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- Lawyers Hope to Do to Opioid Makers What They Did to Big Tobacco
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:10:53 EDT - Mike Moore, a pioneer of the cigarette litigation of the 1990s, is encouraging states to sue drug companies over the painkiller epidemic.
- KKR Near Deal to Buy WebMD
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:42:50 EDT - Private-equity firm KKR is nearing a deal to buy health-information provider WebMD Health, according to people familiar with the matter.
- Uber Rival Grab's Fundraising Values It at $6 Billion
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:36:24 EDT - Singapore-based ride-hailing firm GrabTaxi Holdings is raising $2.5 billion in Southeast Asia’s largest-ever round of startup fundraising as it seeks to battle Uber Technologies Inc. across the populous region.
- BMW Denies VW Claims of Possible Coordination by German Car Makers
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:35:45 EDT - Germany’s largest car maker has asked Europe’s antitrust watchdog to scrutinize decades of coordination efforts by the country’s main auto manufacturers amid growing concern they might have breached antitrust regulations.
- ECB's Inaction Echoes Global Caution Over Weak Inflation
- Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:25 EDT - ECB policy makers haven't yet discussed the future of their bond-purchase program after its tentatively scheduled end in December, but will do so in the fall, ECB President Mario Draghi said.
- White House to Tackle Manufacturing Gaps It Says Weaken U.S. Security
- Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:28:50 EDT - The Trump administration is asking the Defense Department and other agencies to assess industry’s ability to fill U.S. defense needs.
- IMF Falls Short of Transparency Rules as Key Discussions Remain Secret
- Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:52:33 EDT - The International Monetary Fund provides public access to board-meeting minutes only up to 2010, even though its guidelines require that such information should be available for more-recent deliberations.
- Low Earners Are Making the Biggest Gains for the First Time in Years
- Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:54:16 EDT - For the first time in years, pay for lowest-income Americans is rising faster than for other groups. Weekly pay for earners at the lowest 10th percentile of the wage scale rose at a faster rate last quarter, from a year earlier, than any other group.
- U.S. Jobless Claims Dropped Last Week
- Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:07:14 EDT - The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week, another signal of a buoyant job market.
- Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order
- Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:02:13 EDT - Developers are close to creating robots that can move products off shelves and into boxes, a breakthrough that would revolutionize one of the most labor-intensive aspects of e-commerce.
- 'Dunkirk' Triumphs at Box Office
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:22:28 EDT - Executives at Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. breathed perhaps the biggest sigh heard in Hollywood this summer as a costly World War II epic opened successfully.
- Boeing, Flying High, Stays the Course on Job Cuts
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:34:53 EDT - Boeing Co. presses forward with efficiency push, cutting 6,000 staff or 4% of its workforce in the first half of 2017, its fastest pace in a decade, as its stock hits new records.
- Why Small Firms Are Giving Out 15% Pay Raises
- Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:41:52 EDT - As the job market tightens, small-business owners are boosting pay to keep experienced hands from jumping ship.
- China Portrays U.S. Trade Talks in Glowing Light
- Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:19:22 EDT - Although little progress was made at Washington-Beijing trade negotiations this week, Beijing appeared a day later to want to project stability ahead of major leadership shuffle.
- U.S. and Exxon Spar Over Russia Sanctions Violation
- Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:23:23 EDT - The U.S. Treasury Department imposed a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil Corp. for what it called a “reckless disregard” of U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant’s chief executive, a finding the company immediately said it would challenge.
- How Cyberwarfare Makes Cold Wars Hotter
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:25:24 EDT - Ransomware attacks such as WannaCry seek information that combatants can leverage in a global online war fought with coercion not force.
- Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships
- Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:20 EDT - Two Norwegian companies are taking the lead in the race to build the world’s first crewless, autonomously operated electric ship, an advance that could mark a turning point in seaborne trade.
- Battle Over Government's Version of Yelp for Banks
- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:52:59 EDT - A government complaint database popular with consumers has become the latest battleground for efforts to curb the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s authority.