Novartis CEO to Step Down In January
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Novartis said its Chief Executive Joe Jimenez is to step down in January after leading the company through a tumultuous eight years marked by big patent expiries and intensifying scrutiny on drug pricing in the U.S.
Air France Shareholders Back Delta, China Eastern Minority Stakes
Air France-KLM shareholders backed Delta and China Eastern Airlines taking minority stakes in the airline to strengthen the partnership among three of the world's biggest carriers.
Exxon Working Toward Restarting Baytown Refinery
Exxon Mobil is working toward restarting its Baytown refinery-the nation's second-largest oil refinery-after a shutdown due to Tropical Storm Harvey, but another of its Texas refineries remains closed.
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Arkema to Ignite Additional Unstable Chemicals at Crosby, Texas Plant
Arkema SA said Sunday it would ignite additional unstable chemicals at its plant in Crosby, Texas, because they haven't caught fire on their own, but continue to degrade and could threaten the area.
Apple Shifts Leadership of Siri Amid Rising Competition
Apple has shifted oversight of its Siri voice-assistant team to Craig Federighi, putting the product in the hands of the technology giant's top software engineer as it contends with rising competition from rivals such as Alphabet and Amazon.com.
Kroger Seeks to Repel Amazon's Grocery Onslaught
Kroger is slashing prices on staples, adding online ordering options and meal kits in some stores, and investing in technology to better market to consumers in an effort to withstand Amazon's rapid advance in the grocery business.
JBS Owner Sells Paper-Pulp Maker Amid Scandal
The holding company of troubled Brazil meatpacker JBS sold its paper-pulp maker Eldorado Brasil Celulose to Netherlands-based Paper Excellence for $4.8 billion.
Huawei Armed With New Chipset for iPhone Battle
The Chinese telecom giant's Kirin 970 chip-with built-in artificial-intelligence capabilities-will power its next-generation smartphones in bid to match rivals Apple and Samsung.
Nissan Sparks Up Its Leaf
Nissan will release a new version if its all-electric model this week, looking to persuade average customers to adopt next-generation vehicles.
Secretive Apple Tries to Open Up on Artificial Intelligence
The battle for artificial-intelligence expertise is forcing Apple to grapple with its famous penchant for secrecy, as tech companies seek to woo talent in a discipline known for its openness.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 04, 2017 07:15 ET (11:15 GMT)