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Altria Makes Big Controversial Bets in Search of Growth
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:39:41 EST
Marlboro maker invests $1.8 billion in Canadian marijuana grower as it explores deal with e-cigarette rival Juul.
Bunge Prepares to Replace CEO Soren Schroder
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:59:09 EST
Agricultural giant Bunge Ltd. is preparing to replace Chief Executive Soren Schroder, people familiar with the matter said, and might also replace Chairman J. Patrick Lupo.
Facebook Expands Share Buybacks
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:58:48 EST
Facebook said it approved a plan to boost its share-buyback program by $9 billion.
Disney, Comcast to Account for Nearly 40% of Spending on U.S. Programming
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:35:04 EST
The sale of major assets of 21st Century Fox Inc. will create two juggernauts of programming, Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp., that will tower over the media and entertainment landscape, according to a new report.
Uber Joins Rival Lyft in Race for Listing
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:26:24 EST
Uber filed paperwork confidentially this week for its initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter, as it races with smaller rival Lyft to be the first to market.
U.S. Companies Feel Pinch as Tariff Costs Mount
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:28:15 EST
American companies that import products are paying record amounts in customs duties as more tariffs imposed by the Trump administration take effect.
Huawei Executive's Arrest Stirs Fears About Corporate Travel
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:34:18 EST
The arrest of a prominent Chinese technology executive traveling overseas sparked concerns that U.S. executives may be vulnerable to retaliation.
Trump's Tough China Tack Wins Over Skeptical CEOs
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:58:16 EST
While business leaders at first thought President Trump’s confrontational approach on trade with China was the wrong way to go, some CEOs now see the administration’s trade fight as the best shot at resolving long-running intellectual-property grievances.
Lion Air Crash Prompts Some Carriers to Boost Pilot Training
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:29:53 EST
Safety regulators and airlines are stepping up efforts to prevent a recurrence of the fatal Lion Air jetliner crash, even as accident investigators continue to examine pilot actions, plane maintenance and aircraft-design issues.
Analysis: Jobs Report Keeps December Rate Increase on Track
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:27:47 EST
The U.S. job market remained healthy overall in November, with low unemployment and steady wage growth, justifying the Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate rise this month.
Huawei Offensive Is Acceleration of Yearslong Endeavor
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:36:26 EST
This month’s arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer and heir apparent was the latest salvo against a company U.S. officials see as a threat to national security and America’s global edge in technological innovation.
China's Freeze on New Videogames Begins to Thaw
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:49:24 EST
Chinese regulators set up a new committee to review online games, a move seen as ending a crippling freeze on new game approvals.
U.S. Hiring Slows as Wages Grow, Unemployment Holds at Multidecade Low
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:14:40 EST
Employers slowed their pace of hiring in November, but wage growth matched the highest rate in nearly a decade and unemployment held at the lowest rate since December 1969.
Consumer Sentiment Remains Steady in the U.S.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:50:38 EST
Americans continue to feel good about the economic outlook, with the University of Michigan saying its preliminary index of consumer sentiment exceeded economists’ expectations.
What Explains the Trade Deficit Hitting a Decade-High?
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:41:57 EST
The U.S. trade deficit reached the highest level in 10 years in October, driven by a bump in imports and falling exports of American-made products.
Fed Weighs Wait-And-See Approach on Future Rate Rises
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:56:39 EST
Federal Reserve officials are considering whether to signal a new wait-and-see mentality after a likely interest-rate increase at their meeting in December, which could slow the pace of rate increases next year.
Eurozone Economy Grew More Slowly Than Previously Estimated
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:28:51 EST
The eurozone’s slowdown was broader than previously suspected in the third quarter, affecting sectors as diverse as farming, construction and a range of services.
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Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:35:16 EST
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