U.S. Regulators May Allow Phone Calls During Flights

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Federal regulators are considering allowing airline passengers in coming years to routinely make phone calls during flights—so long as travelers are warned in advance about potential midair distractions.

Barely Half of 30-Year-Olds Earn More Than Their Parents

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About 51% of American 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did, an enormous decline from the early 1970s and even rapid economic growth won’t do much to reverse the trend.

21st Century Fox in Talks to Buy Rest of U.K.'s Sky for $14 Billion

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21st Century Fox is in late-stage discussions to buy all of Sky PLC, the U.K.’s market-leading pay-TV provider, in a $14 billion deal, as Fox moves to consolidate its holdings.

iPhone Screen Makers Have a Blurry Future

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The race to supply next-generation OLED screens to Apple could leave suppliers hurting.

Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder as Nominee for Labor Secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named fast-food executive Andy Puzder as his choice for labor secretary.

South Africa's Sibanye Gold to Buy Stillwater Mining for $2.2 Billion

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South Africa’s Sibanye Gold plans to buy U.S. palladium and platinum miner Stillwater Mining for $2.2 billion, the company’s first foray outside of Southern Africa and latest move to diversify beyond gold mining.

Apple's Mysterious AirPods Delay Marks Rare Misstep

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Three months after trumpeting the AirPods as a breakthrough technology, Apple still hasn’t made them available. The company says it needs time before the wireless airbuds are ready for consumers.

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.

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to Step Down Next Year

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Coca-Cola said Friday that Muhtar Kent would resign from his role as chief executive in May 2017, to be succeeded by James Quincey, the beverage company’s president and operating chief.

Trump Cabinet Picks Signal Deregulation Moves Are Coming

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Business leaders are predicting a dramatic unraveling of regulations on everything from overtime pay to power-plant emission rules as Donald Trump seeks to fill his cabinet with determined adversaries of the agencies they will lead.

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