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Caterpillar Pushes Profit Higher

Caterpillar reported higher profit thanks to price increases and rising sales, offsetting higher costs to make and ship its machinery due in part to metal tariffs.
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Caterpillar Pushes Profit Higher

Caterpillar reported higher profit thanks to price increases and rising sales, offsetting higher costs to make and ship its machinery due in part to metal tariffs.

The Steel Industry Gets What It Wants on Tariffs

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.
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The Steel Industry Gets What It Wants on Tariffs

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.

Super Micro Computer Denies Malicious Chip Report

Super Micro Computer said in a letter to customers that a media report claiming a malevolent hardware chip was installed in its motherboards is incorrect and that it is conducting a review in light of the story.
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Super Micro Computer Denies Malicious Chip Report

Super Micro Computer said in a letter to customers that a media report claiming a malevolent hardware chip was installed in its motherboards is incorrect and that it is conducting a review in light of the story.

Hasbro Still Feels Sting From Loss of Toys 'R' Us Business

Hasbro continued to struggle in the aftermath of Toys “R” Us’s demise, as liquidation sales damped demand for orders and finding new places for the lost business created complications.
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Hasbro Still Feels Sting From Loss of Toys 'R' Us Business

Hasbro continued to struggle in the aftermath of Toys “R” Us’s demise, as liquidation sales damped demand for orders and finding new places for the lost business created complications.

Steelmakers Boast Impressive Record of Getting Tariffs---and Avoiding Them

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.
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Steelmakers Boast Impressive Record of Getting Tariffs---and Avoiding Them

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.

MTV Owner's Streaming Strategy: If You Can't Beat Them, Feed Them

Viacom is rebooting MTV’s “The Real World” franchise for Facebook, the latest sign that the cable-TV giant has stopped fighting the growing dominance of digital players like Netflix and is instead producing shows—and soon movies—for them.
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MTV Owner's Streaming Strategy: If You Can't Beat Them, Feed Them

Viacom is rebooting MTV’s “The Real World” franchise for Facebook, the latest sign that the cable-TV giant has stopped fighting the growing dominance of digital players like Netflix and is instead producing shows—and soon movies—for them.

Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog

An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.
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Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog

An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.

Inflation Is Back---and Consumer-Goods Giants Are Taking Advantage

Two of the world’s largest consumer-goods companies, Unilever and Nestlé, reported stronger sales as a wave of inflation in many markets emboldened them to raise prices.
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Inflation Is Back---and Consumer-Goods Giants Are Taking Advantage

Two of the world’s largest consumer-goods companies, Unilever and Nestlé, reported stronger sales as a wave of inflation in many markets emboldened them to raise prices.

Alcoa Raises Profit Outlook as Tariffs Lift Aluminum Prices

Alcoa said higher U.S. aluminum prices from a tariff on imports and rising sales of raw materials needed to make aluminum improved its revenue in the third quarter.
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Alcoa Raises Profit Outlook as Tariffs Lift Aluminum Prices

Alcoa said higher U.S. aluminum prices from a tariff on imports and rising sales of raw materials needed to make aluminum improved its revenue in the third quarter.

In the Fight Against Fake News, Facebook's Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up

The social network’s algorithms scan billions of posts each day in hopes of flagging misinformation before it goes viral; humans play a supporting role, but in the end they simply can’t keep up.
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In the Fight Against Fake News, Facebook's Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up

The social network’s algorithms scan billions of posts each day in hopes of flagging misinformation before it goes viral; humans play a supporting role, but in the end they simply can’t keep up.

Constellation CEO Rob Sands to Step Down From Corona Brewer

Rob Sands, the third in his family to lead the upstate Victor, N.Y. company, will step aside as chief executive on March 1, entrusting Constellation’s future to one of his lieutenants, Bill Newlands.
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Constellation CEO Rob Sands to Step Down From Corona Brewer

Rob Sands, the third in his family to lead the upstate Victor, N.Y. company, will step aside as chief executive on March 1, entrusting Constellation’s future to one of his lieutenants, Bill Newlands.

Tesla Advances in China, Buying Land Purchase for a Factory

Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker is speeding up construction of a plant in Shanghai in response to the U.S.-China trade dispute.
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Tesla Advances in China, Buying Land Purchase for a Factory

Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker is speeding up construction of a plant in Shanghai in response to the U.S.-China trade dispute.

When Your Day Job Isn't Enough

It used to be that many people had to choose between their creative aspirations and their commitment to a corporate career, but in the era of the side hustle some manage to do both.
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When Your Day Job Isn't Enough

It used to be that many people had to choose between their creative aspirations and their commitment to a corporate career, but in the era of the side hustle some manage to do both.

Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer-Rental Business

Uber Technologies, in its ongoing quest to move beyond its unprofitable business of connecting drivers with passengers, is adding a new tractor-trailer rental business to help big-rig truckers haul freight around the country.
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Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer-Rental Business

Uber Technologies, in its ongoing quest to move beyond its unprofitable business of connecting drivers with passengers, is adding a new tractor-trailer rental business to help big-rig truckers haul freight around the country.

Ties to Saudi Prince Weigh On SoftBank Fund's Future

Billionaire Japanese tech investor Masayoshi Son and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman have been mutual supporters and business partners—but the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a shadow.
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Ties to Saudi Prince Weigh On SoftBank Fund's Future

Billionaire Japanese tech investor Masayoshi Son and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman have been mutual supporters and business partners—but the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a shadow.

IBM Shares Slide as Revenue Drop Renews Concerns

Shares of International Business Machines fell Wednesday after the company’s drop in revenue renewed concerns about the tech giant’s growth prospects.
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IBM Shares Slide as Revenue Drop Renews Concerns

Shares of International Business Machines fell Wednesday after the company’s drop in revenue renewed concerns about the tech giant’s growth prospects.

Facebook Accused of Failing to Disclose Ad Errors Sooner

Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers.
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Facebook Accused of Failing to Disclose Ad Errors Sooner

Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers.

Apple 'Deeply Apologetic' Over Account Hacks in China

Apple apologized over the hacking of some Chinese accounts in phishing scams, almost a week after it emerged that stolen Apple IDs had been used to swipe customer funds.
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Apple 'Deeply Apologetic' Over Account Hacks in China

Apple apologized over the hacking of some Chinese accounts in phishing scams, almost a week after it emerged that stolen Apple IDs had been used to swipe customer funds.

Walmart's Largest Acquisition Ever Will Hit Profit

Walmart lowered its profit targets and said it would open just 10 new U.S. stores next fiscal year, as the world’s biggest retailer focuses its efforts on e-commerce shopping.
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Walmart's Largest Acquisition Ever Will Hit Profit

Walmart lowered its profit targets and said it would open just 10 new U.S. stores next fiscal year, as the world’s biggest retailer focuses its efforts on e-commerce shopping.

Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion Ahead of Possible IPO

The ride-hailing company recently received proposals from banks valuing it at as much as $120 billion in an initial public offering that could take place early next year.
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Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion Ahead of Possible IPO

The ride-hailing company recently received proposals from banks valuing it at as much as $120 billion in an initial public offering that could take place early next year.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who helped pioneer the personal-computer industry, died just two weeks after revealing that a cancer he successfully received treatment for several years ago had returned.
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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who helped pioneer the personal-computer industry, died just two weeks after revealing that a cancer he successfully received treatment for several years ago had returned.

A Drama CBS Can't Cancel---the One in Its Boardroom

CBS sought to turn the page on upheaval when Leslie Moonves stepped down as chairman and chief executive. Instead, the boardroom drama continued.
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A Drama CBS Can't Cancel---the One in Its Boardroom

CBS sought to turn the page on upheaval when Leslie Moonves stepped down as chairman and chief executive. Instead, the boardroom drama continued.

SoftBank Gives Startups Billions of Reasons to Hold Off IPOs

If SoftBank secures a majority stake in eight-year-old WeWork through its Vision Fund, the move would likely keep the shared office-space company private for years to come, employing what one venture capitalist calls “a holding-company philosophy.”
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SoftBank Gives Startups Billions of Reasons to Hold Off IPOs

If SoftBank secures a majority stake in eight-year-old WeWork through its Vision Fund, the move would likely keep the shared office-space company private for years to come, employing what one venture capitalist calls “a holding-company philosophy.”

Lavazza and Illy Say 'Basta' as Global Coffee Wars Come to Italy

Two of the best-known names in Italian coffee are bolstering their businesses, hoping to secure their independence as global coffee giants Starbucks Corp. and Nestlé SA make incursions into their turf.
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Lavazza and Illy Say 'Basta' as Global Coffee Wars Come to Italy

Two of the best-known names in Italian coffee are bolstering their businesses, hoping to secure their independence as global coffee giants Starbucks Corp. and Nestlé SA make incursions into their turf.

Military-Communications Firms Harris, L3 Near Deal to Combine

Harris and L3 Technologies are nearing an agreement to merge, a deal that would unite two big providers of defense communications and electronics with a combined market value of about $33.5 billion.
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Military-Communications Firms Harris, L3 Near Deal to Combine

Harris and L3 Technologies are nearing an agreement to merge, a deal that would unite two big providers of defense communications and electronics with a combined market value of about $33.5 billion.

Tariffs Hit Those Trump Wants to Help: U.S. Factories

The Trump administration says tariffs on Chinese imports will shift manufacturing back to U.S. factories, but some companies that have done just that say the tariffs are hurting their business.
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Tariffs Hit Those Trump Wants to Help: U.S. Factories

The Trump administration says tariffs on Chinese imports will shift manufacturing back to U.S. factories, but some companies that have done just that say the tariffs are hurting their business.

Sears Set to File for Bankruptcy, With Its Survival in Question

As Sears plans to file for chapter 11 protection, the big question is whether a smaller Sears emerges from bankruptcy or whether the filing leads to a liquidation and a final end to the storied chain.
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Sears Set to File for Bankruptcy, With Its Survival in Question

As Sears plans to file for chapter 11 protection, the big question is whether a smaller Sears emerges from bankruptcy or whether the filing leads to a liquidation and a final end to the storied chain.

Sears, Lenders Nearing Deal to Keep Some Stores Open

Sears Holdings is inching closer to a deal with lenders about a bankruptcy plan that would close at least 150 stores and provide a lifeline loan to keep a small footprint of around 300 locations open.
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Sears, Lenders Nearing Deal to Keep Some Stores Open

Sears Holdings is inching closer to a deal with lenders about a bankruptcy plan that would close at least 150 stores and provide a lifeline loan to keep a small footprint of around 300 locations open.

New Stars, Fading Anthem Controversy Lift NFL Ratings

NFL TV ratings are up for the first time since 2015, an improvement that league and TV executives attribute to new stars, a fading national-anthem controversy and a much-needed distraction from the political divisiveness shaking the country.
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New Stars, Fading Anthem Controversy Lift NFL Ratings

NFL TV ratings are up for the first time since 2015, an improvement that league and TV executives attribute to new stars, a fading national-anthem controversy and a much-needed distraction from the political divisiveness shaking the country.

Walmart Cuts Online Video Deals in Bid to Become Entertainment Hub

The retail giant teams up with Hollywood studio MGM and an interactive-video startup in its rivalry with Amazon. First up is a remake of “Mr. Mom.”
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Walmart Cuts Online Video Deals in Bid to Become Entertainment Hub

The retail giant teams up with Hollywood studio MGM and an interactive-video startup in its rivalry with Amazon. First up is a remake of “Mr. Mom.”