WSJ.com: US Business 2 April 2018

Rules of Engagement: How Cities Are Courting Amazon's New Headquarters

Cities are scrutinizing Amazon’s business practices to concoct the perfect 48-hour-or-less site visit in their all-out effort to woo the internet giant’s new headquarters.

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Tesla, Uber Deaths Raise Questions About the Perils of Partly Autonomous Driving

Two recent fatal crashes of cars with varying levels of autonomous-driving technology are focusing attention on vehicles that vest control in both humans and machines.

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China Retaliates Against Trump Tariffs With Duties on U.S. Meat and Fruit

China imposed tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, following through on a promise to retaliate against the Trump administration’s penalties on imports of Chinese steel and aluminum.

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Data Breach at Saks, Lord & Taylor Exposes Millions of Credit Cards

The Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department-store chains have suffered a security breach that has compromised shoppers’ personal and financial information.

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In the Oil Patch, Bigger Is No Longer Better

Some of the world’s biggest energy companies have begun to preach frugality. ConocoPhillips, which has prioritized share buybacks and dividends in recent years, is a winner with investors.

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U.S. Factory Sector Cooled in March

Activity in the U.S. factory sector cooled in March, though a measure of prices for commodities rose quickly in a sign of rising inflation.

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Demographic Tsunami Menaces World's Developing Economies

A mix of more retirees and fewer workers to support each one is leaving budgets of countries such as Brazil with little money to invest in growth or basic services.

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Iowa's Employment Problem: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People

States are spending tens of millions of dollars on worker training programs to address a supposed “skills gap.” But in places like Iowa, many of the job openings are in small towns and rural communities that are losing population as people move to bigger cities.

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Trump Faces Test on Coal With FirstEnergy Appeal

The administration’s commitment to coal is under its stiffest test yet after an Ohio energy company made a plea to favor that power source over its many rivals, including oil and natural gas.

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Hospitals Fear Threat From Potential Walmart-Humana Deal

Early-stage deal talks between Walmart and Humana are deepening anxiety in the hospital sector, which is already grappling with sluggish growth and competition from cheaper health-care options.

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