Tech-Support Scams on Google Trigger Crackdown

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is taking action to weed out scam artists who advertise on its platform aiming to defraud customers seeking technical support online. The move comes after a Wall Street Journal investigation found fraudsters were exploiting Google’s advertising system by purchasing search ads and masquerading as authorized service agents for companies such as Apple…

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Brett Kavanaugh’s Record Shows Push to Restrain the Regulatory State

WASHINGTON—The Senate next week will begin grilling President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on his legal philosophy. A look at his writings reveals what senators will likely find: a consistent push to restrain the regulatory state. That was clear in a Senate questionnaire item asking him to list his most significant opinions as a…

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U.S., Canada Cast Doubt on Reaching a Nafta Deal by Friday

The U.S. and Canada missed a Friday deadline imposed by the Trump administration to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, but agreed to extend talks rather than rip up the quarter-century-old treaty. After four days of marathon talks ended with significant differences remaining, President Trump said he still planned to stick with the timetable…

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At Wells Fargo, Discontent Simmers Among Female Executives

About a dozen female executives in Wells Fargo & Co.’s wealth-management division gathered in Scottsdale, Ariz., in June after an internal conference. They’d had enough. Women should be at home taking care of their children, some of the executives said they had been told over the years by Jay Welker, president of Wells Fargo’s private…

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Coke Takes On Starbucks With $5.1 Billion Coffee Deal

Coca-Cola Co. made the largest brand acquisition in its history, saying Friday that it would pay $5.1 billion for British coffee-shop chain Costa as the soda giant moves further from its soft-drink roots and joins a growing group of consumer-goods companies that are betting big on coffee. The deal gives Coke a large brick-and-mortar retail…

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Japan to Spend Billions on U.S. Missile-Defense System

TOKYO—Japan is set to pay $2.1 billion for a new U.S. missile-defense system, one of its largest military acquisitions, as pressure from President Trump accelerates Tokyo’s spending on American military hardware. Japan is already among the biggest global buyers of U.S. arms, ranking alongside countries in the Middle East in recent years with purchases of…

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