Big Food Looks to Startups for Ideas, Innovation

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Food giants are starting venture-capital funds to invest in startups focused on healthier and less-processed foods. Kellogg and General Mills are betting these younger companies can teach them to be more entrepreneurial and innovative.

Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

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The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

As Tax Debate Heats Up, Lawmakers Struggle to Think of a Plan B

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Despite widespread criticism, border adjustment isn’t dead, and that is partly because Republicans haven’t developed palatable alternatives that avoid huge budget deficits or prevent the corporate tax base from fleeing abroad.

Kraft Heinz Needs a Deal, but Can It Really Afford Unilever?

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Even at the lowball price Kraft Heinz has offered, buying soap-to-soup giant Unilever would stretch its balance sheet to its limits. But the U.S. food group needs a deal.

Applied Materials: Storm Ahead of the Calm

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Applied Material saw a sharp jump in new equipment orders for the fiscal first quarter, its biggest surge in seven years. That has analysts worried about an inevitable slowdown, as Applied’s customers digest those purchases.

Why the Stock Market Doesn't Like Republicans

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A striking feature of the U.S. stock market is that it persistently does better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones. Two economists try to explain why.

Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb

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One of the largest U.S. apartment landlords has filed civil lawsuits in California and Florida against Airbnb, alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions for other tenants.

Allianz: Bumper Buyback Shows Insurer's Strength

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People often complain their insurers don’t pay out what they should: Investors in Allianz can have no such gripes.

Miles Cahn Turned Coach Into a Household Name

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In 1961, Miles Cahn and his wife, Lillian, had founded Coach Leatherware, unwittingly setting in motion a revolution in American women’s handbags. Mr. Cahn died on Feb. 10. He was 95.

Conference Board's Leading Indicators Index Rises Again

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The Conference Board’s leading economic index jumped again in January, a sign that the U.S. economy could continue growing in the first half of this year.

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