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Report: Startup Used iPhone Bug to Allow Spying

1 hour 19 min ago
Security researchers say a little-known Israeli startup exploited previously unknown bugs in Apple’s smartphone software to help foreign governments spy on their citizens.

Mylan's EpiPen Price Increases Highlight Its Grip on the Market

1 hour 27 min ago
The ability of Mylan to raise EpiPen’s list price by nearly 550% over the past eight years underscores the pricing power drug companies enjoy for iconic brands facing little competition.

Equity in Startups Is Losing Appeal

1 hour 57 min ago
Two years ago, when startups were flush with money, hardware and software design companies were eager to work with them and get paid in cash and equity. These days, however, smaller design firms increasingly want just cash.

Puerto Rico's Pensions: $2 Billion in Assets, $45 Billion in Liabilities

1 hour 58 min ago
One of the thorniest tasks awaiting a seven-member board charged with cleaning up Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is deciding how to balance a $70 billion debt load with nearly $43 billion in unfunded pension liabilities.

Wal-Mart in 2008 Investigated Cotton Sheets Supplied by Welspun India

2 hours 50 min ago
Wal-Mart in 2008 looked into an employee claim that cotton sheets provided by the big retailer’s supplier Welspun India might have been fake, according to ex-employees and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class

2 hours 57 min ago
Rising out-of-pocket health care costs, combined with slow economic growth and years of tepid wage growth, pose risks for an economy in which consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of overall output.

Canadian Carriers Appear Set to Join U.S. Air-Safety Program

3 hours 27 min ago
U.S. airlines and aviation regulators are poised to break new ground by expanding voluntary safety-reporting efforts to include data from Canadian carriers, according to people familiar with the discussions.

U.S. Government Cuts Off New Funding for ITT Tech

4 hours 9 min ago
The Obama administration took steps Thursday that could effectively force the closure of one of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains, banning ITT Technical Institute from enrolling new students who receive federal aid.

Volkswagen Reaches Pact With Dealers Hurt by Emissions Scandal

4 hours 37 min ago
Volkswagen has reached an accord with about 650 U.S. franchise dealers affected by its diesel-emissions crisis but is struggling to convince regulators to accept a fix for some half a million polluting vehicles still on U.S. roads, even if they can’t be made fully compliant with emissions regulations.

What to Watch For at the Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole Conference

7 hours 27 min ago
Central bankers are gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for an annual economic symposium. Here are several things to watch.

WhatsApp to Share User Data With Facebook

7 hours 31 min ago
WhatsApp will start sharing data with Facebook, a policy shift after vowing few changes when the social network bought the app.

Fed Missteps Fueled 2016 Populist Revolt

7 hours 53 min ago
Once admired as wise and deft, the U.S. central bank failed to foresee the financial crisis and has struggled in its aftermath, fostering the rise of populism and distrust of institutions.

Miners Find South African Gold Recovers Its Luster

11 hours 50 min ago
After years battling depressed prices and cost-cutting, South African gold miners are regaining their shine, with the country’s top four gold producers announcing soaring profits and dividends.

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Rebounded in July, Jumping 4.4%

13 hours 17 min ago
Demand for long-lasting factory goods rebounded in July—with durable-goods orders leaping 4.4%—in a sign the manufacturing sector could continue to stabilize in the second half of the year.

Indian Firm Admits 'Error' After Target Cuts Ties Over Cotton Dispute

13 hours 17 min ago
Welspun India said it would modify its supply chain and review its practices to address accusations it sold fake Egyptian cotton sheets to U.S. retailers.

Exporters Fear Losses After China Gives Zika Label to U.S.

13 hours 24 min ago
China’s recent move to add the U.S. to a list of Zika-infected countries is worrying U.S. exporters, who fear they will be required to fumigate all containers destined for Chinese ports.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Further

13 hours 26 min ago
The number of Americans applying for their first week of unemployment compensation fell again last week, the latest sign that a strengthening labor market is helping the economy rebound from a sluggish first half of the year.

China Moves to Ease Foreign Concerns on Cybersecurity Controls

13 hours 26 min ago
China is taking a more inclusive tack in imposing cybersecurity standards on foreign technology companies, allowing them to join a key government committee in an effort to ease foreign concerns over planned domestically-set controls.

Mylan Boosts Price Assistance for EpiPen Amid Backlash

13 hours 41 min ago
Mylan responded to backlash over the price of its EpiPen by promising to reduce the costs that some patients pay, though stopped short of saying it would cut prices.

Sears Posts Loss as Lampert Provides More Aid

14 hours 35 min ago
Sears Holdings posted another quarterly loss amid sliding sales, and the retailer said it would accept another $300 million of help from its chief executive’s hedge fund.


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