueberries helped Amazon.com Inc. gobble up more U.S. online grocery sales last year.
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New CSX Chief Has Unfinished Work on Railroad

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:00
Jim Foote will address investors on CSX’s quarterly earnings call for the first time since being made permanent CEO. His mission: try to reassure investors that the railroad can complete Hunter Harrison’s unfinished work.
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Disney Says Sandberg, Dorsey Won't Seek Board Re-Election

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:30
Two tech titans are leaving Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors as the media giant moves into their territory, creating conflicts.
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Wal-Mart Plans to Cut Over 1,000 Corporate Jobs

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:50
A day after promising to give its store workers raises and bonuses, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is preparing to hand out pink slips at its headquarters.
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