U.S. Companies Dial Back Their Investment

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Slower spending on capital goods comes despite a solid labor market, a strengthening housing sector and continuing low interest rates.

Oil Prices Poised to Hit Sweet Spot

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On Thursday oil prices rose above $50 a barrel, putting crude back within a range between $50 and $60 in which almost everybody benefits, economists and investors say.

Viacom's Struggle Goes Beyond Leadership

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Even if Viacom’s governance battle results in new leadership for the company, the same challenges will remain.

Google Wins Java Copyright Case Against Oracle

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A federal jury ruled that Google’s use of Oracle Corp.’s Java software didn’t violate copyright law, the latest twist in a six-year legal battle between the two Silicon Valley titans.

Retailers Gain Less From Sears's Pain

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For some time, problems at Sears benefited other retailers who could pick off its customers and sales. That isn’t the case anymore.

The Oil Rally: What Comes After $50

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Oil has broken above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016. There may be more gains to come.

Snapchat Valuation Nears $18 Billion

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Snapchat raised more than $1.8 billion in an investment round that stretched over more than a year and included Sequoia Capital and Spark Capital as new investors.

Airbnb Seeks Big Boost From Rio Olympics

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Home-rental firm Airbnb is betting that its sponsorship of the Rio Olympics will cement its status as a mainstream lodging option in its fourth-largest market.

McDonald's French Headquarters Searched in Tax Probe

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French police raided McDonald’s France headquarters last week in connection to a tax fraud probe, making the fast food chain the latest U.S. company to come under fire in France for the way it pays its taxes.

India to Require Apple to Use Local Sourcing

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India’s finance ministry has rejected a government panel recommendation to exempt Apple from local sourcing requirements, two government officials said, in a decision that could effectively block the tech giant’s plan to open its own retail stores in the country.

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