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23 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business 'Better Food, Better Service': China's Airlines Fly Past U.S. Rivals on Pacific Routes

Chinese airlines are capitalizing on the wanderlust of Chinas rising middle class by expanding their long-haul routes, and at a pace that is fast upending the hierarchy of global aviation.

26 minutes ago // Reuters

business Asian shares edge down, but on track for weekly gains

TOKYO/SYDNEY Reuters - Asian shares edged down on Friday but were on track for weekly gains, while the euro became more settled after the volatility seen in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision to trim the size of its asset purchase program while also extending it for longer than many analysts had expected.

26 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Chinese Consumer Inflation Heats Up

Chinas inflation picked up in November and strong industrial prices could mean consumers face even higher prices in coming months.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

business Oil exploration spending may drop further next year -WoodMac

GRAPHIC: oil and gas exploration spend http://tmsnrt.rs/2h7xIS3

43 minutes ago // USA Today

business How a caveat cuts your Kohls Cash savings

Kohls reputation for saving customers money took a hit in the household of Al Prokash.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Judgment Day Arrives for South Korean President Park

South Korean lawmakers are set to decide today on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, in a vote that will likely unsettle the country regardless of the outcome.

1 hour ago // The Province

business Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution

SEATTLE - Washington on Thursday became the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case "lacks merit."

1 hour ago // CNN

business Trump will remain EP on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Donald Trump will remain as an executive producer on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," even while serving as president of the United States.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Chinese Companies Return to Raising Equity

Approvals for IPOs and share placements have quickened as Beijing seeks to wean companies off of debt.

1 hour ago // CNN

business Trump pick uses girls in bikinis to sell burgers

Andy Puzder, Trump's choice for Labor secretary, thinks it's great that his restaurants use racy ads to sell hamburgers.

1 hour ago // CNN

business Anonymous social app Yik Yak slashes jobs

Yik Yak, a once hot anonymous social app on college campuses, laid off more than half its employees.

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business Surge in Dollar Provokes Jitters in Emerging Markets Around World

Countries that have been binging on cheap dollar debt for more than a decade now face a spike in debt servicing costs and elevated debt burdens.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Trump Cabinet Picks Signal Deregulation Moves Are Coming

Business leaders are predicting a dramatic unraveling of regulations on everything from overtime pay to power-plant emission rules as Donald Trump seeks to fill his cabinet with determined adversaries of the agencies they will lead.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Glencore Cements Russian Connections With Rosneft Deal

Glencores move to take a stake in Russian oil producer Rosneft appears to be a victory for the Swiss commodity trader in a market it once dominated.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Europe, U.S. trade officials lobby China on food safety rule

BEIJING, Dec 9 Reuters - European and U.S. government and trade officials say they have been lobbying hard against a draft Chinese regulation on food imports, worried it would hamper billions of dollars of shipments to the world's No.2 economy of everything from pasta to coffee and biscuits.

2 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Big Spenders: Businesses on the Cusp of Capital-Spending Rebound

Companies have been reluctant to spend, but rising stock-market optimism, labor costs and profits may be about to change that.

2 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Trump's Tough Talk to Test New China Envoy's Close Beijing Ties

Terry Branstad, Donald Trumps pick for ambassador to China, has close ties both to the U.S. president-elect and to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Hes going to need them.

2 hours ago // Reuters

business Fears of Beijing gambling crackdown sends casino stocks crashing

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Reuters - Casino stocks from Australia's Crown Resorts to Las Vegas Sands tumbled after a report that Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, would limit cash withdrawals as part of a Beijing-led crackdown on illicit outflows.

2 hours ago // VOA

business Trump, 'Trump East' Unnerve Philippine Outsourcing Firms

When Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, the man dubbed "Trump of the East," told U.S. businesses to pack their bags if they didn't like his anti-American rhetoric, the huge and growing outsourcing industry got a little nervous. It's now the real Donald Trump who has businesses worried here, after the U.S. president-elect vowed to bring offshored jobs home from places such as the Philippines, a big provider of back-office services for corporate America. The Southeast Asian country account

2 hours ago // The Province

business Asian shares meander as ECB-inspired rally fades

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Asian shares meandered Friday as an overnight rally in U.S. markets helped by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program faded. South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers prepared to vote on whether or not to impeach President Park Geun-hye.

2 hours ago // Reuters

business Fears of Beijing gambling crackdown sends casino stocks crashing

HONG KONG Reuters - Casino stocks from Australia's Crown Resorts to Las Vegas Sands tumbled after a report that Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, would limit cash withdrawals as part of a Beijing-led crackdown on illicit outflows.

2 hours ago // ABC

business Asian Shares Meander as ECB-Inspired Rally Fades

Asian shares mixed as rally in U.S. markets spurred by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program fades

2 hours ago // The Province

business Australian-Chinese consortium wins bid for cattle empire

SYDNEY - The Australian government on Friday approved the sale of the nation's largest cattle empire to Australia's richest woman and her Chinese business partner, ending a drawn-out battle over foreign ownership of farmland.

2 hours ago // Reuters

business Japan nearly doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billion

TOKYO Reuters - Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry METI said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including decommissioning and compensation, to 21.5 trillion yen $188.40 billion.

2 hours ago // BBC

business Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate

Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.

3 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Companies on Climate: Trump or No, Still Cutting Emissions

Many big corporationscontinue to back efforts to cut carbon emissions,vowing to stay the course despite the election of Donald Trump,who has promised to dismantle President Obamas climate agenda.

3 hours ago // The New York Times

business As The Apprentice Returns to TV, Trump Stands to Profit

The president-elect will be credited as an executive producer in the coming season of The New Celebrity Apprentice and retains a financial stake in the franchise.

3 hours ago // Reuters

business Nikkei rises to highest in a year on Wall St strength, weaker yen

TOKYO, Dec 9 Reuters - Japanese stocks rose to their highest level in a year on Friday morning, supported by Wall Street gains and solid buying of exporters on the back of a weaker yen.

3 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

business Big Brands Help Fund Fake-News Sites

Ads from well-known companies often appear on sites with false or misleading news, helping them generate tens of thousands of dollars in monthly revenue.

3 hours ago // Time

business How About a Big Glass of Coca-Cola With Your Sushi or Your Quinoa?

Gourmet dishes go better with Coke. Or so the company wants you to believe

3 hours ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 6-Trump picks opponent of higher minimum wage for Labor Dept.

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 Reuters - President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace.

3 hours ago // The New York Times

business China November Producer Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in Five Years

China's producer prices rose the fastest in more than five years in November as prices of coal, steel and other building materials climbed.

3 hours ago // The New York Times

business Clean Energy Moving Forward Despite Trumps E.P.A. Pick, Experts Say

Donald J. Trumps choice of a climate-change denier wont undo all of the nations efforts to shift from coal and oil, scientists and industry experts say.

3 hours ago // Reuters

business Fears of Beijing gambling crackdown sends casino stocks crashing

HONG KONG Reuters - Casino stocks from Australia's Crown Resorts to Las Vegas Sands tumbled after a report that Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, would limit cash withdrawals as part of a Beijing-led crackdown on illicit outflows.

3 hours ago // The New York Times

business Trumps Labor Pick, Andrew Puzder, Is Critic of Minimum Wage Increases

Mr. Puzder, chief executive of the company behind Hardees and Carls Jr., also strongly supports repealing the Affordable Care Act.

3 hours ago // VOA

business Prime Minister Gives Poor Greeks Christmas Bonus Amid Strike

As thousands of Greeks protested government spending cuts with a general strike that crippled the country Thursday, struggling Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced one-off measures to ease the burden on pensioners and island residents. Tsipras said the government would distribute 617 million euros this Christmas to about 1.6 million low-income pensioners, replacing a holiday bonus scrapped by Greeces bailout creditors. Bonuses, tax cuts In a nationally televised address, Tsipras said