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U.S., EU Agree on Adjustments to Data 'Privacy Shield'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:46
The U.S. and the European Union have agreed on the final changes to a new trans-Atlantic data transfer framework, paving the way for the formal unveiling in early July of the scheme which should restore a straightforward way for companies to transfer data to American soil.

Nike's Run Facing an Uphill Climb

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:20
Athleisure may be the style trend of the moment, but looking sporty may not be enough for Nike Inc. when it reports fiscal 2016 results Tuesday.

Raw Economic Data Is Just Noise That Needs to Be Silenced

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:03
Seasonal effects drown out the actual trends. Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explains how adjusted numbers make comparisons between months, years or even economic sectors meaningful.

Ticketmaster Vouchers Get Panned by Fans

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:56
Some 50 million Ticketmaster customers were recently sent vouchers for concert tickets as part of a class-action lawsuit, but not all were pleased with their choices.

Biotech Labs Birth New Drugs---and New Fortunes

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:43
Proprietary drugs that extend or improve the lives of millions of people have lifted stocks of the biotech companies that own them and made millionaires of many scientists and doctors behind them.

Energy Transfer Can Scrap Williams Merger, Judge Rules

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:35
Energy Transfer Equity can escape its deal to buy rival pipeline operator Williams Cos. after a judge rules that its fears of an unexpected tax bill were genuine.

FAA's Drone Rules Break New Ground

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:32
New federal rules permitting routine commercial-drone flights also establish legal precedents that could affect an array of future air-safety regulations.

Companies Scramble to Assess Vote's Impact

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:46
Britons’ vote to leave the EU sent executives scrambling to assess the short- and long-term impact, as they watched the pound tumble and their own shares plunge.

Macy's New Chief Seeks to Reshape Ailing Retailer

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:25
Jeff Gennette, who is taking over as CEOI of Macy’s early next year, is stepping into the role at a time of tremendous upheaval for the industry.

'Brexit' Expected to Rattle U.S. Economy, Shake Its Influence

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:48
Britain’s exit from the European Union is expected to jolt the U.S. economy, likely rattling restive equity markets and driving up the value of the dollar. It could also weaken U.S. diplomatic leverage in Europe and upend the corporate strategies of U.S. companies based in London.

Hilsenrath's Take: 'Brexit' Vote Means More Fed Delay

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:11
Market mayhem and the strengthening U.S. dollar following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union make it increasingly likely the Federal Reserve will delay plans to raise short-term interest rates, WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath writes.

In 'Brexit' Vote, Britons Pick Corporate Winners and Losers

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:00
Airlines and car makers are likely among the corporate losers if sterling’s steep drop after the U.K. vote to leave the EU is sustained. Liquor and luxury-goods companies might benefit.

Skullcandy Agrees to Be Acquired by Incipio

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:48
Headphones maker Skullcandy agreed to be acquired by consumer-technology provider Incipio for $177 million.

United, Attendant Union Negotiators Reach Tentative Contract Deal

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:46
The Association of Flight Attendants union said that its negotiators reached agreement with United Continental on a tentative collective bargaining agreement.

U.S. Consumers Less Optimistic in June

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:00
U.S. consumers grew less optimistic in June—with the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index falling to 93.5 from May’s 94.7— suggesting spending could slow in the next year.

Qualcomm Sues Alibaba-Backed Smartphone Maker

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 06:57
Qualcomm is suing Meizu Technology, a Chinese smartphone maker backed by Alibaba Group Holding, in the latest patent-infringement case involving technology companies.

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Fell 2.2% in May

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 05:33
Orders for long-lasting factory goods fell broadly in May, a sign that U.S. business investment in new equipment remained soft this spring.

IAG Issues Profit Warning After U.K. Votes to Leave EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 05:05
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, which owns British Airways and Iberia, on Friday issued a profit warning after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.

Henkel Hopes to Clean Up in U.S. With Sun Products Buy

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:26
Germany’s Henkel is to buy Sun Products of the U.S. in a $3.5 billion deal to bolster its share of the market for laundry-care products and fabric-conditioners in North America.

'Brexit' Expected to Rattle U.S. Economy, Shake Its Influence

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 22:25
Britain’s exit from the European Union is expected to jolt the U.S. economy, likely rattling restive equity markets and driving up the value of the dollar. It could also weaken U.S. diplomatic leverage in Europe and upend the corporate strategies of U.S. companies based in London.

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