At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word

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Facebook has embraced young workers and crafted management techniques around these millennials. Employees are given unusual freedom to choose, and change, assignments and performance reviews are focused on strengths.

French Carpooling Service BlaBlaCar Gains Traction

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Eight-year-old carpooling service BlaBlaCar is gaining on the back of Europe’s deteriorating public-transport and as a low-key and long-distance alternative to trains.

A Decimated U.S. Industry Pulls Up Its Socks

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Sock manufacturing is making a modest comeback in the U.S., helped by more efficient machines, tepid wage growth and retailers’ desire to give more shelf space to U.S.-made products.

Cross-Border Mergers Face Growing Scrutiny

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Many deals are running into a growing corps of global deal cops, each wanting a say over transactions that touch their industries, economies or interests.

Inventories Rise at China Auto Dealers

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Chinese car dealers are sitting on their highest inventories of unsold cars in almost 2 ½ years, in the latest sign of slowing growth in the world’s largest auto market.

Takata President Steps Down Over Recalls

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Takata said President Stefan Stocker is stepping down after expansive recalls of the Japanese company’s air bags. The chairman and chief executive will take over as president.

HeidelbergCement to Sell Assets

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Germany’s HeidelbergCement has agreed to sell operations in North America and the U.K. for $1.4 billion to a U.S. affiliate of Lone Star Funds.

RadioShack's Problem: So Many Stores

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RadioShack has shut more stores in the past two months than the rest of the year, though it’s hard to tell the difference. The chain still has a heavy surplus of stores in many local markets.

Shoppers' Late Rush Gives Hope to Retail

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American shoppers may have delivered a welcome Christmas gift to retailers: the best holiday sales growth in three years.

A Free-Speech Pitch for 'The Interview'

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About 300 small, niche theaters are showing the movie “The Interview,” which was yanked by Sony last week after big theater chains refused to show it due to a terrorist threat.

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