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Economic Impact of Harvey Could Be Felt Nationwide Before It’s Over

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The damage to Houston

Hurricane Harvey has inflicted much human misery since Friday, and now its aftermath is causing economic harm. Experts say the flooding may end up damaging oil refineries and boosting gas prices.

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Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi Picked As Uber’s New CEO

Monday, August 28th, 2017

After a search that included a number of well-known candidates, the board of ride-sharing giant Uber has announced its pick for CEO: Expedia’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

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Uber Picks New CEO, Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, has been chosen to lead Uber, as it seeks to overcome a string of recent scandals.

The travel company CEO will step into the role at a time of immense turmoil for the ride-hailing giant, to fill a leadership vacuum after co- founder Travis Kalanick resigned under pressure in June.

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Advertising Giant WPP Faces Slow Growth As Companies Cut Ad Spending

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

The world’s largest advertising company, WPP, is sometimes viewed as a bellwether for the health of the global economy. This week, it jolted the ad and media industries when it slashed the forecast for its own growth this year. WPP has blamed the unexpectedly steep decline in ad spending by some of the most influential consumer goods companies.

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Will Samsung Case Mark A Turning Point For South Korean Business Ties To Government?

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Supporters of South Korea

After Lee Jae-yong’s conviction for bribery, “I hope this is a starting point to cutting off businesses’ close relationship to the government,” said South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s spokesman.

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