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Payless to Close All U.S. Stores as It Prepares for Another Bankruptcy

Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its roughly 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in what is likely to be the largest ever retailer liquidation.
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Payless to Close All U.S. Stores as It Prepares for Another Bankruptcy

Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its roughly 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in what is likely to be the largest ever retailer liquidation.

Lampert's Plan for Sears: Smaller Stores, Less Apparel

Edward Lampert, who steered Sears into bankruptcy and kept it alive with a $5.2 billion offer for its assets, says he will sell or sublease some of the 425 remaining stores, devote extra space to tools and appliances, and open more smaller stores.
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Lampert's Plan for Sears: Smaller Stores, Less Apparel

Edward Lampert, who steered Sears into bankruptcy and kept it alive with a $5.2 billion offer for its assets, says he will sell or sublease some of the 425 remaining stores, devote extra space to tools and appliances, and open more smaller stores.

Levi Strauss Looks Beyond Jeans With IPO

Levi Strauss, which invented bluejeans and dominated the category for more than a century, is looking to go beyond denim. It hopes to raise more than $600 million with an IPO.
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Levi Strauss Looks Beyond Jeans With IPO

Levi Strauss, which invented bluejeans and dominated the category for more than a century, is looking to go beyond denim. It hopes to raise more than $600 million with an IPO.

Former Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading

The former Apple executive who enforced the company’s insider-trading policies was charged criminally with violating those rules by allegedly dumping over $10 million in stock before the company announced it missed a metric for iPhone sales.
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Former Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading

The former Apple executive who enforced the company’s insider-trading policies was charged criminally with violating those rules by allegedly dumping over $10 million in stock before the company announced it missed a metric for iPhone sales.

Cisco Evades Trade Fallout as Revenue, Profit Rise

Cisco Systems boosted its quarterly dividend and stock buyback program following a strong quarter in which revenue growth beat Wall Street targets.
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Cisco Evades Trade Fallout as Revenue, Profit Rise

Cisco Systems boosted its quarterly dividend and stock buyback program following a strong quarter in which revenue growth beat Wall Street targets.

GE Power Has a $92 Billion Backlog. For the New Boss, That's a Problem.

The turnaround of General Electric depends on the revival of its core power business, a reversal that will require CEO Larry Culp to churn through a $92 billion sales backlog marred by low-margin projects.
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GE Power Has a $92 Billion Backlog. For the New Boss, That's a Problem.

The turnaround of General Electric depends on the revival of its core power business, a reversal that will require CEO Larry Culp to churn through a $92 billion sales backlog marred by low-margin projects.

BuzzFeed News Employees Vote to Unionize

Employees at BuzzFeed News have voted to unionize, weeks after executives at the digital-media company announced substantial layoffs to steer the startup to profitability.
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BuzzFeed News Employees Vote to Unionize

Employees at BuzzFeed News have voted to unionize, weeks after executives at the digital-media company announced substantial layoffs to steer the startup to profitability.

Apple Loses Ground to Huawei in China

Shipments of Apple’s iPhone in China slumped far more than overall smartphone shipments there last quarter, while local rival Huawei’s sales soared in the world’s biggest smartphone market.
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Apple Loses Ground to Huawei in China

Shipments of Apple’s iPhone in China slumped far more than overall smartphone shipments there last quarter, while local rival Huawei’s sales soared in the world’s biggest smartphone market.

Publishers Chafe at Apple's Terms for Subscription News Service

Apple’s plan to create a subscription service for news is running into resistance from major publishers who are balking at proposed financial terms.
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Publishers Chafe at Apple's Terms for Subscription News Service

Apple’s plan to create a subscription service for news is running into resistance from major publishers who are balking at proposed financial terms.

Nissan Rebuffed French Push for Renault Merger

The French government engaged directly in discussions with Nissan early in 2018 about the possibility of a full-blown merger with Renault, and Nissan made clear its opposition to the idea.
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Nissan Rebuffed French Push for Renault Merger

The French government engaged directly in discussions with Nissan early in 2018 about the possibility of a full-blown merger with Renault, and Nissan made clear its opposition to the idea.

Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods; Now They're Going Up

Whole Foods is raising prices again. Amazon cut prices after acquiring the grocer in 2017, but pressure from consumer-product makers has led Whole Foods to raise prices on hundreds of products.
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Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods; Now They're Going Up

Whole Foods is raising prices again. Amazon cut prices after acquiring the grocer in 2017, but pressure from consumer-product makers has led Whole Foods to raise prices on hundreds of products.

Jeff Bezos' Journey From Private Family Man to Tabloid Sensation

The Amazon CEO cultivated a persona of the billionaire who did dishes, until his company moved into Hollywood. There, he took on the trappings of a very different lifestyle, where people and events are much harder to control.
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Jeff Bezos' Journey From Private Family Man to Tabloid Sensation

The Amazon CEO cultivated a persona of the billionaire who did dishes, until his company moved into Hollywood. There, he took on the trappings of a very different lifestyle, where people and events are much harder to control.

KPMG Ex-Partner Goes on Trial in 'Steal the Exam' Scandal

A criminal trial that starts Monday may shed more light on a high-profile scandal at the Big Four accounting firm: an effort to help it look better to its regulator that prosecutors say broke the law.
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KPMG Ex-Partner Goes on Trial in 'Steal the Exam' Scandal

A criminal trial that starts Monday may shed more light on a high-profile scandal at the Big Four accounting firm: an effort to help it look better to its regulator that prosecutors say broke the law.

Prices of Pickup Trucks Charge Into Luxury-Car Territory

Ford, GM and Chrysler have in recent years introduced trucks at price points well into luxury territory, offering plusher interiors, more powerful engines and premium options.
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Prices of Pickup Trucks Charge Into Luxury-Car Territory

Ford, GM and Chrysler have in recent years introduced trucks at price points well into luxury territory, offering plusher interiors, more powerful engines and premium options.

How Bad Is the China Slowdown? U.S. Companies Offer Some Answers

Fourth-quarter results from U.S. companies indicate that slowing growth in China is modest, but broad. Retailers and other companies catering to Chinese consumers face signs of weakness among the country’s growing middle class. Analysts fear a brutal quarte
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How Bad Is the China Slowdown? U.S. Companies Offer Some Answers

Fourth-quarter results from U.S. companies indicate that slowing growth in China is modest, but broad. Retailers and other companies catering to Chinese consumers face signs of weakness among the country’s growing middle class. Analysts fear a brutal quarter ahead.

Prepare to Pay More for Diapers, Clorox and Cat Litter

Makers of household staples started raising prices last year on diapers, toilet paper and trash bags to offset higher commodity costs and boost profits. Executives are promising to raise even more prices this year.
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Prepare to Pay More for Diapers, Clorox and Cat Litter

Makers of household staples started raising prices last year on diapers, toilet paper and trash bags to offset higher commodity costs and boost profits. Executives are promising to raise even more prices this year.

Advertisers Warm to Fledgling Alliance of American Football

A new professional football league, The Alliance of American Football, plays its first games on CBS this Saturday. However, advertisers are divided on whether the country needs more football.
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Advertisers Warm to Fledgling Alliance of American Football

A new professional football league, The Alliance of American Football, plays its first games on CBS this Saturday. However, advertisers are divided on whether the country needs more football.

Amazon Reconsidering Plan to Put Campus in New York City

Amazon executives are re-evaluating a planned campus in New York City, people familiar with the matter said, turning up the heat on local officials who have rallied opposition to giving billions of dollars in tax incentives to one of the world’s most valuab
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Amazon Reconsidering Plan to Put Campus in New York City

Amazon executives are re-evaluating a planned campus in New York City, people familiar with the matter said, turning up the heat on local officials who have rallied opposition to giving billions of dollars in tax incentives to one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Arconic Plans to Break Itself Apart

Aluminum-parts manufacturer Arconic plans to spin off one of its two main units after rejecting a $10 billion offer for the entire company and replacing its chief executive.
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Arconic Plans to Break Itself Apart

Aluminum-parts manufacturer Arconic plans to spin off one of its two main units after rejecting a $10 billion offer for the entire company and replacing its chief executive.

Mattel, Hasbro Stung by Collapse of Toys 'R' Us

Hasbro and Mattel both posted steep quarterly sales declines across most of their toy portfolios as last year’s liquidation of Toys “R” Us disrupted the key holiday season.
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Mattel, Hasbro Stung by Collapse of Toys 'R' Us

Hasbro and Mattel both posted steep quarterly sales declines across most of their toy portfolios as last year’s liquidation of Toys “R” Us disrupted the key holiday season.

Prosecutors Weigh Whether National Enquirer Violated Earlier Agreement

Federal prosecutors are examining whether the National Enquirer’s dealings with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos violated a nonprosecution agreement the tabloid’s publisher signed last year.
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Prosecutors Weigh Whether National Enquirer Violated Earlier Agreement

Federal prosecutors are examining whether the National Enquirer’s dealings with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos violated a nonprosecution agreement the tabloid’s publisher signed last year.

What I Learned From the Hacker Who Spied on Me

Tech columnist Joanna Stern asked an ethical hacker to get into as many of her webcams as he could. Along the way she identified important tips for keeping our computers safe.
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What I Learned From the Hacker Who Spied on Me

Tech columnist Joanna Stern asked an ethical hacker to get into as many of her webcams as he could. Along the way she identified important tips for keeping our computers safe.

Steelmakers Find Strength to Expand Under Tariffs

U.S. steelmakers are expanding steel production capacity, betting that recent falling prices won’t last and tariffs will shield them from foreign competition.
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Steelmakers Find Strength to Expand Under Tariffs

U.S. steelmakers are expanding steel production capacity, betting that recent falling prices won’t last and tariffs will shield them from foreign competition.

Ghosn Threw a Big Bash at Versailles, and Renault Wants to Know Who Paid for It

French auto maker Renault said Carlos Ghosn may have misused a company sponsorship to stage a party to celebrate his second marriage, the first time it has disclosed possible inappropriate behavior by its former chief.
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Ghosn Threw a Big Bash at Versailles, and Renault Wants to Know Who Paid for It

French auto maker Renault said Carlos Ghosn may have misused a company sponsorship to stage a party to celebrate his second marriage, the first time it has disclosed possible inappropriate behavior by its former chief.

Twitter's Push for Healthier Discourse Lifts Revenue, Hurts User Growth

Twitter reported record quarterly revenue and its first full year of profitability, signs that its efforts to promote healthy interactions appear to be working.
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Twitter's Push for Healthier Discourse Lifts Revenue, Hurts User Growth

Twitter reported record quarterly revenue and its first full year of profitability, signs that its efforts to promote healthy interactions appear to be working.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses Tabloid of Attempted Blackmail

Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post and founder of Amazon.com Inc., accused National Enquirer-parent American Media Inc. of trying to blackmail him.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses Tabloid of Attempted Blackmail

Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post and founder of Amazon.com Inc., accused National Enquirer-parent American Media Inc. of trying to blackmail him.

GM Leans on U.S. Truck Buyers to Counter Weakness in China

General Motors said its fourth-quarter operating profit dropped 8%, as strong sales in its home U.S. market were offset by weaker results in China.
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GM Leans on U.S. Truck Buyers to Counter Weakness in China

General Motors said its fourth-quarter operating profit dropped 8%, as strong sales in its home U.S. market were offset by weaker results in China.

Investor Starboard Installs Its CEO as Papa John's Chairman

Activist investor Starboard is making a $200 million investment in Papa John’s International, and its CEO Jeffrey Smith is becoming chairman of the troubled pizza chain.
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Investor Starboard Installs Its CEO as Papa John's Chairman

Activist investor Starboard is making a $200 million investment in Papa John’s International, and its CEO Jeffrey Smith is becoming chairman of the troubled pizza chain.

Ratings Slump for Low-Scoring Super Bowl

Sunday’s National Football League championship averaged 100.7 million viewers across CBS’s TV and digital platforms, according to Nielsen, making it the least-watched Super Bowl since 2009.
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Ratings Slump for Low-Scoring Super Bowl

Sunday’s National Football League championship averaged 100.7 million viewers across CBS’s TV and digital platforms, according to Nielsen, making it the least-watched Super Bowl since 2009.

United Makes Changes After Review of Plane Stranded More Than 12 Hours

United is steering its pilots away from a remote Canadian airfield sometimes used for diverted planes two weeks after one of its jets marooned about 250 passengers there for hours.
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United Makes Changes After Review of Plane Stranded More Than 12 Hours

United is steering its pilots away from a remote Canadian airfield sometimes used for diverted planes two weeks after one of its jets marooned about 250 passengers there for hours.

Car Dealers Are Flush With Unsold Cars as Sales Are Expected to Drop

Car dealers are beginning 2019 with a heavier inventory of unsold vehicles on their lots, a situation that some analysts say will put pressure on them to cut factory output as U.S. auto sales are expected to cool this year.
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Car Dealers Are Flush With Unsold Cars as Sales Are Expected to Drop

Car dealers are beginning 2019 with a heavier inventory of unsold vehicles on their lots, a situation that some analysts say will put pressure on them to cut factory output as U.S. auto sales are expected to cool this year.

Google Parent Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue Growth

Alphabet posted sustained revenue growth in the fourth quarter, the latest indication of strong financial results in the technology world despite mounting public pressures.
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Google Parent Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue Growth

Alphabet posted sustained revenue growth in the fourth quarter, the latest indication of strong financial results in the technology world despite mounting public pressures.

Free, Easy and Legal: How to Stream Great TV and Movies Without Spending a Dime

How to get your online TV and movie fix without spending $10 a month—or spending anything at all: A guide to using ad-supported streaming services.
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Free, Easy and Legal: How to Stream Great TV and Movies Without Spending a Dime

How to get your online TV and movie fix without spending $10 a month—or spending anything at all: A guide to using ad-supported streaming services.

Super Bowl Ads Go for Laughs

Super Bowl advertisers emphasized entertainment and empowerment to get the most out of their costly commercial buys on Sunday, though a few delivered sobering pitches and even a little bit of fear.
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Super Bowl Ads Go for Laughs

Super Bowl advertisers emphasized entertainment and empowerment to get the most out of their costly commercial buys on Sunday, though a few delivered sobering pitches and even a little bit of fear.

Ford Kicks Off 2019 With Strong January

The Detroit auto maker is under pressure to boost its cash flow as concerns about the company’s investment-grade rating and its ability to pay its current dividend are on the rise.
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Ford Kicks Off 2019 With Strong January

The Detroit auto maker is under pressure to boost its cash flow as concerns about the company’s investment-grade rating and its ability to pay its current dividend are on the rise.