U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Revised Up to 1.4% Gain

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The U.S. economy appears to be growing at its fastest pace in two years, buoyed by firm consumer spending, stronger exports and positive—though still modest—business investment.

How to Play the Viacom-CBS Sibling Rivalry

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For Viacom and CBS, a no-premium deal may be the most likely outcome.

Wells Fargo Illustrates Case for Splitting Board From Management

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The fracas over Wells Fargo is resurrecting an old debate over whether bank chiefs should also serve as board chairmen.

NXP Can Help Qualcomm Shift Its Gears

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Qualcomm remains too reliant on smartphone chips; a deal with NXP would add diversity.

Salesforce.com to Press Regulators to Block Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

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Salesforce.com said it would press regulators in the U.S. and Europe to block Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, citing antitrust issues.

Americans Are More Optimistic About the Economy Than You Might Think

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Consumer surveys have yielded starkly conflicting results of late ahead of the presidential election. Here is one way for investors to sift through the noise.

Obama Administration Imposes New Requirements on Pay Data, Sick Leave

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The Obama administration on Thursday completed new requirements on business to provide employee pay data by gender and race and for federal contractors to offer paid sick days.

Glencore's Congo Connection Adds Another Source of Unease

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The Swiss company’s ties to mining tycoon Dan Gertler, entangled in Och-Ziff’s bribery case, could pose more problems for a firm already struggling with other woes.

AT&T CEO Calls for Dialogue on Racial Tensions

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In a speech to hundreds of employees, AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson talked about how racial tensions are ripping apart \communities and urged employees to begin a conversation to find common ground.

Package-Delivery Drones Likely Years Away From Federal Approval

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Amazon.com and others have been touting plans to use drones to deliver packages to consumers, but safety experts and federal documents indicate widespread flights aren’t likely before the next decade.

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