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.

American Express Feeling the Heat From Competition

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The writing is on the wall for American Express, but investors can’t see it. Like a lifelong Platinum-card holder oblivious to the better options now available, the company’s investors are oddly unconcerned about worsening competition.

Washington Uncertainty May Give GE an Unhealthy Glow

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Add General Electric to the list of businesses concerned about the risks from health policy uncertainty. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt noted on the fourth-quarter earnings conference call that the U.S health-care business faces some risks as a result.

Where Trump's Protectionism Could Hit the Hardest

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For all the talk of U.S. trade frictions with China under Donald Trump, one of the biggest losers if U.S. imports drop would be the rest of Asia.

Apparel Industry Enters No-Man's Land Under Trump

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Apparel retailers could be among the hardest hit by tax proposals being weighed by the Trump administration.

Chinese Internet Giant Strikes Deal With a Secretive Investor and…a U.K. Insurer

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Aviva creates new company with Tencent and Chinese investor, Hillhouse.

Schlumberger Looks Towards Growth After Posting Another Quarterly Loss

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Schlumberger’s chief executive expressed cautious optimism Friday that a two-year downturn that ravaged the world-wide energy industry has reached its bottom and recovery is on the way.

McDonald's Turns Up Heat in Russia

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McDonald’s is advancing into new territories such as Siberia and encountering familiar rivals such as KFC and Burger King, which built scores of restaurants in the past few years.

'Hidden Figures' Adds Up to a Hollywood Success Story

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The PG-rated, mid-budget drama featuring three African-American women as a trio of brilliant NASA workers during the age of the Space Race and Jim Crow has garnered attention in Hollywood because of its continuing box-office triumphs.

Janet Yellen Sticks to Steady Outlook on Rates

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said she doesn’t see the U.S. economy at risk of overheating and doesn’t expect growth to pick up much soon, comments suggesting the central bank is sticking to its plan of raising interest rates cautiously in the months ahead.

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