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Futures News - WSJ.com: US Business
From today, July 22, 2018
- New CEO to Replace Ailing Marchionne Atop Fiat Chrysler
Fiat Chrysler appointed a new chief executive in an unexpected move to replace the ailing Sergio Marchionne, who has led the company for nearly a decade.
- China Targets Apple With Push Into Advanced Screens
China?s campaign to become a global power in advanced manufacturing is playing out at a high-tech factory in Sichuan province, where BOE Technology Group is aiming to supply display screens for Apple?s top-tier iPhones.
- Papa John's Board to Weigh 'Poison Pill'
Papa John?s board members are planning to discuss and possibly vote Sunday on whether to adopt a ?poison pill? to prevent its controversial founder from gaining control of the pizza chain.
- 2.5 Billion Pounds of Meat Piles Up in U.S. as Exports Slow
Meat is piling up in U.S. cold-storage warehouses, fueled by a surge in supplies and trade disputes that are eroding demand.
- France's Atos to Buy Syntel for $3.4 Billion
The French firm has struck a $3.4 billion deal to buy Michigan-based Syntel, an information-technology company, in a move that would give it access to some of the biggest U.S. financial-services companies.
- Trump's Emerging Economic Policy: Picking Winners and Losers
The president?s unorthodox approach to economic policy could harm some U.S. industries with tariffs, but it also includes concrete plans to maintain America?s technological edge.
- Global Economy Week Ahead: U.S. GDP, Policy Statements From Turkey and the ECB
In the U.S., Realtors will release home-sales data and the Commerce Department will post second-quarter growth figures.
- America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs Them Most
Family members have long been the backbone of the nation?s long-term care system. But smaller, more far-flung families mean fewer of these unpaid helpers to attend to the rising population of elderly Americans. ?Are you really my daughter??
- Share of U.S. Employees Offered Health Care Through Work Rises
For the first time in six years, the portion of U.S. workers offered health insurance through their employer has risen, a sign a tighter labor market is prompting businesses to offer more generous benefits.
- U.S. Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since 1969
The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly five decades.
- Now for Sale: The Empty Space Inside Retailers' Packages
Saks Fifth Avenue, Zulily and Barnes & Noble College are among several businesses that have joined a new marketplace allowing advertisers to buy and insert paper ads in customers? boxes.
- Mickey Mouse, Meet Homer and the 'Avatar' Crew
With its deal to acquire entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox, Disney is close to snaring popular properties including ?The Simpsons? and ?Avatar.? Here is a look at marquee Fox properties and what Disney might do with them.
- WPP in Talks to Sell Minority Stake in Chinese Unit
WPP has held talks to sell a minority stake in its operations in China, as the world?s largest advertising company reviews its business after founder Martin Sorrell?s exit.
- Global Oil Industry Prepares for a Revival
Oil producers are ordering more equipment and lining up drilling rigs for later this year, according to top industry executives, indications that international activity is picking up.
- America's Factory Towns, Once Solidly Blue, Are Now a GOP Haven
In one generation, manufacturing districts have flipped from Democratic strongholds to Republican ones. The swing is remaking both parties on issues from trade to social policy?and could shape the midterm elections.
- China Woos U.A.E. With Trade, Balancing Concerns Over Iran Ties
The Chinese president wrapped up three-day meeting in U.A.E with flurry of business agreements, bolstering economic ties with a key ally of Saudi Arabia, just as Beijing is emerging as a critical partner for an increasingly isolated Iran.
- U.S. to Toughen Foreign-Investment Reviews Amid Trade Fight With China
Congress is poised to strengthen the procedures for vetting both foreign investments in the U.S. and overseas transactions involving cutting-edge American technology.
- Costs Are Crashing the Party for Manufacturers
Industrial firms are booking more orders and delivering higher profits. But costs are rising as well, threatening the outlook for the sector.
- Air Taxis and Self-Driving Aircraft: Aviation Industry Faces Its Future
The Farnborough International Airshow in England this past week highlighted technology of the near future, including autonomous aircraft and urban flying vehicles that don?t need an airport.
- In Hollywood, 'Anything Goes' Becomes 'You're Fired'
Hollywood?s longstanding say-anything, do-anything culture is rapidly turning into one where the wrong words can kill careers.
- Not Just Fur: Fashion Houses Scramble to Drop Animal Skins
Luxury brands that have long relied on fur and animal skins to drive sales are scrambling to impose animal-welfare standards on their supply chains.