Snap Brings Camera Into Focus as Social Messaging Tool

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On the cusp of going public, Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. is reinventing itself. The hottest new social network in years—with 158 million daily active users—wants to be known as a camera company.

Hasbro to Make Play-Doh American Again

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Play-Doh will soon be squeezed out of a factory in the U.S. again, as Hasbro brings manufacturing of the popular moldable clay back to America, where it hasn’t been made since 2004.

Takata to Set Up Fund For Victims of Faulty Air Bags

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After resisting the idea, Takata is establishing a fund to compensate victims of its exploding air bags. To sort through the claims, it has picked Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw compensation funds for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Back to Basics: LG's New Flagship Phone Ditches Geeky Features

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LG’s smartphone business, having run up losses chasing early adopters with envelope-pushing features, seeks a different demographic with its new G6: users who prioritize fundamentals like screen size and battery life.

Why Chinese Men Are Dying

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Mortality rates among Chinese men aged 41 to 60, who account for nearly three-quarters of the working-age population, increased by 12% over the past decade.

Air-Safety Overhaul Taps Confidential Incident Data to Prevent Crashes

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In a move described by proponents as the biggest advance in proactive aviation-safety management in about a decade, U.S. and European regulators are seeking to end strict confidentiality protections that typically have kept some important details on incidents shrouded.

Hollywood Is Left Hanging as China Reins In Investments

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China has been snapping up Hollywood companies in recent years, but as the government increases scrutiny of overseas investment, some pending deals face the threat of an unwelcome twist ending.

Wal-Mart Fights a Problem in the U.K.: It's Too Pricey

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Wal-Mart’s Asda supermarket chain in the U.K., long one of its most profitable businesses, has been losing customers to discount rivals. Now it’s fighting back.

Wireless Players Tout 5G as They Await Next Smartphone Wave

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While wireless carriers battle each other by pushing unlimited data plans riding on their 4G networks, an industry gathering in Barcelona will be looking to the future.

World Trade Flows Grew at Slowest Pace Since Financial Crisis

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International trade flows grew at the slowest pace since the financial crisis in 2016, but there were signs of a modest pickup as the year drew to a close.

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