New Software Sifts Photos for the Most Clickable

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:14pm
A new generation of software that rifles through images to zero in on subtle qualities that draw viewers may help online businesses get an edge.
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General Mills Recalls Another Batch of Green Beans Due to Listeria

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:12pm
General Mills is voluntarily recalling a small amount of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans after a package tested positive for listeria, the second listeria-related recall for this brand of green bean this year.
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Rift Over Drug Protections Complicates Trade Talks

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:43pm
A fight over how long to protect certain high-end drugs from lower-cost imitators has emerged as the leading obstacle to negotiations aimed at completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
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At Glencore, Mining Emperor Tries to Save His Realm

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:27pm
Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg is struggling to reassure investors amid a rout in commodity prices and his own company’s stock.
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At Google, Breathing Room for New Ideas

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:45pm
Nest Labs, acquired by Google last year, negotiated unusual autonomy. Now Nest has become a model for how the new Alphabet holding company wants to give its new ideas breathing room.
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At Stanford's Business School, Allegations of a Tough Workplace

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:03am
The outgoing dean of Stanford University’s business school helped land big donations and win accolades for the M.B.A. program. Now, facing a lawsuit, some former employees have criticized his management style.
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Magna to Buy U.K. Car-Parts Maker Stadco Automotive

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 9:42am
Magna International said it would buy U.K.-based car-parts maker Stadco Automotive, expanding the Canadian company’s global presence.
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Wage Strife Clouds Car-Sales Boom

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 9:41am
Autos flew off dealer lots last month at the fastest pace in 10 years, but the good times are stirring tension between U.S. car makers and unionized workers that threatens to undercut the industry’s rebound.
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EU Regulators Weigh Seeking Concessions on FedEx-TNT Deal

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:55am
FedEx is facing unforeseen hurdles to its planned takeover of Dutch rival TNT Express, as European Union regulators consider whether to demand concessions such as asset sales, which could throw the deal off course.
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What's Really Hot on Dating Sites? Proper Grammar

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 7:19am
With crimes against grammar rising in the age of social media, some people are beginning to take action. The online dating world is a prime battleground.
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France Launches Volkswagen Probe

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 6:09am
French prosecutors have begun a preliminary investigation into Volkswagen over its admission that it had cheated on diesel emissions tests to make its cars appear less polluting than they actually were.
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How Thailand Plans to Jump-Start Its Economy

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:39am
Thailand’s new economics czar is trying to turn around one of Asia’s worst performers, offering interest-free loans, cash injections to help reinvigorate small businesses and tax waivers to lure high-end manufacturers.
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Jet-Engine Maker Pratt Shores Up Weak Link in Supply Chain

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:05pm
Problems over the summer with the launch of a custom-built UPS logistics center for engine parts brought jet-engine production almost to a halt for nearly a month at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney unit.
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Apartment Boom Levels Out, Data Indicate

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:48pm
Increasing supply sent vacancy rate higher in third quarter, according to new figures, suggesting the boom of the past several years is topping out.
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Yellen Ally Sees Possible Fed Move Soon

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:14pm
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said Thursday he sees the central bank raising short-term interest rates this year, perhaps as early as this month, as the economy continues to improve.
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Treasury Says Debt Limit Must Be Raised by Nov. 5

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:23pm
The government will run out of money to pay its bills sooner than previously thought, forcing Republican lawmakers who are already scrambling to elect new leaders to immediately confront a series of unpopular fiscal deadlines.
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South Africa's Gold Miners Turn to Machines to Stay Afloat

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:10pm
South Africa’s gold-mining companies are increasingly using robots, as they look for less expensive ways to dig up more gold from deeper underground than ever before.
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Lawrence Summers Still Disagrees With Janet Yellen

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:23pm
Several Fed officials, including Chairwoman Janet Yellen, say they plan to raise rates this year, and Lawrence Summers thinks that’s a mistake.
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