WSJ.com: US Business 6 April 2018

China Set to Strike Back 'Forcefully' at Threatened U.S. Tariffs

China is ready to strike back “forcefully” at new U.S. tariffs and has in place detailed countermeasures, which don’t exclude any options, according to a commerce ministry spokesman.

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U.S. Job Growth Slowed in March

The pace of hiring slowed in March and the unemployment rate held at a 17-year low, hinting that a tight labor market is making it more difficult for some businesses to find workers.

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What's Driving Trump's Attacks on Amazon? It's Personal

The president’s attacks on the e-commerce company stem from its CEO’s ownership of the Washington Post, which the American leader says writes unfair stories about him, say people close to the White House.

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Amazon's Next Mission: Using Alexa to Help You Pay Friends

Amazon.com is considering whether to use Alexa to launch a person-to-person payments feature, a move that would push the retailing giant into new competition with Venmo and big banks’ payments efforts.

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Retailers Worry Food-Stamp Overhaul Will Hit Them Hard

The beleaguered grocery sector faces a new threat: the possible loss of tens of billions of dollars of spending by low-income shoppers.

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The Future of America's Economy Looks a Lot Like Elkhart, Indiana

The capital of RV manufacturing, which once had the worst unemployment rate in the U.S., is now facing labor shortages and rising home prices and wages. As the U.S. turns the page on a decade of postcrisis underemployment, scenes like this are becoming more common.

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Europe's Slowing Economy Poses Challenge for ECB

Growth in the eurozone economy is slowing down, complicating the European Central Bank’s deliberations on how quickly to remove its stimulus measures and start raising interest rates.

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Battle Over Oil Driller Tests Mexico's Efforts to Reform Energy Sector

A legal battle over a small oil-drilling company is testing Mexico’s promises of greater transparency and competition made when the country opened its oil industry five years ago.

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Samsung Expects to Extend Its Earnings Hot Streak

Samsung Electronics said first-quarter operating profit will be its highest ever, topping analyst estimates and continuing the company’s string of record results.

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U.S. Targets Allies of Putin in Latest Round of Sanctions

The Trump administration levied sanctions against more than three-dozen Russian individuals and entities, targeting senior government officials as well as some of President Vladimir Putin’s closest oligarch allies and their companies.

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Top 20% of Americans Will Pay 87% of Income Tax

One of the least discussed parts of America’s income tax is how progressive it is, and the tax overhaul didn’t change that fact. In 2018, top earners will pay a higher share of income taxes.

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GE Urged to Dump Auditor KPMG After 109 Years by Proxy Advisers

The two largest proxy-advisory firms are recommending that GE fire KPMG as its auditor after 109 years, in light of accounting issues at the industrial giant.

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Could China Scuttle Qualcomm's $44 Billion NXP Deal?

NXP Semiconductors is trading roughly 10% below Qualcomm’s offer, reflecting investors’ concerns about the deal going through, but the discount ignores NXP’s leading market position.

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Delta Says Hack on Vendor Exposed Customer Credit-Card Data

Delta Air Lines Inc. on Thursday said hundreds of thousands of customers could have had their credit-card information compromised in a cyberattack on a vendor that ran a chat function on the carrier’s website.

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