Where Trump's Protectionism Could Hit the Hardest

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For all the talk of U.S. trade frictions with China under Donald Trump, one of the biggest losers if U.S. imports drop would be the rest of Asia.

Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Licensing Practices

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Apple is suing Qualcomm alleging it demanded onerous terms for its technology and that it sought to punish Apple for cooperating in a Korean regulatory probe into Qualcomm’s licensing practices.

Wal-Mart Starts Layoffs at Headquarters

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Wal-Mart Stores was following through Friday on plans to cut nearly 1,000 corporate jobs.

Chinese Internet Giant Strikes Deal With a Secretive Investor and…a U.K. Insurer

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Aviva creates new company with Tencent and Chinese investor, Hillhouse.

Economic Tests Await Trump

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President-elect Donald Trump inherits an economy in much stronger shape than at either of the past two inaugurations, but major questions loom over how he can boost productivity and deliver on his growth promises.

American Express Feeling the Heat From Competition

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The writing is on the wall for American Express, but investors can’t see it. Like a lifelong Platinum-card holder oblivious to the better options now available, the company’s investors are oddly unconcerned about worsening competition.

Washington Uncertainty May Give GE an Unhealthy Glow

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Add General Electric to the list of businesses concerned about the risks from health policy uncertainty. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt noted on the fourth-quarter earnings conference call that the U.S health-care business faces some risks as a result.

Apparel Industry Enters No-Man's Land Under Trump

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Apparel retailers could be among the hardest hit by tax proposals being weighed by the Trump administration.

Janet Yellen Sticks to Steady Outlook on Rates

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said she doesn’t see the U.S. economy at risk of overheating and doesn’t expect growth to pick up much soon, comments suggesting the central bank is sticking to its plan of raising interest rates cautiously in the months ahead.

Trump at the Wheel Is One More U.S. Worry for Japan's Car Makers

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As U.S. car sales roar to record highs for the second consecutive year, the Japanese makers are riding the wave—but the market looks headed for weakness.

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