Booze Makers Court Consumers With 'Healthier' Drinks

Wall Street Journal - 15 min 18 sec ago
From nonalcoholic martinis to cocktails frothed with chickpea brine, drink purveyors are hustling to satisfy consumers’ growing desire for what they see as healthier quaffs.
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Best-Paid CEOs Lag in Results, Study Says

Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 41 min ago
The best-paid CEOs tend to run some of the worst-performing companies and vice versa, even when pay and performance are measured over the course of many years, according to a new study.
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'Pokémon Go' Surged by Building Community

Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 1 min ago
Columnist Christopher Mims writes that “Pokémon Go” became a monster hit by connecting people playing the game, even though it isn’t explicitly about bringing people together.
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In China, a Robot's Place Is in the Kitchen

Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 min ago
China is having a bout of robot fever, with “machine people” popping up from banks to badminton courts, but the enthusiasm has some worried about signs of a robot bubble.
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Verizon Finalizes $4.8 Billion Deal to Acquire Yahoo

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 11:30pm
Verizon has agreed to pay $4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo, ending a drawn-out auction process for the beleaguered internet company. The web pioneer once had a market capitalization of more than $125 billion.
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BP Tries to Regain Its Footing With the 2010 Spill Behind It

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:48pm
BP is under pressure from investors and analysts to show it can rejoin the ranks of the world’s biggest oil companies now that the costs of the deadly Gulf of Mexico spill have largely come under control.
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China Drivers Find Advertised Fuel Economy a Fiction

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:48pm
China’s fuel-economy tests ignore some important real-world driving conditions, critics say, which may explain how the same car can end up with a higher fuel-efficiency rating in China than the U.S.
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'Star Trek' Leads Box Office While 'Ice Age' Underwhelms

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:39pm
Hollywood’s sequel slowdown continued this weekend, this time with “Star Trek Beyond” and “Ice Age: Collision Course” faring worse than their predecessors at the box office.
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Dell, HP Take Opposite Tacks Amid Roiling Tech Market

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:32pm
Dell and EMC are betting that a diverse product portfolio will make the combined company a one-stop shop, while Hewlett-Packard says two halves of the former tech giant are better able to focus on innovation.
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Tesla Races to Finish 'Gigafactory' in Time for Model 3 Rollout

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:19pm
Tesla is scrambling to finish building its massive $5 billion battery factory to meet demand for its coming cheaper sedan and provide power for new types of vehicles CEO Elon Musk says are under development.
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Huawei's First-Half Revenue Up 40%

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 9:46pm
Huawei Technologies didn’t disclose a revenue breakdown by business segment, but analysts said the Chinese technology giant, which is increasing its share of the global smartphone market, has seen revenue growth from its carrier business.
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Terror Weighs on Europe's Travel Industry

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 9:38pm
A cascade of terrorist incidents is driving away tourists at the height of Europe’s summer rush, casting a pall over hotel chains, airlines and luxury retailers.
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Car-Sharing Industry Is Loaded Down by Taxes

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 9:35pm
As more Americans go car-free, cities are increasing taxes on the car-sharing industry but not ride-hailing, according to research by DePaul University into the competitive landscape of the fledgling industries.
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Tech Giants Boast Edge in Music Streaming

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 9:07pm
Streaming music is just a sideline for the industry’s power players—Apple, Amazon.com and Google parent Alphabet.
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Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed and BOJ Decisions, Eurozone GDP

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 8:45pm
It will be a big week in monetary policy as the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan announce their latest monetary moves and Brazil’s central bank unveils the minutes from its first policy decision under its new governor.
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Debate Over U.S. Debt Changes Tone

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 8:36pm
A debate about whether the U.S.’s borrowing capacity has gone up—and how the nation might take advantage of it—has replaced the fights of yesteryear over the urgency of a “grand bargain” to slash the debt.
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Apple Is Ripe for a Rally

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 7:19pm
Down 21% in the past 12 months, Apple shares have been punished more than enough.
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G-20 Ministers Vow to Promote Growth After Brexit Shock

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:11pm
Global finance ministers redoubled their commitments to use all available policy tools to boost economic growth, wary that myriad headwinds risk pushing the world economy into a low-growth rut.
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Continuing Fuel Glut Likely to Keep a Lid on Refiners' Profit

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 1:12pm
The unrelenting build up of fuel in storage tanks portends another weak quarter for U.S. oil companies that were counting on American drivers hitting the road to revive earnings from refining operations.
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Bank of Japan Under Pressure to Join In Abe's Stimulus

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:52am
As the Bank of Japan meets next week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government will be finalizing one of the biggest spending packages since he took office more than 3 1/2 years ago, vowing to revitalize the economy.
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