Breakthrough Prize Awards $24 Million to 12 Scientific Researchers

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Prizes go to researchers pursuing pathbreaking ideas ranging from the genetic causes of rare diseases to furthering our understanding of black holes.

Trump Warns Another U.S. Company

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Donald Trump criticized Rexnord for its plans to move a factory from Indianapolis to Mexico, the second time the president-elect has pressed an attack against a U.S. company set to shift production abroad.

Credit Restrictions Cost Home Buyers 'Deal of a Lifetime'

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After prices and rates dropped, regulators and lenders made it harder for borrowers to get loans. ‘The people with access to credit have become rich.’

Smithfield Takes Aim at Carbon Emissions

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Smithfield Foods plans to cut a quarter of its carbon emissions over eight years, working with onetime environmental critics on a move the pork producer hopes will trim costs and burnish its brand.

AI Makes Strides, but Has a Long Way to Go

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Keywords: Creating artificial intelligence systems that can be used for a variety of problems, and not just the narrow applications to which the technology has been put so far, could take decades, writes Christopher Mims.

Exxon CEO Now a Contender for Secretary of State

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President-elect Donald Trump widens the circle of candidates for the nation’s top diplomatic job, a list that now includes Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson.

Cheung Kong Bids $5.4 Billion for Duet Group

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Australian pipeline operator and power distributor Duet Group said Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing, had made a takeover bid worth around $5.4 billion.

Apple Signals Interest in Self-Driving Software

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Apple confirmed for the first time its interest in autonomous-vehicle technology, but it remains unlikely the company will design or build a complete car.

Builders Face Headwinds From Rising Land and Labor Costs

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Investors will get fresh insight into the U.S. home builder sector next week as Toll Brothers Inc. and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. report earnings. Shares in the sector have trailed the broader market in recent months.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed Speakers, ECB Meeting, Japan Wages

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U.S. monetary policy will take center stage early in the week, with three Federal Reserve officials speaking ahead of the central bank’s December meeting, and any repercussions of Sunday’s referendum in Italy on changes to the government there will be watched for broader effects through Europe.

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