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U.S., China Agree on Outline to Settle ZTE Controversy

The U.S. and China have agreed on the broad outline of a deal to settle the controversy over Chinese telecom giant ZTE, as the two sides work toward an agreement to ease trade tensions.

Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make too Many Returns

Amazon cultivated an image as a customer-friendly company in part by making it easy for shoppers to send back items they don’t want. Then it started banning customers who return too many items.

Zuckerberg Enters the Lion's Den: Privacy-Focused Europe

Top European lawmakers are set to interrogate Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s handling of alleged user-data misuse and election interference on the platform.

The Obama Channel? Obamas Sign Deal With Netflix

Netflix signed the former president and first lady to a multiyear deal to produce shows and documentaries for the streaming platform.

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Boeing Faces Fresh Union Vote


A group of workers at Boeing’s large plane-making facility in South Carolina will vote on union representation later this month after labor regulators cleared a path for a fresh ballot.


Why Auto Dealers Struggle to Explain Your Car's Hi-Tech Safety Features

Most new cars nowadays can be outfitted with advanced safety gear, but salespeople often fail to pitch buyers on the benefits of these potentially lifesaving but costly features.


Sony to Buy Mubadala's Stake in EMI Music Publishing


Sony has agreed to buy Mubadala Investment’s stake in EMI Music Publishing, which owns or administers over 2 million songs, including classics like “Over The Rainbow’ and recent hits including Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.”


Starbucks Clarifies Policy on Allowing Nonpaying Guests

Starbucks tried to dig itself out of controversy by attempting to clarify a policy toward nonpaying guests that generated an onslaught of complaints that cafes would turn into homeless shelters and drug havens.


Climate Pressure on Shell Is Warning to Oil Industry

Investors are upping the ante on big oil companies over climate change, demanding they take more concrete action to help curb global warming.


How HP Survives in a Shrinking PC Market



Britain Unlikely to Review Comcast's Sky Deal

Britain is unlikely to open an antitrust review into Comcast’s $30 billion bid for U.K. pay-TV company Sky, a government official said, removing a hurdle for the cable firm in a takeover battle that also includes Fox and Disney.


GE to Merge Rail Division With Wabtec in $11 Billion Deal

General Electric agreed to merge its railroad business with Wabtec, in a deal valued at roughly $11 billion, letting GE raise some cash to fund its turnaround and shed one of its oldest operations.


China Rejects U.S. Target for Narrowing Countries' Trade Gap

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FAA Moved Slower Than Usual on Warning Ahead of Southwest Fatality

Before a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight, regulators had been weighing stepping up engine inspections for an unusually long time after the first warnings about a part.

Boston Wants Amazon, but Is There Room?

Tony Luong for The Wall Street JournalRising rents and displacement are already apparent in the Boston neighborhood that locals call Eastie, and some people worry that Amazon moving in would further pressure vulnerable residents.Tony Luong…


Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

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Boeing to Join Mexico in Probe of Deadly Cuba Plane Crash

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Major Oil Companies Embrace Latin America

The world’s largest energy companies are placing enormous bets on Latin America, a region rich with oil that many avoided in the past.


Small Brands Are Taking a Thousand Little Bites Out of Campbell's Business


As Americans become more adventurous with the grocery cart, food aisles are undergoing a transformation that is forcing big food companies to keep up with $10 bottles of juice and sophisticated-tasting cookies.

The AI Doctor Will See You Now

Artificial intelligence in medicine promises to alert us to disease or a medical emergency before it happens—if only we can navigate the pitfalls.

Monday, May 21

The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

Welcome to dropshipping, where entrepreneurs use social-media and virtual storefronts to flip merchandise from online marketplaces like Alibaba’s AliExpress to customers paying premium prices.

Kraft Heinz Prepares to Take On Hellmann's With a New Mayonnaise and 'Mayochup'

The Big Two are cutting prices and slinging out new concoctions as they battle changing eating habits, an array of new competitors and each other.

Campbell's Strategy Comes Under Scrutiny After CEO Exit


Denise Morrison was the biggest champion of Campbell’s yearslong push into fresh and refrigerated foods, but her abrupt departure suggests that the strategy flopped and that the 150-year-old company needs a new plan.

China Agrees to Buy More U.S. Goods and Services


Saturday, May 19

One Small Rancher's Big Role in Saving Brazil's Amazon

Mauro Lúcio Costa is now preaching his methods across the Amazon, putting him on the front line of a battle to preserve the forest and transform the cattle industry there.

Campbell CEO Departs as Sales Cool


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Friday, May 18

CBS Board Defies Shari Redstone

Directors voted to strip the National Amusements president and her family of their voting control over the media company.

Bratz Bigwig in Failed Play to Run Rival Mattel

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Those Privacy Policies Flooding Your Inbox? Print Them Out and They Span a Football Field


Oil Is Above $70, but Frackers Still Struggle to Make Money


Thursday, May 17

Season Tickets? Small Firms Rethink Client Events After Losing Tax Break

With the new tax law limiting deductions for business meals and entertainment, many companies are cutting back on beloved perks such as season sports tickets.

Store Changes Help Walmart, Macy's, but J.C. Penney Falls Further Behind


A strong U.S. economy and recent store improvements are helping Walmart Inc., Macy’s Inc. and many other big retail chains recapture revenue they have lost to online shopping.

'I Lost It': The Boss Who Banned Phones, and What Came Next

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Redstone Makes Power Move at CBS


Shari Redstone fired back at CBS, moving to block the media company’s efforts to strip her family of voting control. In a power move to protect its position as the media giant’s controlling shareholder, the Redstones’ family holding…