FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Will Seek to Suspend Privacy Rule

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he would seek to roll back key portions of an Obama-era privacy rule that cable and wireless firms opposed as unfair.

SEC Says Conflict Minerals, Pay Ratio Rules Remain In Force

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Companies must continue to comply with SEC rules on disclosing “conflict minerals” and the ratio comparing executive pay to the median employee, an agency official said.

World Trade Flows Grew at Slowest Pace since Financial Crisis in 2016

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International trade flows grew at the slowest pace since the financial crisis in 2016, but there were signs of a modest pickup as the year drew to a close.

Japan Workers Unleash Their Inner Slacker---for a Day

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Premium Friday’s goal is to improve productivity, reduce employee overwork and increase consumption. But will Japanese people take the bait?

Modifying Fed Stock Rules Could Diminish Reserve Banks' Autonomy

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The Government Accountability Office warned further changes to the Fed’s stock ownership requirement could have “wide-ranging policy implications” for the Fed’s structure, and could diminish the autonomy and independence of the 12 regional Fed banks.

U.S. New-Home Sales Rose 3.7% in January

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New home sales rebounded in January after a steep decline in December, an indication that the new-construction market remains on the path to recovery despite bumps along the way.

Cheap Flights to Europe: Bad for Airlines' Fat Margins

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The entry of long-haul, low-cost carriers like Norwegian Air to the trans-Atlantic market is upending a profitable patch for the likes of American, Delta and IAG-owned British Airways.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls But Remains Near Decadelong High

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A gauge of consumer sentiment fell slightly in February, but remained near a decadelong high, as self-identified Republicans and Independents remain confident in the economy after the election of Donald Trump.

GM, Tech Industry at Loggerheads Over Self-Driving Cars

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General Motors is backing legislation in numerous states that tech companies say is designed to put them at a disadvantage in the nascent market for autonomous vehicles. GM denies the claim.

Stocks are Frothy, but There's No Bubble

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Stocks have soared but except for valuation there are few signs of a bubble. That doesn’t mean the market can’t fall.

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