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Scores of Builders Raise Their Hands for Trump Border Wall

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:44
More than 200 companies have expressed interest in submitting plans to help design and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the Trump administration seeks to fulfill a key campaign promise despite significant obstacles.

Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Detailed in Police Report

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:35
The Tempe, Ariz., police report revealed Uber’s sport-utility vehicle was hit after entering an intersection on a yellow light and that turning traffic blocked both parties’ views before the collision.

FCC Tees Up Rule Change That Could Spur TV Industry Mergers

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:17
The proposal, if approved by the Federal Communications Commission, would effectively loosen a national cap on audience share for station owners and could touch off a wave of deals among media companies.

Samsung Aims to Rebound With Galaxy S8 Launch

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:05
Samsung Electronics unveiled a new flagship smartphone, its first attempt to bounce back after a year in which the South Korean technology giant was beset by product-safety concerns.

Lululemon Promises Bolder Clothes to Revive Sales

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:14
Lululemon Athletica Inc. issued a weak outlook for the current quarter, blaming spring clothing that wasn’t colorful enough to entice shoppers to its website or stores.

ConocoPhillips to Sell Chunk of Canadian Oil-Sands Assets

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:03
ConocoPhillips is selling the bulk of its Canadian oil-sands assets to Cenovus Energy to pay down debt and significantly increase stock buybacks, marking the latest exit from the oil sands by non-Canadian player.

Amazon to Shut Down Unprofitable Quidsi Division

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:27
Quidsi, manager of Diapers.com and Soap.com, spent 7 years with Amazon after rising to prominence shipping diapers and other household staples largely for free.

Two Black Women Sue Fox News, Claiming Racial Discrimination

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:25
Two black women have filed a lawsuit against Fox News Channel, its parent company 21st Century Fox and a former senior executive at the cable network alleging racial discrimination.

Motion Picture Academy to Retain PwC for Oscars

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:23
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers will stay in charge of balloting for the Academy Awards despite an error that led to the announcement of the wrong film as the Best Picture winner.

FCC Steps Back from Program Subsidizing Broadband for the Poor

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:51
The FCC said it would cede oversight of companies providing subsidized broadband service to low-income Americans under the Lifeline program, arguing the responsibility belongs to the states.

Snap, NBCUniversal in Deal for 2018 Winter Games

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:15
Snap Inc. has signed a pact with NBCUniversal for the 2018 Winter Olympics that will make the popular messaging app a home for Olympic-themed content and allow NBCUniversal to sell Games-related geofilters and “lenses” to advertisers for the first time.

Kushner Cos. Ends Talks for Skyscraper Deal

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:48
Real-estate developer Kushner Cos. ceased talks with a Chinese insurer for a planned Manhattan skyscraper deal amid conflicts-of-interest concerns given Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s White House position.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Surged in Warm February

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:45
The National Association of Realtors pending home sales index climbed 5.5% in February, its highest level since April 2016.

The World's New Ideological Fault Line Runs Through France

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:43
The French election, which may see two parties that have never held power in a May runoff, is the starkest and most consequential contest yet in the world’s ideological divide between nationalism and globalism, Greg Ip writes.

Republicans' Tough Call on Taxes: Quick, Short Yardage or Hail Mary?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:23
After their loss on the health law, GOP leaders are weighing two options for accelerating changes to the tax code. Also on the table: working with Democrats.

Galaxy S8 First Look: Samsung Goes to Greater Lengths to Impress

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:21
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phone squeezes in a longer, 5.8-inch screen, a Siri rival named Bixby and the ability to double as a desktop computer. Can it make us forget the recalled Note 7?

Whatever Happened to Free Trade?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:19
Companies and countries are scrambling to adjust to a strange new world created by a decade of economic retrenchment and an upswing in populism.

A Faster Answer for Lost Bags With a Hidden Benefit for Airlines

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:07
American, Delta, United and others are prepping streamlined systems that could skew their lost-luggage stats.

H-1B Visa Allocation Bears Little of Trump's Imprint

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:43
President Donald Trump promised changes to the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign workers, but the government opens another round of applications next week using rules that have long been in place.

Arab Nations Push to Develop Their Own Defense Industries

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:12
Wealthy Gulf Arab nations are cultivating home-grown defense industries, posing a strategy question for global makers of defense products. The nations’ rulers want to become less dependent on the U.S. and other Western countries, and they see defense as a sector that can help diversify their oil-based economies.

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