Putting the Squeeze on Profits

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Low productivity is cutting into companies’ profit margins. It’s a problem that they helped sow.

Tesla Loses Two Manufacturing Executives

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Tesla Motors is losing two of its top manufacturing executives just as it is looking to ramp up its production of the Model X SUV and prepare for the high-volume Model 3 electric car.

Takata Air-Bag Recall More Than Doubles in the U.S.

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Federal regulators ordered auto makers to recall up to another 40 million rupture-prone Takata air bags, more than doubling the largest automotive safety campaign in U.S. history.

EU Officials Reject CK Hutchison Bid for Telefónica's O2

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Senior EU officials have decided to block CK Hutchison’s multibillion-dollar purchase of Telefónica’s British mobile operator O2, paving the way for the bloc’s 28 commissioners to sign off on the decision.

Why Silicon Valley Recruiters Are Flocking to Ontario

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The University of Waterloo, in Ontario, has become a magnet for recruiters at Google parent Alphabet, Electronic Arts and Amazon, who seek the school’s entrepreneurially minded engineering graduates.

For 'Brexit,' Like 'Grexit,' It's Not About Economics

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Britain’s flirtation with leaving the European Union is as puzzling as Greece’s desire to stay. After all, Britain’s economy has done quite well inside the bloc while Greece’s has been decimated. What explains both sentiments, WSJ chief economics commentator Greg Ip writes, is that the European project has always been about more than economics.

Caesars Won't Get Lawsuit Shield

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Caesars Entertainment Corp. won’t get a break from lawsuits seeking to force it to honor billions of dollars in debt guarantees, but a bankruptcy judge didn’t shut the door on revisiting the issue if the litigation heats up.

Unorthodox Financing Fuels a Tech Dream in China

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Jia Yueting, founder and chairman of LeEco, has used unorthodox funding methods to further his tech visions. Last month the Chinese entrepreneur unveiled a driverless electric concept car, and his grand dream is for a hardware-content ecosystem.

Wharton M.B.A.s Get More Training in Data and Decision-Making

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The Wharton School has long been a destination for Wall Street-bound M.B.A.s. Now, the University of Pennsylvania’s elite business school is betting on big data.

U.S. Productivity Fell 1%, Signaling Tepid Growth

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U.S. worker productivity fell in the first quarter, but wage growth advanced as a streak of solid job gains continued.

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