Nielsen Unveils Streaming Ratings for 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Seinfeld'

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:59pm
Nielsen unveiled its first findings on viewership of TV shows on streaming services, according to a presentation the measurement specialist gave to clients that was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
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Alcoa Details Plans to Split

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:08pm
Alcoa provided details of its plans to separate its more-profitable assets focused on the aerospace and automobile industries from its less-promising mining, refining and smelting business.
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Tiny Company Hits King-Size Diamond Jackpot

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 9:36pm
The world’s second-largest diamond ever mined failed to sell at a London auction Wednesday, but the event still marked a coup for the tiny Canadian company that owns the once-obscure Botswana mine where it was found.
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U.K. Tax Code Could Entice Companies

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:45pm
While some companies consider moving operations from the United Kingdom after its expected exit from the European Union, the U.K. could use its tax code to attract businesses.
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Puerto Rico's Rapid Population Loss Deepens Economic Crisis

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:25pm
Puerto Rico has suffered a 9% population decline in the past decade, worsening the island’s debt crisis and challenging the survival of its hospitals and health-care system.
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Consumer Spending Rose 0.4%, Showing More Confidence After Slow First Quarter

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:13pm
Consumer spending climbed 0.4% in May, suggesting a key pillar of the U.S. economy has bounced back after a lackluster start to the year.
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Airbnb Plans Dual Stock Sales to Push Off IPO

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:40pm
Airbnb lined up investors for a new funding round and an employee stock sale that values the room-rental website at up to $30 billion and helps defer an initial public offering, said people familiar with the matter.
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Anti-Immigration Feelings Aren't Driven by Economic Anxiety

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:08pm
Current anti-immigration rhetoric blames the foreign-born for job losses and low wages. But evidence for a link between economic circumstances and public acceptance of immigrants is weak, suggesting ways to counter populist opposition, Greg Ip writes.
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GM's U.S. Market Share Shrinks as Auto Sales Peak

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:39pm
U.S. market share for the nation’s largest car maker has tumbled to a more than three decade low amid strong demand as its dealers say they are saddled with too many cars and too few pickups and SUVs.
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Monsanto Mum on Bayer Deal as Profit, Sales Slip

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:22pm
Monsanto said it has been discussing deals with Bayer and others, adding there is value in the “right combination,” as the biotech seed giant navigates numerous challenges facing the agricultural sector.
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Wal-Mart Expands Free Two-Day Shipping

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:18pm
Wal-Mart is stepping up its battle with Amazon.com, expanding a free two-day shipping program and seeking to list even more items on its website
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Crystal Pepsi Is Returning to Store Shelves

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:09pm
PepsiCo is bringing back Crystal Pepsi, the colorless cola that was launched in 1992 with great fanfare before sales quickly fizzled.
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As State Control Stiffens, Journalists Move On

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:08pm
Columnist Li Yuan says many Chinese journalists are leaving the trade as the state tightens media control and a tech boom opens new opportunities.
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How the 'Bralette' Has Upended Victoria's Secret

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:01pm
Victoria’s Secret has a problem and it’s not much of a secret: athleisure is upending the bra business.
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DB Schenker Signs on With uShip Online Freight Platform

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:56pm
The German logistics firm, under pressure to offer convenient freight booking, will use uShip’s technology to pair shippers with trucking companies in Europe
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Bombardier Delivers First CSeries Jet as It Takes on Boeing, Airbus

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:41pm
Bombardier Inc. on Wednesday delivered its first CSeries jet to launch operator Swiss International Air Lines, marking the company’s emergence as a direct competitor to the big U.S. and European plane makers.
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Massachusetts Court to Hear Next Chapter in Redstone Saga

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:32pm
A Massachusetts court is preparing for a hearing Thursday in the latest chapter of the legal battle surrounding media mogul Sumner Redstone.
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United Continental Flight Attendant Leaders Endorse Tentative Deal

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:32pm
The elected leaders representing 25,000 flight attendants at United Continental Holdings Inc. unanimously agreed to put a tentative contract agreement to a membership vote later this year, the union said.
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General Mills Revenue Falls, but Less Than Expected

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:40pm
General Mills said sales slid in its latest quarter as domestic demand shrank, a strong dollar hurt international sales and the company shed its Green Giant vegetable business. But it still beat Wall Street estimates.
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FCC Acquires Large Swath of TV Airwaves in Auction

Wall Street Journal - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:28pm
The Federal Communications Commission said it acquired $86.4 billion worth of wireless airwaves from television broadcasters in the first phase of a complex auction, an effort designed to free up TV spectrum for cellular use.
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