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IBM Plans to Spread the Love for Ex-Rival Apple

35 min 57 sec ago
IBM, on track to become the world’s largest corporate user of MacBooks, will apply lessons it has learned to introduce a service intended to help other companies adopt Macs.
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Lockhart Says Fed 'Close' to Rate Rise

37 min 3 sec ago
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said the economy is ready for the first increase in short-term rates in more than nine years and it would take a significant deterioration in the data to convince him not to move in September.
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China Services Sector Shows Strength

52 min 13 sec ago
The Caixin Services Purchasing Managers’ Index climbed to an 11-month high in July despite the stock-market selloff, in contrast to manufacturing-sector gauges.
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Time Warner Earnings Tops Views

53 min 33 sec ago
Time Warner’s profit easily topped Wall Street expectations in the second quarter, as new videogame releases helped drive revenue higher in its Warner Bros. division.
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Dish Network Results Top Expectations

1 hour 43 min ago
Dish Network said Wednesday that its pay-TV subscriber losses accelerated in the second quarter, though profit and revenue topped Wall Street expectations.
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Activist Investors Are Shaking Up Business Schools, Too

2 hours 2 min ago
Activist investor ideas are shaking up business schools, upending class discussions and attracting a new crop of future investors.
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On Réunion Island, Talk Radio Trumps Police

4 hours 14 min ago
On the tropical island where debris believed to be from missing MH370 was found, Radio Freedom is the first port of call, even before police.
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China to Embed Internet Police in Tech Firms

5 hours 33 min ago
China will set up cybersecurity police units at Internet companies, in Beijing’s latest move to tighten control over the country’s online forums and prevent “spreading of rumors.”
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Google-Style Office Perks Go Mainstream

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:52pm
Google-style offices and perks are catching on far outside Silicon Valley, as companies from insurance to pest control spend millions on free food and lavish amenities for workers.
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Jenny Lee, Mike McNamara Assess Innovation in China

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:18pm
Flex chief Mike McNamara and GGV Capital managing partner Jenny Lee say China has evolved well beyond its days of copying others.
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Investor Group Challenges Access to Companies' Boards

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:08pm
A group of pension funds that has pushed companies to increase investors’ ability to choose board members is now taking issue with how companies have done it.
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Disney Defends ESPN as Consumers Cut Cords

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:54pm
A conference call to discuss Walt Disney Co.’s financial results Tuesday became a forceful defense of ESPN in an age of cable cord-cutting, reflecting Wall Street’s concerns about the brand’s future.
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Cloud-Computing Kingpins Slow to Adapt to Own Movement

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:13pm
Services like Amazon, Google and Microsoft have the same worries as their customers: reliability and security.
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MLB Tech Unit Wins NHL Streaming Business

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:13pm
Major League Baseball’s technology arm has struck a deal to pay $600 million to the NHL for digital and television rights to its out-of-market games.
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SEC Set to Approve CEO Pay-Gap Disclosure Rule

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:05pm
Regulators are set to approve a contentious new rule requiring companies to disclose the pay gap between rank-and-file employees and the chief executive.
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Windows 10: We Answer Your Questions

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 8:29pm
More than 14 million devices downloaded Windows 10 in its first day last week. We’ve heard from hundreds of readers asking about compatibility, cost and the risks of upgrading.
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GM to Upgrade Flint, Mich., Plant

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 8:18pm
General Motors will spend $877 million to upgrade a truck factory in Flint, Mich., amid solid demand for the auto maker’s Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups.
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Ice-Cream Recall Sends Chill Through Food Industry

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:32pm
As Blue Bell Creameries prepares to resume production of its ice cream after a sweeping recall, its mistakes are fueling broader rethinking of how to keep ice cream and other foods free of deadly bacteria.
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Shire Mounts $30.6 Billion Bid for Biotech

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 6:56pm
Shire made an unsolicited $30.6 billion offer for rare-disease treatment maker Baxalta, becoming the latest deal-hungry company refusing to take “no” for an answer amid the current deal boom.
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Etsy Shares Fall, as Expenses Hamper Results

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 6:49pm
Etsy Inc., an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, saw its second-quarter loss sharply widened, as higher expenses hampered results.
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