McDonald's Joins Trend in Raising Pay

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McDonald’s plans to raise pay by more than 10% for 90,000 workers and add benefits like paid vacation at U.S. restaurants it operates, offering fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in the American labor market.

Newsweek to Relaunch in Asia

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After its brush with extinction, Newsweek is profitable again, and on Thursday it will relaunch a print edition in Asia, making it available around the world after limited returns to print in Europe and the U.S. last year.

Line Refiles Paperwork for IPO

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Line Corp., the Japanese operator of a popular smartphone messaging application, has refiled for a possible initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, but has no immediate plans for a listing.

Bob Diamond's African Venture Runs Into Problems

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Just over a year after former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond founded Atlas Mara to build an African banking empire, problems are cropping up. Some investors have questioned lavish executive pay and the vehicle’s share price has tanked.

Startups Offer Unusual Reward for Investing

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When a young Boston entrepreneur sought half-a-million dollars to launch his startup last fall, he turned his back on today’s usual tactics, such as selling equity stakes or issuing convertible notes.

How Computers Trawl a Sea of Data for Stock Picks

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Funds managing billions hunt for investment clues in newswires, weather and Twitter.

Starz Offers Middle East Streaming Service

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Starz this week will make its first international foray with the launch of a subscription streaming video service in the Middle East called Starz Play Arabia.

Chicago Has Deep Dish of Debt Woes

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Some fear a multibillion-dollar pension-funding shortfall could undermine the city’s already tenuous finances.

Proposals Aim to Keep Closer Tabs on Jets

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Canadian and European aviation authorities are looking to impose the most-stringent navigation and position-reporting standards ever on jetliners, including many flying long overwater routes.

Lufthansa Chief Under Spotlight After Crash

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Carsten Spohr faces questions about what the company knew, and when, about the medical condition of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot whom prosecutors accuse of deliberately flying Germanwings Flight 9525 into a mountainside.

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