Miners Are Back in the Black

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The world’s biggest miners are profit machines again, cashing in on soaring commodity prices and rewarding investors who stuck with them through a brutal downturn.

Alexa, Siri, Cortana: The Problem With All-Female Digital Assistants

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Men and women may prefer female voices for their digital assistants, but it’s about time we had more male options, writes Joanna Stern.

Why Verizon Decided to Stick With Yahoo Deal

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Verizon shaved the price it will pay for Yahoo’s core business but is pushing ahead with the deal, in a bet that the chance to expand into digital advertising trumps the risk of further fallout from massive data breaches at the struggling internet pioneer.

United Continental Unveils 'Basic Economy' Cheaper Tickets

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American Airlines Group and United Continental Holdings separately introduced the first of their cheaper economy-class fare options that come with passenger restrictions.

Gilead Goes to the Head of the Line

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Gilead Sciences’s approach to the biotech deals market involves more than just waiting.

Nascar, Once a Cultural Icon, Hits the Skids

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Stock-car racing ’s founding family draws criticism from drivers and team owners as fan interest burns down and sponsors retreat; ‘economics and demographics.’

What to Learn From Kraft Heinz and Unilever

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Moving out of food would raise questions as to how Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever would achieve the kind of savings investors have come to expect from a deal driven by 3G Capital.

President Trump Will Be Able to Recast the Fed by Filling Vacancies

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President Donald Trump will be able to recast the Federal Reserve by filling three or more vacancies on its seven-member board of governors, and is leaning toward candidates with banking and financial world experience rather than academic economists.

In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool---and Training Challenges

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Refugees have become an important source of labor for some companies, but employers find they need to offer support services including translation, tips for navigating new homes and lives, and training in American-style management techniques.

Economy Up, Stocks Down? Don't Be Surprised

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Investors bullish about a Trump capital expenditure boom must realize that buybacks, one of the bull market’s drivers, may suffer.

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