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2016-06-15

The Wall Street Journal: Rhapsody hopes adopting Napster name can change its fortunes

Music streaming service Rhapsody International Inc. will rebrand as Napster, donning the name of a peer-to-peer music-sharing service best known for its court battles and shutdown.

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The Wall Street Journal: Connecticut Democrat fillibusters Senate to compel action on guns

Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) and a group of Democratic allies took over the Senate floor on Wednesday to denounce congressional inaction in the face of mass shootings, including Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Fla., that have wrenched the country in…

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The Wall Street Journal: Florida gun store owner says he turned away Orlando shooter

About five weeks before committing the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history at an Orlando nightclub, Omar Mateen visited a gun shop in this Florida city near his home and attempted to purchase body armor and bulk ammunition, the shop’s…

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Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Ford tries to disrupt itself in Silicon Valley

Last year, Ford Motor Co. hung its shingle outside what it calls the Ford Research and Innovation Center, Palo Alto, as it seeks to embrace technology’s disruption of its 100-plus-year-old business.

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The Wall Street Journal: Body of 2-year-old boy recovered after alligator attack at Disney resort

A search team on Wednesday found the body of a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water and drowned by an alligator the previous evening at a Walt Disney World Resort, concluding a 17-hour search and rescue effort, authorities…

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The Wall Street Journal: Brazil’s interim president implicated in new corruption allegations

The fledgling administration of Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer was rocked by corruption allegations following the release of plea-bargain testimony on Wednesday implicating him in a sprawling graft scandal centered on the country’s state oil company.

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The Wall Street Journal: EU says Turkey hasn’t complied with conditions for visa-free travel

The European Union’s executive confirmed Wednesday that Turkey hadn’t met the outstanding conditions for the bloc to approve visa-free travel by the end of June

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This Kansas CEO rips into conservative policies as his company heads to Missouri

Pathfinder Health Innovations CEO Jeff Blackwood says “there’s a motivation of conscience” and blames the policies of Gov. Sam Brownback.

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The Wall Street Journal: Searchers find EgyptAir Flight 804 debris on sea floor

Egyptian officials said searchers spotted the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Wednesday, finding several areas where parts of the plane appear to be resting.

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Commodities Corner: Gold just scored a ticket to ride higher from Fed’s Yellen

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision brightens the outlook for gold, with one analyst pointing to $1,300 as a “new floor” for prices.

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The Wall Street Journal: Pinterest acqui-hires team from keyboard app Fleksy

Pinterest Inc. on Wednesday said it acquired the team that built Fleksy Inc., maker of a keyboard app that uses predictive technology to improve typing on touch screens.

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Market Extra: The U.S. yield curve may actually be too steep, says this rate strategist

But even as the U.S. yield curve has recently reached its flattest since November 2007, one interest-rate strategist argued that, compared with previous tightening cycles, this time around the curve is actually much steeper.

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