Salesforce Weighs Twitter Bid to Spur Growth

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:16pm
Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff is weighing a bid for Twitter, a move that would vault his 17-year-old business-software company into a new realm with very different challenges and risks.
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Snapchat's Sunglass Camera Poses Challenges

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:16pm
Snapchat’s unveiling of camera-equipped sunglasses thrusts the messaging app maker into the cutthroat hardware business, a risky move that reflects its strength in video, but follows a shaky record by internet giants.
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Jobs Recovery Reaches Plateau, Posing a Challenge for Forecasters

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 10:11pm
After a half-decade of steady gains, the U.S. labor market appears to be leveling off. What that plateau means for the economy’s trajectory is one of the biggest questions hanging over policy makers and investors.
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Apple Goes Without a Lobby Into European Fray

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 10:01pm
Apple is heading toward a battle with the European Union antitrust regulator over $14.5 billion in taxes without the army of lobbyists and public relations campaigners typical in such fights.
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GM Workers in Canada Approve New Contract

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 9:56pm
The union representing Canadian auto workers won approval for a new four-year contract with General Motors Co., securing future investment for Canada’s weakening auto sector and eventually giving GM more capacity for its profitable pickup trucks.
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Self-Driving Hype Doesn't Reflect Reality

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 9:32pm
To judge by recent claims, “fully autonomous” self-driving technology is just around the corner. But hopping into a car and disappearing into sleep, food or our phones won’t happen for a long time, writes Christopher Mims.
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More Junior Lawyers Would Please Courts

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 8:44pm
A growing movement is taking root among judges around the country to actively push younger lawyers into court.
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Lanxess to Acquire Chemtura for $2.7 Billion

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 6:58pm
Specialty chemical company Lanxess said Sunday it is buying Chemtura in a deal with an enterprise value of around $2.7 billion.
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West Elm to Launch Its Own Boutique Hotels

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 6:08pm
Furniture retailer West Elm is worried about following other chains down the rabbit hole of opening too many stores. So the company has another plan to sustain its growth: launching a chain of boutique hotels.
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Publishing Trade Body Digital Content Next Announces Online Ad Marketplace

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 6:00pm
Digital media trade body Digital Content Next is launching an automated online ad marketplace called TrustX, in a bid to bring more transparency to online advertising.
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Car Makers Maneuver Europe's Turns

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:54pm
As the biennial Paris Auto Show prepares to open its doors this coming Saturday, Europe’s auto makers have surprisingly little to complain about.
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MillerCoors Attacks Bud Light in New Ad Campaign

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:24pm
Miller Lite is picking a fight with its rival in a new ad campaign that takes direct aim at the nation’s top-selling beer: Bud Light.
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Global Economy Week Ahead: Yellen, Draghi and Kuroda Speak; EU and Japan Inflation

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:08pm
This week brings speeches by the heads of central banks in the U.S., Europe and Japan, while trade, inflation and other data releases will shed light on the health of a number of large economies.
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Boot Camp Aims to Help Musicians Amp Up Careers

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:06pm
Business boot camps, called accelerators and led by entrepreneurs, are helping musicians craft long-term business plans and pitch investors to boost their exposure.
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Snapchat Releases First Hardware Product: Spectacles

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:02pm
Evan Spiegel, CEO of renamed Snap Inc., calls the video-sharing sunglasses “a toy” but sees an upside to freeing his app from smartphone cameras.
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Foreign Jet-Fighter Makers Woo India

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:32pm
India is being offered blueprints to advanced combat aircraft by aerospace companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Saab as New Delhi gets ready to upgrade its aging military jet fleet.
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Rolling Stone Magazine Sells 49% Stake to BandLab Technologies

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:30pm
The investment, which sprang from the friendship of the sons of the magazine founder and a Singapore businessman, provides Rolling Stone with expansion opportunities in Asia.
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Complaints Arise Over Replacement Batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 10:44am
Some customers in South Korea have complained that replacement batteries for Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 have been overheating and quickly losing battery power.
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Doubts Rise About Digital Ads

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:30am
Marketers pouring huge sums into digital advertising are wrestling with several recent events that underscore a troubling picture: some are finding they can’t be sure how well that money was spent or what they’ve received in return for it.
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Salesforce Considers Takeover of Twitter

Wall Street Journal - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:04am
Salesforce is considering a takeover of Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, as the social-media company’s efforts to ignite growth sputter.
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