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U.S.-Russia Tensions Catch Up With Metals Tycoon Oleg Deripaska 16 Apr 9:13pm Updated U.S.-Russia Tensions Catch Up With Metals Tycoon Oleg Deripaska
Russian metals billionaire Oleg Deripaska profited from his proximity to President Vladimir Putin, but new U.S. sanctions make that relationship a liability.
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Consumers Shy From Spending, Despite Tax Cuts 16 Apr 5:47pm Consumers Shy From Spending, Despite Tax Cuts
Spending at U.S. retailers bounced back in March, but the broader trend shows only moderate consumer-spending growth despite a solid labor market and growing paychecks.
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Consumers Shy From Spending, Despite Tax Cut 16 Apr 5:28pm Updated Consumers Shy From Spending, Despite Tax Cut
Spending at U.S. retailers bounced back in March, but the broader trend shows only moderate consumer-spending growth despite a solid labor market and growing paychecks.
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Global Economy Week Ahead: China GDP, U.S. Retail Sales, Eurozone Confidence 16 Apr 5:24pm Global Economy Week Ahead: China GDP, U.S. Retail Sales, Eurozone Confidence
In the week ahead, the U.S. will see data on retail sales and industrial production, while overseas, China will release its report on first-quarter GDP and the eurozone will get a consumer confidence reading.
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Retail Sales Growth Sluggish Despite Higher Employment, Fatter Paychecks 16 Apr 4:48pm Updated Retail Sales Growth Sluggish Despite Higher Employment, Fatter Paychecks
Spending at U.S. retailers bounced back in March, but the broader trend shows only moderate consumer-spending growth despite a solid labor market and growing paychecks.
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Trump Set to Nominate Clarida, Bowman to Fed Board 16 Apr 1:44pm Trump Set to Nominate Clarida, Bowman to Fed Board
Donald Trump is set to announce Monday two nominees to the Federal Reserve Board—Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as vice chairman and Kansas Bank Commissioner Michelle Bowman as a governor.
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Carl Icahn All But Exits Casinos With Tropicana Entertainment Sale 16 Apr 12:37pm Carl Icahn All But Exits Casinos With Tropicana Entertainment Sale
Carl Icahn’s company is selling its majority-owned casino subsidiary, Tropicana Entertainment, for about $1.85 billion.
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Icahn Enterprises Selling Tropicana Entertainment for $1.85 Billion 16 Apr 11:41am Updated Icahn Enterprises Selling Tropicana Entertainment for $1.85 Billion
Carl Icahn’s company is selling its majority-owned casino subsidiary, Tropicana Entertainment, for about $1.85 billion.
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Trump Talks TPP, but Trade Partners Say, Not So Fast 16 Apr 11:23am Updated Trump Talks TPP, but Trade Partners Say, Not So Fast
President Donald Trump is talking again about getting the U.S. into a Pacific Rim trade agreement. But any serious effort to do so would be fraught with difficulty, not least because Mr. Trump is demanding a “substantially better” deal than Washington got two years ago.
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Volkswagen Unit Considering Full Takeover of Truck Maker Navistar 16 Apr 11:11am Updated Volkswagen Unit Considering Full Takeover of Truck Maker Navistar
Volkswagen’s commercial-vehicles unit is considering a takeover of Navistar, one of America’s largest truck makers worth nearly $4 billion—an ambitious move for the German car maker just days after naming a new CEO.
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Coffee Brands Fight California Ruling on Cancer Warnings 16 Apr 10:55am Updated Coffee Brands Fight California Ruling on Cancer Warnings
The coffee industry is fighting the suggestion its products could cause cancer.
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March Retail Sales Rebound, With Help From Autos 16 Apr 10:45am March Retail Sales Rebound, With Help From Autos
Spending at U.S. retailers bounced back in March, but the broader trend in consumer spending shows only moderate growth despite a solid labor market and growing worker paychecks.
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Shire to Sell Oncology Unit as Takeda Mulls Takeover 16 Apr 10:29am Updated Shire to Sell Oncology Unit as Takeda Mulls Takeover
Shire has agreed to sell its oncology business to French drugmaker Servier for $2.4 billion, in a deal that could discourage Takeda from launching a takeover.
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Fed Officials Dispel Specter of Deflation 16 Apr 10:05am Updated Fed Officials Dispel Specter of Deflation
A hallmark fear of the post-financial crisis era—a Japan-like drift downward in consumer prices—has disappeared. But a recession could bring back deflation worry at the Fed.
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U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.6% in March 16 Apr 10:04am Updated U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.6% in March
Spending at U.S. retailers bounced back in March, but the broader trend in consumer spending shows only moderate growth despite a solid labor market and growing worker paychecks.
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Starbucks Faces Backlash Over Arrest of Black Men 16 Apr 8:31am Updated Starbucks Faces Backlash Over Arrest of Black Men
Starbucks is facing pressure following the arrest Thursday of two black men at one of its locations in Philadelphia.
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Maine Lawmakers Clash With Governor Over Naloxone Access 16 Apr 7:00am Maine Lawmakers Clash With Governor Over Naloxone Access
Lawmakers in Maine seeking to broaden access to an opioid overdose-reversal drug are pushing back against the latest limits supported by Gov. Paul LePage, who has long argued greater availability could enable addicts.
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Bringing Blockchain to the Coffee Cup 16 Apr 6:39am Updated Bringing Blockchain to the Coffee Cup
Colorado shop tries to rewrite the java script by tracing high-end beans from a Ugandan farm to the retail shelf.
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Shire to Sell Oncology Unit for $2.4 Billion as Takeda Mulls Takeover 16 Apr 6:15am Updated Shire to Sell Oncology Unit for $2.4 Billion as Takeda Mulls Takeover
Shire has agreed to sell its oncology business to French drugmaker Servier for $2.4 billion, in a deal that could discourage Takeda from launching a takeover.
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U.S.-Russia Tensions Catch Up to Metals Tycoon Oleg Deripaska 16 Apr 5:40am U.S.-Russia Tensions Catch Up to Metals Tycoon Oleg Deripaska
Russian metals billionaire Oleg Deripaska profited from his proximity to President Vladimir Putin, but new U.S. sanctions make that relationship a liability.
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Demand for Batteries Is Shrinking, Yet Prices Keep On Going and Going…Up 16 Apr 5:30am Demand for Batteries Is Shrinking, Yet Prices Keep On Going and Going…Up
Prices of Energizer and Duracell disposable batteries rose by a robust 8% last year—shining a flashlight on a household product that should be obsolete but has proven remarkably resilient.
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The 21st-Century Suit Salesman: Charm, Confidence and a Smartphone 16 Apr 3:30am The 21st-Century Suit Salesman: Charm, Confidence and a Smartphone
Apparel chains are starting to deploy sales staff armed with technology that can allow them to video chat and send photos of shirts or ties—and get paid commissions for online orders the same way they do for ringing up items at the cash register.
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WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell, Contending With Probe, Decided to Resign 16 Apr 3:29am Updated WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell, Contending With Probe, Decided to Resign
Before stepping down, Martin Sorrell faced a choice: endure an investigation into an allegation of personal misconduct, or leave the advertising giant he founded three decades ago, say people familiar with the board and Mr. Sorrell.
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