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Dyson Is the Apple of Appliances (and Just as Secretive)

MALMESBURY, England — When Michael Aldred joined the British home electronics maker Dyson two decades ago, he had a simple goal: to quickly build a robotic vacuum cleaner. But Mr. Aldred and his team kept running into roadblocks. Their first attempt, unveiled in 2001, was too clunky for James Dyson, ...

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A Pentagon Test for Boeing’s Mr. Fix-It

In 2007, Boeing’s chief executive, W. James McNerney Jr., put out an S O S call to the head of the company’s military business. Boeing had bet its future on a revolutionary passenger jet, the 787 Dreamliner, and the project was imperiled by delays and cost overruns. Mr. McNerney had ...

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President’s Growing Trade Gap: A Gulf Between Talk and Action

WASHINGTON — Increasingly, when it comes to foreign trade, the Trump administration is talking loudly and brandishing a small stick. The widening gap between President Trump’s bellicose talk and the modest actions of his administration was again on display Friday afternoon as he presided at the ceremonial signing of two ...

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Trump Critics on Climate Policy Hope Executives Can Sway Him

Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, says climate change is real, a position at odds with the Trump administration. As a member of a White House manufacturing advisory council, he also has President Trump’s ear. And environmentalists are counting on Mr. Immelt, and other executives close to the president, ...

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Policy Shift Helps Coal, but Other Forces May Limit Effect

Many fossil fuel executives are celebrating President Trump’s move to dismantle the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. But their cheers are muted, because market forces and state initiatives continue to elevate coal’s rivals, especially natural gas and renewable energy. In coal’s favor, there is the new promise that federal lands ...

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Stocks Briefly Tumble After Health Care Overhaul Falters

For a time on Monday, one question appeared to haunt stock market investors from Tokyo to Manhattan: Will President Trump be able to live up to his promises to reduce taxes and cut regulation? Belief in such business-friendly, pro-growth measures has been driving a rally in stocks since the November ...

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North Korea’s Rising Ambition Seen in Bid to Breach Global Banks

By PAUL MOZUR and CHOE SANG-HUN March 25, 2017 When hackers associated with North Korea tried to break into Polish banks late last year they left a trail of information about their apparent intentions to steal money from more than 100 organizations around the world, according to security researchers. A list of internet protocol ...

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