Trump Asked CEOs for a Plan. Now They Have to Agree on One

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For the corporate executives tasked by President Donald Trump with drafting a plan to boost U.S. manufacturing, the hard part will be returning in just 30 days with policy recommendations on which they can all agree.

Existing Home Sales Fell 2.8% in December

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U.S. existing-home sales fell in December, suggesting that limited inventories, climbing prices and higher mortgage rates will hold back the market in 2017.

CBO Sees Budget Deficit Falling to $559 Billion in 2017

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U.S. federal deficits are projected to drift slightly lower over the next two years before rising steadily, sharpening the focus on how little fiscal room President Donald Trump inherits to spend more money or slash taxes without pushing deficits even higher toward the end of his first term.

Google Has a Messaging App Problem

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Alphabet Inc.’s search giant has rolled out a major update to its Google Voice across its web and mobile apps, with a modern look and new features like the ability to group text.

Oscar Nominations Validate Amazon's Hollywood Ambitions

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Amazon.com, America’s biggest online retailer, is now the first internet company to earn an Academy Award nomination for best picture.

'Clash of Clans' Developer Ups Its Game After Sales Dip

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Supercell’s CEO said the mobile-game developer learned from a dip in revenue for its “Clash” franchise and is now back on track.

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Qualcomm

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The timing of la lawsuit throws completion of the NXP Semiconductors deal into question, along with future royalties.

Central Banks Embrace Risk in Era of Low Rates

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Central banks from Switzerland to South Africa are investing a bigger share of their growing foreign-exchange reserves in equities, corporate bonds and other riskier assets.

House Conservative Group Spells Out Rules It Wants Donald Trump to Kill

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The House Freedom Caucus is asking President-elect Donald Trump to roll back a range of federal regulations, including several in the financial sector—from swap rules to bans on forced arbitration.

Robo-Advisory Services Grow Rapidly in China

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Investment advice for the country’s digitally savvy has been slow to take off, but that’s changing.

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