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Biotech Labs Birth New Drugs---and New Fortunes

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 7:47pm
Proprietary drugs that extend or improve the lives of millions of people have lifted stocks of the biotech companies that own them and made millionaires of many scientists and doctors behind them.
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Raw Economic Data Is Just Noise That Needs to Be Silenced

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 2:30am
Seasonal effects drown out the actual trends. Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explains how adjusted numbers make comparisons between months, years or even economic sectors meaningful.
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U.S., EU Agree on Adjustments to Data 'Privacy Shield'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:46pm
The U.S. and the European Union have agreed on the final changes to a new trans-Atlantic data transfer framework, paving the way for the formal unveiling in early July of the scheme which should restore a straightforward way for companies to transfer data to American soil.
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Energy Transfer Can Scrap Williams Merger, Judge Rules

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:02pm
Energy Transfer Equity can escape its deal to buy rival pipeline operator Williams Cos. after a judge rules that its fears of an unexpected tax bill were genuine.
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Nike's Run Facing an Uphill Climb

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:20pm
Athleisure may be the style trend of the moment, but looking sporty may not be enough for Nike Inc. when it reports fiscal 2016 results Tuesday.
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Companies Scramble to Assess Vote's Impact

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:18pm
Corporate executives scrambled to assess the fallout from the U.K. vote, with some saying the move would put a chill on investment and deal-making and others vowing to stay the course.
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Americans Sleeping More, Working Less, Survey Finds

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:58pm
Americans overall are working less and sleeping more than they did a decade ago, due to an aging population and fewer people in the workforce. But those who have a job are spending more time on the clock
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Ticketmaster Vouchers Get Panned by Fans

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:56pm
Some 50 million Ticketmaster customers were recently sent vouchers for concert tickets as part of a class-action lawsuit, but not all were pleased with their choices.
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FAA's Drone Rules Break New Ground

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:32pm
New federal rules permitting routine commercial-drone flights also establish legal precedents that could affect an array of future air-safety regulations.
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Henkel Hopes to Clean Up in U.S. With Sun Products Buy

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:31pm
Germany’s Henkel is to buy Sun Products of the U.S. in a $3.5 billion deal to bolster its share of the market for laundry-care products and fabric-conditioners in North America.
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Hilsenrath's Take: 'Brexit' Vote Means More Fed Delay

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:02pm
Market mayhem and the strengthening U.S. dollar following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union make it increasingly likely the Federal Reserve will delay plans to raise short-term interest rates, WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath writes.
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'Brexit' Expected to Rattle U.S. Economy, Shake Its Influence

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:57pm
Britain’s exit from the European Union is expected to jolt the U.S. economy, likely rattling restive equity markets and driving up the value of the dollar. It could also weaken U.S. diplomatic leverage in Europe and upend the corporate strategies of U.S. companies based in London.
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Macy's New Chief Seeks to Reshape Ailing Retailer

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:25pm
Jeff Gennette, who is taking over as CEOI of Macy’s early next year, is stepping into the role at a time of tremendous upheaval for the industry.
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In 'Brexit' Vote, Britons Pick Corporate Winners and Losers

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:00pm
Airlines and car makers are likely among the corporate losers if sterling’s steep drop after the U.K. vote to leave the EU is sustained. Liquor and luxury-goods companies might benefit.
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Skullcandy Agrees to Be Acquired by Incipio

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:48am
Headphones maker Skullcandy agreed to be acquired by consumer-technology provider Incipio for $177 million.
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United, Attendant Union Negotiators Reach Tentative Contract Deal

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:46am
The Association of Flight Attendants union said that its negotiators reached agreement with United Continental on a tentative collective bargaining agreement.
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U.S. Pushes Firms Into Iran

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:44am
The White House is pushing to ease the way for companies to complete deals with Iran, aiming to cement the nuclear agreement reached last year and make it difficult for future administrations to undo it, senior U.S. officials said.
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U.S. Oil Firms Crank Up Output in Gulf of Mexico

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:31am
Oil companies are pumping more crude off the U.S. coast in the Gulf of Mexico, a surprising trend that shows the resilience of the nation’s energy industry.
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VW to Pay More Than $10 Billion to Settle Emissions Claims

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:28am
Volkswagen agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle claims from U.S. owners of diesel-powered vehicles affected by the German auto maker’s emissions-cheating scandal.
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U.S. Businesses Continue Pullback on New-Equipment Purchases

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:27am
American businesses were pulling back on purchases of new equipment even before the U.K. vote to exit the European Union rocked global financial markets, a sign of corporate caution that will likely continue to act as a brake on the economy.
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