Trump Expected to Name Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name fast-food executive Andy Puzder as labor secretary, according to people familiar with the decision.

Economists Say Many of the Lost Factory Jobs Gone for Good

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Economists estimate that the U.S. will add about 50,000 manufacturing jobs by the end of 2019, a pace far too slow to replace what has been lost.

The Real Art Behind the Trump-SoftBank $50 Billion Deal

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SoftBank’s big U.S. investment plan likely would have happened even without the input of the president-elect. Mr. Trump took credit anyway.

U.S. Jobless Claims Decline Signals Still Healthy Labor Market

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The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign the labor market remains in expansion mode.

How Trump's Web of LLCs Obscures His Business Interests

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Donald Trump uses a web of privately held LLCs and other entities to house his assets—everything from real estate to a vintage carousel in Manhattan’s Central Park—making it impossible to gauge the full extent of potential conflicts he may face as president.

Strong Dollar Has Companies Counting the Cost---And Opportunities

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The dollar is on a tear, and that is shaping corporate strategy on both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. exporters are bracing for tough times. For European exporters, by contrast, the dollar’s strength has created opportunity.

E-Cigarettes Pose 'Major' Risks, Surgeon General's Report Warns

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The U.S. Surgeon General called surging e-cigarette use by children and young adults “a major public health concern” and recommended increased regulation and taxation of the products in a report set to be released Thursday.

Big Brands Help Fund Fake-News Sites

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Ads from well-known companies often appear on sites with false or misleading news, helping them generate tens of thousands of dollars in monthly revenue.

Michael Jordan Scores China Win

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NBA great Michael Jordan has claimed a victory in China, with the nation’s high court ruling that a Chinese sportswear company can’t sell merchandise using his name in Chinese characters.

Lego CEO Sees Potential for Brand in Digital Products

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Lego’s top boss says in his new role he would like to expand Lego into uncharted business territory, while also avoiding putting the brand name in the wrong places.

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