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Boeing said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones. In addition to the undisclosed investment, Boeing said the two companies will also explore products and applications for emerging markets such as urban mobility. It was the first investment in autonomous technologies by
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Akzo Nobel, the Dutch maker of Dulux paint, reported lower-than-expected third-quarter operating earnings of 383 million euros ($451 million) on Wednesday, citing “headwinds” at its marine coatings business and margin pressures from rising raw material costs. It said earnings before interest and taxes for the year would now be about flat from 2016 — its
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“With a background of global growth which is now looking synchronized across the world for the first time in many years, that’s a pretty good environment in which to make money for European companies, which are very broadly based,” Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of European equity strategy at JPMorgan Asset Management, told CNBC Wednesday. In the
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Imagine a permanent house for pop-up shops. That’s what Simon Property Group, the largest mall operator in the U.S., is preparing to unveil next month at one of its properties on Long Island, New York. The platform, known as “The Edit@Roosevelt Field,” offers retailers early on in their businesses the opportunity to set up shop,
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Italy began winding up two failed regional banks in June in a deal that committed up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) of public money and put the lenders’ good assets in the hands of Intesa Sanpaolo. The government will pay 5.2 billion euros to Intesa, and give it guarantees of up to 12 billion
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Though Amazon has promised steep discounts at Whole Foods stores, now that it owns the organic supermarket chain, Costco still reigns supreme in the ongoing grocery price wars, according to JPMorgan. “[Costco] offers an unquestioned value prop with the best pricing, curated assortment, strong private label offering, and treasure hunt atmosphere,” JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horvers
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A scandal about falsified quality data at Kobe Steel expanded on Friday, as the Japanese steel maker said nine subsidiaries, including several outside Japan, had either failed to carry out required product checks or had lied about the results. Including products sold by the subsidiaries, Kobe Steel said it now estimated that it had shipped
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Airplanes and Panamax cargo ships redefined the parcel service in the 20th century, but those days may be fading quickly. Morgan Stanley believes the SpaceX plan for the Big Falcon Rocket as a reusable mode of Earth transportation could change the game for United Parcel Services and FedEx. “The freight transportation business — especially parcel
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