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Japanese Startups Chase Otherworldly Opportunities

2 hours 45 min ago
A handful of Japanese companies are jockeying for position in the global rush to do business on the moon, fueled by falling launch costs and growing government spending.
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Federal Reserve Readies Third Interest-Rate Increase of 2018

2 hours 50 min ago
The central bank is prepared to raise rates by a quarter percentage point after its two-day policy meeting concludes Wednesday. It would be the eighth such move since late 2015.
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Europe's LNG Success Offers U.S. Opportunities, Russia Challenges

3 hours 12 min ago
European efforts to import more liquefied natural gas are starting to pay off, moving the region further away from Russia’s energy orbit and potentially creating more opportunities for U.S. producers.
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Shipping's New Arctic Routes Won't Thaw Cold Economic Reality

3 hours 30 min ago
The ballyhooed sailing of a container ship shows how far the Northern Sea Route lane has to go to provide a viable alternative to traditional commercial shipping lanes between Asia and Europe.
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Apartment Rents Edge Higher

4 hours 24 min ago
Third-quarter prices rose 2.9%, but tenants can still find deals in major metro areas.
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Top Uber Deal Maker Disciplined After Probe Into Office Conduct

4 hours 33 min ago
Uber executive Cameron Poetzscher, who played a key role in negotiating SoftBank’s investment in the ride-hailing firm, was disciplined after a probe found he had a pattern of making sexually suggestive comments about other co-workers.
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Some Good News From Rite Aid? It Is Possible

4 hours 44 min ago
Drugstore chain should consider a sale of its PBM business to help reduce debt.
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CBS Names Richard Parsons as Interim Chairman

10 hours 6 min ago
CBS Corp.’s board of directors has named Richard Parsons interim chairman, and two other longtime directors have resigned, in the latest significant change in the broadcaster’s ranks, the company said.
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Some U.K. Businesses Fear They Won't Survive Customs Delays After Brexit

10 hours 13 min ago
Executives at one in 10 U.K. companies fear their businesses could go bankrupt if imports faced 10- to 30-minute customs delays due to Brexit, according to a survey.
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Nike Buzz Created Tough Expectations

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 23:05
Kaepernick ads sent the stock to a record, but solid earnings failed to further excite investors.
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Owners of Last U.S. Nuclear Plant Face Few Good Options as Deadline Nears

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:18
The owners of the last remaining nuclear-power plant under construction in the U.S. continued Tuesday to negotiate a deal to finish the half-built project. But in some ways, the choice of whether to keep going amounts to a no-win proposition.
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Shareholders Win Vote Urging Smith & Wesson Maker to Review Safety Efforts

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:11
Investors in American Outdoor Brands Corp. on Tuesday won a shareholder vote urging the top U.S. firearm maker to do more to address gun violence.
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Facebook's Messing With Instagram Prompted Co-Founders' Departure

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:54
Instagram’s co-founders increasingly clashed with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over a range of issues, including recent changes to the photo-sharing app that appeared designed to promote Facebook’s growth at Instagram’s expense.
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Nike's Sales Rise 10% on Higher Spending on Sneakers and Apparel

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:25
Nike posted a 10% increase in sales during the summer quarter, riding strong consumer spending in the U.S. and healthy demand outside its home market for the brand’s sneakers and athletic apparel.
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Twitter Proposes Banning Dehumanizing Content

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:23
Twitter plans to expand its rules to no longer allow content that treats others as subhuman in its latest attempt to replace toxic speech with healthier discourse.
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Dunkin' to Drop 'Donuts' From Brand's Name

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:12
Dunkin’ Brands is dropping the word “Donuts” from its flagship brand, becoming the latest company to signal a fresh approach with a new name.
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Uber Wins Court Appeal Over Drivers' Working Classification

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:03
Uber Technologies scored a legal victory over drivers after a federal appeals court dismantled the class-action status of a lawsuit that had sought to reclassify independent contractors as employees.
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Trade Deal Could Move Ahead Without Canada, U.S. Official Says

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:28
President Trump’s trade czar, Robert Lighthizer, said the U.S. and Mexico are ready to leave Canada behind in a revised North American Free Trade Agreement—and move ahead with a new version of the deal in days.
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Instagram Co-Founders to Step Down From Facebook

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:34
The two co-founders of Facebook’s popular Instagram app are stepping down, a move marking continued tumult at the social-networking giant.
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BMW Cuts Outlook, Blames Trade Disputes and Emissions Costs

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:30
Shares in BMW fell by as much as 6% after the luxury car maker warned that emissions-related costs, product recalls, and downward price pressure amid global trade disputes would dampen profit this year.
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