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Amazon, Apple End Exclusivity Deals for Audiobooks

11 min 50 sec ago
EU antitrust regulators welcomed a move by to end exclusivity obligations for the supply and distribution of audiobooks with Apple.

Draghi Strikes Dovish Tone as ECB Keeps Rates, Stimulus On Hold

35 min 46 sec ago
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers aren’t convinced a recent pickup in inflation will be sustained, and asked German savers to be patient as they clamor for higher interest rates.

Indian Firms Fear Curbs on Skilled-Visa Workers Under Trump

1 hour 8 min ago
President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office until Friday, but he is already forcing India’s mammoth $108 billion technology outsourcing industry to rethink hiring practices in the U.S., its largest market.

May Hints at Trump Rebuke in Vow to Lead on Free Trade

1 hour 8 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would become a world leader in promoting the merits of globalization, underscoring her vision of an internationalist Britain outside the EU.

Samsung Heir Felt Pressured by South Korean President, Prosecutors Say

1 hour 10 min ago
The de facto head of Samsung conglomerate told investigators probing his alleged role in a corruption scandal that South Korean President Park Geun-hye coerced him into contributing funds to entities linked to a friend of hers.

FTC's Qualcomm Suit Exposes Tensions in Smartphone Industry

1 hour 19 min ago
The FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm is part of an escalating international regulatory battle that has laid bare tensions between the dominant maker of smartphone chips and some of its biggest customers.

Volkswagen's Ex-CEO Denies Prior Knowledge of Emissions Cheating

1 hour 43 min ago
Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s former chief executive, denied having any personal knowledge of the German car maker’s diesel-emissions cheating in his first major public appearance since the scandal broke in September 2015.

Mnuchin to Address IndyMac, Tax Policy at Senate Hearing

2 hours 11 min ago
Investments tied to the foreclosure crisis are shaping up to figure prominently in the confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s intended nominee for Treasury secretary.

The Most Coveted Ball in Golf Is From Costco

2 hours 13 min ago
Costco, the warehouse retail giant, began selling golf balls last fall under its Kirkland Signature brand. The balls instantly ranked among the cheapest on the market, but by some accounts, they perform like rivals that sell for more than twice as much.

Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed

2 hours 34 min ago
An analysis of revised Education Department numbers shows that at more than 1,000 schools, at least half of students defaulted or failed to pay down their debt within seven years.

LinkedIn's Website Is No Longer Terrible

2 hours 39 min ago
A makeover of LinkedIn’s website makes it easier to read posts and connect with people helpful to your career, writes Joanna Stern.

Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products

2 hours 57 min ago
A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.

German Companies on a Tear in U.S.

3 hours 20 min ago
German companies are accelerating their expansion in the U.S., undaunted by President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to limit international trade and uncertainty surrounding his future stance on foreign takeovers.

Safran to Buy Plane-Cabin Specialist Zodiac for $9 Billion

6 hours 20 min ago
French aerospace supplier Safran has agreed to buy beleaguered cabin-interiors specialist Zodiac Aerospace for $9 billion, the latest sign of consolidation among suppliers to the world’s top plane makers.

BHP, Vale Lay Out Plan to Reach Brazil Dam-Failure Settlement

8 hours 39 min ago
BHP Billiton, Vale and their Brazilian iron-ore joint venture have agreed on a plan with federal prosecutors there for negotiating a settlement of a $47.5 billion civil claim linked to a dam failure that killed 19 people in 2015.

U.S. Races to Finish Probes, Wring Payouts From Firms

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:39
The Obama administration rushed to complete a raft of investigations of big business before relinquishing power, reaching settlements worth around $20 billion in the past week alone with megabanks, auto makers, drug companies and others.

Outgoing Canadian Pacific CEO and Activist Investor to Target CSX

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:34
Hunter Harrison, the railroad veteran who announced his early departure from Canadian Pacific Railway, is joining with an activist investor in an attempt to shake up management at rival railroad CSX.

Paul McCartney to U.S. Court: 'Help!'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:55
Paul McCartney is taking Sony Corp.’s music-publishing division to court in an effort to take back his copyrights in Beatles songs he mostly co-wrote with John Lennon.

Commerce Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross Takes on China in Hearing

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:41
Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary, on Wednesday took the incoming administration’s tough-on-China trade talk to Capitol Hill.

Netflix Posts Strong Subscriber Growth

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:38
Netflix Inc.’s strong subscriber growth in the latest quarter helped the streaming-video giant cap its best year in subscriber additions with 19 million new members.


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