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Electric-Vehicle Bulls Shake Up Metals Markets

10, 2017 8:00 a.m.

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Ex-Gawker Employees Launch Crowdfunding Drive to Buy Website

If successful, relaunched Gawker.11, 2017 1:56 p.

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FDA Plans New Medical-Device Approval Processes

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration plans new medical-device approval processes to speed products’ entry to the U.S.

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Want to See a World Without Net Neutrality? Look at These Old Cellphone Plans

WASHINGTON—With the rules governing internet services set to be rolled back this week, service providers and their detractors are envisioning new models that could translate into a wider range of fees—both lower and higher.The current rules, expected to be all but eliminated by the Federal Communications Commission, require that internet-service providers treat all traffic on their networks equally, a concept known as net neutrality.

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New York Power Authority’s Analytic Muscle: 6,000 Computations a Minute

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The state public utility has flipped the switch on a digital system to monitor its 16 power plants




















Updated Dec.10, 2017 8:00 p.

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U.S. Bitcoin Futures Climb in First Day of Trade

Launch stokes fears of manipulation, hacks and glitches




















Updated Dec.10, 2017 9:32 p.

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Why Bitcoin? Why Now?

9, 2017 7:00 a.ET







For most of its nine-year history, bitcoin has been a financial-markets sideshow, sneered at as a plaything of criminals.

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Apple Close to Buying Shazam to Boost Music Business

The Shazam app made its debut in 2008 and is now connected to more than 1 billion people.It then provides users with the song, artist and directs them to services such as Apple Music or Spotify, where they can purchase or listen to the music.

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Plant-Based Burger Maker Beyond Meat Cooks Up More Funding

7, 2017 9:05 p.ET







Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat Inc.

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Jailed for a Text: China’s Censors Are Spying on Mobile Chat Groups

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Authorities scour private chats on messaging apps for blacklisted words, sensitive images




















Updated Dec.m.

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Bitcoin’s Wildest Rise Yet: 40% in 40 Hours

7, 2017 1:07 p.ET







Bitcoin mania reached new highs Thursday as the price of the digital currency jumped about 40% in about 40 hours, smashing through five separate $1,000-barriers and surging past the $16,000 mark.

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Facebook Tops List of Best Places to Work, Survey Says

says workers’ feedback shows pay may be important, but so are corporate culture and values




















Dec.Companies that workers consider more upfront about those concerns—such as Facebook Inc.

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Luxury Brands Win Right to Block Sale of Goods on Amazon in Europe

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Ruling by European Court of Justice gives companies powerful tool to safeguard exclusivity




















Updated Dec.ET







Luxury brands can restrict retailers from selling their products on web platforms like Amazon.

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Adobe’s Efforts to Understand Workers Pay Off

The software maker ranks fourth for employee engagement and development in the Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250 ranking




















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Adobe Systems Inc.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Tells U.S. Companies to Stop Whining About China

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Magnate tells firms to ‘follow the rules’ and plan for the long term




















Dec.5, 2017 7:18 a.

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Ad Holding Companies to Rapidly Increase Spending With Amazon

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Amazon only has a small slice of digital ad revenue compared with behemoths like Google and





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but that imbalance might change in the coming years as the top ad holding companies rapidly boost their spending with the e-commerce giant.

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Could Crispr Help to Knock Out Superbugs?

A combination of gene editing and viruses that attack bacteria could help scientists fight antibiotic resistance




















Updated Dec.5, 2017 3:19 p.

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Nvidia Stands Out in Management Top 250 Rankings

The chip maker, an AI power, scores high in all five categories that make up the ranking




















Dec.ET







Nvidia Corp.

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Zions Accidentally Releases Unverified Company Data

An email was sent to an incorrect email address




















Dec.ET







Zions Bancorp said it accidentally sent an email Monday with financial data that hasn’t been audited or verified.

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News Digest TheSkimm Explores Possible Sale

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TheSkimm, the daily news digest that has taken off with younger women, is exploring a possible sale after being contacted by an interested buyer, according to people familiar with the matter.In June 2016, theSkimm completed an $8 million round that valued the company at $55 million, Recode reported.