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Senate Panel to Vote Again Wednesday on Powell's Fed Nomination

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:15
The Senate Banking Committee will vote next week for the second time on the nomination of Jerome Powell to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, a spokeswoman said.
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How Rian Johnson Kept His 'Star Wars' Script From Leaking Online

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:55
The writer/director of ‘The Last Jedi’ on top-secret screenplays, killing time between takes and the eerie similarities between Rome and a galaxy far, far away
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Business-Level Inflation Falls Unexpectedly

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:43
U.S. producer prices fell in December for the first time in more than a year, a sign inflation pressures remain modest even though the economy appeared to pick up steam last year.
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Economists Credit Trump as Tailwind for U.S. Growth

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:01
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal say President Donald Trump has had generally positive effects on U.S. economic growth, hiring and the performance of the stock market during his first year in office.
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Wal-Mart to Raise Minimum U.S. Wage to $11 an Hour

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:16
Wal-Mart will raise starting pay to $11 an hour for all its U.S. employees and hand out one-time bonuses of up to $1,000, as the retailer doles out some of its expected gains from the new tax legislation.
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ECB May Change Investor Guidance on Strong Eurozone Recovery

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:02
The European Central Bank might change its guidance to investors early this year to better reflect the eurozone’s robust economic recovery, according to the minutes of the bank’s December meeting.
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Qualcomm Set to Win European Approval for $39 Billion NXP Buy

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:47
Qualcomm is set to clinch conditional European Union antitrust approval for its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter, as the company fends off unsolicited bids by Broadcom.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:36
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits rose last week, but remains low, signaling a strong labor market that is likely to continue tightening in 2018.
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Delta Posts Higher Sales, Raises Annual Guidance

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:35
Delta Air Lines reported rising sales in the fourth quarter as the company continued to benefit from higher fares.
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Inside Amazon's Quest for Global Domination

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:03
Amazon wants to replicate its success at home around the world and has pumped billions of dollars to expand its global footprint. The results, however, have been a mixed bag.
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SS&C Technologies to Acquire DST Systems

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:21
Software company SS&C Technologies is buying DST Systems for $84 a share, the companies jointly announced Thursday.
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Mixed Messages Sent on Welfare Work Rules

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:35
The Trump administration issued guidelines to help states impose the first-ever work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, one of the biggest changes in the program’s 50-year history. That approach contrasts with a move the administration made with earlier in the week to extend waivers that allow food-stamp recipients in 33 states to avoid work requirements.
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U.S. vs. AT&T: a Court Fight Over Future of TV

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:24
Preparations for the legal fight over AT&T’s $85 billion Time Warner takeover suggest the antitrust case will focus heavily on the small screen, drawing much of its evidence from the companies’ video rivals.
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China's Auto Market Slips Into Slow Lane---Except for EVs

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:20
Chinese passenger-car sales grew at their slowest pace in at least 15 years, rising just 1.4% over 2016 levels, but sales of electric vehicles rocketed compared with the previous year.
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Photos: Sony's New Robot Dog Goes on Sale

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:16
The new Aibo features improved artificial-intelligence software and enhanced motors and sensors that help the robot better resemble a real dog.
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How many people did that story reach? It depends who's counting.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:00
As digital publishers bet big on video in search of advertising riches, many believe that a traditional method of media measurement isn’t keeping up.
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Location, Location: Chinese Officials Slam Marriott's Designation of Hong Kong, Macau as Countries

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:55
Part of China, they maintain their own legal, political and economic systems.
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The Hottest Targeted Ad? The Weekly Circular

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:30
Giant supermarkets and grocery startups are still mailing paper fliers and coupons to homes, spending a combined $76 billion last year.
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Banned From Auditing Listed Firms in India for Two Years

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:54
India’s market regulator has banned PricewaterhouseCoopers’ affiliates from auditing listed companies for two years as punishment for their failure to detect a billion-dollar fraud at outsourcer Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
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Xerox Is in Talks for a Deal With Japan's Fujifilm

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:46
Xerox Corp. is in talks to potentially do a major deal with Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp. as the U.S. document pioneer struggles to reinvent itself.
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