China Investigates Regulatory Official

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Chinese anticorruption agents are investigating a senior official at a government agency that has probed Microsoft and global pharmaceutical majors amid China’s tougher enforcement of its anticompetition laws.

Jeb Bush to Step Down From Tenet Board

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Jeb Bush will resign from Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s board effective Dec. 31, the hospital operator said Wednesday.

French Carpool Service Gains Traction

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Eight-year-old carpooling service BlaBlaCar is gaining on the back of Europe’s deteriorating public-transport and as a low-key and long-distance alternative to trains.

City Living Lures Tech Firms

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Google is one of many fast-growing employers eschewing suburban campuses for clusters in cities, partly in a push to foster collaboration among employees.

At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word

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Facebook has embraced young workers and crafted management techniques that give them unusual freedom to choose, and change, assignments.

Novartis Psoriasis Drug Approved in Japan

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Novartis has won approval in Japan for a new psoriasis drug, the first country to give the treatment a green light for commercialization.

RadioShack's Problem: So Many Stores

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RadioShack has shut more stores in the past two months than the rest of the year, though it’s hard to tell the difference. The chain still has a heavy surplus of stores in many local markets.

PlayStation, Xbox Hit by Network Issues

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Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Networks experienced user-connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Japan Post Sets IPO Plans For Next Year

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Japan’s state-owned postal service said Friday the government would sell part of the company to the public as soon as August, and it also disclosed plans to list its banking and insurance units.

A Free-Speech Pitch for 'The Interview'

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About 300 small, niche theaters are showing the movie “The Interview,” which was yanked by Sony last week after big theater chains refused to show it due to a terrorist threat.

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