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.

Schlumberger Looks Towards Growth After Posting Another Quarterly Loss

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Schlumberger’s chief executive expressed cautious optimism Friday that a two-year downturn that ravaged the world-wide energy industry has reached its bottom and recovery is on the way.

McDonald's Turns Up Heat in Russia

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McDonald’s is advancing into new territories such as Siberia and encountering familiar rivals such as KFC and Burger King, which built scores of restaurants in the past few years.

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.

'Hidden Figures' Adds Up to a Hollywood Success Story

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The PG-rated, mid-budget drama featuring three African-American women as a trio of brilliant NASA workers during the age of the Space Race and Jim Crow has garnered attention in Hollywood because of its continuing box-office triumphs.

Ford Sees Remeasurement Loss of About $3 Billion

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Ford Motor Co. said it plans to take a $3 billion pre-tax charge against its fourth-quarter earnings related to its pension and retiree-benefit plans, following a change in its pension accounting the company made a year ago.

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.

Heineken in Talks to Buy Kirin's Brazil Assets

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Heineken is in talks with Japan’s Kirin Holdings to acquire its struggling beer operations in Brazil, a move that could strengthen the Dutch brewer in one of the world’s largest beer markets.

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.

China's Economy in 2016 Was a Stimulating Story, But 2017 Looks Stormy

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China’s leaders envision a pivot away from stimulus, but that could unravel if tensions with Trump escalate.

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