Sumner Redstone Drama Heads to Court Climax

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The legal battle over media mogul Sumner Redstone’s mental competence, which for months has transfixed Hollywood and Wall Street with its salacious details and personal rivalries, heads to court in the coming week.

Taking the Temperature of U.S. Jobs and Global Manufacturing

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This week, data releases will shine a light on U.S. job growth in April and the trade gap for March, plus offer updates from the manufacturing sector in the U.S., China, Japan and other major economies.

DreamWorks Deal: Sequels Won't Play Like the Original

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The hefty price Comcast is paying for DreamWorks doesn’t guarantee the same treatment for other movie studios.

CNN Enjoys Outsize Ratings Boost From Presidential Race

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The presidential race has re-energized CNN after year of weak ratings, playing a major role in more than doubling its prime-time audience in the network’s target demographic of 25- to 54-year-olds since the start of 2016.

On Close Inspection, India's Sharp Growth Picture Gets Fuzzy

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India’s economy expanded by 7.3% last year, outpacing every other major nation, including China, for the first time in nearly two decades. But as with most developing countries, India’s economy defies easy measurement.

Burj Khalifa Developer Posts 18% Rise in Net

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Dubai developer Emaar Properties reported an 18% rise in first-quarter net profit, buoyed by sales in the Dubai market as it shrugged off a slowdown in the emirate’s real-estate sector.

Mobile-Payments War: Profits May Suffer Collateral Damage

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As the multisided battle for control of mobile payments accelerates, profits will come under pressure.

From Apple to Facebook: What Tech Investors Want Now

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Yield-hungry investors still want to see growth in their tech portfolios.

Energy Future Files New Chapter 11 Exit Plan

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The fate of Energy Future Holdings Corp.’s transmissions business, Oncor, is once again up in the air, under a new bankruptcy exit plan for the Dallas electricity giant.

U.S. Chides Five Economic Powers Over Policies

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The Obama administration delivered a shot across the bow to Asia’s leading exporters and Germany for their economic policies and warned that a number of major economies around the globe could face intense pressure to engage in currency interventions to counter slow growth.

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