Prolific Inventor Obtained Hundreds of Patents

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Larry Fullerton, an electrical engineer and inventor, maintained a low profile while obtaining hundreds of patents for creations including coin sorters and collision-prevention devices. He died Nov. 24 at his Alabama home at 65.

Getting 50-Somethings to Pay for Streaming Music

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Hooking older consumers on paid streaming is important for the music industry, which is counting on revenue from subscription streaming services to replace declining CD and download sales. Music Aficionado, launched in January, is one site trying to promote streaming to the senior crowd.

Never Forget Your Passwords Again

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How to set up Dashlane or LastPass and securely log in to services on all your devices; Joanna Stern explains.

China's Central Bank Could Be Chef---Or Soup

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Rising prices in China create complications on how to handle the yuan.

Broadcom Takes a Victory Lap After Buying Spree

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Raising its dividend following M&A spree gives chip maker a further line of credit.

Economists Say Many of the Lost Factory Jobs Gone for Good

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Economists estimate that the U.S. will add about 50,000 manufacturing jobs by the end of 2019, a pace far too slow to replace what has been lost.

When Presidents Defy Economic Gravity, Gravity Usually Wins

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Donald Trump is going to discover, just as previous presidents have, that altering the forces of economics is harder than it seems at first, Greg Ip writes.

The Economy's Hidden Problem: We're Out of Big Ideas

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There is a yawning chasm between what innovation promises for the economy and what it is delivering. Outside of personal technology, improvements in everyday life have been incremental, not revolutionary. A Wall Street Journal series explains why that is and looks at ways to reboot.

Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

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A recent report says many buyers are confused

Hensarling: GOP Wants to End Rules on Retirement Advice, Payday Loans

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Congressional Republicans hope to scrap two contentious rules meant to rein in conflicted investment advice and payday lenders once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

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