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  • As China Talks Resume, Trump Seeks a Win on Trade
    As trade negotiations with China resume, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal that will result in long-term reforms—and prove that tariffs are an effective battering ram to open markets around the world. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-19
  • How Amazon Will Grow Without a New York HQ2
    For Amazon, walking away from the New York HQ2 deal is unlikely to either slow its ascent or stop its hiring there. Beyond its Arlington, Va., HQ2, Amazon plans to boost hiring in 17 other cities in the U.S. and Canada it considers technology hubs—including New York. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-19
  • Apple’s Executive Shake-Up Readies Company for Life After iPhone
    Apple is shaking up leadership and reordering priorities across its services, artificial intelligence, hardware and retail divisions as it works to reduce the company’s reliance on iPhone sales. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-18
  • FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies
    Federal air-safety regulators are investigating Southwest Airlines for widespread failures to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded into each of its jets. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Honda to Shut Major U.K. Production Plant Amid Brexit Uncertainty
    Japanese car-maker Honda Motor will shut a major production plant in the U.K., the latest auto group to plan a pull back from the U.K. as Brexit looms. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Discounts on SUVs Are Getting Bigger as Dealer Inventories Rise
    Auto makers are pulling back on discounts on sedans and shifting more promotional dollars to sport-utility vehicles and trucks. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Why Your Apps Can Find You, But 911 Can’t
    Smartphone apps can usually find users quickly and effortlessly, but 911 is often less accurate at finding callers from their cell phones. WSJ’s Spencer Macnaughton looks at efforts to make 911 services more precise. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Europe’s Pharmacies, Long Protected, Face Shake-Up
    European apothecaries, a last bastion of the continent’s market-street past, are up against a fierce challenge from a Belgian entrepreneur who doesn’t follow their traditional rules designed to cushion competition. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Global Economy Week Ahead
    In the week ahead, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases January meeting minutes. The U.S. will also see fresh data on home sales and durable goods. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-17
  • Import Wave Jams California Warehouses
    A steady wave of imports into Southern California’s ports, driven by a robust U.S. economy and companies trying to get goods moving ahead of potential tariffs, has the region’s warehouses and shipping terminals overstuffed and distribution networks jammed. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-17
  • A $10 Accessory Proves Smartphones Are Too Big
    Phones are too big and too hard to hold and use with one hand—and that’s why PopSockets last year sold 60 million PopGrips, a grip that attaches to the back of your giant smartphone. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-17
  • Partisan Rift Threatens Federal Data-Privacy Law
    Congress set the stage last year to pass a sweeping consumer data-privacy law in 2019, but prospects for legislation are dimming amid sharpening divides among lawmakers over how far the federal government should go in reining in Big Tech. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-17
  • Worry About Debt? Not So Fast, Some Economists Say
    As the national debt rises, some economists are making a once-heretical argument: The U.S. needn’t be so worried about all of its red ink. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-17
  • Lawsuits Surge Over Websites’ Access for the Blind
    Businesses are getting sued over websites that can’t be accessed by the blind, with many companies facing their second or third lawsuit even after reaching settlements to upgrade sites. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-17
  • Tod’s Loafers Have Won Over Royals and Hollywood—But Not Many Millennials
    Tod’s, the Italian maker of chic leather loafers, isn’t sorry it missed the boat on marketing to fashion consumers in their 20s and 30s—but it still has some catching up to do. ... read more
    Source: The Wall Street JournalPublished on 2019-02-17