On Economy, Obama Wanted More Change Than Americans Did

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President Barack Obama pushed through a more complete safety net and a more redistributive tax code, but his efforts to remake finance, technology, energy and labor markets are in doubt, writes Greg Ip.

SEC Fines GM $1 Million for Accounting Control Failures

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General Motors Co. agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle charges from U.S. securities regulators that the Detroit auto giant failed to alert its accountants to a defective ignition switch in a timely manner.

Commerce Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross Takes on China in Hearing

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Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary, on Wednesday took the incoming administration’s tough-on-China trade talk to Capitol Hill.

Shale Rebound Will Cramp OPEC's Style

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U.S. shale oil production is rising too quickly for OPEC’s and Russia’s comfort.

The Dollar and the Donald

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No matter what Donald Trump says about the dollar being ‘too strong,’ if he is able to deliver the sort of economic growth investors are hoping for, the currency will probably rise further.

Weak Demand Hurts FCC's Airwaves Auction

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The U.S. government’s plan to buy the licenses of local television stations to clear the airwaves for cellular use hasn’t turned out to be the bonanza that some had hoped.

Cloud Selloff Lets Through a Ray of Sun

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Software-as-a-service companies look a bit less expensive after a bruising year.

Low Price, No Frills: More Carriers Launch Basic Economy Fares

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American Air and United are set to join Delta in offering cheaper economy-cabin fares in a bid to compete with discount carriers. Overhead bin space and advance seat reservations are not included.

Former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes Dies at 63

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One of the highest-ranking women in corporate America, she became a symbol of the choices women face juggling work and family life.

Mystery Fungus Sparks NIH Crisis, Imperiling Trials, Patients and Its Boss

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Crisis response at the National Institutes of Health has prompted lab closures and has triggered delays in treatment. Its chief, noted geneticist Francis Collins, who serves at the pleasure of the president, is in the hot seat.

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