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WSJ.com: What's News US Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:22:02 EDT
  • Global Stocks Slide as Trade Tensions Threaten Growth  - Global stocks fell as investors continued to parse the impact of ongoing tensions over trade between the U.S. and China. The Dow industrials fell more than 300 points in early trade.
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:30:15 EDT
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WSJ.com: US Business Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:21:56 EDT
  • Harley-Davidson to Shift Production Overseas to Offset EU Tariffs  - Harley-Davidson plans to shift production overseas to avoid European Union tariffs on its iconic motorcycles, the latest manufacturer to reconfigure operations amid a widening global trade fight.
  • AT&T to Acquire Digital Ad Firm AppNexus for $1.6 Billion  - AT&T agreed to acquire AppNexus, a deal that could help the telecom giant capitalize on media content it added through its purchase of Time Warner.
  • Gray TV to Buy Raycom in $3.65 Billion Deal  - Television station owner Gray Television is buying fellow station owner Raycom Media in a $3.65 billion deal that they say will create a company with the third-most number of stations in the nation.
  • Comedies' Misfortunes Are No Laughing Matter in Hollywood  - Traditional comedies are struggling for oxygen at the box office, caught between superheroes and a vast buffet of stand-up specials, sitcoms and amateur pranks on digital services like Netflix and YouTube.
  • GE Agrees to Sell Industrial-Engines Unit  - General Electric agreed to sell a unit that makes large industrial engines to private-equity firm Advent International for $3.25 billion, a move that would bring in needed cash for the struggling conglomerate.
  • Short of Workers, Restaurants Turn to Robots  - Amid the lowest unemployment in years, fast-food restaurants are turning to machines—not to get rid of workers, but because they can’t find enough. Flippy the burger chef doesn’t complain about the drudgery of grill work and never leaves the kitchen.
  • U.S. New Home Sales Rose 6.7% in May  - Sales of new homes in the U.S. climbed heading into the summer months, despite high selling prices and low home inventory.
  • Trump Plans New Curbs on Chinese Investment, Tech Exports to China  - President Trump, already embroiled in a trade battle with China, plans to ratchet commercial tensions higher by barring many Chinese firms from investing in U.S. technology and by blocking more technology exports to Beijing.
  • Student-Debt Forgiveness May Be Lighting a Tax-Bomb Fuse  - Under U.S. rules, forgiven debt is considered a borrower’s income for that given year, and taxed as such. Those delayed tax bills are piling up.
  • ECB Official Signals No Debate on Rate Rises Before October 2019  - European Central Bank officials could start to discuss raising short-term interest rates from autumn next year, a top ECB policy maker said, amplifying the caution expressed by the bank’s President Mario Draghi in recent days.
  • Spotify, Amazon, Apple or YouTube? The Streaming-Music Showdown  - You want to choose your streaming service carefully because whichever you pick will take over your music.
  • Xerox CEO Calls Fujifilm Lawsuit 'Misguided'  - Xerox Chief Executive John Visentin responded to Fujifilm Holdings’s lawsuit against the company calling it “desperate” and “misguided,” marking the new CEO’s first public statement about the suit.
  • Why Big-Ticket Items May Soon Cost You More Online  - The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling enables states to collect sales tax from all online purchases, eliminating the advantage of buying some big-ticket items from websites like Amazon.com.
  • GE Factories in Wisconsin, South Carolina Caught in U.S. Trade Fight  - GE’s MRI business offers a window into the complex interconnections of global trade, where components made in one country get assembled in another and may be sold back into the first.
  • Education Realty Trust Confirms Sale to Greystar Affiliate  - Education Realty Trust, a college-housing REIT, is selling itself to a Greystar Real Estate Partners affiliate for $3.15 billion.
WSJ.com: Markets Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:47:46 EDT
  • Why Size Alone Won't Help Old Media Beat Netflix  - Even if incumbents such as Disney and AT&T bulk up, tech companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Apple will still have more leeway to spend.
  • The Trade War's First Casualties  - With their escalating trade feud showing little evidence of hurting their economies, the U.S. and China aren’t close to backing down. Investors may get squeezed between the two giants before one of them cracks.
  • CEO Loss Forces Intel to Face Its Future  - The surprise resignation of Intel’s CEO means the chip maker needs to deal with longer-term challenges now.
  • Beijing Paddles Hard as a Bear Market Threatens  - Chinese stocks are down nearly 20% from their most recent high. Beijing has to balance its desire for market stability with a need to keep up the impression of calm.
  • For Investors, Europe is Back to Muddling Through  - Confidence can more easily be lost than won. After 2017’s strong growth and political calm brought hopes that Europe was finally turning a post-crisis page, 2018 is back to unfinished business.
  • Kroger Spends Money to Make Money  - U.S. grocery giant Kroger is investing in meal kits, online delivery and more to keep up with consumer trends.
  • Come Back for Seconds at Olive Garden Parent  - Darden Restaurants has had a successful turnaround, but its shares remain attractive in an industry that has some positive economic tailwinds.
  • Beauty Stocks' Rise Is Looking Increasingly Cosmetic  - Chinese shoppers have boosted the likes of Estée Lauder and Shiseido, but investors should remember fashions can be fickle.
  • Japan's Yen: A Currency for All Seasons?  - It’s been a stormy 2018 for markets, with volatility returning, trade tensions ratcheting higher and global growth proving less solid than expected. Investors looking for the financial equivalent of all-weather gear might find it in the Japanese yen.
WSJ.com: Opinion Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:30:02 EDT
  • Senate Obstruction in Profile  - A respected Trump Justice nominee is held up for more than a year.
  • How to Re-Elect Trump  - You’re so deplorable you can’t eat in their restaurants.
  • Turkey's Authoritarian Choice  - Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims victory but a new opposition emerges.
  • How Income Equality Helped Trump  - Working Americans sense that taxes and transfers now leave them little better off than those who work less.
  • Regulatory State Has a Bad Day in Court  - Opinions from Justices Kagan and Kennedy speak to the need to restore constitutional constraints.
  • Kim Jong Un and the Art of the Asian Deal  - The Singapore summit was likely more successful than it looked. Relationships are paramount in the East.
  • Will Microsoft's Embrace Smother GitHub?  - The acquisition could have anticompetitive effects, so the FTC should scrutinize it.
  • 'Space Force! Space Force!'  - Trump’s supporters love the idea of extending U.S. superiority beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • Mueller's Fruit of the Poisonous Tree  - It makes no difference how honorable he is. His investigation is tainted by the bias that attended its origin in 2016.
  • Mexico's Election Is in Play  - The leftist López Obrador leads in the polls. But don’t rule out a surprise result.
  • General Electric's Long Unwinding  - The company turned out to be a hedge fund masquerading as an industrial giant.
  • A Tesla Crackup Foretold  - The real problem is that governments everywhere have ordained that electric cars will be sold at a loss.
  • When Will Washington Stop Helping Amazon?  - The Supreme Court gives the online giant a new advantage to squash potential competitors.
 
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