Companies Pick Wages Against the Machine

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This year’s weak capital spending figures are at odds with the strength in U.S. hiring.

Takata in Talks to Resolve Allegations of Criminal Wrongdoing

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Takata is negotiating after U.S. prosecutors found evidence of unlawful conduct in the Japanese automotive supplier’s handling of rupture-prone air bags linked to numerous deaths and injuries.

Saudi Aramco Retirees Hold On Tightly to Their Company Ties

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Saudi Aramco—the world’s biggest oil company heading toward the world’s biggest public offering—has been largely walled off from Westerners, but a select group of Americans have a unique insider perspective: its retirees.

Yellen Says There Is 'No Fixed Timetable' on Rate Increase

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said there is “no fixed timetable” for raising interest rates as the economy continues its recovery, in testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.

Tencent Tries Out a Stickier WeChat

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Columnist Li Yuan writes that Tencent’s WeChat messaging platform wants to become a one-stop app that users would rarely have to leave to use other mobile apps.

Redstone Firm to Call on Viacom, CBS to Weigh Merger

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National Amusements, the controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS, is set to call for the media companies to consider a merger, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Fewer Defaulting On Loans After Leaving College

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The share of borrowers defaulting on student loans within three years of leaving college has fallen modestly, though the number remains exceptionally high despite low unemployment.

Less Cash in the Mattress at Tempur Sealy

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Tempur Sealy’s sales may continue to be pressured as online competition mounts.

Yahoo Hackers Were Criminals Rather Than State-Sponsored, Security Firm Says

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An information-security firm says the hackers who stole at least 500 million records from Yahoo are criminals who are selling access to the database, and not a state-sponsored group as Yahoo contends.

SABMiller, AB InBev Shareholders Approve Merger

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Anheuser-Busch InBev won approval for its $100 billion takeover of SABMiller, ushering in a new world order for the beer industry.

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