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U.S., EU Agree on Adjustments to Data 'Privacy Shield'

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The U.S. and the European Union have agreed on the final changes to a new trans-Atlantic data transfer framework, paving the way for the formal unveiling in early July of the scheme which should restore a straightforward way for companies to transfer data to American soil.

Biotech Labs Birth New Drugs---and New Fortunes

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Proprietary drugs that extend or improve the lives of millions of people have lifted stocks of the biotech companies that own them and made millionaires of many scientists and doctors behind them.

Energy Transfer Can Scrap Williams Merger, Judge Rules

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Energy Transfer Equity can escape its deal to buy rival pipeline operator Williams Cos. after a judge rules that its fears of an unexpected tax bill were genuine.

Companies Scramble to Assess Vote's Impact

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Corporate executives scrambled to assess the fallout from the U.K. vote, with some saying the move would put a chill on investment and deal-making and others vowing to stay the course.

Raw Economic Data Is Just Noise That Needs to Be Silenced

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Seasonal effects drown out the actual trends. Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explains how adjusted numbers make comparisons between months, years or even economic sectors meaningful.

Ticketmaster Vouchers Get Panned by Fans

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Some 50 million Ticketmaster customers were recently sent vouchers for concert tickets as part of a class-action lawsuit, but not all were pleased with their choices.

FAA's Drone Rules Break New Ground

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New federal rules permitting routine commercial-drone flights also establish legal precedents that could affect an array of future air-safety regulations.

Henkel Hopes to Clean Up in U.S. With Sun Products Buy

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Germany’s Henkel is to buy Sun Products of the U.S. in a $3.5 billion deal to bolster its share of the market for laundry-care products and fabric-conditioners in North America.

Hilsenrath's Take: 'Brexit' Vote Means More Fed Delay

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Market mayhem and the strengthening U.S. dollar following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union make it increasingly likely the Federal Reserve will delay plans to raise short-term interest rates, WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath writes.

'Brexit' Expected to Rattle U.S. Economy, Shake Its Influence

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Britain’s exit from the European Union is expected to jolt the U.S. economy, likely rattling restive equity markets and driving up the value of the dollar. It could also weaken U.S. diplomatic leverage in Europe and upend the corporate strategies of U.S. companies based in London.

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