To Win Back Customers, Fashion House Fendi Thinks Small

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The Rome-based house has regained its buzz with new products such as straps, pompoms and bag charms geared toward shoppers tired of cookie-cutter accessories.

Nintendo to Gamers: Try Staring at Each Other, Not the Screen

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Nintendo started as a playing-card maker and that is where it found inspiration for a feature of its new Switch console: games where two players look straight at each other, not at a screen.

Buying an NBA Jersey in a Store Is About to Get More Expensive

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The National Basketball Association will cease distributing its lowest-priced jerseys to sporting-goods chains beginning next season, the latest shift as sportswear makers aim to sell directly to consumers.

Few Places for Bond Investors to Hide

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As investors fall out of love with President-elect Donald Trump, they are rekindling some affection for bonds.

Geopolitical Worrywarts May Have Their Day at Davos

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It is time to pay more attention to the geopolitical party poopers at Davos. While the world certainly hasn’t been peaceful, several years have gone by since a conflict or act of terror had a meaningful global economic impact. This year, though, economic ripples from latent conflicts are a realistic threat.

Xi Strides Into Davos, Problems Lurking Behind

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A year ago, China came to Davos with one highly important task: calm the world down about its tottering financial markets. A year hence, many of those problems have been swept under the rug.

Central Banks Drop Their Bazookas

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A range of forces—including political blowback, whiffs of inflation, stirrings of fiscal stimulus and worries that the policies themselves may backfire—are pressing central-bank chiefs to push short-term interest rates no lower.

How Electric Vehicles Could End Car Ownership as We Know It

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Prepare for a Cambrian explosion of electric vehicles—scooters and other “rideables” that will speed up the adoption of self-driving technology and turn transportation into a service, Christopher Mims says.

Vietnam Opens Door Wider to Foreign Investors With Planned Power Sale

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The government in Hanoi is looking to sell a significant stake in PetroVietnam Power Corp., the latest effort by the Communist nation to open up its economy.

Car Buyers, Online Shoppers Lifted U.S. Retail Sales in December

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Americans splurged on cars and online shopping during the holidays, but not much else. Sales at U.S. retailers and restaurants rose 0.6% in December from a month earlier.

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