Novartis CEO Steers Drug Maker Back to R&D
Vasant Narasimhan, the 41-year-old chief executive at Novartis AG, is vowing data science and digital technologies will revolutionize the company’s drug-development pipeline.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:04 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

For Tech Giants, Halting Russian Meddling Won't Be Easy
The U.S. indictment handed down against three Russian companies and 13 individuals suggests it won’t be easy to stop any aggressive influence campaign in the run-up to the midterm election in less than nine months.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:44:40 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

Silicon Valley Has a New Investment Opportunity: Your Home
Companies including some backed by Silicon Valley venture-capital firms and Mark Zuckerberg’s nonprofit are experimenting with a product that essentially lets them take an ownership position in a house along with the homeowner.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:17:55 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

In Cutting Time to Market, Toy Companies Try On Fast Fashion
Toy companies are mimicking the moves of fast-fashion retailers as they scramble to produce toys and games tied to the swift rise and fall of trends driven by social media.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:03 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

Budget Likely to Deliver Hefty Business to Defense Companies
The recent budget deal has handed U.S. defense companies an extra $75 billion over the next two years as the Pentagon boosts spending on aircraft, missiles, tanks and maintaining older equipment.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:57:01 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

For the Federal Reserve, a New Chief but Same Rate Path
Jerome Powell is stressing continuity as he takes over as Fed chairman, which suggests the central bank will keep gradually raising interest rates this year, unperturbed by recent market volatility and signs of firming inflation.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:50:52 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in February
U.S. households’ confidence in the economic outlook rebounded this month, as a gauge of consumer sentiment hit its second-highest level since 2004.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:34:42 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

The Rise of the Jumbo Student Loan
Most borrowers who left college or graduate school owing at least $50,000 in student loans in 2010 had failed to pay down any of their debt four years later, according to a study by the Brookings Institution.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:10:50 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

U.S. Home Construction Rose 9.7% in January
Housing construction got off to a strong start in 2018, which could help boost economic growth and ease home-price increases in the coming months.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:29:19 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

U.S. Import Prices Rise in January
Prices for foreign-made goods imported to the U.S. rose in January, driven by a broad range of product price increases and capping a week of solid inflation readings.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:02:20 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

What the Price of Ham Tells Us About Spain's Economy
Spain is shaking off one of its worst downturns in decades and splurging on goods recently considered extravagant, including the ultimate Spanish gastronomic luxury: free-range, acorn-fed Iberian ham.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:36:10 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley 'Echo Chamber'
Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he plans to leave Silicon Valley in part because of its perceived cultural uniformity, joining other investors who have defected from the nation’s high-tech cradle.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:47:48 EST+0500(West Asia Standard Time)

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