Fed's Dislike of Negative Interest Rates Points to Limits of Stimulus

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Fed officials don’t think negative rates are needed in the U.S. because the economy and job market are improving and they are hoping they will never have to use them in the future given their uncertainty about whether the policy works.

American Airlines President Moves to United Continental

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The president of American Airlines left the company Monday but immediately moved into the same role at rival United Continental, in an unusual management shake-up in the competitive airline industry.

Why Lighter Shelves Won't Support Sagging Retailers for Long

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Retail inventories are the healthiest they have been in a long time, but investors shouldn’t expect the discipline to last very long.

Why Fitbit's New Band Got a Healthy Reception

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Fitness band maker has much cheaper multiple, as it updates flagship devices.

As Food Prices Fall, Economic Pain Hits More Businesses

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Consumers’ glee at the supermarket checkout over lower food prices isn’t shared by all: Farmers, grocers and restaurateurs are feeling the pinch of cheap milk, beef and corn prices on their incomes.

Mylan, Feeling Heat on EpiPen Price, Will Offer Cheaper Generic

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Mylan said it would launch a generic alternative to EpiPen at a 50% discount after being criticized for sharply raising the price of the lifesaving drug.

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose in July

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Consumer spending rose for the fourth straight month in July, a sign domestic consumption could continue to drive U.S. economic growth over the second half of the year.

Mondelez Walks Away After Hershey Spurns Raised Bid

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Mondelez ended its bid to acquire Hershey after the famed chocolate-bar maker rebuffed a new takeover offer and indicated it would be difficult to strike a deal before next year.

7-Eleven Tries Selling Another Type of Java

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Ade Irmayanti used to view the local 7-Eleven as just a teenage hangout. Then, she and dozens of other mothers began visiting there three nights a week to learn HTML, Java script and other coding skills.

U.S. Implements New Drone Rules

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With nationwide rules in place for routine flights of small commercial drones, federal regulators said their next big challenge will be evaluating industry waiver requests while balancing innovation and safety.

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