U.S. Fast-Track Vote Bolsters Talks on Pacific Trade Pact

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U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says he is optimistic about Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, and says negotiations are “in endgame.”

Audi Bets on Connected Cars in China

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German luxury auto maker Audi is betting on connected cars in China to attract and keep customers as demand for high-end cars wanes.

Amazon Changes Tax Practices in Europe

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Amazon.com has started booking revenue from retail sales in individual European countries, instead of funneling all sales through low-tax Luxembourg.

Japan Slides Back into Trade Deficit

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Japan posted a better than expected trade deficit in April as a jump in exports to the U.S. helped mitigate an increase in crude oil import volumes.

John Nash,'A Beautiful Mind' That Changed Economics, Dies in Crash

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John Nash, a mathematician whose work on the nature of human negotiation changed modern economics and whose personal struggles with mental illness touched millions, died Saturday in a car crash along with his wife, Alicia.

BookCon Opens Its Arms to TV Stars, Erotica

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BookCon, the literary cousin of Comic Con, will aim to drum up buzz for new titles by letting book fans mingle with celebrities like Mindy Kaling and Judy Blume.

Nestlé Taps On-Demand Deliveries

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Nestlé is getting a big lift from customized Web orders for its still and sparkling water brands Poland Springs, Perrier and Pure Life.

Sweden Wins Eurovision

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Sweden emerged victorious in the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, narrowly beating Russia, which was booed by the audience at the Wiener Stadthalle arena in Vienna.

GM Is Set to Face Criminal Charges Over Ignition Switches

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Federal prosecutors are closing in on criminal charges against General Motors over a faulty ignition switch linked to more than 100 deaths, but they are still weighing whether to charge individual employees.

Australia's Scrapped Iron-Ore Inquiry Fires Up Debate Over Output

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Australia’s decision to reject an inquiry into the iron-ore market has stirred up a bitter debate over the industry’s relentless output expansion, despite sinking prices.

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