Inside Uber's Fight With Its Chinese Nemesis

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China’s multibillion-dollar ride-hailing market has erupted into a brawl between Uber and Beijing startup Didi Kuaidi.

Apple's Latest Challenge: Topping Its Own Success

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Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reignited sales growth for the smartphone. But analysts predict muted growth for its latest models due out next week.

For Russia, Oil Collapse Has Soviet Echoes

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For most countries, the economic slowdown in China and the accompanying slump in commodity prices represent something between nuisance and pothole. For Russia, they are a catastrophe, writes Greg Ip.

Foreign Firms Feel China's Chill

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Market turmoil and Beijing’s crackdown on brokers and investors is complicating the plans of foreign funds and investment banks that had bet on bigger business in China.

Why Americans Are Going Abroad for an M.B.A.

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Propelled in part by a strong U.S. dollar, more U.S. students are heading across the pond for a business degree.

Fed Beige Book: Economic Activity 'Continued Expanding'

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A tightening labor market pushed up workers’ wages in pockets of the U.S. this summer, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, but slowing growth in Asia threatened to hurt American factories.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

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South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Union Floats Health-Care Co-op for U.S. Car Makers

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The United Auto Workers union is pitching Detroit auto makers on a proposed health-care purchasing cooperative as a way to lower employee costs and potentially raise funds to finance worker salary increases.

Private-Equity Firms Explore Bids for Petco

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Private-equity firms are examining a possible purchase of Petco Holdings, the pet-store chain that filed to go public last month.

A Modigliani Painting for $100 Million?

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Christie’s International said it expects to ask roughly $100 million for a Modigliani nude that will be auctioned this fall, a bold reflection of how prices for blue-chip paintings have skyrocketed in recent seasons.

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