Why Fitbit's New Band Got a Healthy Reception

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Fitness band maker has much cheaper multiple as it updates flagship devices.

As U.S. Food Prices Fall, Economic Pain Hits More Businesses

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Consumers’ glee at the supermarket checkout over lower food prices isn’t shared by all: Farmers, grocers and restaurateurs are feeling the pinch of cheap milk, beef and corn prices on their incomes.

Apple Sets Sept. 7 Event, Where iPhones Are Expected

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Apple is planning to host an event Sept. 7, at which the company is expected to unveil the latest iPhone amid softening sales of its flagship product.

7-Eleven Tries Selling Another Type of Java

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Ade Irmayanti used to view the local 7-Eleven as just a teenage hangout. Then, she and dozens of other mothers began visiting there three nights a week to learn HTML, Java script and other coding skills.

Fed's Dislike of Negative Interest Rates Points to Limits of Stimulus

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Fed officials don’t think negative rates are needed in the U.S. because the economy and job market are improving and they are hoping they will never have to use them in the future given their uncertainty about whether the policy works.

Truck Carrying Takata Air Bag Components Explodes After Crash

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Takata Corp. said a truck hauling air bag propellants exploded into flames on a Texas highway last week after failing to negotiate a curve and crashing, killing a woman in a nearby home.

Mylan, Feeling Heat on EpiPen Price, Will Offer Cheaper Generic

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Mylan said it would launch a generic alternative to EpiPen at a 50% discount after being criticized for sharply raising the price of the lifesaving drug.

Two Regional Bank Chiefs Doubt Fed Would Raise Rates Twice This Year

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Two Fed regional bank presidents played down the likelihood of two rate increases this year beginning as soon as next month, after the U.S. central bank’s second-in-command floated the idea.

Why Lighter Shelves Won't Support Sagging Retailers for Long

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Retail inventories are the healthiest they have been in a long time, but investors shouldn’t expect the discipline to last very long.

Why China Hasn't Cut Rates in What Feels Like Forever

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Growth isn’t budging and economic data continues to underwhelm. But China hasn’t eased monetary policy in over six months. Or so it seems.

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