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In China, Factories Hunt for Growth Markets

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 19:49
In China’s industrial south, manufacturers are turning out 3-D printers, drones and hoverboards to help pull the country through a painful economic transition from infrastructure investment to a consumer-led model.

Nebraska Move Liable to Shift Hog Ownership Away From Farmers

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 10:14
A new law ends one of the last state bans in the U.S. on meatpacking companies owning hogs, which some critics say will extend the power processing companies hold over farmers.

BAE Poised to Name Woodburn Operating Chief

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 09:57
BAE Systems is poised to name oil industry executive Charles Woodburn as chief operating officer, putting him in line to eventually replace Chief Executive Ian King.

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Bouncing Back After Years of Drought

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 09:12
Lake Tahoe is again a winter wonderland, creating a positive ripple effect throughout the picturesque California region that has suffered economically due to the dry weather.

Volkswagen Global Vehicle Sales Return to Growth

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:52
Global sales of Volkswagen vehicles returned to growth in January on the back of resurgent sales in China, even as the company’s namesake brand declined in all other markets.

Spirit Airlines Boss Vows to Repair Image

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 17:11
Spirit Airlines new chief executive is planning a midcourse correction at the nation’s leading ultralow-cost carrier to address rising customer complaints and ward off new competitive threats.

U.K.'s Independent Newspaper to Cease Print Editions

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:50
The Independent said it will cease its print editions in March, a major sign of the continuing media transition to the Internet as circulation and advertising revenue from print comes under pressure.

U.S. Air Carriers to Begin Competing for Cuba Flights

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:13
U.S. air carriers will begin competing for routes and airport slots for travel to Cuba on Tuesday when an agreement takes effect to restore normal commercial air service between the two countries.

Mattel Changes Head of Barbie Business

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:14
Mattel Inc. has named Lisa McKnight, a veteran marketer at the toy maker, to oversee its Barbie business at a time when sales of the iconic doll have turned a corner after years of struggles.

Victoria's Secret CEO Sharen Turney Resigns

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:09
L Brands Inc. said Friday that Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Sharen Turney would resign and her responsibilities would be taken over by L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner.

American Axle to Loosen Ties with GM

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:37
After reporting a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, auto supplier American Axle said it planned on reducing its reliance on General Motors. Shares soared more than 20% on Friday.

Apple Developing TV Series

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:32
Apple Inc. is finally developing its first series, according to people familiar with the matter—as a way to bolster its subscription music service.

Visa Details Stake in Square

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:34
Square shares jumped Friday after Visa detailed its previously announced investment in the startup, raising questions about the future relationship between the payment processors.

French Prosecutors Don't Seek Prison Time for Uber Executives in Trial

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:32
French prosecutors asked a court to slap two top executives with fines and a ban on running companies but declined to ask for prison time during the second day of a symbolic trial against the car-hailing company.

Large Increase in Debt Held by Those Over 50

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:06
Americans in their 50s, 60s and 70s are carrying unprecedented amounts of debt, a shift that reflects both the aging of the baby boomer generation and their greater likelihood of retaining debt than previous generations.

U.S. Shoppers Boosted Spending in January

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:53
American consumers increased their spending into 2016, a robust start to the year amid low unemployment and months of cheap gasoline.

Google Wins U.K. Court Case Filed by Streetmap

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:32
Alphabet’s Google has won a U.K. court case filed by online mapping company Streetmap.EU, who alleged the U.S. technology company was skewing search results in favor of its own mapping product.

Risk Grows of Markets Sparking Recession

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:19
While current U.S. economic data show no recession, market turmoil speaks to deeper problems and could spark a recession, writes WSJ chief economics commentator Greg Ip.

Renault Faces Cash Call In Russia

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:04
Renault said net profit jumped in 2015 as a stronger European car market helped counter steep losses at the French auto-maker’s Russian unit, which warned it would need a bailout to ward off potential bankruptcy.

Suzuki Makes Pricier Play in India

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 02:30
Japan’s Suzuki is working to innovate and make more sophisticated, and pricier, vehicles as it battles rivals in India, its most important market.
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