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The World's Top Banana Is Doomed and Nobody Can Find a Replacement

Wall Street Journal - Tue, 2017-12-19 01:00
As the beloved Cavendish variety faces extinction by fungus, growers and scientists scour the globe, keeping their eyes peeled for a suitable substitute—preferably one that doesn’t taste like latex.
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CEO's Death Puts Focus on CSX Board

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-12-18 00:28
CEO’s Death Puts Focus on CSX Board

CSX Corp. hired the renowned railroad turnaround artist Hunter Harrison in March with much fanfare and investor support, despite concerns about his undisclosed illness. Now, that decision has backfired, leaving one of the biggest U.S. railways with a depleted leadership team in the midst of a restructuring.

CEO’s Death Puts Focus on CSX Board

CSX Corp. hired the renowned railroad turnaround artist Hunter Harrison in March with much fanfare and investor support, despite concerns about his undisclosed illness. Now, that decision has backfired, leaving one of the biggest U.S. railways with a depleted leadership team in the midst of a restructuring.

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Friends of Overdose Victims Become Prosecutors' Targets

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-12-18 00:28
Friends of Overdose Victims Become Prosecutors’ Targets

CINCINNATI—After Daniel Eckhardt’s corpse was found on the side of a road in Hamilton County, Ohio, last year, police determined he died of a heroin overdose.

Friends of Overdose Victims Become Prosecutors’ Targets

CINCINNATI—After Daniel Eckhardt’s corpse was found on the side of a road in Hamilton County, Ohio, last year, police determined he died of a heroin overdose.

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Chinese Entrepreneurs Pine For U.S. Shoppers on Amazon

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-12-18 00:28
Chinese Entrepreneurs Pine For U.S. Shoppers on Amazon

YIWU, China—On the third floor of a nondescript office building in this eastern Chinese city, Huang Wenyan is hoping to sell satin headbands to Americans for Christmas, if she can crack the Amazon code.

Chinese Entrepreneurs Pine For U.S. Shoppers on Amazon

YIWU, China—On the third floor of a nondescript office building in this eastern Chinese city, Huang Wenyan is hoping to sell satin headbands to Americans for Christmas, if she can crack the Amazon code.

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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-12-18 00:28
What’s News: World-Wide

The GOP tax plan could usher in a period of instability in the tax code because of its one-party support and expiration dates that guarantee it will be revisited.

What’s News: World-Wide

The GOP tax plan could usher in a period of instability in the tax code because of its one-party support and expiration dates that guarantee it will be revisited.

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Tax-Code Changes Set Up Years of Challenge

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-12-18 00:28
Tax-Code Changes Set Up Years of Challenge

WASHINGTON—Republicans are on the cusp this week of passing a historic overhaul of the U.S. tax system but might also be ushering in a new period of instability in the tax code, because the plan is advancing without bipartisan support and with expiration dates that guarantee it will be revisited for years.

Tax-Code Changes Set Up Years of Challenge

WASHINGTON—Republicans are on the cusp this week of passing a historic overhaul of the U.S. tax system but might also be ushering in a new period of instability in the tax code, because the plan is advancing without bipartisan support and with expiration dates that guarantee it will be revisited for years.

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What's News: Business & Finance

Wall Street Journal - Mon, 2017-12-18 00:28
What’s News: Business & Finance

The death of CSX’s CEO Harrison leaves one of the biggest U.S. railways in the midst of a restructuring with a depleted leadership team.

What’s News: Business & Finance

The death of CSX’s CEO Harrison leaves one of the biggest U.S. railways in the midst of a restructuring with a depleted leadership team.

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U.S. Mulls Plan That Threatens Boeing's Iran Deals

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 23:42
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is advancing a strategy that could derail efforts by Boeing Co. and Airbus SE to sell hundreds of jetliners to Iranian airlines, U.S. officials said.
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P&G Concedes Defeat, Gives Peltz Board Seat

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 23:42
P&G Concedes Defeat, Gives Peltz Board Seat

Procter & Gamble Co. said Friday it would add activist investor Nelson Peltz to its board, ending weeks of intrigue after the biggest and most expensive proxy battles ever fought essentially finished with a tie.

P&G Concedes Defeat, Gives Peltz Board Seat

Procter & Gamble Co. said Friday it would add activist investor Nelson Peltz to its board, ending weeks of intrigue after the biggest and most expensive proxy battles ever fought essentially finished with a tie.

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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 23:42
The GOP appeared poised to deliver the most significant changes to the U.S. tax code in more than three decades after a series of last-minute deals.
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One Striver's Small-Town Regrets

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 23:41
KINGMAN, Ind.—It took months for Caity Cronkhite to get up the nerve to go home again.
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What's News: Business & Finance

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 23:41
The Trump administration is advancing a strategy that could derail Boeing and Airbus efforts to sell hundreds of jets to Iranian airlines.
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GOP Poised to Pass Tax Overhaul

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 23:41
WASHINGTON—Republicans stood on the verge of delivering the most significant changes to the U.S. tax code in more than three decades, after a series of last-minute deals appeared to remove the last big obstacles to passage next week.
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What's News: World-Wide

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 00:19
What’s News: World-Wide

Several GOP senators expressed doubts about the tax bill, possibly to strengthen their negotiating positions before a compromise plan set to be released Friday.

What’s News: World-Wide

Several GOP senators expressed doubts about the tax bill, possibly to strengthen their negotiating positions before a compromise plan set to be released Friday.

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Harvard Fund's Chief Took Knife to Assets

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 00:19
Harvard Fund’s Chief Took Knife to Assets

The new chief of Harvard University’s endowment pushed to slash the value of some investments last year, dragging down returns, and people familiar with the matter said he would have cut deeper except for pushback from other board members.

Harvard Fund’s Chief Took Knife to Assets

The new chief of Harvard University’s endowment pushed to slash the value of some investments last year, dragging down returns, and people familiar with the matter said he would have cut deeper except for pushback from other board members.

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Disney and Fox Seal Deal

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 00:19
Disney and Fox Seal Deal

21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch invited Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger to his winery in Los Angeles last month as the executives were trying to nail down a deal that would mark a turning point in both of their careers.

Disney and Fox Seal Deal

21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch invited Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger to his winery in Los Angeles last month as the executives were trying to nail down a deal that would mark a turning point in both of their careers.

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Some GOP Senators Seek Late Changes in Tax Bill

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 00:19
Some GOP Senators Seek Late Changes in Tax Bill

WASHINGTON—Several Republican senators expressed last-minute doubts about the tax-overhaul plan in Congress, possibly an attempt to strengthen their negotiating positions before a compromise plan set to be released on Friday and final votes planned for early next week.

Some GOP Senators Seek Late Changes in Tax Bill

WASHINGTON—Several Republican senators expressed last-minute doubts about the tax-overhaul plan in Congress, possibly an attempt to strengthen their negotiating positions before a compromise plan set to be released on Friday and final votes planned for early next week.

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FCC Reverses Rules on Net Access

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 00:18
FCC Reverses Rules on Net Access

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to roll back far-reaching rules governing how internet-service providers treat traffic on their networks, a move expected to empower cable and wireless providers and transform consumers’ online experience.

FCC Reverses Rules on Net Access

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to roll back far-reaching rules governing how internet-service providers treat traffic on their networks, a move expected to empower cable and wireless providers and transform consumers’ online experience.

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Your Taste for Fancy Vanilla Is Creating World-Wide Havoc

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 2017-12-15 00:17
Your Taste for Fancy Vanilla Is Creating World-Wide Havoc

AMBODIAMPANA, Madagascar—Just before the sun dips below the tree-covered hills around the Malagasy jungle, Gérard Mandondona treks up the near-vertical slope of his 5-acre wild garden. He’s there to inspect his most valuable crop of some 2,500 vanilla orchids.

Your Taste for Fancy Vanilla Is Creating World-Wide Havoc

AMBODIAMPANA, Madagascar—Just before the sun dips below the tree-covered hills around the Malagasy jungle, Gérard Mandondona treks up the near-vertical slope of his 5-acre wild garden. He’s there to inspect his most valuable crop of some 2,500 vanilla orchids.

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