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- Walmart Posts Strong Holiday Sales Gains in U.S.
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:54:15 EST - Walmart’s profit and sales rose over the winter holidays, a sign that the retail giant lured shoppers from rivals and that Americans continued to spend freely amid mixed economic signals.
- Ford to Exit Heavy-Truck Business in South America
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:38:26 EST - The auto maker intends to stop making heavy trucks in Latin America and end production at an assembly plant in Brazil this year.
- Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Sought by Amazon Faces New Hurdle
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:07:39 EST - A federal judge delayed a lawsuit over a massive Pentagon cloud-computing contract Amazon.com was favored to win while the government continues to investigate possible conflicts of interest in the procurement process.
- Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's Creative Force, Dies
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:11:00 EST - German designer Karl Lagerfeld, who dominated high fashion for decades and reinvigorated French couture house Chanel as creative director, has died.
- Companies Roll Out Gunshot Detectors at the Office
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:58:17 EST - Corporate executives worried about workplace shootings are quietly installing gunfire-detection systems in U.S. offices and factories. Most don’t tell employees what the sensors are, for fear of alarming them.
- Europe Again Champions Intervention to Counter China's Economic Might
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:28:17 EST - Europe’s struggle to keep up with China’s government coordination of business and economic might of the U.S. has prompted more European politicians to advocate interventionism.
- As China Trade Talks Resume, Trump Pushes an Ambitious Agenda
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:58:22 EST - The Trump administration is racing to strike a deal that will result in long-term reforms—and prove that tariffs are an effective battering ram to open markets around the world.
- Fed's Mester Sees Rates Slightly Higher This Year
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:20:58 EST - Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said she expects interest rates to rise slightly this year if the economy lives up to her expectation of solid performance.
- Worrying About Deficits Falls Out of Style
- Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:47:51 EST - Washington’s red-ink alarms have gone dead, even though the annual deficit will reach roughly $900 billion this year, then pass the trillion-dollar mark annually starting in 2022. Is this lack of concern wise?
- Worry About Debt? Not So Fast, Some Economists Say
- Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:49:37 EST - As the national debt swells, some economists are making a once-heretical argument: The U.S. needn’t be so worried about all of its red ink.
- Medtronic Swings to Profit Despite Slowdown in Heart-Failure Treatments
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:47:21 EST - Higher sales of medical devices used in the treatment of brain and kidney diseases helped Medtronic offset a slowdown in sales of gear for heart conditions in its latest quarter.
- Acknowledge, Apologize, Investigate: How Brands Tackle Online Outrage
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:25:31 EST - If it feels like there is a steady stream of fresh outrage over consumer-brand gaffes, it may be because companies have become more adept at managing controversy than at pre-empting it.
- In Rebuke to U.S., Germany Considers Letting Huawei In
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:42:14 EST - Germany is leaning toward letting the Chinese tech giant participate in building its high-speed internet infrastructure despite U.S. warnings.
- Herbalife Sales Rise 9% in Latest Quarter
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:56:54 EST - Herbalife Nutrition, whose chief executive abruptly resigned last month, reported a 9% sales increase in its latest quarter, driven largely by growth in Asia Pacific.
- Glencore to Cut Production at Major Copper, Cobalt Mine
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:54:38 EST - Glencore plans to curb production at one of its biggest copper and cobalt mining operations, Mutanda Mining Sarl in Congo, potentially taking a sizable portion of two industrial metals out of circulation.
- Honda Plans to Shift Some U.K. Civic Production to North America
- Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:16:20 EST - Honda’s chief said he wanted to move some production of Civics to North America from a closing U.K. car plant, offering an example of shifts that may ensue after Brexit.