B-Schools Teach Networking, American Style

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A handful of business schools are helping international students master the art of introductory email and informal networking—with some help from Jim Carrey.

Apple to Make Larger iPad in Second Half

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Apple suppliers have been told to start production of a larger-screen iPad in the second half of this year as the U.S. tech giant wrestles with new designs and features for the enterprise market.

Ports Gridlock Reshapes Supply Chain

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The labor dispute that caused months of gridlock at West Coast ports may be over, but the disruption is expected to redraw the trade routes goods follow as they journey to U.S. factories and store shelves.

Crafts Site Etsy Files for IPO

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Etsy unveiled plans to further test investors’ appetite for e-commerce companies, filing for an initial public offering a decade after it was founded in a Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment as a way to sell handmade goods online.

Study Touts Self-Driving Cars

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The implementation of self-driving vehicles could reduce accidents in the U.S. by 90%, according to research and consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Foreign Businesses Face Backlash in South Africa

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As South Africa’s economy falters, it is no longer so welcoming to outsiders.

Small Business Owners Scramble to Prepare for New Tax Form

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Small employers are facing an unexpectedly onerous task: tallying their individual employees’ monthly health-care costs. The completed IRS forms aren’t due until next January.

Kroger Profit Rises 23%

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Kroger said its earnings rose 23% on stronger-than-expected sales, and that it also benefited from stronger fuel margins during the January quarter.

Adidas Loss Widens

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Adidas reported a significantly wider fourth-quarter loss, capping a tough year for the embattled German sportswear group.

Rite Aid Same-Store Sales Rise 3.3% In February

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Rite Aid Corp. on Thursday said sales at stores open at least a year grew 3.3% in February with pharmacy-sales growth again outpacing growth in the front end.

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