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WSJ.com: US Business
US Business

 Mylan's EpiPen Price Increases Highlight Its Grip on the Market

The ability of Mylan to raise EpiPen’s list price by nearly 550% over the past eight years underscores the pricing power drug companies enjoy for iconic brands facing little competition.

 Volkswagen Reaches Pact With Dealers Hurt by Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen has reached an accord with about 650 U.S. franchise dealers affected by its diesel-emissions crisis but is struggling to convince regulators to accept a fix for some half a million polluting vehicles still on U.S. roads, even if they can’t be made fully compliant with emissions regulations.

 Germany's Merck Beefs Up Non-Drug Businesses
Merck KGaA is expanding its specialty chemicals and lab equipment operations to keep its revenue and profit growing despite recent drug-development stumbles.

 Exporters Fear Losses After China Gives Zika Label to U.S.
China’s move to add the U.S. to a list of Zika-infected nations worries exporters, who fear requirements to fumigate all containers.

 Canadian Carriers Appear Set to Join U.S. Air-Safety Program
U.S. airlines and aviation regulators are poised to break new ground by expanding voluntary safety-reporting efforts to include data from Canadian carriers, according to people familiar with the discussions.

 What to Watch For at the Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole Conference
Central bankers are gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for an annual economic symposium, this year titled “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future.” Here are several things to watch.

 Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class
Rising out-of-pocket health care costs, combined with slow economic growth and years of tepid wage growth, pose risks for an economy in which consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of overall output.

 Fed Missteps Fueled 2016 Populist Revolt
Once admired as wise and deft, the U.S. central bank failed to foresee the financial crisis and has struggled in its aftermath, fostering the rise of populism and distrust of institutions.



Fast Company
Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.

 Frank Ocean, Apple Music, And The Headache Of Streaming Exclusives
Exclusive albums are an increasingly potent weapon in the streaming wars. But are they good for artists and fans? Exclusive albums are an increasingly potent weapon in the streaming wars. But are they good for artists and fans?This weekend, I had a brief, uniquely modern conversation with somebody as we both stared into our phones together.Read Full Story

 Trump Campaign Continues To Send Illegal Solicitations To Foreigners Despite Warnings
Back in June, complaints were filed with the FEC over such fundraising emails. But they're still being sent to non-U.S. lawmakers. Back in June, complaints were filed with the FEC over such fundraising emails. But they're still being sent to non-U.S. lawmakers.The emails signed by Donald J. Trump or his children come at all hours. Sometimes in the middle of the afternoon, Sir Roger Gale looks down at his iPhone and sees that he's been invited to dinner as an "honorary guest" if he makes a contribution. Other times, he's just asked to give money to "make America great again." And some mornings Gale is asked to sign a petition to "send Hillary and her corrupt Clinton Foundation packing for good!"Read Full Story

 Samsung's Note 7 Pen Functions Are Still Searching For A Raison D'être
The newly added pen functions are interesting, but overall the pen seems to be searching for clear use cases. The newly added pen functions are interesting, but overall the pen seems to be searching for clear use cases.This is the third in a three-part series reviewing Samsung's important new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The first part concerned the device's design. The second concerned the device's new iris scanner. Read Full Story

 6 Things You're Doing That You'll Seriously Regret In 10 Years
Sure, they seem like no big deal now. But be careful of these key areas of future regret. Sure, they seem like no big deal now. But be careful of these key areas of future regret.Scrolling through my social media feed, I noticed a college friend's photograph of his son's dormitory. My friend and I had been thick as thieves during our undergraduate years, and now his son was leaving home, and roughly the age his father was when he and I first met.Read Full Story

 Apple Music: Can Apple Outgrow Its "Lame Dad" Vibe?
Apple Music is betting on smart curation, big names & hip partners to make us forget the U2 album debacle. Apple Music is betting on smart curation, big names & hip partners to make us forget the U2 album debacle.September 9, 2014 was a pivotal day for Apple. On stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the company's executives proudly revealed sleek, media-ready renderings of new gadgets, marking Apple's biggest product lineup refresh in years: two new and bigger iPhones, a long-rumored smart watch, and Apple Pay, the company's first foray into wireless mobile payments. As the two-hour flurry of announcements wound down, Apple CEO Tim Cook borrowed his predecessor's "one more thing" schtick, albeit without uttering those exact words.Read Full Story

 Your Garbage Data Is A Gold Mine
An increasingly diverse array of geospatial, network, and time-series data is being used to generate new perspectives and insights about us. An increasingly diverse array of geospatial, network, and time-series data is being used to generate new perspectives and insights about us.One of the lesser understood aspects of what you can do with massive stockpiles of data is the ability to use data that would traditionally have been overlooked or in some cases even considered rubbish. This whole new category of data is known as "exhaust" data—data generated as a by-product of some other process.Read Full Story

 You Should Probably Ignore Your Friends' And Family's Career Advice
Unless Aunt Brenda is a professional career coach, you should take her advice with a grain of salt. Unless Aunt Brenda is a professional career coach, you should take her advice with a grain of salt.For most of us, our first experience with career advice comes from one source: our parents. As we go through life, the people who have the most interest in the direction we take with our careers continue to be those who are closest to us, like our significant others, friends, mentors, and professors.Read Full Story

 Where Clinton And Trump Stand On Cybersecurity And Privacy
Clinton generally favors continuing Obama's cyber policies, while Trump calls for more cyber warfare and surveillance. Clinton generally favors continuing Obama's cyber policies, while Trump calls for more cyber warfare and surveillance.From alleged Russian attacks on Democratic National Committee servers and the vulnerability of Hillary Clinton's emails to the ongoing debate over law enforcement access to encrypted data, cybersecurity and related privacy issues have become part of the presidential election cycle like never before.Read Full Story

 Are Hollywood Blockbusters Worse This Year? Not Really.
In a summer of Suicide Squad and Ben-Hur, it can feel like big-budget popcorn flicks have never been more awful. They have. In a summer of Suicide Squad and Ben-Hur, it can feel like big-budget popcorn flicks have never been more awful. They have.To hear the curmudgeons and film snobs tell it, the summer of 2016 has churned out some of the most soul-crushingly awful Hollywood blockbusters in recent memory—from the superhero anti-epic Suicide Squad to the dead-on-arrival sequel to Independence Day. By the time the laughable Ben-Hur limped into multiplexes last weekend, the narrative had been solidified: The latest summer blockbuster season has been an exceptionally terrible one.Read Full Story

 Did West Elm Rip Off These Midcentury Masters?
The line between paying homage to a design classic and outright piracy is fuzzy. The line between paying homage to a design classic and outright piracy is fuzzy.Recently, the furniture giant West Elm and the L.A.–based design studio Commune released a collection of furniture and accessories with a midcentury-inspired sensibility. But as some bloggers were quick to point out, the "midcentury-inspired" looked more like a midcentury rip-off. The ensuing debate has raised pertinent questions about design plagiarism: Where do you draw the line between paying homage to a design classic and copying it? How close is too close?Read Full Story



WSJ.com: Careers
Careers

 An Office That Feels Personal but Professional
The creative director of Marimekko explains how to liven up a space without going overboard from her perch at the Finnish brand known for its bright, bold patterns.

 At Kimberly-Clark, 'Dead Wood' Workers Have Nowhere to Hide
The diaper and tissue maker has shifted from a paternalistic company that resisted conflict to one focused on pushing workers to constantly improve, closely tracking progress and shedding laggards.

 Watch Out, Retirement Savers, Your Choices Are Poised to Shrink
Edward Jones plans to stop offering mutual funds and ETFs in commission-based accounts because of a new fiduciary rule, as other brokerages examine their pricing structures.

 Citigroup's Last Proprietary Trader Walks Out the Door
Anna Raytcheva, who ran a proprietary trading desk at Citigroup, is leaving to open a hedge fund as banks pull back from trading on their own account amid postcrisis rules.

 Cisco Plans to Cut 5,500 Workers
Cisco said it would shed 5,500 employees—7% of its workforce—in the networking company’s latest reaction to a shift in its core market from hardware to software.

 India's Ola Lays Off Workers Amid Growing Competition From Uber
ANI Technologies’ ride-hailing service Ola is laying off hundreds of workers at a fellow Indian operator it bought last year, a sign of possible consolidation amid increased competition in the country from Uber Technologies.

 Edward Jones Shakes Up Retirement Offerings Ahead of Fiduciary Rule
Edward Jones unveiled how it will serve retirement savers in light of new federal rules governing brokers, showing it will curtail mutual-fund access for retirement savers in accounts that charge commissions and slash investment minimums on others.

 Antiunion Campaign Goes Door-to-Door
An emerging movement to undercut public-sector unions involves a door-to-door effort to persuade workers to leave their unions or stop paying a portion of their dues.


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