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VW Is Told to Shed Suzuki Stake

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An international court has ordered Volkswagen of Germany to sell its nearly 20% stake in Suzuki, allowing the Japanese auto maker to extricate itself from the tie-up after a four-year struggle.

Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan

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Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

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While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Alibaba Targets Rural China for E-Commerce Growth

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China e-commerce titans Alibaba and JD.com, facing a slowdown in the growth of their core urban customers, are battling to crack a new frontier: the sprawling countryside with some 600 million potential shoppers.

In Japan, Foreigners Fill Workforce Gaps

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Non-Japanese are taking a bigger role in powering Japan’s economy, as a labor shortage impels the nation to overcome its longstanding resistance to foreign workers.

U.K. Approves Giant North Sea Gas Project

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A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S said it has received approval to develop the $4.5 billion Culzean gas field, the largest new find in the U.K. North Sea for a decade.

What to Expect When You're Expecting an Apple Car

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On its face, a car seems like a disastrous thing for Apple to build, writes Christopher Mims. One of his predictions about the Apple car: If Apple does go forward with it, the company is playing a long game, one that could easily span decades.

Apple's Ad Blockers Rile Publishers

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Apple’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors like Google.

Facebook Adds Tool to Detect Unauthorized Posts of Video

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Facebook, under fire from top Web-video creators who say it fails to prevent their videos from being posted without permission, is trying to make it easier for them to protect their content, particularly when videos go viral.

Netflix Ends Epix Cable Deal, Pulling High-Profile Films

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Streaming service to focus on originals and exclusives; Hulu lands a film trove

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