EU Prepares Google Antitrust Charges

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Europe’s competition regulator is laying the groundwork to move against Google in the next few weeks, setting the stage for charges against the U.S. search giant in an antitrust probe.

China Tries to Clean Up E-Commerce

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China is tightening control over the loosely regulated world of Chinese e-commerce, a sector that has created behemoths such as Alibaba but has also drawn criticism for not adequately policing fake goods.

China Protests Google Security Certificate Decision

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Mistrust between China and foreign technology companies simmers as a Chinese agency criticized Google for rejecting its website safety process.

McDonald's Joins Trend in Raising Pay

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McDonald’s plans to raise pay by more than 10% for 90,000 workers and add benefits like paid vacation at U.S. restaurants it operates, offering fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in the American labor market.

Newsweek to Relaunch in Asia

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After its brush with extinction, Newsweek is profitable again, and on Thursday it will relaunch a print edition in Asia, making it available around the world after limited returns to print in Europe and the U.S. last year.

Line Refiles Paperwork for IPO

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Line Corp., the Japanese operator of a popular smartphone messaging application, has refiled for a possible initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, but has no immediate plans for a listing.

Bob Diamond's African Venture Runs Into Problems

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Just over a year after former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond founded Atlas Mara to build an African banking empire, problems are cropping up. Some investors have questioned lavish executive pay and the vehicle’s share price has tanked.

Startups Offer Unusual Reward for Investing

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When a young Boston entrepreneur sought half-a-million dollars to launch his startup last fall, he turned his back on today’s usual tactics, such as selling equity stakes or issuing convertible notes.

How Computers Trawl a Sea of Data for Stock Picks

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Funds managing billions hunt for investment clues in newswires, weather and Twitter.

Arkansas Governor Balks at Religion Bill

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson demanded changes to “religious freedom” legislation, the latest turn in a cultural clash over whether such laws protect people of faith or open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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