Discovery to Take Control of Hub Children's Network

Wall Street Journal - 38 min 12 sec ago
Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro are ending their joint partnership in the Hub, a cable network that hoped to become a force in children's television.
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Tesla Sees Fully Autonomous Car on Horizon

Wall Street Journal - 39 min 57 sec ago
Tesla Motors's Chief Executive Elon Musk said the technology for a fully autonomous car could be ready in five or six years, and the result will be a vehicle far less likely to harm occupants and others on the road.
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Huffington Post to Launch in Greece

Wall Street Journal - 40 min 55 sec ago
The Huffington Post will launch a Greek edition based in Athens this year in the latest step of a global expansion strategy that the company says has resulted in nearly 50% of the site's traffic now coming from outside the U.S.
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Sony's Turnaround Stumbles

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 10 min ago
Sony's last hopes for turning around its electronics arm have faltered. The company, which expects to post a fiscal-year loss of $2.15 billion, said it won't be a major player in the smartphone market as it is still struggling amid competition.
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The Trouble With Keeping Commercial Flights Clean

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 12 min ago
With the Ebola crisis in the background, standards for disinfecting planes vary based on time, class and other factors.
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Robots Work Their Way Into Small Factories

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 36 min ago
New, relatively inexpensive collaborative robots—designed to work alongside people in close settings—are changing how some smaller U.S. manufacturers do their jobs.
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Investors Weigh Bid to Break Up DuPont

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 40 min ago
The campaign to break up DuPont activist investor Trian Fund Management LP is no slam dunk.
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NFL Sponsors Speak Out---but Keep on Advertising

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 44 min ago
As controversy swirls around the NFL, brands are facing a difficult task: how to make a strong statement against wrongdoing like domestic violence without jeopardizing lucrative deals with the league.
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Boeing-Lockheed Venture to Develop Rocket Engine With Bezos Startup

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 48 min ago
The Pentagon's premier satellite-launch provider has joined forces with Blue Origin, a space startup run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to jointly develop a new rocket engine intended to eventually replace a Russian-built engine that now powers Atlas V rockets.
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UAW Proposes to Negotiate for VW Workers in Tennessee

Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 14 min ago
United Auto Workers union is seeking to negotiate on behalf of some Volkswagen U.S. employees despite being rejected in an organizing vote earlier this year, citing support of hourly workers at VW's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant.
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The Bacon Bowl's Boom and Bust

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 14 sec ago
Port Gibson, Miss., got a fleeting boost when its only factory won a huge order for the Perfect Bacon Bowl. Within a few months, production of the fad kitchen utensil had shifted to China.
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Bayer to Separate Plastics Unit

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 1 min ago
Bayer plans to separate its plastics business, a move that would further the German company's shift away from its roots in chemicals and toward life sciences.
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Inditex Feels Effect of Global Tensions

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 4 min ago
Political and economic turmoil in some of Inditex's high-growth markets pressured profit and sales in the first half, reflecting a downside to the Zara owner's aggressive expansion into Asia and Eastern Europe.
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General Mills Profit Drops 25%

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 7 min ago
General Mills said its core business performed even worse than expected in the latest quarter, with profit plunging 25% on anemic demand for breakfast cereal and other traditional packaged foods.
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Internet Power Balance Tilts Toward Asia

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 23 min ago
When Alibaba begins trading Friday, four of the world's 10 largest Internet companies by stock-market value will be based in Asia, highlighting how much action is shifting to the region.
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Agilent CEO Bill Sullivan to Retire in 2015

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 32 min ago
Agilent Technologies said Chief Executive Bill Sullivan will step down in March, and the company provided an update for its spinoff of Keysight Technologies.
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FCC Chief Defends Secret Meetings

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 33 min ago
The FCC's chief defended the use of secret meetings during merger reviews, in response to criticism from Comcast and a senator.
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About $50 Million Found in Batista Accounts

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 45 min ago
A federal judge said Wednesday that a freeze on businessman Eike Batista's assets has so far turned up about $50 million in his Brazilian bank accounts.
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U.S. to Regulate More Car-Loan Providers

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 47 min ago
The U.S. consumer finance regulator on Wednesday proposed to start supervising the finance units of major car companies, focusing on the 38 largest nonbank lenders in the automotive sector.
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Justice Department Loses Another to the Cola Wars

Wall Street Journal - 3 hours 53 min ago
The Justice Department has been a source of legal talent for soda companies for years. Now, Tony West, who left his position as the No. 3 official at the department, is headed to PepsiCo.
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