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Inside J&J's Effort to Cut Costs and Drive Integration at Ad Firms WPP and Omnicom

5 hours 27 min ago
Johnson & Johnson recently wrapped up a months-long process to review its creative agencies.
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How Do You Deliver Crocodiles to Handbag Makers? Very Carefully

5 hours 49 min ago
Farmers in Australia, supplying material for the hot fashion item, get creative to move reptiles across the Outback; ‘They are pretty good escapists.’
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Retaliation Threats, Intense Lobbying, Alliances: How Tariffs Exemptions Were Won

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:47
The countries excluded from the steel and aluminum tariffs all made the case that their metal exports don’t impair U.S. national security, but different nations emphasized different approaches.
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Facebook Looks to Calm Advertisers After Cambridge Analytica Crisis

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:57
Facebook is hustling to reassure advertising partners—and prevent damage to its core business—as a handful of marketers have suspended advertising on the platform in the wake of revelations that an outside company improperly handled user data.
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EPA Tentatively Decides to Ease Vehicle Emission Standards

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:23
The Environmental Protection Agency has tentatively concluded that future vehicle emissions standards should be eased, a decision long lobbied for by car companies that argued looming regulations are too stringent and need revision.
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Qualcomm Directors Draw Protest Vote

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:47
Six of Qualcomm’s directors, including Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf, failed to win support from a majority of the company’s shares Friday.
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Uber Crash Highlights Growing Safety Concern: Pedestrians

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:37
A deadly crash in Arizona involving an autonomous vehicle operated by Uber Technologies Inc. spotlights a pedestrian-safety problem that is getting increasingly worse in an era of constant smartphone use and a surge in impaired driving.
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How Many Calories Are in That Cocktail? Soon You'll Know

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:49
Restaurant chains as of May will have to list calorie counts for beer, wine and mixed drinks under new Food and Drug Administration rules, but will patrons drink less?
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Dropbox Shares Jump in Debut

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:47
Shares of Dropbox surged in their market debut, a sign of investors’ thirst for a big-name tech initial public offering with solid growth prospects.
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New FCC Rule Would Step Up U.S. Fight Against China's Huawei

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:57
The FCC is considering a new rule to further curb the U.S. business of Huawei, making it harder for small and rural carriers to purchase gear from Chinese telecom-equipment makers.
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Wayne Huizenga, Entrepreneur Behind Blockbuster and AutoNation, Dies at 80

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:39
A college dropout, Wayne Huizenga was a restless entrepreneur who built a business empire that included Blockbuster, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises. He died Thursday at the age of 80 after a battle with cancer.
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U.S. New Home Sales Fell Slightly in February

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:39
U.S. new-home sales dropped slightly in February, continuing a trend of choppy sideways movement for a narrow segment of the housing market.
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U.S. Charges Nine Iranians With Cyberattack Campaign

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:29
Prosecutors unsealed criminal charges accusing nine Iranians of years of cyberattacks on behalf of the Iranian government to steal data from hundreds of universities and businesses in the U.S. and abroad.
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Nike Rides Out its #MeToo Moment

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:17
Nike has bounced back from some sizeable scandals, so it isn’t surprising that the company has gotten ahead of the problem of alleged inappropriate behavior by top executives.
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German Grocer Bought America's A&P but Couldn't Save It

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:40
Erivan Haub spent more than two decades trying to save the grocery chain with his son, and he left his stamp on America in other ways.
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Canada Inflation Rate Accelerated in February to 2.2%

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:25
Headline inflation in Canada rose at its fastest pace in more than three years in February, and measures of core inflation strengthened.
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Trump Weighs Veto of Spending Bill Ahead of Deadline

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:02
President Trump said he is considering a veto of the spending bill passed by Congress that would fund the government past early Saturday. He objected to the absence of DACA provisions as well as the lack of funding for a Mexico border wall.
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Google Privacy Case Risks Disrupting a Key Source of Nonprofit Funding

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:59
Critics of a longstanding practice that sends leftover money from class-action settlements to parties not affiliated with the litigation, known as cy pres, are trying to blow up a 2015 settlement involving Google.
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China Started Trade War, Not Trump

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:57
China started the trade war long before Donald Trump became president, and while his China crackdown is risky, it’s on firmer legal, political and economic ground than many of his other trade complaints, Greg Ip writes.
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Tencent's Two-Day Selloff Wipes Out $52 Billion in Market Value

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:20
Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s shares slumped again Friday, taking its fall in the past two days to 9.2%, as investors reassessed the Chinese tech giant with one of its biggest shareholders set to sell almost $10 billion worth of its position.
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