Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

China Congress Rules: Airbnb, Ironman and Profile-Picture Updates Must Wait

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

China’s primary social-media platforms—WeChat, QQ and Weibo—all announced system maintenance or upgrades on the eve of the 19th Communist Party congress.

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U.S. Housing Starts Fell in September

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

U.S. housing starts decreased last month for the fifth time in six months, a sign home builders are struggling to keep pace with solid buyer demand.

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U.S. Treasury Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The U.S. Treasury again declined to label China a currency manipulator, though it continued to criticize China for its large trade surplus and restrictions on foreign investors.

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Why Streetwear Brand Supreme Is Worth $1 Billion and Abercrombie Isn’t

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Skateboard apparel retailer uses scarcity to fuel demand among young shoppers but a new private equity investment raises the question of whether the company can maintain its mystique.

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Anthem to Launch Its Own Pharmacy-Benefit Manager

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Anthem plans to launch its own pharmacy-benefit manager, serviced by CVS Health, in 2020 after the conclusion of its contract with Express Scripts.

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Canada’s Factory Sector Rebounds in August

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Canadian manufacturing sales rebounded in August with a sharp gain, defying market expectations for a third-straight monthly decline, on strong auto demand and higher energy prices.

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Rio Tinto Faces Reckoning Over Africa Bets

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A U.S. lawsuit alleging Rio Tinto misled investors about the value of its assets in Mozambique is the second serious regulatory problem in less than a year to rock the mining giant over its forays in Africa.

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Eviation, Electric-Plane Startup, Is WSJ D.Live Audience Favorite

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Eviation, a startup developing self-flying, electric passenger planes, was crowned the audience choice for the most promising startup at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ D.Live technology conference.

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White House to Test Federal-Local Sharing of Drone Regulation

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Trump administration is expected soon to announce model programs for testing drone advances and experimenting with commercial-drone oversight, for the first time linking federal rules with city, county or state requirements.

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Traders vs. Bots Moves to the Corporate Bond Market

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Banks including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are unleashing new trading software systems in an attempt to pick up share in the $6 trillion market for investment-grade corporate debt.

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Indian ‘Smart City’ Hatches Solutions to Urban Chaos

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The planners dreaming up India’s first “smart city,” Amaravati, intend to dispatch drones, bury the power grid, mobilize police and tow trucks and link land to a biometric database to prevent the slums, crowding and chaos that have consumed past planned cities in India.

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Should You Buy Retailers for Christmas?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Retail stocks are, as the Wall Street cliché puts it, cheap for a reason. But are they too cheap?

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EBay Earnings: What to Watch

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

EBay is scheduled to announce its third-quarter earnings after the market closes on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know.

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Nike Jersey Worn by LeBron James Rips in NBA Debut

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Nike’s new basketball jersey ripped while being worn by star LeBron James during the sportswear company’s debut as the official outfitter of the National Basketball Association.

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SEC Sues Rio Tinto Over Claims It Misled Investors

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

U.S. regulators sued Rio Tinto and two former top executives over claims they misled investors about the value of Mozambique coal assets obtained in an acquisition that caused massive losses for the company.

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Reckitt Launches Revamp Amid Slowdown

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Reckitt Benckiser said it would restructure its operations into two separate divisions after a string of disappointing earnings, raising questions as to whether the company could be broken up or pursue another big deal.

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Health Insurers Step Up Open Enrollment Push

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

With enrollment for Affordable Care Act health-insurance plans starting in just two weeks, insurers are bracing for a drop-off among consumers put off by higher rates, confusion about the law’s standing and a shorter window to choose coverage.

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Germany’s Merkel Begins Tricky Three-Way Coalition Talks

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A weakened Angela Merkel kicks off talks on forming Germany’s first three-party government, a process fraught with pitfalls that experts think could stretch into next year.

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Saudi Oil Minister Plays Down Prospect of Aramco Abandoning IPO

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Saudi Arabia still plans to publicly list a portion of its state oil company in 2018, the kingdom’s oil minister said, after reports that the effort may be abandoned.

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China’s Xi to World: Party First, Reform Second

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Chinese leader laid out a vision for a nation well on its way toward achieving “moderate prosperity”—one that is guided by the steady hand of the state.

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The Other Brother: Bob Weinstein Was an Abusive Boss

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Bob Weinstein hasn’t been accused of the kind of sexual misconduct that led to the ouster of his brother from the production company they jointly ran. Instead, according to multiple former employees and business associates, he was a volatile and bullying executive.

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President Trump Meets With Greek Prime Minister

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated U.S. support for “responsible debt relief” for Greece after meeting the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the White House.

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Casper Sleep Sees More Competition Ahead in Online Mattress Retailing

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Online mattress retailer Casper Sleep Inc. has attracted a crowd of competitors that offer to deliver mattresses in a box since it began in 2013, and Casper Chief Executive Philip Krim sees more ahead.

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Cloudflare, CrowdStrike CEOs Spar Over Future of Cybersecurity Business

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Two prominent executives in the cybersecurity industry on Tuesday debated whether the field is a long-term business—or instead will be blended into the array of services tech giants offer customers.

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Samsung Predicts Tech Will Next Transform the Home

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Samsung Electronics Co. is betting that the next domain to be transformed by technology will be the home, and it is increasingly investing in artificial intelligence and software startups to stitch together a network of smart appliances.

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Entrepreneurs Eye Africa As Tech’s Next Frontier

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Two entrepreneurs working in Africa said the continent is one of the few remaining frontiers for the technology industry—but that’s changing.

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Roy Price Resigns as Head of Amazon Studios

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Roy Price is out as head of Amazon Studios, days after details of a two-year-old accusation of sexual harassment became public.

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Nafta Partners Prolong Talks Into Next Year

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Senior U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials, citing “significant conceptual gaps” in talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, say they won’t meet their end-of-year deadline for the negotiations.

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Facebook’s Head of Research Lab Is Resigning

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc.’s cutting-edge hardware lab, Building 8, is stepping down after a year and a half.

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Microsoft Focused on AI Investments

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Microsoft Corp.’s investments will remain focused on artificial intelligence technology said Peggy Johnson, the software giant’s Executive Vice President in charge of Business Development.

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