Kraft's $143 Billion Bid for Unilever Highlights Squeeze in Consumer Goods

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Kraft Heinz has made a $143 billion approach to take over U.K. consumer-products giant Unilever, a move that would bring together some of the best-known household brands in the world.

Key to Pandora's Subscription Hopes: Country Music

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As the Internet-radio giant enters the competitive field of subscription streaming services, it hopes to ride its edge with country-music lovers.

Whole Foods Shareholders Meet Amid Pressure on the Board

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Whole Foods Market’s annual meeting of shareholders convened Friday amid investors’ concerns about the organic food retailer’s ability to make changes to address sustained declines in sales growth and steep reductions in its share value.

Big Food Looks to Startups for Ideas, Innovation

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Food giants are starting venture-capital funds to invest in startups focused on healthier and less-processed foods. Kellogg and General Mills are betting these younger companies can teach them to be more entrepreneurial and innovative.

Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

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The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

As Tax Debate Heats Up, Lawmakers Struggle to Think of a Plan B

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Despite widespread criticism, border adjustment isn’t dead, and that is partly because Republicans haven’t developed palatable alternatives that avoid huge budget deficits or prevent the corporate tax base from fleeing abroad.

Kraft Heinz Needs a Deal, but Can It Really Afford Unilever?

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Even at the lowball price Kraft Heinz has offered, buying soap-to-soup giant Unilever would stretch its balance sheet to its limits. But the U.S. food group needs a deal.

Insurers Voice Concern Over House GOP's Outline for Health Law Repeal

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House Republicans’ outline of an Affordable Care Act repeal plan left health insurers increasingly worried about the future of the health law’s exchanges, despite a Trump administration proposal earlier this week aimed at providing stability.

Brad Grey to Leave CEO Post at Viacom's Paramount Pictures

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The former talent manager who has run Paramount for more than a decade is stepping down at the request of his new boss, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, according to people familiar with the matter.

Applied Materials: Storm Ahead of the Calm

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Applied Material saw a sharp jump in new equipment orders for the fiscal first quarter, its biggest surge in seven years. That has analysts worried about an inevitable slowdown, as Applied’s customers digest those purchases.

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