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China's Road to Electric-Car Domination Is Driven in Part by BatteriesChina's Road to Electric-Car Domination Is Driven in Part by Batteries

Batteries have emerged as a critical front in China’s campaign to be the global leader in electric vehicles, but foreign auto makers and experts say it has set up the market to favor domestic suppliers.

Fox Aware of O'Reilly Settlement at Contract RenewalFox Aware of O'Reilly Settlement at Contract Renewal

21st Century Fox knew of a settlement Bill O’Reilly had reached with a network analyst who had accused him of sexual harassment when the company renewed the star Fox News host’s contract, the company said Saturday.

FAA Steps Up Warnings on Lithium-Battery Fire HazardsFAA Steps Up Warnings on Lithium-Battery Fire Hazards

Tests by the Federal Aviation Administration found that in extreme circumstances, a single seriously overheating laptop can produce a blaze capable of disabling fire-suppression systems in cargo holds of passenger planes.

Big Oil Set for Bumper Profits Despite Cheap CrudeBig Oil Set for Bumper Profits Despite Cheap Crude

When some of the world’s largest energy companies report earnings next week, it will provide a glimpse into whether they are improving profitability as oil prices continue to hover around $50 a barrel.

Procter & Gamble Puzzled by Weak Consumer SpendingProcter & Gamble Puzzled by Weak Consumer Spending

Procter & Gamble recorded sluggish growth during the first quarter as it battles a challenging market for consumer-goods makers.

With Workers Split Over Trump, Unions Look to Bridge the DivideWith Workers Split Over Trump, Unions Look to Bridge the Divide

At the largest meeting of organized labor next week, U.S. unions are shutting out politicians so they can determine who their friends are.

Trump Signals Yellen Still a Top Fed Candidate After Meeting This WeekTrump Signals Yellen Still a Top Fed Candidate After Meeting This Week

Donald Trump signaled that Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen remains a strong candidate to be renominated for the job after the two met this week, saying he liked her “a lot,” while also highlighting John Taylor and Jerome Powell as front-runners.

Housing-Supply Shortage Weighs on Home SalesHousing-Supply Shortage Weighs on Home Sales

Sales of previously owned homes declined on an annual basis for the first time since July 2016, suggesting a chronic shortage of homes for sale is beginning to take a bigger toll on the market.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 44-Year LowU.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 44-Year Low

The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in 44 years, reflecting power outages in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have disrupted the application process.

Merck to Shed Some U.S. Sales Reps to Cut CostsMerck to Shed Some U.S. Sales Reps to Cut Costs

Merck & Co. said it is laying off nearly 7% of its U.S. workforce in a reorganization the company says will cut costs and shift focus to products with growth potential.