Mobile's Rise Poses a Riddle for Banks

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A new study indicates U.S. customers are interacting with their banks more through mobile devices than through any other means. That leaves banks with new challenges.

Toledo Rallies to Remain Jeep's Home

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Without being asked, Toledo, Ohio, is putting together incentives to help it remain the home of the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with deep economic and emotional ties to the area, in a sign of how cities aggressively offer aid to corporations.

U.S. Struggles for Response to Sony Cyberattack

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The White House is walking a fine line in its search for a response to North Korea’s apparent hack of Sony Pictures, a breach that doesn’t align with the scenarios laid out in the government’s contingency plans for cyberattacks.

Nissan to Make More Cars in Japan, Boost Exports Next Year

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Nissan Motor plans to make more cars in Japan and boost exports next year, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Friday.

Forget the Mall: Buy Direct From China

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The Game: Amazon and Wal-Mart have long been America’s main conduits for cheap, mass-produced goods from China’s factory floors. But who needs stores anymore? You can buy direct, writes Dennis Berman.

Can Wal-Mart Clerks Ship as Fast as Amazon Robots?

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Retailers’ answer to the threat of Amazon.com is something called ‘omnichannel’—an attempt to use one set of inventory and assets to fill all orders. Wal-Mart, Macy’s and Target are relying on the approach more heavily than ever this holiday season.

Arizona State Completes Deal for Troubled Business School

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Arizona State University has completed its deal to take over the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the last chapter in what has been a yearslong saga for the troubled Glendale, Ariz., business school.

Cuba-U.S. Thaw Could Heat Up Cigar, Rum Sales Fights

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If the Obama administration’s move to normalize ties with Cuba does lead to an end to the U.S. embargo, it could reignite battles over the U.S. rights to sell two of the island’s most prized exports: cigars and rum.

Falling Oil Prices Don't Give Clean-Energy Stocks the All-Clear

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These are dark days for investors in Big Oil. That doesn’t mean clear skies for investors in clean energy.

The IRA Advantage of a Low Tax Bracket

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In years when your income is low, consider a Roth conversion, writes Jonathan Clements.

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