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A Womb With a View: App to Help IVF Patients Monitor Embryos

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A new smartphone app could allow doctors and couples receiving in vitro fertilization treatment to monitor the growth of embryos in a lab thousands of miles away.

Switzerland's Economy Shrinks

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Switzerland’s economy contracted for the first time in 4½ years in the first quarter as the strength of the Swiss franc hit foreign demand for the country’s pharmaceuticals and machinery products.

Scandal in World Soccer Pressures Sponsors

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The indictments alleging corruption among FIFA officials leave corporate sponsors facing dilemma of whether to back away from the powerful marketing outlet of the world’s most popular game.

Data Giant Equinix to Acquire Telecity

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U.S. data center operator giant Equinix won a scramble to acquire U.K.-based peer Telecity Group in a cash and share offer worth $3.60 billion.

Amazon to Add Its Own Line of Food

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Amazon.com is preparing to broadly expand its fledgling lineup of private-label brands to include grocery items such as milk, cereal, and baby food, as well as household cleaners.

Japan Inflation Slips to Zero

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Data released Friday shows the paradox hampering Japan’s economic revival—while the labor market is improving, consumer spending remains stubbornly weak.

Class of 2015 Is Summa Cum Lucky in the Job Market

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These college grads are blessed with a jobless rate below the average of the past 40 years, foretelling higher wages in the years ahead.

Will Homeowners Shell Out Thousands for Super Batteries?

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Tesla and other companies are jumping into the budding business of electricity-storage batteries, but the current market is very small.

'Numbers Guy' Behind Broadcom Deal

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Avago CEO Hock Tan, a media-shy financial whiz now mounting the largest takeover in high-tech history, is stepping into the limelight with a $37 billion cash-and-stock deal to buy chip maker Broadcom.

China's Tech Firms Aim to Stay Home

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China’s stock market and more favorable domestic regulations are driving tech firms to plan to list shares in China instead of the U.S.

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