Aircraft Sales Boosted U.S. Durable-Goods Orders in January

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Orders for long-lasting factory goods climbed last month due to purchases of military and civilian aircraft, overshadowing a weak start to 2017 for business investment in new machinery and other equipment.

'Bad Banks' Spread Across China

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More than three dozen asset-management companies are vacuuming up bad debts from Chinese banks. But it’s more like sweeping the problems under the rug.

Indian Workers in U.S. Fear Trump H-1B Crackdown

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President Donald Trump’s plan to re-examine a range of visa programs to protect American jobs has many Indian engineers and computer scientists employed by U.S. tech companies putting life plans on hold and questioning career decisions.

Facing Criticism, Drug Makers Keep Lid On Price Increases

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Pharmaceutical companies held most of their traditional January list-price increases to under 10% this year, although the median boost was little-changed from 2016. Among the critics they face now is President Trump.

Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO

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Within three decades, artificial intelligence will be smarter than the human brain, supersmart robots will outnumber humans and more than a trillion objects will be connected to the internet, says the CEO of SoftBank.

Defending the Euro Starts With Cleaning Up the Banks

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Bad loans aren’t just an economic burden; they also undermine the eurozone itself

China's Huawei Battles to Own the Next Generation of Wireless Tech

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As the standards for next-generation 5G wireless technology are defined, Huawei—with 80,000 staffers working on R&D—has become a formidable lab force.

A Jobs Program for Middle America: Code Schools

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Boot camps that teach programming skills prove they can rapidly retrain American workers for the 21st century.

Sony's Virtual-Reality Headset Faces Actual Reality of Modest Sales

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Sony sold 915,000 PlayStation VR virtual-reality headsets in the device’s first four months, a pace it called in line with its goals but that analysts said might be too slow to motivate outside software developers.

For More Chinese Firms, It Pays to Make It in the U.S.A.

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Chinese companies’ recent push to set up factories and expand in the U.S. could accelerate if President Donald Trump fulfills a campaign pledge to tax imports.

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