US Business News

ISM Manufacturing Index Signals Expansion in April

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A closely watched gauge of U.S. factory activity slipped in April but continued to signal growth in the manufacturing sector, which has been battered by low oil prices and a strong dollar.

New Delhi Objects to 'Surge Pricing' for Uber, Ola Services

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New Delhi’s government is again locking horns with ride-hailing services Uber and Ola, this time over the practice of charging customers more for rides at peak times.

Valeant's CEO Was Key Force on Pricing

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Valeant and its now-outgoing chief executive Michael Pearson pursued quick, aggressive price increases on acquired drugs in recent years—a strategy that is evident in documents collected during a Senate investigation.

CNN Enjoys Outsize Ratings Boost From Presidential Race

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The presidential race has re-energized CNN after years of weak ratings, playing a major role in more than doubling its prime-time audience in the network’s target demographic of 25- to 54-year-olds since the start of 2016.

On Close Inspection, India's Sharp Growth Picture Gets Fuzzy

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India’s economy expanded by 7.3% last year, outpacing every other major nation, including China, for the first time in nearly two decades. But as with most developing countries, India’s economy defies easy measurement.

Taking the Temperature of U.S. Jobs and Global Manufacturing

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This week, data releases will shine a light on U.S. job growth in April and the trade gap for March, plus offer updates from the manufacturing sector in the U.S., China, Japan and other major economies.

U.S. Chides Five Economic Powers Over Policies

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The Obama administration delivered a shot across the bow to Asia’s leading exporters and Germany for their economic policies and warned that a number of major economies around the globe could face intense pressure to engage in currency interventions to counter slow growth.

Anemic Wage Growth Restraining Economy

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Years of solid job gains are failing to produce a breakout in wages, suppressing the spark needed for a sustained pickup in economic growth.

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