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U.S. Existing Home Sales Fell in April

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined in April, signaling that a runup in prices and limited inventory may be damping momentum in home purchases this spring......»»

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Self-Driving Uber That Hit Pedestrian Wasn"t Set to Stop in an Emergency

An Uber car involved in a deadly crash in Arizona wasn’t designed to automatically brake in case of an emergency, the National Transportation Safety Board said......»»

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Diageo Plans to Sell U.S.-Focused Spirits Brands

Diageo is shopping its Canadian whisky brand Seagrams VO and cinnamon schnapps Goldschlager among others as it looks to pivot towards higher-growth brands, according to people familiar with the matter......»»

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New 1MDB Probe Risks Peeling Back Corruption Built Up Over Decades

Malaysia’s new government faces an awkward problem: Having renewed the investigation into 1MDB, it must now decide how far it should pursue companies that played supporting roles in a massive financial swindle......»»

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Best Buy Benefits From Strong Consumer Confidence

Best Buy’s sales jumped in the latest quarter as the electronics retailer continued to benefit from higher consumer confidence and spending......»»

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Diageo Hires Bankers to Sell U.S.-Focused Spirits Brands

Diageo has hired bankers to sell its Canadian whisky brand Seagrams VO and cinnamon schnapps brand Goldschlager among a number of U.S.-focused spirits brands, according to people familiar with the matter......»»

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U.S. Jobless Claims Rose to 234,000 Last Week

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits rose again last week but remained near historically low levels......»»

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Activist Elliott Discloses Stake in Germany"s Thyssenkrupp

Elliott Management said it had taken a stake in German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp, entering another corporate battle at a company already under pressure to break itself up......»»

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Russian Giant Gazprom Settles Antitrust Case With Europe

Gazprom has formally committed to changing business practices to settle a longstanding antitrust case, in a procedure that allows the state-owned gas giant to avoid billion-dollar fines......»»

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Summer Is Here. Where Are All the Workers?

Owners of restaurants, hotels and other seasonal businesses are scrambling for the second year in a row, as limits on visas for temporary foreign workers and a tight U.S. labor market make it difficult to staff up for the summer rush......»»

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Starbucks Opens Its Bathrooms. Now It Needs to Keep Them Clean and Drug Free

Now that Starbucks has decided to allow anyone to use its restrooms, it faces the critical task of keeping them clean and safe......»»

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Trump Tariff Threat Vexes Allies and Global Auto Makers

The U.S. push to impose tariffs on auto imports has put close U.S. allies in the crosshairs of a global trade row that is riling stock markets and creating uncertainty among auto makers, investors and governments......»»

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GDPR Has Companies Big and Small Racing to Comply

When strict new GDPR privacy regulations take effect Friday, even small manufacturers and restaurants with no European footprint will have to change how they handle European customers’ data......»»

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Darwin Evolves: U.S. Military Turns Australian Outpost Into Asia Launchpad

The U.S., Australia and allies are bolstering defenses against an assertive China at the once-isolated outpost of Darwin in northern Australia......»»

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Colleges Bend the Rules for More Students, Give Them Extra Help

As many as 1 in 4 students at some elite U.S. colleges are now classified as disabled, largely because of mental-health issues, entitling them to a widening array of special accommodations like longer time to take exams......»»

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Samsonite Plunges After Short Seller Questions Accounting

Shares of Samsonite, the world’s largest luggage maker by volume, suffered their worst drop in six years after a short seller issued a report critiquing the company’s business practices and its stock valuation......»»

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Samsonite Plunges After Short Seller Questions Luggage Maker"s Accounting

Shares of Samsonite International S.A. on Thurs.....»»

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Rusal CEO Quits Amid Pressure Over U.S. Sanctions

Russian aluminum giant Rusal said Chief Executive Alexandra Bouriko and seven board members resigned to help the company escape the Trump administration’s sanctions program......»»

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Europe Seeks Russia"s Help on Saving Iran Deal, Despite Tension

President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran has added fresh impetus to a European outreach to Russia—although European officials say existing tensions make it far from a thaw......»»

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Westfield Shareholders Approve Big Mall Deal

Shareholders at Westfield, which runs marquee malls across the U.S., overwhelmingly approved a takeover by Europe-based shopping-center company Unibail-Rodamco despite the falling value of the cash-and-stock offer......»»

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