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Ford Fights Back Against Trump Debate Claims

32 min 47 sec ago
Ford Motor Co. went on the defensive following the latest attacks from Donald Trump aimed at the auto maker’s big-dollar Mexico investments and production plans.
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DJI Heads Off GoPro With Smart, Compact Mavic Pro Drone

34 min 59 sec ago
GoPro’s new Karma drone isn’t on sale yet, but it already has a nemesis, the Mavic Pro—a new quadcopter introduced Tuesday by SZ DJI Technology, the Chinese company that has risen to dominance in the consumer drone space.
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Some CEOs Retain Jobs After Mergers

1 hour 57 min ago
More U.S. businesses are bolstering efforts to retain top executives of acquired concerns because unwanted exits can doom a takeover.
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Amazon's Newest Ambition: Competing Directly With UPS, FedEx

1 hour 59 min ago
To constrain rising shipping costs, the online giant Amazon.com is building its own delivery operation, showing the extent of its ambition and also setting up a clash with the company’s shipping partners.
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Swiss Watch Industry Outlook Worsens

2 hours 15 min ago
A consulting-firm study painted a bleak picture of the Swiss watch industry. The survey found that 82% of watch executives expect a negative outlook for the coming year, up from 41% in 2015 and 19% in 2014.
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Ubisoft Faces Major Test in Battle With Vivendi

3 hours 9 min ago
A yearlong battle by videogame maker Ubisoft to stay out of Vincent Bolloré’s clutches is coming to a head. At a shareholder meeting Thursday, the maker of “Assassin’s Creed” and other games will be braced for Mr. Bolloré’s Vivendi, with a 23% stake, to ask for board representation.
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China's Internet 'Stream Queens' Tap Fans for Cash

3 hours 13 min ago
On China’s live-streaming platforms, hosts belt out songs and fans shower them with cash during shows that resemble mass online dates, as authorities grapple with a market that has attracted the likes of Alibaba and Tencent.
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U.S. Consumer Confidence Rose in September

4 hours 13 min ago
A gauge of consumer confidence rose in September to its highest level in nine years, a sign that American households are emerging from the recession’s long shadow and could continue to support U.S. economic growth.
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Varying Sick-Leave Laws Vex Some Employers

4 hours 20 min ago
Across the country, new laws are requiring paid sick leave for more workers, but employers are having a hard time keeping up.
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German Regulator Tells Facebook to Stop Collecting WhatsApp User Data

5 hours 6 min ago
A German privacy watchdog has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data from its messenger subsidiary WhatsApp, the latest clash between European privacy authorities and the social-network company.
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U.S. Shale Firms Survive Oil Slump

5 hours 16 min ago
Many U.S. companies that revolutionized the oil and gas business with hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are surviving the prolonged oil-price slump unbowed.
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Disney Considers Offer for Twitter

5 hours 29 min ago
Walt Disney on Monday emerged as another potential bidder for Twitter Inc., the struggling social-media service, people familiar with the matter said.
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World Trade Set for Slowest Yearly Growth Since Global Financial Crisis

5 hours 36 min ago
World trade will this year grow at the slowest pace since the global financial crisis, a development that should serve as a “wake-up call” as anti-globalization sentiment builds, the World Trade Organization warned.
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Donald Trump Charges China With Yuan Manipulation---Again

5 hours 58 min ago
Donald Trump accused China of devaluing its currency in the opening minutes of the first U.S. presidential debate—adding fresh spice to an old debate: Does China gain an unfair trade advantage by manipulating the yuan?
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U.S. Home Prices Continued Brisk Growth in July, Case-Shiller Says

6 hours 2 min ago
Home price growth showed no signs of abating in July, as strong demand for homes and a shortage of inventory helped drive prices close to new highs.
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China's Wanda Group in Talks to Acquire Dick Clark Productions

6 hours 51 min ago
Billionaire Wang Jianlin is in discussions to acquire control of Dick Clark Productions at a valuation of up to $1 billion through his Dalian Wanda Group Co., according to people with knowledge of the situation.
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Lands' End CEO Federica Marchionni Is Pushed Out

7 hours 21 min ago
Federica Marchionni was forced out as chief executive of Lands’ End, capping a tumultuous 19 months on the job in which she tried to fashion broad changes at the catalog retailer that roiled employees and turned off shoppers.
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U.S. Firms Turn to German Training Model to Fill Jobs Gap

8 hours 54 min ago
U.S. employers struggling to find enough qualified industrial workers are turning to Germany for a solution to plug the U.S. skills gap: vocational training.
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VW Emissions Scandal Claims Audi Executive

9 hours 19 min ago
Audi said its head of technical development Stefan Knirsch resigned from the company’s board effective immediately after being challenged on past statements about his knowledge of cheating software.
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Messaging Apps Vary Widely When It Comes to Privacy

9 hours 19 min ago
With the arrival of Google’s new Allo service, it’s worth looking beneath the hood to see how popular messaging services care for users’ private correspondence.
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