Icahn-Ackman Herbalife Trade Could Be a Win-Win

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Carl Icahn’s exploration of a sale of his Herbalife Ltd. stake to a group of investors including William Ackman is rich with irony. But a deal like the one discussed would, in both their eyes, likely deliver a profit.

Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class

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Rising out-of-pocket health care costs, combined with slow economic growth and years of tepid wage growth, pose risks for an economy in which consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of overall output.

American Craft Beers Hop Across the Atlantic

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Exports to Britain of American craft beers—and U.S.-grown hops—are growing as tastes shift, even as mainstream beer volumes continue to fall.

Lotte Vice President Found Dead Amid Finance Inquiry

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The second-in-command of South Korea’s Lotte conglomerate was found by a passerby hanging from a tree, police said, as prosecutors investigating the company were preparing to question him.

Web Firms May Have to Pay Publishers for News Under New EU Rules

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News aggregators like Google news search may have to pay publishers to list news articles on their websites under European Union plans to update copyright rules.

Tesla Raises Price of Autopilot Option by $500

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Tesla raised the price of its semi-autonomous Autopilot option by $500, the latest move by the Silicon Valley auto maker to adjust prices and options on its electric vehicles.

Yellen Cries Wolf

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Fed chairwoman tries to convince the market that a rate rise is coming but investors aren’t listening.

AB InBev Warns of Thousands of Merger-Related Job Losses

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Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev warned its beer megamerger with SABMiller could lead to thousands of job losses in coming years, according to documents related to the transaction.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Eases Slightly in August

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A gauge of consumer sentiment edged lower in August, a potentially worrying sign for an economy heavily reliant on personal spending for growth.

Carl Icahn Mulled Selling Herbalife Stake to Ackman

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Carl Icahn recently discussed selling his stake in Herbalife to a group including the company’s arch-nemesis William Ackman, another surprising twist in a battle between billionaires that has riveted Wall Street.

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