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 of unpaid taxes over a decade from Apple, a move that could intensify a feud between the EU and the U.S. over the bloc’s tax probes into American companies.

Hanjin Shipping Moves Closer to Bankruptcy

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Hanjin Shipping’s creditors said they would no longer give the South Korean company financial support, pushing it close to bankruptcy.

Fertilizer Producers Agrium and Potash in Merger Talks

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Canadian fertilizer giants Agrium and Potash Corp. said they were in preliminary talks about a possible merger of equals as the industry contends with slumping earnings.

Google Takes on Uber With New Ride-Share Service

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Google is moving onto Uber’s turf with its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco that would help commuters carpool at far cheaper rates, jumping into a booming but fiercely competitive market.

Why Chinese Banks Are Moving Deeper Into Property

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Given Chinese banks’ increasing exposure to mortgage lending, they will have more on the line the next time prices turn south.

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.

SpaceX Signs First Customer for Launch of Refurbished Rocket

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Satellite operator SES has agreed to launch one of its large commercial spacecraft on a refurbished Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rocket, marking another advance for reusable boosters.

Theranos Walks Away From Zika Test

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The blood-testing company withdrew its request for regulatory clearance after the FDA found that a study didn’t include proper patient safeguards.

Siri Takes Charge of Your Apps in iOS 10

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We used Apple’s voice-controlled assistant to send messages with LinkedIn and make mobile payments with Square Cash.

'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.

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