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Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 16, 2019

Older Employees Breathe New Life Into Europe's Labor Market
Across a rapidly aging Europe, employers are finding ways to keep older staff on the job for longer, or adding new ones.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 16, 2019

Netflix Removes Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why'
A scene from an episode of the first season of the popular teen drama was edited following a sustained controversy over whether the show increased the risk of teen suicide.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 16, 2019

Quibi to Create Daily News Show With NBC
Quibi will launch a twice-daily news show in partnership with NBC News, part of a strategy to lure viewers to its short-form streaming service every day.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

PG&E Makes Thousands of Repairs
California utility PG&E said it is working to fix nearly 10,000 problems it discovered throughout its electrical system as it steps up efforts to prevent its equipment from sparking more wildfires.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Blackstone Buying Ad-Tech Startup Vungle for About $750 Million
The deal valued the San Francisco startup at about $750 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. Blackstone is acquiring essentially all of the equity from investors, the person added.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Lighter Loads Weigh on Railroads
Freight trains are carrying a shrinking amount of cargo as railroads feel the effects of trade tensions, a slowing global economy and changes to their own systems that are driving customers elsewhere.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Acting Chairman of Council of Economic Advisers Is Named
Health economist Tomas Philipson has been named acting chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, a White House spokesman said Monday.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

IKEA to Close Its Only U.S. Factory
IKEA is closing its only manufacturing site in the U.S., shifting the operations to Europe where the furniture company says production costs are lower.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Judge Cuts $55 Million From $80 Million Roundup Verdict
A federal judge cut down by $55 million a verdict tying Bayer's Roundup weedkiller to cancer, as the company continues to battle thousands of similar claims throughout the U.S.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Callon Petroleum to Buy Carrizo Oil in All-Stock Deal
Callon Petroleum shares fell sharply Monday after the oil producer said it had struck an all-stock deal to acquire Carrizo Oil & Gas.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Trump Fed Pick Missed Bank Board Meetings
One of President Trump's latest Federal Reserve picks has amassed an attendance record that is worse than all but two of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's 23 directors.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

LVMH Buys Minority Stake in Stella McCartney House
LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton bought a minority stake in the British fashion house set up by Stella McCartney, giving the French luxury company a high-profile vehicle to tap growing demand for high-end clothing marketed as sustainable.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans
U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook's Libra project.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Mnuchin Says Agreement Close With Congressional Leaders on Debt Ceiling
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration was "very close" to reaching a deal with congressional leaders to raise the federal borrowing limit and set overall spending levels for the next two years.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Food-Delivery Companies Serve Restaurants Better Tech
Delivery companies are sharing more data and fusing technology more seamlessly with restaurants to counter the growing sense that sending food to customers can be more trouble than it is worth.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

U.S. Releases Container Ship Found With 20 Tons of Cocaine
U.S. authorities have released a container ship that was seized with 20 tons of cocaine in Philadelphia after the operator posted a $50 million bond, including $10 million in cash, but said they still plan to consider seeking forfeiture of the vessel.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

The Amazon Prime Day Deal That Walmart and Target Can't Match
The Prime Day event is another way to tighten Amazon's grip on shoppers by getting them to enroll in its Prime membership program, which adds an important revenue stream and loyal customers.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Facebook Says Libra Cryptocurrency to Be Regulated by Swiss Authorities
Facebook said its Libra cryptocurrency will be regulated by Switzerland's financial watchdog, adding the digital money would never compete with national currencies or undermine the role of central banks.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Bloomberg Terminals to Get Broad Access to Dow Jones News
Bloomberg terminal subscribers will get broad access to Dow Jones news content beginning Monday.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Blackstone Close to Deal to Buy CRH Division
Global buyout firm Blackstone Group Inc. is in advanced talks to buy the European distribution arm of CRH PLC, one of the world's largest building-materials suppliers, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Identity Management Sparks Friction Between Executives, Employees
Hackers often attack company networks using compromised login information, a challenge for cybersecurity leaders who want to protect data and systems while allowing employees the access they need.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Unilever Uses Virtual Factories to Tune Up Its Supply Chain
The consumer-goods company is building virtual versions of its factories, using data streaming from sensor-equipped machines to create digital models that can track physical conditions and enable testing of operational changes.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

In Global Tech Battle, a Balky U.S. Ally Chooses China
The Philippines has thrown in wholeheartedly with Chinese companies to expand its telecommunications network, shunning American warnings about cybersecurity risks. Some in the country worry they're now vulnerable.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Electric Airplanes Start to Take Off
With urban commuters in their sights, aviation startups and major players are exploring ways to accelerate the takeoff of electric-powered short-haul aircraft.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Electric Switch: Old Planes Get Makeovers in Race for the Skies
With urban commuters in their sights, aviation startups and major players are exploring ways to accelerate the takeoff of electric-powered short-haul aircraft.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

PG&E Braces for Power Cuts, and Rival Providers See an Opening
Companies that provide home batteries and other power products are targeting customers in Northern California as PG&E prepares to pre-emptively turn off power in parts of the state to limit wildfire risks.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

PG&E Braces for Power Cuts; Tesla, Others See an Opening
Companies that provide home batteries and other power products are targeting customers in Northern California as PG&E prepares to pre-emptively turn off power in parts of the state to limit wildfire risks.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Callon Petroleum to Buy Carrizo Oil for $1.2 Billion in Stock
Callon Petroleum has said it would buy Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. for $1.2 billion in stock as the oil company seeks to build scale in key production areas in Texas, including in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale production areas.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Black Homeownership Drops to All-Time Low
While Hispanic homeownership rate is on the rise, the black homeownership rate has fallen 8.6 percentage points, hitting an all-time low in the first quarter of this year, according to census data.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

Hilton Plays Catch-Up in Luxury-Travel Market
Hilton Worldwide Holdings plans to open 11 more luxury hotels globally this year as it tries to catch up to its competitors in the growing luxury-travel market.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 15, 2019

China Growth at Its Slowest Since 1992 as Beijing Struggles to Juice Economy
China's economic growth decelerated to its slowest pace in decades, weakened by trade tensions with the U.S. and businesses that held back from making big investments despite encouragement from Beijing.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Apollo 11 Had a Hidden Hero: Software
The moon landing was one of the most important moments in the history of computing, laying the foundations for everything from fly-by-wire cockpits to the smartphones in our hands.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

The New Race to the Moon
Countries and companies are gearing up to return to the lunar surface, in the most serious push since the 1960s.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

The Moonshot Mind-Set Once Came From the Government. No Longer.
Americans still take big risks to solve big problems. But now it's private enterprise that does it.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Moon-Landing Technology May Help New Transportation Take Flight
The next generation of travel—including the possible return of commercial supersonic airliners—is looking to materials developed for the extreme conditions of the Apollo program.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Mexico's Economy Falters as U.S. Chugs Along
Mexico is slipping toward a recession even as the U.S. economy continues to grow, the first time in 25 years that the neighbors' economic cycles have fallen sharply out of sync.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Economy Week Ahead: China GDP; U.S. Retail Sales and Housing Starts
In the week ahead, China will release GDP data and the U.S. will publish fresh retail sales, housing starts and consumer sentiment figures

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Two Economists Fuel Democratic Debate Over How Far Left to Go
William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton tout slavery reparations and guaranteed jobs to address the racial wealth gap. Their theories on ‘stratification economics' have helped shape the rhetoric and platforms of several presidential candidates.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Gilead to Boost Stake in Belgian Biotech Galapagos as Part of $5.1 Billion Deal
Gilead Sciences will pay $5.1 billion to lift its stake in Galapagos NV and gain rights outside Europe to the Belgian biotechnology company's treatments in development.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

For Decoding Labor Market, Unemployment Rate May Not Do the Job
A low jobless rate should mean a tight labor market and inflation on the rise. Instead, wage growth has been muted and inflation weak, leading economists to question the utility of the official unemployment rate.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Boeing 737 MAX Grounding Could Stretch Into 2020
Fixing the Boeing 737 MAX's hazardous flight-control software and completing other steps to start carrying passengers is likely to stretch into 2020, an increasing number of government and industry officials say, even as the company strives to get its jet back into service still this year.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Scooters, Segways and Skates: Latest Vehicles Try to Solve Your Last-Mile Problem
Electric scooters are suddenly everywhere—but they aren't the only new gadgets that are making it easier and faster to get around.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Disney Looks to Extend Box-Office Reign With 'Lion King'
Analysts and box-office tracking services expect the new "Lion King" to open with a domestic debut north of $170 million, among the best this year. But industry executives are also expecting the movie to keep selling tickets for longer than usual, sensing a blockbuster with broad appeal that is likely to pull in audiences in the weeks to come.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 14, 2019

Manufacturers Move Supply Chains Out of China
U.S. manufacturers are shifting production to countries outside of China as trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies stretch into a second year.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 13, 2019

Huawei Plans Extensive Layoffs in the U.S.
Huawei Technologies is planning extensive job cuts at its U.S. operations as the Chinese technology giant continues to struggle with its American blacklisting.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 13, 2019

Huawei Plans Extensive Layoffs in the U.S. in Wake of Blacklisting
Huawei Technologies is planning extensive job cuts at its U.S. operations as the Chinese technology giant continues to struggle with its American blacklisting.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 13, 2019

OxyContin Made the Sacklers Rich. Now It's Tearing Them Apart.
The billionaire family was so fractious one member tried to punch another in a board meeting. More recently, a rash of lawsuits, which accuse its Purdue Pharma of helping fuel the addiction crisis, has exacerbated these longstanding divisions and complicated its strategy.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 13, 2019

FTC Fine Alone Won't Get Facebook Out of Crosshairs
Facebook is moving closer to settling a privacy probe by its main U.S. regulator, but the large fine it has prepared to pay is unlikely to get the social-media giant out of the political hot seat in Washington.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 13, 2019

Investors Balked at Pricing for Canceled Budweiser Listing
What would have been the year's biggest IPO flopped after AB InBev and its banks took a series of gambles that didn't pay off. The world's biggest brewer halted a nearly $10 billion listing of its Asian unit, blaming market conditions.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 13, 2019

Oil Giant Shell's Pivot to Electricity Could Bring Investors Less Sizzle
Royal Dutch Shell aims to become the world's largest power company by capturing the most profitable part of the business: trading.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 13, 2019

40 Years Later, Lessons From the First 'Killer App'
VisiCalc, the world's first spreadsheet, took the nascent personal computing world by storm, and just as suddenly ceased to exist—in the process, writes Christopher Mims, it transformed how companies are built and how all of us make decisions

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Amazon Makes a Bet on Beauty With Lady Gaga Deal
Amazon.com is betting it has the marketing muscle to help an upstart beauty collection from Lady Gaga compete with the range of established celebrity-backed brands and industry stalwarts.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

IBM Strengthens Hybrid Cloud With Red Hat Acquisition
The company's $34 billion deal to buy Red Hat, which closed this week, boosts its standing in the hybrid cloud market. Companies use the hybrid cloud to manage software and other systems across different cloud services and their own data centers.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Acosta Resigns Amid Pressure Over Epstein Prosecution
Alexander Acosta resigned as U.S. labor secretary, bowing to mounting pressure over his handling of a high-profile sex-abuse case when he was a federal prosecutor more than a decade ago.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Volkswagen Pact Helps Ford in Europe
In working with VW, Ford hopes it can develop an electric car for Europe faster and at a lower cost than it could on its own, as tougher emissions rules in the region raise costs for auto makers.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement
The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over a long-running probe into the tech giant's privacy missteps, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Hillenbrand to Buy Milacron Holdings
Industrial firm Hillenbrand said it is buying plastics manufacturer Milacron Holdings in a cash and stock transaction valued at $1.27 billion.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Acosta to Step Down Amid Pressure Over Epstein Prosecution
Alexander Acosta said he was resigning as labor secretary, amid criticism of a nonprosecution deal he struck with financier Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago as a federal prosecutor.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

J&J Says No Developments in Justice Probe Over Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson on Friday said there were no new developments regarding a Justice Department probe into the company's handling of talcum powder.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev Calls Off IPO of Asia Unit
Anheuser-Busch InBev said prevailing market conditions would cause it to call off a much anticipated initial public offering for its Asia unit.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Ron Burkle and Sydell Group Sell Youth Hostel Brand for $400 Million
A U.K. investment firm is paying about $400 million to acquire Freehand Hotels, the New York-based lodging company majority owned by hotel operator Sydell Group and private-equity investor Ronald Burkle's firm.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Business Groups See Acosta Successor as More Aggressive Deregulator
Business groups expect the new acting leader of the Labor Department to move more quickly on deregulatory efforts than Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who said Friday he was resigning.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Pentagon Wins Lawsuit Over Massive Cloud-Computing Contract
A federal judge declined to throw a roadblock in front of a massive Pentagon cloud-computing contract, granting a legal victory to Amazon.com Inc. in its bid to secure the deal and a loss to competitor Oracle Corp.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Persian Gulf Skirmishes Force Tankers to Take Precautions Against Iran
Oil tankers carrying crude from the Middle East are increasingly receiving protection from warships as they pass through one of the world's most critical waterways after Iran threatened retaliation for economic sanctions.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

What Kylie Jenner Can Teach Us About M&A
Coty's next big idea needs to look less like CoverGirl and more like Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters, who created a beauty powerhouse. Control of Ms. Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics is reportedly for sale, and Coty is said to be the lead bidder.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Red Wing, Iconic U.S. Shoe Maker, Labors Mightily to Bring Production Home
The Minnesota company had to rebuild vanishing skills and overcome high wages to introduce a new work boot.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

VW Ups Its Investment in Ford's Self-Driving Car Unit
Volkswagen has agreed to invest around $2.6 billion in Ford's autonomous-vehicle partner, Argo AI, in a deal that expands an alliance struck earlier this year and values the startup at $7 billion.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Memory Boost Unlikely to Last
Bad news amounts to good news in the memory-chip business these days, but the effect might not last.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

China to Sanction U.S. Companies for Arms Sales to Taiwan
China will sanction U.S. firms that participate in arms sales to Taiwan, after Washington approved sales of $2.2 billion in tanks, missiles and related military hardware, Beijing said.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Ad Giant WPP to Sell Kantar Stake to Bain
WPP has agreed to sell a 60% stake in its Kantar market-research unit to Bain Capital Private Equity, raising about $3.1 billion in the advertising giant's biggest move yet to refocus its portfolio.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

U.S. Producer Prices Rose Slowly in June
A measure of the prices businesses receive for their goods and services ticked higher in June but pointed to relatively subdued inflation, as most of the increase was driven by volatile categories of goods and services.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

China Trade Data Points to Sagging Economy
China's foreign trade stumbled last month, as both imports and exports fell, despite Beijing's efforts to revive domestic demand.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Trump's Criticism of the Fed Hasn't Shifted Perception of Its Independence, Economists Say
President Trump's repeated attacks on the Federal Reserve haven't significantly damaged perceptions of  the central bank's independence, according to economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Takeaways From Fed Chief's Two Days on Capitol Hill
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell completed two days of testimony on Capitol Hill this week. Here are five things learned from his exchanges with lawmakers.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Beyond the Confetti: The Dark Side of Startup Success
The swashbuckling creativity that drives many entrepreneurs can come with inner demons, including depression, substance abuse and other mental-health struggles.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Major Industries Use Coordinated Universal Time. Why Doesn't Everyone Else?
An economist and an astronomer want the world to abandon local time zones

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

German Companies From Deutsche Bank to BMW Grapple With Setbacks
German efficiency has taken a hit this year as many of the country's most recognizable corporations have faced setbacks, hurt by a slowing local economy, questionable business decisions and digital troubles.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Germany Inc. Shudders as Deutsche Bank, Others Face Crises
German efficiency has taken a hit this year as many of the country's most recognizable corporations have faced setbacks, hurt by a slowing local economy, questionable business decisions and digital troubles.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Germany Shudders as Deutsche Bank Faces Challenges
German efficiency has taken a hit this year as many of the country's most recognizable corporations have faced setbacks, hurt by a slowing local economy, questionable business decisions and digital troubles.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 12, 2019

Financial Watchdog Shifts From Enforcer to Educator
A federal regulator set up after the financial crisis to be a watchdog over the financial industry is shifting its mission from enforcement to consumer education.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Volkswagen to Invest in Ford's Self-Driving Car Unit
Volkswagen has agreed to invest around $2.6 billion in Ford's autonomous-vehicle partner, Argo AI, in a deal that values the startup at $7 billion.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

News Corp's Retailer-Marketing Business Faces Monopoly Allegations
A News Corp competitor in developing in-store advertising claims the company's News America Marketing unit has created a monopoly in violation of a federal antitrust law.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

PC Shipments Rise After Several Quarters of Decline
Personal-computer shipments rose in the second quarter for the first time since last year, as businesses sought upgrades to technology with new Windows 10 software and a shortage in processors eased.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Accenture Picks Julie Sweet as Chief Executive
The board of consulting company Accenture PLC has named Julie Sweet, the head of the company's operations in North America, as its new chief executive.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

PC Shipments Rise After Two Quarters of Decline
Personal-computer shipments rose in the second quarter after two quarters of decline, as businesses sought upgrades to technology with new Windows 10 software and a shortage in processors eased.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Protesters Disrupt Amazon Event Over Its Ties With ICE
Demonstrators disrupted an Amazon event in New York, voicing opposition to the company's ties to entities that enforce the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Trump's 'Social Media Summit' Airs Grievances Against Big Tech
President Trump used a "Social Media Summit" at the White House to bond with some of his most provocative supporters over shared grievances against large technology companies whose representatives weren't invited.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Head of Boeing's 737 MAX Program Retires
Eric Lindblad, 34-year veteran of the plane maker, ran the embattled unit for less than a year.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Fed's Powell Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns'
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell strongly signaled again that the central bank could cut interest rates later this month to bolster the U.S. economy as it faces risks from slowing global growth and uncertainty about trade disputes.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Colgate to Acquire Skin-Care Business of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmetiques
Colgate-Palmolive will pay $1.69 billion for Filorga, an antiaging skin-care brand focused primarily on facial care and sold in over 60 countries.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Fed's Williams Joins With Other Officials Leaning Toward Rate Cuts
New York Fed President John Williams said the case for lowering short-term interest rates is getting stronger, opening the door to his support for easier monetary policy at the end of this month.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Paul Singer's Elliott Scores Big Win in PG&E Clash
The California legislature delivered a preliminary victory to hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer and other PG&E bondholders in their monthslong battle with the utility's shareholders.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Apple Pulls Watch App After Finding Eavesdropping Glitch
Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watches after finding a glitch that could allow a person to listen in on someone else's iPhone call, the second eavesdropping flaw Apple has addressed in recent months.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Google Contractors Listen to Virtual-Assistant Conversations
Google said contractors are listening to customer audio recorded by the company's virtual assistant, a disclosure prompted by a media report that adds to privacy concerns associated with the voice-operated devices.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Fed's Williams: 'The Economy Is in a Good Place'
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams said the economy has dimmed somewhat but remains healthy, in comments that didn't say what that means for monetary policy.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Fed's Bostic Untroubled by Inflation, Demurs on Rate-Cut Prospects
Atlanta Fed leader Raphael Bostic declined to say what he wants to see the U.S. central bank do with its short-term rate target at the end of the month but indicated he isn't currently worried about inflation levels.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Farmers Stockpiling Corn in Response to Tough Growing Conditions
Following a spring planting season of relentless rain, some farmers are opting to sit on their unsold grain, banking it against a potentially diminished harvest this fall—and the possibility of still-higher prices ahead.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

T-Mobile-Sprint Talks Slow Over Dish Ownership
Talks between T-Mobile US and Sprint are dragging on over ownership issues and the new wireless company to be formed when Dish Network gets some of their assets as part of their $26 billion merger.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Fed's Powell Faces Senators Amid Rate Cut Signal
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell strongly signaled again that the central bank could cut interest rates later this month to bolster the U.S. economy as it faces risks from slowing global growth and uncertainty about trade disputes.

Wall Street Journal US Business
Jul 11, 2019

Fed's Powell Faces Senators Amid Rate-Cut Signal
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell strongly signaled again that the central bank could cut interest rates later this month to bolster the U.S. economy as it faces risks from slowing global growth and uncertainty about trade disputes.

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