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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the...

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Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food

Here’s a new negotiating tactic: enjoy a family-style meal with your counterpart before making your opening bid....

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A world without brick-and-mortar stores? Even avid online shoppers say, ‘no, thanks’

It has been dubbed the “retail apocalypse” — the widespread shuttering of brick-and-mortar stores...

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China Announces Punishments for Intellectual-Property Theft

China announced an array of punishments that could restrict companies’ access to borrowing and state-funding support...

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Paying for Popularity Can Be Fraud

Pay-for-download The internet age has allowed the perfection of this particular fraud: I start a company to sell...

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Senior Citizens Are Replacing Teenagers as Fast-Food Workers

The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture cliche—as American as...

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Lowe’s shuts 51 stores in U.S. and Canada

Home improvement chain Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW.N) announced the closure of another 51 underperforming stores in the...

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Social media data used to predict retail failure

Researchers have used a combination of social media and transport data to predict the likelihood that a given retail...

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Hedge funds burned by short trade as America’s malls refuse to die

For traders betting on the death of America’s malls, being right and making money are proving to be two very...

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EU COMMITTEE APPROVES NEW RULES THAT COULD ‘DESTROY THE INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT’

An EU committee has approved two new copyright rules that campaigners warn could destroy the internet as we know it....

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