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For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

Jan 20, 2017

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialized field. Or as a plumber. After industrial robots and international trade put paid to many manufacturing jobs in the West, millions of ...

Takata bidders said to favor Japan bankruptcy; shares tumble

Jan 19, 2017

Takata bidders said to favor Japan bankruptcy; shares tumble

Bidders for troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. are leaning toward a court-mediated bankruptcy in Japan to shield them from liabilities, according to people familiar with the matter. The company had opposed the move on concern it would disrupt the supply of replacement parts. ...

Nissan, Toyota back U.K. plants despite May's Brexit plan

Jan 19, 2017

Nissan, Toyota back U.K. plants despite May's Brexit plan

Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. say they’ll keep making cars in the U.K. despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to leave the European Union’s single market, which could make exporting from British factories less lucrative. May’s Brexit plan, outlined Tuesday, won’t derail ...

| Jan 19, 2017

Nikkei closes above 19,000 on yen's fall

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday thanks to the yen’s easing, lifting the benchmark Nikkei average to its first finish above 19,000 in three days. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 177.88 points, or 0.94 percent, to end at 19,072.25. On ...