Disney Lays Off About 80 From Maker Studios

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Walt Disney Co. is laying off about 80 people as it radically shrinks the number of YouTube creators supported by its Maker Studios unit.

Hanjin Creditors Fighting Over Who Can Sell Shipping Containers

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Stacks of sky-blue shipping containers, one of the last assets of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co., litter ports on both coasts. Now a fight is brewing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court over who can sell them.

Business Leaders Send Trump Their Deregulation Wish List

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The Business Roundtable, whose members include executives on the president’s manufacturing advisory council, identified more than a dozen major regulations it said should be revamped or scrapped.

Companies Seek to Sway White House on FTC Choice

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The top candidates for FTC chairman are Utah attorney general Sean Reyes, who favors greater scrutiny of Google, and current acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, a veteran official of the consumer-protection agency.

Brazil Graft Scandal Has Firms Bulking Up Compliance Ranks

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Companies in Brazil are racing to hire compliance officers to root out corruption, in a sign that the country’s investigation into graft at its state-run oil company is prompting a wider cleanup of Brazilian business.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhaul by August

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laid out ambitious goals to secure a tax-code overhaul by August and to deliver economic growth at rates not seen in more than a decade in his first interview in his new job.

'Tailored' Accounting Takes Companies Into Alternate Reality

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Recent moves by the Securities and Exchange Commission serve as a reminder that non-GAAP corporate results should be digested with a grain of salt.

Jobless Claims Measure at Lowest Level Since 1973

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A measure of layoffs across the U.S. fell to the lowest level in more than four decades last week, an indication that the labor market continues to add jobs at a healthy clip.

Trump's Hard Line on Immigration Collides With U.S. Demographics

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President Trump hopes to deliver growth above 3% in the coming decade, which would be hard in the best of times. He and Republicans seem intent on making it harder by putting the brakes on immigration, Greg Ip writes.

GM's European Exit Could Spawn New Rival at Home

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Potential buyer Peugeot could use GM’s Opel and its German engineering pedigree to push into the U.S.

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