WSJ.com: US Business 4 April 2018

China Threatens U.S. Cars, Planes and Soy in Response to Trump

China retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods by targeting high-value American exports, from airplanes to soybeans, in a tactic Beijing officials say is meant to secure a truce.

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Zuckerberg to Testify Before House Committee

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear at a House Committee hearing on April 11 to discuss data privacy.

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YouTube Shooter Appeared to Have Grudge Against the Video Site

A woman armed with a handgun opened fire at YouTube headquarters, wounding three people before killing herself, police said.

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Home SolarDimsas Tesla, Others Curb Aggressive Sales

The number of U.S. homeowners putting solar panels on their roofs declined last year after leading installers including Tesla Inc. abandoned aggressive sales practices that had helped drive breakneck growth.

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CBS Submits Initial Bid for Viacom at Price Below Market Value

CBS has submitted a bid for Viacom that is contingent on its management team, led by CEO Leslie Moonves, running the combined company.

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Growth Slowed Across Most of U.S. Economy in March

Activity across most of the U.S. economy decelerated slightly in March but continued to expand headed into the spring.

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Manufacturing Industry Has Strongest Jobs Increase in Three Years

Hiring at private U.S. employers grew more than expected in March, as the manufacturing industry showed the strongest increase in more than three years.

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WPP Looking at CEO Sorrell's Possible Misuse of Assets and Allegations of Improper Behavior

The board of advertising giant WPP is looking into whether longtime Chief Executive Martin Sorrell misused company assets. It also is looking into allegations of improper personal behavior by Mr. Sorrell.

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The Stores That Track Your Returns

Best Buy has drawn criticism for using Retail Equation to generate consumers’ ‘risk score.’ Other retailers using the firm include J.C. Penney, Sephora, CVS and Victoria’s Secret.

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Crack and Pack: How Companies Are Mastering the New Tax Code

Long before specific regulations are issued, the new law has led to a burst of activity in tax circles as lawyers, accountants and businesses look for ways around proposals meant to pinch them—and for ways to extend the reach of new tax breaks, especially for “pass through” businesses.

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Spotify's Splashy Debut Pressures Banks

Spotify Technology roared onto the public market, cutting a new path to public ownership that could alter the way companies think about the listing process and pose a new threat to a core business on Wall Street.

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Elliott Reveals $1 Billion Stake in Hyundai, Seeks Clearer Road Map

The hedge fund said it has accumulated shares in three listed affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group, signaling renewed interest in South Korea’s corporate-governance reforms.

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Apple Hires Artificial-Intelligence Executive From Rival Google

Apple Inc. hired a prominent executive from rival Google to lead its artificial-intelligence efforts, an area of growing importance where analysts say the tech giant has lagged rivals in research and recruiting.

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