Abercrombie's Teen Angst Not Going Away

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Abercrombie & Fitch’s second-quarter results show it still has a long way to go to win back teens with its repositioned brands.

T-Mobile, Sprint Unlimited Plans Are Full of Limits

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Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. recently said they would scrap data caps and give customers a simpler option: unlimited everything at a single price. But the plans have restrictions.

Unloved Banks Might Get a Profit Boost

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Loan growth was robust in the second quarter, an encouraging sign, but will it stay strong if rates start to rise? ​

Agrium, Potash Report Merger Talks

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Canadian fertilizer giants Agrium Inc. and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. said they were in preliminary talks about a possible merger of equals.

EU Demands Apple Repay $14.5 Billion in Irish Tax Breaks

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The European Union’s antitrust regulator has demanded that Ireland recoup roughly $14.5 billion in taxes from Apple Inc., after ruling that a deal with Dublin allowed the company to avoid almost all corporate tax across the entire bloc for more than a decade.

'Soft Skills' Like Critical Thinking Are in Short Supply

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Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly tough to find job applicants who have ‘soft skills’ like the ability to communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co-workers.

Roller Coasters Ride Into Dizzying Realm of Virtual Reality

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Roller-coaster fans at some amusement parks can now experience new thrills thanks to virtual reality. Riders wearing specially reinforced VR headgear are immersed in a fantasyland where they soar, plunge and twist in sync with a coaster’s motion.

EU's Apple Tax Hit: Ire In Ireland, Confusion Elsewhere

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Frosty reactions to the European Commission’s ruling that Apple needs to pay €13 billion to Ireland’s tax authority show why international tax agreements are so hard.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Climbs to Highest Level in Nearly a Year

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A gauge of U.S. consumer confidence rose to the highest level in nearly a year in August, suggesting that household spending will remain a key support for the economy.

Adidas CEO Reflects on His Game Plan After 15 Years

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As Herbert Hainer prepares to retire, the longtime Adidas chief executive talks about rekindling sales, working with retailers and finding the right people.

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