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Companies Bow to Social-Media Pressure, Sever NRA Ties

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Chubb, MetLife, Symantec and Enterprise’s rental-car chains have eliminated discounts and special programs from members of the National Rifle Association after consumers took to social media to voice outrage against the gun lobby.

Huawei's U.K. Relationship Raises U.S. Concerns

Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese maker of smartphones and telecom gear, is seen in Washington as a potential tool of state-sponsored spying, but Britain and several other U.S. allies are embracing Huawei’s technology.

General Mills, Maker of Cheerios, Now Wants to Feed Your Dog, Too

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General Mills has agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for about $8 billion, as the food giant looks for a piece of the fast-growing natural pet-food market.

Volkswagen Results Benefit From Strong Sales, Cost Cutting

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Volkswagen, the world’s biggest car maker by sales, said net income more than doubled last year on the back of strong sales of its marques and the effect of cost-cutting at its flagship VW brand.

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Dropbox Files for Its Initial Public Offering

Web-storage company Dropbox Inc. raised the curtain on its long-awaited IPO, which is set to be one of the biggest tech debuts of the past few years.

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Playing With $100 Billion, Warren Buffett Is Giant Trader of U.S. Treasury Bills

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has used its mounting cash pile to become one of the world’s largest owners of U.S. Treasury bills after struggling to find big companies to buy in recent years.

Why General Mills Is Paying Up for a Dog's Breakfast

The cereal and ice cream maker needs to shift to protein and is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products, a purveyor of high-protein, natural pet foods, to do it.

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New England Has a Power Problem

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New Hampshire’s rejection of a planned 192-mile power line from Canada to Massachusetts is the latest example of just how hard it is to build large energy infrastructure in New England, even as states struggle to meet pressing electricity…

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Who Wins From Standard Life Aberdeen-Phoenix Deal

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Standard Life Aberdeen thinks shedding its insurance arm will unlock value. But what is left behind is an asset manager with high costs and investor outflows. Both need fixing, fast.

Auto Makers Race to Build a Cheaper Electric Car for India, Other Growing Markets

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The world’s auto makers are vying to build an affordable electric car to target drivers in emerging economies and potentially create a competitor to Chinese-made vehicles.

Activist Starboard Seeks Board Seats at Cars.com

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Starboard Value is taking a step further as an activist investor in Cars.com and has nominated four people it wants to be named to the board of the car-search engine company at its annual meeting next month.

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Drug That Promises to Kill Flu in a Day Approved in Japan

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Japan has approved a drug that its maker says can kill the flu virus in 24 hours, paving the way for what health experts believe could be a breakthrough in the way the illness is treated.

Airlines Are Booming, So Why Are Investors Worried?

Sentiment has turned when it comes to investing in airlines, as investors fret that rising fuel prices, excessive expansion plans, and creeping costs threaten future earnings.

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Anbang and the Financialization of China's Economy

Beijing just took over China’s most notorious purveyor of dodgy wealth management products. The next phase of the debt crackdown might prove more damaging.

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Chinese Regulator Seizes Anbang

China’s insurance regulatory agency took control of hard-charging, acquisitive Anbang Insurance, saying the action is needed to avoid a collapse of the firm following suspected illegal activity and the downfall of its once-highflying…

Friday, Feb 23

'Angry Birds' Maker's Shares Drop After Revenue Warning

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The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos

This use of doctored images was a crucial and deceptively simple technique to spread fabricated information during the 2016 election. Tech companies, which are under fire, struggle to screen for indications photos might have been distorted…

Thursday, Feb 22

YouTube Says It Mistakenly Promoted a Conspiratorial Video on Florida Shooting

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How Jeffrey Immelt's 'Success Theater' Masked the Rot at GE

A culture that disdained bad news contributed to overoptimistic forecasts and botched strategies. GE stock has almost halved since Mr. Immelt resigned as CEO and the company is considering whether to break itself up.

Ford North America President Leaves Following Misconduct Allegations

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R-Rated Behavior of Star Producer Is a Drama for Disney

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Wednesday, Feb 21

White House Reaches Out to Labor Unions on Trade Policy

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President Donald Trump sought input Wednesday from the largest labor unions in the U.S. on trade policy, including the talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

10 New York City Tow-Truck Firms Indicted

Manhattan prosecutors accused 17 people and 10 companies of using fraud and violence to create an illegal monopoly within New York City’s towing industry.

Walmart Stumbles in Shift to Web Selling

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3M, State of Minnesota Settle For $850 Million

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3M Co. will pay $850 million to settle Minnesota’s lawsuit, claiming the manufacturer contaminated water in the state for at least five decades.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Albertsons Scoops Up Remainder of Rite Aid in Face of Online Threat

Albertsons plans to buy the portion of Rite Aid that isn’t being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance as retailers of all stripes scramble to respond to a rapidly changing consumer shopping landscape.

The iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

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Qualcomm Raises Bid for Chip Maker NXP to $44 Billion

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Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians

Facebook is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the U.S. indictment alleging that Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive’s attempts to address the issue.

Monday, Feb 19

Novartis' 41-Year-Old CEO Steers Drug Maker Back to R&D

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For Tech Giants, Halting Russian Meddling Won't Be Easy

The U.S. indictment handed up against three Russian companies and 13 individuals suggests it won’t be easy to stop any aggressive influence campaign in the run-up to the midterm election in less than nine months.