Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

Airlines Jump on Board Eclipse Excitement

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

As millions of people move into position for Monday’s solar eclipse, some airlines are encouraging travelers to get a little closer to the action.

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Google Searches for Ways to Boost News Subscriptions

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The tech giant is working on new tools to help news organizations sell their wares, a move that could help ease its strained relationship with publishers.

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Alipay, WeChat Take Battle for Mobile-Payment Dominance Overseas

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

China’s tech titans are expanding into foreign markets, signing partnerships with merchants in Southeast Asia and Europe and looking to invest in payment systems in other countries.

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Samsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal Verdict

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

For Samsung Electronics, the launch this week of a new smartphone and a court ruling for its detained de facto leader may offer closure and clarity for a company rocked by two scandals over the past year.

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Tech Censorship of White Supremacists Draws Criticism From Within Industry

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

A prominent privacy group has questioned the power a few corporations have to censor, as the number of tech companies blocking white supremacists and a neo-Nazi website grow.

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Spanish Police Hunting for as Many as Three Terror Suspects

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Police said up to three culprits behind this week’s deadly twin terror attacks could still be at large, as they worked to determine the identities of those killed in an explosion as they tried to assemble a bomb.

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Finland Stabbing Attack Is Being Treated as Terrorism

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Finnish police said the stabbings in the city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured are being investigated as a terrorist attack.

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Seven Stabbed in Siberian Attack

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him. Islamic State claimed responsibility but Russia suggested it didn’t suspect terrorism.

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Low Price Is the Only Winner in Retail

Friday, August 18th, 2017

It might seem like the most basic retail maxim, but the second-quarter drilled it home for investors: low prices matter. The only winners in an otherwise bleak retail landscape were the ones offering the lowest ones.

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Two Killed in Finland Stabbing Spree

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Police shot and detained a man who allegedly stabbed at least eight people in Turku, Finland, killing two, according to law-enforcement officials.

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U.S. Formally Begins Probe of China Technology Transfer

Friday, August 18th, 2017

President Donald Trump’s trade chief on Friday launched an investigation into Chinese efforts to secure technology and Beijing’s treatment of intellectual property.

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Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Grants Itself Legislative Power

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, which is loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, on Friday took power away from the country’s opposition-controlled congress.

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Power-Generation Company Calpine Agrees to Be Sold to Consortium

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Private-equity firm Energy Capital Partners and a group of co-investors has agreed to buy power-generation company Calpine for $5.6 billion.

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James Murdoch Criticizes Trump: ‘There Are No Good Nazis’

Friday, August 18th, 2017

James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox and board member at News Corp, became the latest major U.S. business leader to criticize President Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Virginia.

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Lost $12 Million Windfall Sparks Suit Against Delaware

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Two French scientists are suing Delaware because the state sold stock they owned in Idenix Pharmaceuticals without telling them. The case has implications across the U.S. as many companies are incorporated in Delaware.

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Poland Spring Suit Accuses Nestlé of ‘Colossal Fraud’

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Nestlé is facing a lawsuit in the U.S. alleging that its Poland Spring brand is “common groundwater” rather than spring water, which the suit claims makes the marketing of Poland Spring water a “colossal fraud.”

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Two Tenet Board Members Resign, Setting Up Potential Proxy Fight

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Two members of Tenet Healthcare’s board of directors, who represent the company’s largest institutional shareholder, have resigned their posts, citing “irreconcilable differences” over significant matters involving the company.

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Foot Locker Sales Miss Weighs on Sector

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Foot Locker reported worse-than-expected same-store sales in its latest quarter, a sign that the ‘athleisure’ market may be running out of steam.

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Skirting Netflix: Video Streamers Serve Up Horror, ’70s Fare, Anime

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Walt Disney Co.’s decision this month to stream its own movies and shows marks Hollywood’s latest—and biggest—attempt to wean itself from Netflix Inc.

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Third Bidder Emerges for Energy Future’s Oncor

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A new bidder has emerged with a $9.3 billion offer for power-transmission company Oncor that could wrest it from a deal with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

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China Tightens Rules on Cash Leaving Country as Growth Slows

Friday, August 18th, 2017

China formalized existing measures to curb outbound investment in sectors such as property, hotels, cinema, entertainment and sports teams amid persistent capital-outflow pressure.

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A Reporter’s Anguished Farewell to Afghanistan

Friday, August 18th, 2017

During four years based in Kabul, a Journal foreign correspondent watched the capital become a battle zone.

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Cambridge University Press Removes Articles From Chinese Website

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The publishing house of one of the world’s most prestigious universities said it had removed sensitive articles from its Chinese site, heightening concerns about Beijing’s ability to enlist others in its efforts to censor speech.

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Biogen Treads Tricky Path Between Politicians, Investors

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Biogen is taking a political risk with aggressive multiple sclerosis drug pricing, but the company is under pressure to boost its share price.

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rose in August

Friday, August 18th, 2017

U.S. consumer sentiment increased in the first half of August to its highest level since January, as consumers cited a positive outlook for future economic conditions.

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Police Hunt Barcelona Driver as Second Attack Hits Catalonia

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Spanish authorities raced to round up suspects in a deadly terror spree that started with a terrorist running down pedestrians in the heart of Barcelona with a van and ended in an early morning shootout in which police killed five attackers wearing fake suicide vests.

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Jack Ma Works His Magic With MassMutual Bid

Friday, August 18th, 2017

For Alibaba’s Jack Ma, joining in a $1.7 billion bid for the Hong Kong and Macau businesses of MassMutual looks like a slick way to get into the insurance line.

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U.S. Industrial Output Up Modestly in July

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Cooling auto sales have led to a drop in production at U.S. factories, constraining a key driver of economic growth in recent years.

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Yellen to Speak on Financial Stability at Jackson Hole Next Week

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak at the central bank’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., next week, the Fed announced Thursday.

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Higher Costs Chip Away at Lenovo’s Profitability

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A supply squeeze in memory chips is hampering Lenovo Group’s turnaround strategy, pushing the PC and phone maker to its first quarterly loss in nearly two years.

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