Amazon, Apple End Exclusivity Deals for Audiobooks

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EU antitrust regulators welcomed a move by Amazon.com to end exclusivity obligations for the supply and distribution of audiobooks with Apple.

Julia Haywood Leaves United Airlines

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Julia Haywood, a Boston Consulting Group airline partner who was hired by United Continental Holdings Inc. last summer as its new chief commercial officer, has left the airline to return to the consulting firm, United said Thursday.

Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed

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An analysis of revised Education Department numbers shows that at more than 1,000 schools, at least half of students defaulted or failed to pay down their debt within seven years.

Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products

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A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.

GE's Stock Rally Needs More Power

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Fourth-quarter earnings will put the industrial giant’s stock rally to the test.

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.

Indian Firms Fear Curbs on Skilled-Visa Workers Under Trump

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President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office until Friday, but he is already forcing India’s mammoth $108 billion technology outsourcing industry to rethink hiring practices in the U.S., its largest market.

Inflation Gauge Tops 2%, Supporting Fed's Plan to Raise Rates

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A broad measure of inflation poked above 2% for the first time in two-and-a-half years in December, a sign of diminished economic slack that could support additional moves by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

Commerce Nominee Offers Preview of Trade Policy

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Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, provided the deepest view yet of the incoming administration’s likely direction on trade in testimony before the committee considering his nomination.

IBM: Paying Now for Work in Progress

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IBM’s stock has risen sharply in the past year, raising the stakes for a continuing transition.

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