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  • Companies Ramp Up Worker-Retraining Efforts

    A tight labor market and changing job requirements are pushing companies to invest in teaching current workers to do more sophisticated tasks.

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  • Clear Beer? Don’t Judge a Drink by Its Color

    Japanese beverage makers are increasingly producing products that look like water but taste like other drinks, betting that consumers want the taste of Coke or beer in a healthier-looking clear liquid. Flavored, bottled water sales have more than doubled in both the U.S. and Japan in the past five years.

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  • A Greek Island Paradise Tries to Be a Little Less Welcoming

    The Greek island of Santorini plans to cap cruise arrivals, because officials say the flow of day travelers is putting too much strain on infrastructure and spoiling the popular tourist destination.

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  • Coke Adds Coffee to Its Drinks Mix in $5.1 Billion Deal

    Coca-Cola made the largest brand acquisition in its history, buying British coffee-shop chain Costa as the soda giant joins a growing group of consumer-goods companies that are betting big on coffee.

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  • Air Travelers, Get Ready to Pony Up for Higher Fees

    Big carriers are raising fees on luggage, ticket changes and other services to cover rising fuel costs without pushing up base fares.

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  • HCA Healthcare to Buy Nonprofit Mission Health in North Carolina

    Health-care services company HCA Healthcare has agreed to buy Mission Health, a nonprofit health system in North Carolina, for about $1.5 billion.

  • Why Walmart Shoppers are Finding More Items ‘Out of Stock’

    Walmart has begun telling online shoppers that some products in its warehouses are “out of stock” after the retailer changed its e-commerce systems to avoid orders deemed too expensive to ship.

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  • Stryker Agrees to Buy Spinal-Device Maker K2M

    Stryker agreed to acquire medical-device company K2M Group in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion.

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  • Boeing Wins Big Navy Contract for Drones

    Boeing’s Navy deal, potentially worth billions of dollars, could stem declining sales at the aerospace giant’s defense arm.

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  • Dollar-Store Sales Rise, Though Shoppers Feel Pressure of Rising Costs

    Dollar General and Dollar Tree reported stronger sales in the latest quarter, but executives from both chains said Thursday that their customers are feeling pressure from rising rents and other monthly expenses.

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  • Microsoft to Require Its Suppliers, Contractors to Give Paid Family Leave

    Microsoft will soon require its suppliers and contractors to provide at least 12 weeks of paid time off to new parents.

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  • New J.Crew CEO’s Strategy: Lower Prices, More Sizes

    CEO James Brett’s plan is to expand J.Crew’s assortment with more entry-level prices, as well as plus sizes and more fit options.

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  • China’s ZTE Reports $1.1 Billion Loss

    The telecommunications giant disclosed a loss of 7.8 billion yuan—about $1.1 billion—during the first half of the year, after a ban on purchasing American supplies forced a life-threatening shutdown of the company.

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  • Campbell Soup to Sell International Business and Fresh Unit

    Campbell Soup plans to sell its international and refrigerated-foods businesses, abandoning its fresh-food push and leaving the door open to a full sale.

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  • Shares in MTN Sink After Nigeria Demands Telecom Giant Return $8 Billion

    Shares in African telecom giant MTN Group plunged as much as 25% after Nigeria’s central bank ordered the company to return $8.1 billion that it said was moved out of the country illegally.

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  • Volkswagen Earnings to Be Hit by Delays in Meeting New Emissions Rules

    Volkswagen warned earnings could be hit by up to $1.17 billion because of delays in certifying new vehicles to meet stricter European emissions testing rules.

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  • Starbucks’ Frappuccino Gets a Sugar Makeover

    Starbucks is putting its decadent Frappuccino on a diet, looking to reduce the popular drink’s high sugar levels.

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  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom to Merge

    Telecommunications company TPG Telecom will merge with rival Vodafone Hutchison Australia in an effort to challenge the country’s two large operators.

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  • California Moves to Mandate Female Board Directors

    California legislators passed a bill that requires major companies based in the state to put female directors on their boards.

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  • Papa John’s Independent Board Members Dispute Founder’s Claims

    Board members at Papa John’s International are pushing back on founder John Schnatter’s efforts to regain control of the company.

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  • Global Car Sales Hit Speed Bump as Demand Slows and Trade Tensions Loom

    After nearly a decade of growth, new-vehicle sales in the world’s largest auto markets are entering their first sustained slowdown since the financial crisis amid trade frictions.

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  • Colorado Measure Would Make Most of State Off Limits to Drillers

    Colorado voters in November will consider banning oil and gas drilling within 2,500 feet of homes, businesses and many green spaces, a move that would effectively prohibit it in most of the state.

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  • Aston Martin Revs Up IPO Plans

    Aston Martin launched plans for a stock-market listing that could value the maker of the famed sports car driven by James Bond at around $6 billion.

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  • Ruling in Johnny Depp Lawsuit Threatens Hollywood Lawyers’ Handshake Culture

    A California judge’s ruling in a case pitting Johnny Depp against his longtime lawyer is prompting a reassessment of the handshake-deal culture that is still pervasive in some corners of Hollywood.

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  • In America’s Hottest Drilling Spot, Gas Is Going Up in Smoke

    Roughly $1 million worth of natural gas extracted in the Permian Basin goes to waste each day, as shale drillers end up having to burn a byproduct that they don't have enough pipeline or storage capacity to take to market.

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