'Hidden Figures' Adds Up to a Hollywood Success Story

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The PG-rated, mid-budget drama featuring three African-American women as a trio of brilliant NASA workers during the age of the Space Race and Jim Crow has garnered attention in Hollywood because of its continuing box-office triumphs.

SEC Questions Herbalife Over China Anti-Corruption Efforts

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Herbalife said Friday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating its anticorruption efforts in China.

Samsung Investigation Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires

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An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.

U.S. Oil Producers Ramp Up Spending

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U.S. oil producers, optimistic that higher crude prices are here to stay, have issued 2017 budgets that call for dramatically greater spending to tap new wells.

The Trump Factor in Job Pledges: Analyzing the Numbers

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A dozen major companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Donald Trump was elected president, vowing to keep jobs in America. How many of those come from Mr. Trump’s pressure and how many were already planned is harder to determine.

Ford Sees Remeasurement Loss of About $3 Billion

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Ford Motor Co. said it plans to take a $3 billion pre-tax charge against its fourth-quarter earnings related to its pension and retiree-benefit plans, following a change in its pension accounting the company made a year ago.

Janet Yellen Sticks to Steady Outlook on Rates

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said she doesn’t see the U.S. economy at risk of overheating and doesn’t expect growth to pick up much soon, comments suggesting the central bank is sticking to its plan of raising interest rates cautiously in the months ahead.

Heineken in Talks to Buy Kirin's Brazil Assets

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Heineken is in talks with Japan’s Kirin Holdings to acquire its struggling beer operations in Brazil, a move that could strengthen the Dutch brewer in one of the world’s largest beer markets.

Trump at the Wheel Is One More U.S. Worry for Japan's Car Makers

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As U.S. car sales roar to record highs for the second consecutive year, the Japanese makers are riding the wave—but the market looks headed for weakness.

China's Economy in 2016 Was a Stimulating Story, But 2017 Looks Stormy

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China’s leaders envision a pivot away from stimulus, but that could unravel if tensions with Trump escalate.

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