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Brexit Stockpiling Frenzy Leaves Firms With Few Warehouses 6 Dec 10:59pm Brexit Stockpiling Frenzy Leaves Firms With Few Warehouses
With so many global companies hoarding supplies ahead of Brexit to shield themselves from border disruptions, some face shortages of storage facilities in parts of the U.K. Makers of perishable food items and pharmaceutical companies are particularly vulnerable to the problem.
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Fed Weighs Wait-And-See Approach on Future Rate Rises 6 Dec 10:56pm Fed Weighs Wait-And-See Approach on Future Rate Rises
Federal Reserve officials are considering whether to signal a new wait-and-see mentality after a likely interest-rate increase at their meeting in December, which could slow the pace of rate increases next year.
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Fiat Chrysler to Open New Assembly Factory in Detroit 6 Dec 9:39pm Fiat Chrysler to Open New Assembly Factory in Detroit
Fiat Chrysler plans to open a new vehicle factory in Detroit, the first new U.S. assembly plant to be built by a major domestic car maker in at least a decade.
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Microsoft Pushes Urgency of Regulating Facial-Recognition Technology 6 Dec 9:31pm Microsoft Pushes Urgency of Regulating Facial-Recognition Technology
Microsoft Corp. is urging governments world-wide to enact regulation of facial-recognition technology next year that requires independent assessment of accuracy and bias and prohibits ongoing surveillance of specific people without a court order.
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Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by China 6 Dec 9:30pm Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by China
Boeing said it was canceling a controversial satellite order that was financed by a Chinese government-owned firm, citing default for nonpayment.
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Congress to Drug Makers: Why Stock Buybacks Over Lowered Drug Prices? 6 Dec 6:33pm Congress to Drug Makers: Why Stock Buybacks Over Lowered Drug Prices?
House Democrats say big pharmaceutical companies channeled tax savings to repurchasing shares instead of making some medicines more affordable.
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Government Faces Skeptical Judges in AT&T Appeal 6 Dec 6:30pm Government Faces Skeptical Judges in AT&T Appeal
A federal appeals court voiced skepticism Thursday of the Justice Department’s bid to roll back AT&T Inc.’s acquisition of Time Warner.
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Lyft Sets Stage for 2019 IPO 6 Dec 4:51pm Lyft Sets Stage for 2019 IPO
Lyft has filed confidential paperwork for its initial public offering, a key step that keeps the ride-hailing firm on pace to hit the public market early next year.
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Readers Respond to Robot Phone Interviews 6 Dec 4:18pm Readers Respond to Robot Phone Interviews
Reader reaction to The Wall Street Journal’s article last week on automated job interviews was swift and mostly negative.
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U.S. Household Net Worth Rose by $2.07 Trillion in 3rd Quarter 6 Dec 1:57pm U.S. Household Net Worth Rose by $2.07 Trillion in 3rd Quarter
The total net worth of U.S. households rose to $109 trillion during the third quarter of 2018, as higher property and stock prices boosted the wealth of Americans.
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Booking a Hotel, Why Not Try Parasailing? Travel Sites Push Experiences 6 Dec 1:49pm Booking a Hotel, Why Not Try Parasailing? Travel Sites Push Experiences
Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Expedia look to organize the roughly 80% of activities done by travelers that are now booked offline.
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Fed Chief Powell Draws Congressional Support 6 Dec 1:44pm Fed Chief Powell Draws Congressional Support
President Trump’s attacks on Fed Chairman Powell have failed so far to gain traction with an important constituency: Congress.
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Walgreens, FedEx Launch Next-Day Prescription Home Delivery 6 Dec 11:30am Walgreens, FedEx Launch Next-Day Prescription Home Delivery
Walgreens Boots Alliance is launching a prescription home-delivery service as the drugstore chain works to stave off competition from Amazon.com and other rivals.
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U.S. Service-Sector Growth Accelerates in November 6 Dec 11:18am U.S. Service-Sector Growth Accelerates in November
The U.S. service sector expanded at a faster pace in November, a sign of continued strength in the domestic economy. The Institute for Supply Management’s nonmanufacturing purchasing-managers index rose to 60.7 from October’s 60.3.
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U.S. Productivity Revised Upward to 2.3% in Third Quarter 6 Dec 9:31am U.S. Productivity Revised Upward to 2.3% in Third Quarter
U.S. worker productivity rose at a faster pace of 2.3% in the third quarter than initially estimated.
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U.S. Private Sector Adds 179,000 Jobs in November 6 Dec 9:06am U.S. Private Sector Adds 179,000 Jobs in November
The U.S. private sector added 179,000 jobs in November, according to a report released Thursday, though the growth was lower than economists were expecting.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week 6 Dec 8:37am Updated U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a historically tight labor market.
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Canadian Authorities Arrest CFO of Huawei Technologies at U.S. Request 6 Dec 12:24am Canadian Authorities Arrest CFO of Huawei Technologies at U.S. Request
Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer at the request of the U.S. government for alleged violations of Iranian sanctions, the latest move by Washington to crack down on the Chinese cellular-technology giant.
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