Companies Cut Big-Ticket Purchases

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American companies continue to curtail spending on big-ticket products such as equipment and machinery, the latest sign the U.S. economy got clobbered in the first quarter by troubles at home and abroad.

Workers' Comp Perils for Cirque Artists

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Cirque du Soleil artists put themselves at risk to entertain but don’t get to keep their salaries if they suffer severe injuries.

Robots Step Into New Planting, Harvesting Roles

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Advances in technology are making it possible for robots to handle harvesting and other tasks in the fresh-produce industry.

American Airlines Earnings Nearly Double

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American Airlines posted record first-quarter profit, but the largest U.S. airline by traffic warned that the strong dollar and a creeping imbalance between supply and demand are expected to drag down a key measure of revenue in the current quarter.

How to Tame the Apple Watch

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Life doesn’t have to be reduced to a series of unnecessary disruptions on your wrist.

Rich, but Not Silicon Valley Rich

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Box’s founders paid a steep price for venture capital the cloud-software firm got on the way to an IPO.

AstraZeneca's Deals Prompt Doubts About Quality

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U.K. pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is doing deals to help bolster near-term revenues, potentially at the cost of future earnings.

Greece's Waiting Game Casts Market Shadow

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Talks in Riga brought no joy on Greece. Markets face persistent uncertainty as a result.

Higher Prices Fail to Salvage Profits

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American companies are struggling to offset the damage from a strong dollar without hurting their sales.

German Business Sentiment Hits New High

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Confidence among German companies improved to its highest level in nearly a year, extending a strong start to 2015 for Europe’s biggest economy.

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