Microsoft and Qualcomm Team Up on Tablets

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Microsoft is working with Qualcomm to spawn a new breed of tablets and notebooks that promise to diversify the software giant’s technology base and give the chip maker access to new markets.

Senate Clears Bill to Ease FDA Drug and Device Approvals

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The Senate approved legislation aimed at speeding up Food and Drug Administration approvals, which is expected to usher in a new, more industry-friendly era of drug and device regulation.

Not Just for Christmas: Retailers Use Smaller Toys to Woo Shoppers Year-Round

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Tiny collectibles including Shopkins, Num Noms and Tsum Tsum are helping toy retailers solve an age-old problem: how to get people into their stores year round, not just at Christmas.

Best Windows Laptops of 2016: Which One Should I Buy?

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Windows laptop options are looking stronger than ever. Geoffrey A. Fowler tested 18 top sellers to pick the best.

China's Yuan and the Trillion-Dollar Numbers Game

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There may be nothing significant per se about having more than $3 trillion in reserves. But markets have a way of getting antsy about these things.

Strong Dollar Has Companies Counting the Cost---And Opportunities

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The dollar is on a tear, and that is shaping corporate strategy on both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. exporters are bracing for tough times. For European exporters, by contrast, the dollar’s strength has created opportunity.

Shell Signs Preliminary Iran Oil Deal Despite Trump Doubts

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Shell said it had signed an agreement with Iran’s state oil company to explore future projects, signaling that giant energy companies are unlikely to be deterred by President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to undo the Iran nuclear deal.

When Presidents Defy Economic Gravity, Gravity Usually Wins

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Donald Trump is going to discover, just as previous presidents have, that altering the forces of economics is harder than it seems at first, Greg Ip writes.

The Economy's Hidden Problem: We're Out of Big Ideas

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There is a yawning chasm between what innovation promises for the economy and what it is delivering. Outside of personal technology, improvements in everyday life have been incremental, not revolutionary. A Wall Street Journal series explains why that is and looks at ways to reboot.

Apple Supplier Foxconn Plans Expansion in U.S.

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Foxconn Technology Group, which manufactures Apple’s iPhone and other products, is in talks to expand in the U.S., though the size and scope of any investment hasn’t been determined.

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