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Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it?

Walmart is throwing its weight around. The largest retailer in the US is leveraging its substantial store footprint to make inroads against its online competitors.

The UK has set out how it could operate as an "independent trading nation" after Brexit, even if no trade deal is reached with Brussels. Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs "real and tangible progress" had been made in Brexit talks.

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as automakers from Asia and Europe aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG(DAIGn.DE).

Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp have agreed a preliminary merger of their European operations in a deal that would create an industry giant aimed at safeguarding their future.

Yesterday, after reading the news, my daughter asked me a question. “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?” That question, whether it’s been asked outright, whispered quietly, or simply lingered in the back of someone’s mind, has weighed heavily on me throughout my career in technology.

Avon CEO Sheri McCoy Ousted After Activist Pressure. After months of rumors, it's finally official: Sheri McCoy is out at Avon. The beauty company chief will step down in March, Avon (AVP, -11.01%) announced Thursday as it reported poor second-quarter results.

Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) -- The Indonesian government lifted its threat to ban the encrypted messaging app Telegram because it's taking steps to address "negative" content that includes forums for Islamic State group supporters but warned other sites could now face scrutiny.

When one gets on a hot streak like the one Amazon has been on for the last several weeks, it can be hard to remember baseball great Connie Mack’s sage advice: You can’t win them all. Because no matter how big, smart or powerful a merchant happens to be, there is simply no such thing as batting a thousand.

Starbucks yesterday announced plans to dramatically expand its presence in Asia, while cutting back its retail presence in the U.S., closing 379 “consistently underperforming” Teavana stores. Rather than aiming to drive more sales at home, the company will now focus on expansion outside the U.S.,

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