WSJ.com: US Business 5 April 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says Lax Policy Was a 'Huge Mistake'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he made a “huge mistake” in not focusing more on potential abuse of users’ personal information.

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Trump's Strategy Sows Uncertainty for U.S. Companies in Iran

American companies trading in Iran under previous Treasury Department exemptions are in limbo as the White House considers pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Trump Bashes Amazon, but Government Relies on It

In recent years, Amazon.com has won billions of dollars in business to help the government shift computing services from legacy mainframes onto the cloud, a business that it dominates.

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YouTube Shooting Highlights Frustration Among Some Video Makers

Some independent video makers complain YouTube has limited viewership and shortchanged them on ad payments

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U.S. Trade Gap Widens in First Months of 2018

The U.S. trade gap widened in February, largely reflecting an increase in the goods deficit and a decline in the services surplus the U.S. typically holds.

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Tariff Showdown Shifts to Intense Negotiation Period

The Trump administration’s tit-for-tat with Beijing over potential tariffs has ushered in a high-stakes standoff over the future of trade between the world’s two largest economies.

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U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits rose last week but remained near multidecade lows, offering fresh evidence of the labor market’s strength.

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After Bracing for Tariffs, Aluminum-Products Makers Breathe a 'Sigh of Relief'

Manufacturers of products such as beer cans and car hoods are paying less for aluminum than they were before the Trump administration announced tariffs on aluminum and steel.

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Activist Investors Try to Wake Up a Slumbering Energy Sector

Private-equity firm Kimmeridge now has a large stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas and is calling on the company to sell assets or combine with a rival, the latest sign that activists are focusing more on energy.

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