Many Crowdfunding Consultants Come Up Short

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As more entrepreneurs turn to online sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise money for their ventures, a cottage industry of service providers has emerged. But are they worth it?

Breeders Stew Over How to Slow Pace of Chicken Growth

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The U.S. chicken industry has spent decades in figuring out how to grow its birds fast. Now, many of its customers are looking for producers willing to slow the pace of weight gain.

Fitbit: The Cost of Competing With Apple

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Fitness band maker expects earnings to recover by year’s end, but the heavily shorted stock is unforgiving.

Insurers Seek Rate Hikes to Cover Obamacare Costs

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Insurers have begun to propose big premium increases for coverage next year under the 2010 health law, as some struggle to make money in a market where their costs have soared.

Tesla's Losses Widen on Lower-Than-Expected Deliveries

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Tesla Motors posted a loss of $283 million in the first quarter but stuck to its 2016 delivery forecast. Separately, two of its top manufacturing executives said they were leaving the company.

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.

CBS and Time Warner: Fitting Into Skinny Bundles

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The future of pay TV is smaller bundles of channels—even the owners of the channels are acknowledging as much. Even if Big Media is trying to embrace the trend of the so-called skinny bundle, it will mean leaner times for some.

Tesla Earnings: It's All About the Dream

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Enthusiasm for the Model 3 mass-market car has powered Tesla Motors to lofty heights. But first-quarter results should remind investors that the future isn’t too far away.

U.S. Productivity Shrinks Again in First Quarter

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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.

GoPro: The Bottom Isn't Coming Into Focus

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GoPro hasn’t come close to achieving mainstream popularity, a flaw that will be exposed in its first-quarter results on Thursday.

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