Brenda Barnes's Advice to Her Children

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Former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes, who died Tuesday at age 63, became a symbol of the hard choices women make between work and family. After suffering a stroke in 2010, she sent the following letter to her children, entitled “Ten lessons from your momma.”

Mnuchin Defends Investments, Qualifications in Senate Hearing

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Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, brushed aside criticism from Democrats over his qualifications and investment holdings and sought to reassure lawmakers on a range of issues.

Some Bankers Get Sweeteners for Their Donuts

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Deutsche Bank will slash bonuses for 2016, but rivals will struggle to follow suit.

ECB: Going Nowhere Despite German Inflation Anxiety

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The ECB struck a dovish tone and the euro fell. The bigger picture is steady ECB policy even in the face of German worries about inflation.

Economic Tests Await Trump

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President-elect Donald Trump inherits an economy in much stronger shape than at either of the past two inaugurations, but major questions loom over how he can boost productivity and deliver on his growth promises.

Railroad Maverick Buoys CSX Investors

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Hunter Harrison has spent several years trying to assemble a transcontinental railroad empire. This week the 72-year-old maverick set aside that pursuit but not his desire to run one of America’s biggest railroads.

The Trump Factor in Job Pledges: Analyzing the Numbers

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A dozen major companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Donald Trump was elected president, vowing to keep jobs in America. How many of those come from Mr. Trump’s pressure and how many were already planned is harder to determine.

Netflix Strategies Fuel Soaring Stock Price

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Netflix’s global expansion and ramp up of its streaming-operations has resulted in its share price hitting an all-time high on Thursday. Shares closed at $138.41 after the company posted strong fourth-quarter results Wednesday.

U.S. Regulators Close Tesla Autopilot Probe

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U.S. regulators closed a probe of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Motors Inc. car driving itself, concluding the Silicon Valley auto maker’s semi-automated technology didn’t contain a safety defect.

Uber to Pay $20 Million to Settle FTC Charges

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Uber Technologies agreed to pay $20 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled drivers about potential earnings and vehicle financing.

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