WSJ.com: US Business 8 April 2018

In Age of Uber and Tesla, Local Dealerships Face Conundrum

With shrinking margins and increasing competition from companies that didn’t exist a decade ago, car dealer groups must either get bigger or get out of the business.

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Mark Zuckerberg's Mission: Stay Cool in a Very Hot Seat

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces lawmakers this week in what are likely to be contentious hearings about privacy that will be a broader test of how effectively he can guide his social-media giant.

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Kinder Morgan Threatens to HaltTrans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

The energy company threatened to scrap its proposed expansion of the oil pipeline if Canada’s provincial and federal governments cannot resolve their differences over the project by May 31.

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German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow

A German steel mill that has long supplied Europe with wire used in construction could become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.

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'A Quiet Place' Roars in Opening Weekend

“A Quiet Place,” which opened to $50 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, became that rare thing in Hollywood: a breakout hit based on an original idea.

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Cracks Form in Global Growth Story, Rattling Investors

Investors, on edge over the tech rout, the budget deficit and the threat of a trade war, are starting to doubt that the world is going to snap out of its prolonged post-crisis lethargy.

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Trump Administration Officials Soften Tone on China Trade

After threatening to slap China with new tariffs, Trump administration officials softened some of the rhetoric, noting that the penalties aren’t imminent and there is ample time to step back from a possible trade war.

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Trump Team Pushes Toward Nafta Deal Amid Congressional Pressure

The Trump administration, facing hard deadlines and pressure from Capitol Hill, is seeking to put together a deal in as soon as the coming weeks to overhaul Nafta.

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In Trade Fight, China Today Differs From 1980s Japan

The White House is looking at the U.S. trade fight against Japan in the 1980s and 1990s for lessons in its trade battle against China. But the two eras are as striking for their differences as they are for their similarities.

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Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed Minutes, China Trade Surplus and CPI

This week, the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank release minutes of their latest meetings, and China reports import, export and inflation data.

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Apple, Amazon, Google Also Brace for Privacy Regulation

After Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, cries for consumer protection have grown louder, and Facebook isn’t the only tech giant expected to be affected.

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Veteran of Catholic Chapter 11s Represents Weinstein Victims

James Stang wrangled with the Catholic Church on behalf of sexual abuse victims for more than a decade; now, his firm represents Weinstein’s creditors, which include women who have claims for damages against the film studio.

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Americans Face Highest Pump Prices in Years

Americans are spending more at the pump than they have in years. Prices could rise even higher just as drivers hit the road for family vacations.

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Saudi Delegation Culminates U.S. Tour With Return to Oil Roots

After courting Hollywood and Silicon Valley, a Saudi delegation led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman capped a nearly three-week American tour by touting potential petrochemical investments totaling billions of dollars along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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The Win-Win Strategy Behind Beyoncé Playing Coachella

Beyoncé, who has sold tens of millions of albums and played sold-out stadium tours, is the first African-American woman to headline Coachella, the highest-grossing music festival in the U.S.

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