Businesses Ramp Up Investment Despite Rising Rates

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 10:41pm
U.S. companies are preparing to invest again after years on the sidelines, and rising interest rates are unlikely to impede them.
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Wine for Women: Is That a Selling Point?

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 10:40pm
In an effort to better target buyers according to gender, big winemakers are using floral labels to lure female buyers, while one company is using an image of a knight on horseback to attract male drinkers.
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How Hotel Companies Launch a New Brand

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 9:54pm
A bumper crop of boutiques flood the market; Tub or shower only? What goes in the minibar?
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Think Like a Futurist to Be Prepared for the Totally Unexpected

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 9:14pm
The art and science of futuring is fast becoming a necessary skill, where we read signals, see trends and ruthlessly test our own assumptions, writes Christopher Mims.
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Hyundai and Kia Face a Tough Road in 2017

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 7:48pm
Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are bracing for another challenging year as they adjust to an industry shift away from sedans to sport-utility vehicles.
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Luxury Apartment Boom Looks Set to Fizzle

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 7:14pm
Landlords of upscale properties in cities across the U.S. are bracing for rough conditions in 2017, after a seven-year boom, that will likely force them to slash rents and offer deep concessions.
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SpaceX Launches Set to Resume

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 6:26pm
Elon Musk’s SpaceX said it plans to resume rocket launches on Jan. 8, using revised operational practices developed in response to a fiery accident that occurred during routine ground preparations last fall.
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States Wire Up Roads as Cars Get Smarter

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 5:28pm
Some states are setting up “smart roads” lined with fiber optics, cameras and connected signaling devices in an effort to unlock benefits from self-driving cars, curb accidents and save fuel.
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Swiss Are Frank About Their Love of Cash

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 5:09pm
The Swiss use cash regularly to pay for purchases large and small, and their affinity shows no sign of abating despite a global trend toward cashless economies and electronic payments that can better track potential fraud.
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Drug Pricing Report Shows Limits of Transparency Push

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 12:58pm
Vermont identified 10 prescription drugs with large increases, but the first report merely summarizes manufacturers’ explanations for the price hikes
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Twitter China Chief Kathy Chen Departs

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 9:04am
Twitter’s controversial China chief, Kathy Chen, has departed after only eight months, the latest executive to leave amid a global reorganization.
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Comcast Reaches Carriage Deal With Fox News

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 6:00pm
Cable giant Comcast Corp. has reached an agreement to continue carriage of Fox News Channel, the two companies said, averting a blackout that would have left millions of viewers without access to the popular network.
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Low Fuel Prices Spur Shift in U.S. Auto Market

Wall Street Journal - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 10:24am
While sales of pricey light trucks amid a sustained run of cheap fuel may be good for Detroit’s bottom line, the collapse in demand for smaller vehicles has led to job cuts elsewhere.
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