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Trump's Carrier Intervention Has Labor Leaders Wary

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Donald Trump’s dust-up with a local labor leader over a Carrier Corp. factory in Indiana has alarmed some union officials, even as they hope the incoming president can make good on his promises to create and retain jobs.

Many of Silicon Valley's Top Leaders to Attend Meeting With Trump

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Many of Silicon Valley’s most prominent executives are expected to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s tech meeting in New York this Wednesday, people familiar with the plans said Saturday.

21st Century Fox in Talks to Buy Rest of U.K.'s Sky for $14 Billion

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21st Century Fox is in late-stage discussions to buy all of Sky PLC, the U.K.’s market-leading pay-TV provider, in a $14 billion deal, as Fox moves to consolidate its holdings.

Poultry Producers Face Scrutiny Over Chicken Price Index

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Chicken-companies will get another chance in coming days to smooth investors’ ruffled feathers over questions about poultry pricing that have pressured share prices.

Coke CEO Muhtar Kent to Step Down

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Coca-Cola said Friday that Muhtar Kent would resign from his role as chief executive in May 2017, to be succeeded by James Quincey, the beverage company’s president and operating chief.

Apple's Mysterious AirPods Delay Marks Rare Misstep

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Three months after trumpeting the AirPods as a breakthrough technology, Apple still hasn’t made them available. The company says it needs time before the wireless airbuds are ready for consumers.

For Vodafone, Being No. 2 Could Be Best

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U.K.-based Vodafone, the world’s second-biggest mobile carrier by subscribers, aims to be one of two ‘premium’ players—it doesn’t matter which—in each of its 26 countries.

Facebook's Plan to Keep Zuckerberg in Control Was Flawed, Lawsuit Says

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Shareholders allege director Marc Andreessen privately coached the CEO by text message on how to win over other members of the board.

Nielsen and Foursquare Partner to Tie Digital Ads to In-Store Visits

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Measurement firm Nielsen and location data company Foursquare are teaming up to help marketers better understand when online advertising drives people into physical stores.

Goldman's Cohn Is Leading Candidate for Top White House Economic Post

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Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn is the leading candidate to serve as director of the White House National Economic Council, two Trump transition advisers said Friday, putting alums of the prominent Wall Street investment bank into the top two economic jobs of the new administration.

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