World Trade Flows Grew at Slowest Pace Since Financial Crisis

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International trade flows grew at the slowest pace since the financial crisis in 2016, but there were signs of a modest pickup as the year drew to a close.

Japanese Workers Unleash Their Inner Slacker---for a Day

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Premium Friday’s goal is to improve productivity, reduce employee overwork and increase consumption. But will Japanese people take the bait?

Why Chinese Men Are Dying

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Mortality rates among Chinese men aged 41 to 60, who account for nearly three-quarters of the working-age population, increased by 12% over the past decade.

Hollywood Is Left Hanging as China Reins In Investments

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China has been snapping up Hollywood companies in recent years, but as the government increases scrutiny of overseas investment, some pending deals face the threat of an unwelcome twist ending.

Software Bug at Web-Service Provider Causes Data Leaks

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A software bug at a widely used internet-service provider leaked sensitive data for months, potentially creating security headaches for thousands of its corporate customers.

Trump to Meet With Insurance Executives on Repeal of Affordable Care Act

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President Donald Trump is planning to hold a round-table meeting with health-insurance executives at the White House on Monday, according to people close to the planning, as the administration looks to encourage insurers to sign onto Republicans’ health-care overhaul efforts.

Apple, Samsung Need to Dazzle in a Slow Market

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For the two largest players in the smartphone business, Apple and Samsung, the goal this year is to restore some luster to their brands. Both saw smartphone sales fall for the first time in 2016.

Apple, Samsung Need to Dazzle in a Slow Market

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For the two largest players in the smartphone business, Apple and Samsung, the goal this year is to restore some luster to their brands. Both saw smartphone sales fall for the first time in 2016.

J.C. Penney Is Latest Retailer Forced to Downsize

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J.C. Penney joins the list of retailers that will shrink to survive a shift away from traditional stores. The department-store chain said it would close up to 140 locations, even as it reported its first annual profit since 2010.

Modifying Fed Stock Rules Could Diminish Reserve Banks' Autonomy

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The Government Accountability Office warned further changes to the Fed’s stock ownership requirement could have “wide-ranging policy implications” for the Fed’s structure, and could diminish the autonomy and independence of the 12 regional Fed banks.

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