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Icahn Backs Down on Cigna-Express Scripts Deal

Carl Icahn during a 2014 interview. On Monday the billionaire activist investor said he would no longer solicit votes against the merger between Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts. Photo: brendan mcdermid/Reuters 3 Comments By Cara Lombardo Cara Lombardo The Wall Street Journal Biography @CaraRLombardo cara.lombardo@wsj.com Updated Aug. 13, 2018 8:51 p.m. ET Carl Icahn no Read More…

Tech Giants Pledge to Ease Patient, Provider Access to Health Data

A radiological technician examines a chest X-ray at the Stone Mountain Health Services in St. Charles, Va., in May. Medical imaging and other data often remain locked in information silos that aren’t readily accessible. Photo: brian snyder/Reuters 11 Comments By John D. McKinnon John D. McKinnon The Wall Street Journal Biography @johndmckinnon John.McKinnon@wsj.com Updated Aug. Read More…

Rising U.S. Consumer Prices Are Eroding Wage Gains

Inflation picked up modestly in July. Photo: Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times/Zuma Press 196 Comments By Josh Mitchell Josh Mitchell The Wall Street Journal Biography @JMitchellWSJ joshua.mitchell@wsj.com Updated Aug. 10, 2018 5:20 p.m. ET A humming U.S. economy is pushing inflation up to levels that the central bank considers healthy. But there’s a downside: Americans’ paychecks Read More…

Turkey on the Economic Brink, Explained in a Dozen Charts

28 Comments By Christopher Whittall | Graphics by Christopher Whittall The Wall Street Journal Biography @Chris_Whittall christopher.whittall@wsj.com Andrew Barnett and Pat Minczeski Pat Minczeski The Wall Street Journal Biography @pat_minczeski patricia.minczeski@dowjones.com Updated Aug. 13, 2018 11:52 a.m. ET Investors fear Turkey is teetering on the edge of financial crisis following a dramatic plunge in its Read More…

Netflix CFO to Step Down

Netflix on Monday said Chief Financial Officer David Wells plans to step down. Photo: mike blake/Reuters 1 Comments By Kimberly Chin Kimberly Chin The Wall Street Journal Biography @MsKimberlyChin kimberly.chin@wsj.com Aug. 13, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET Netflix Inc. said Chief Financial Officer David Wells plans to step down as soon as the video-streaming company picks Read More…

Do You Use Somebody's First Name or Last Name? The Answer Speaks Volumes.

When discussing prominent figures in literature, we may mention such giants as Jane Austen, Hemingway, Dickens and Virginia Woolf. In contemporary politics, perhaps we’ll bring up Obama, Trump, Angela Merkel and Theresa May. Did you notice anything odd about the preceding paragraph? There’s clearly a pattern: We referred to the women by full name and Read More…

Eurozone Optimism Ebbs With Tensions Over Trade, Turkey

President Trump, right, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met at the White House in July. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press 19 Comments By Paul Hannon Paul Hannon The Wall Street Journal Biography @PaulHannon29 paul.hannon@wsj.com Aug. 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. ET Europe’s economy has slowed, and seems unlikely to bounce back strongly in what remains Read More…

Companies Needing Skilled Workers Look to High Schools

Coventry High School in Rhode Island established its welding program after Electric Boat, one of the state’s largest employers, declared it was looking to hire 14,000 new employees in the next decade. Photo: Jesse Burke for The Wall Street Journal 9 Comments By Michelle Hackman Michelle Hackman The Wall Street Journal Biography @mhackman michelle.hackman@wsj.com Aug. Read More…

Foxconn Posts Unexpected Drop in Profit

Foxconn, known formally as Hon Hai Precision Industry, is the world’s largest contract electronics maker, and is best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones. Photo: tyrone siu/Reuters 1 Comments By Yoko Kubota Yoko Kubota The Wall Street Journal Biography @Kubota_Yoko yoko.kubota@wsj.com Aug. 13, 2018 8:27 a.m. ET BEIJING— Foxconn Technology 2354 -2.32% Group posted a surprise Read More…

Wrangler Owner VF Plans to Spin Off Jeans Business

An employee passes the Wrangler showcase version of the frozen jeans phenomena in front of VF Corp.’s headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. Photo: Joseph Rodriguez/Associated Press 1 Comments By Kimberly Chin Kimberly Chin The Wall Street Journal Biography @MsKimberlyChin kimberly.chin@wsj.com Updated Aug. 13, 2018 8:05 a.m. ET VF Corp., owner of Lee and Wrangler jeans, plans Read More…

Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

Google has more than 700 employees across China in offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Above, the company’s exhibit at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference in Shanghai this month. Photo: aly song/Reuters 63 Comments By Douglas MacMillan in San Francisco, Douglas MacMillan The Wall Street Journal Biography @dmac1 douglas.macmillan@wsj.com Shan Li in Beijing Read More…

France to Ban Cellphones in Schools to Tackle Addiction

1 Comments By Sam Schechner Sam Schechner The Wall Street Journal Biography @samschech samschechner Google+ Sam.Schechner@wsj.com Aug. 13, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET A new French law will ban students ranging from ages 3 to 15 from using smartphones anywhere on school grounds, with only narrow exceptions. Above, visitors at the Eiffel Tower. Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Read More…

U.S. Takes Trade Fight to Smaller Nations

The U.S. National Pork Producers Council petitioned to have Thailand’s eligibility for a tariff-reduction program reviewed. Above, a farm in Iowa. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News 124 Comments By Lucy Craymer in Hong Kong and Lucy Craymer The Wall Street Journal Biography @lucy_craymer Lucy.Craymer@wsj.com Josh Zumbrun in Washington Josh Zumbrun The Wall Street Journal Biography @JoshZumbrun Read More…