WSJ.com: US Business 9 April 2018

U.S. to Allow Bayer's Monsanto Takeover

The Justice Department will allow Bayer’s megadeal to acquire Monsanto after the companies pledged to sell off additional assets to secure government antitrust approval.

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Wynn Resorts Creates 'Culture and Community Department'

Wynn Resorts has created an internal department to tackle fair treatment in the workplace in the wake of a sexual-misconduct scandal that led to the exit of Steve Wynn.

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Sharp Tongue, Sharp Pencils: the Judge Presiding Over the AT&T Case

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has run an exacting trial as the Justice Department seeks to block AT&T’s planned $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner.

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Struggling Movie Theaters Go Upscale to Survive

Ticket sales were the worst last year since 1995, prompting a nationwide theater revamp that echoes the multiplex boom. Cinemas today are offering fancy dining, high-tech screens and giant recliners to lure consumers away from Netflix and the couch.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Made Mistakes on 'Fake News,' Privacy

In testimony to Congress, the Facebook chief is set to say the social-media giant didn’t do enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm.

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CBO Raises Estimates for Budget Deficits

Tax cuts and spending increases enacted over the past four months will lead to wider than previously expected budget deficits and a mostly temporary spurt in economic growth, the Congressional Budget Office predicted.

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U.S. Manufacturers Worry Tariffs Could Undermine Recovery

Manufacturing companies are voicing concerns about the downside of U.S. tariffs meant to help the industry compete with China.

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Trump Acknowledges Farmers to Feel Impact From China Trade Actions

President Donald Trump promised to remedy the negative effects on U.S. farmers caught up in his administration’s trade dispute with China.

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Europe's Boom Reawakens the Ghost of Crisis Past: Debt

Economic optimism, low interest rates and fierce banking competition have pushed private-sector lending to its highest level since the financial crisis. That would be good if it wasn’t for the region’s already high debt.

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Employment Trends Index Rose in March

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index rose 5.5% in March to 107.72.

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Ohio Power Company Has Few Allies in Bailout Bid

FirstEnergy is waging a lonely fight as it seeks to persuade the Trump administration to bail out its struggling coal and nuclear-power plants through an unprecedented emergency action that experts say would effectively end America’s largest competitive electricity market.

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Slammed by Trump, Amazon's Jeff Bezos Chooses Silence

Over the past week, Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has been cast into the limelight thanks to a string of attacks by President Trump. Mr. Bezos’s response? The silent treatment.

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U.S. Sanctions Take a Toll on Russian Markets

Russian markets convulsed in the wake of new U.S. sanctions, as the ruble tumbled and domestic and foreign investors dumped Russian stocks.

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White House Aims to Roll Back Newly Passed Spending

The White House and some congressional Republicans are seeking to roll back a portion of the federal spending they approved just weeks ago. Lawrence Kudlow, the White House’s new National Economic Council director, said he was involved in planning what he called an “enhanced rescission package.”

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Nafta Partners Seek Deal by Early May, Mexico Says

Trade negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are looking to agree on a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement in early May, Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.

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Novartis Bets $8.7 Billion on Gene-Therapy Company

Novartis agreed to buy U.S.-based gene-therapy company AveXis for $8.7 billion, marking the first big bet by the Swiss drug giant’s new chief as he looks to deals to refresh his drug-development pipeline.

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Tech-Powered Labels Deliver Custom-Made Clothing, Shoes in Two Weeks

Fashion labels like Isabella Wren and Shoes of Prey are delivering custom-made clothes and shoes from China to the U.S. within two weeks, using a “click, buy and make” business model.

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