Startup Uses Videogames to Teach Cars to Drive Themselves

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Autonomous-driving software startup AImotive, backed by Robert Bosch and Nvidia, has found it can more quickly improve its algorithms by using scenarios fed by a videogame console.

Crossing State Lines Is No Easy Jaunt for Insurers, Local Regulators

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As Republicans gear up to overhaul the federal health law, they face pushback from a couple unexpected corners over one of their goals: Giving health insurers greater ability to sell policies to consumers across state lines.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed Speakers, ECB Meeting, Japan Wages

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U.S. monetary policy will take center stage early in the week, with three Federal Reserve officials speaking ahead of the central bank’s December meeting, and any repercussions of Sunday’s referendum in Italy on changes to the government there will be watched for broader effects through Europe.

IBM CEO Joins Trump Business-Policy Advisers

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Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, a company criticized by President-elect Donald Trump for moving jobs overseas, was named as one of 16 business leaders who will advise Mr. Trump as he implements his plan to stem the outflow of U.S. jobs.

Trump Warns Another U.S. Company

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Donald Trump criticized Rexnord for its plans to move a factory from Indianapolis to Mexico, the second time the president-elect has pressed an attack against a U.S. company set to shift production abroad.

Dakota Pipeline Project Halted as Permit for Last Leg Is Denied

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The Obama administration said it had denied a permit needed to complete the last leg of an oil pipeline across the Midwest, prompting cheers from opponents but warnings that the move could be short-lived since President-elect Donald Trump supports the project.

Bloomberg Expands Effort to Curb Tobacco Use World-wide

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Former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has spent hundreds of millions of dollars of his fortune over the past decade fighting tobacco use in the developing world. Now, with cigarette use declining globally, he is deepening his campaign.

Ad-Spending Growth to Slow Significantly in 2017

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Ad-spending growth is poised for a significant slowdown in 2017, due to economic and political uncertainty, according to the latest forecast from IPG’s Magna Global

Huawei's Hard-Charging Workplace Culture Drives Growth, Demands Sacrifice

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Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.

Aging Population, Stagnant Productivity Challenge Donald Trump's Growth Plan

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President-elect Donald Trump and his emerging team are confident their proposed tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks will spark a dramatic upswing in economic growth. Two forces will make that tough: an aging population and stagnant productivity.

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