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Overseas Markets Beckon the U. S. Hospital Firms Hungry to Expand

Slower to globalize than many other sectors, the U. S. hospital industry is now looking beyond American borders for deals in Asia and other markets, where it hopes to hedge exposure to domestic pressures.

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Ford CEO’s Cost-Cut Plan in Focus During Its Slump

Jim Hackett is trying to make changes. But the auto maker is ‘burning a lot of cash in a lot of places,’ says one analyst.

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The Dreaded Wedding Decision: Which Co-Workers to Invite?

The question of which work friends make the cut can create awkward moments at the office.

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Ford to Seek Bids for Parts of Advertising Business, in Blow to WPP

Ford Motor has decided to open portions of its advertising business to bids, dealing a blow to its incumbent agency, WPP.

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U.S. Questions Cosco’s Takeover of Cargo Terminal in Long Beach

A U.S. national-security review has raised concerns about Chinese state-run conglomerate Cosco Shipping taking control of a large container terminal in Long Beach, Calif., according to people familiar with the matter.

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Japan’s Surging Car Exports Raise Risk of U.S. Trade Fight

There’s a big reason why Japan doesn’t want to talk about a trade deal with Donald Trump: Its auto exports are booming.

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In the Age of Uber and Tesla, Local Dealerships Face Conundrum

Small to mid-size car dealer groups are selling their businesses to auto-the retail giants or investment firms at a robust clip even nor auto sales remain strong.

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Goodyear Denies Tire-Defect Allegations

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Thursday denied allegations of a defect in the tires that are the subject of a federal regulatory probe and possibly linked to 95 deaths or injuries.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into claims certain Goodyear tires used on recreational vehicles allegedly were property to failures causing the loss of vehicle control and crashes over a two-decade period, according to a letter it sent to the company this week.

NHTSA said it is aware of claims made neither recently nor 2015 of death or injury potentially because of alleged defects in an estimated 40,000 of the Goodyear G159 tires, which were manufactured between 1996 and 2003.

Goodyear said it is “fully cooperating” with regulators and that it followed industry standards for the 160,000 G159 tires it made, some of which were used on Class A motor homes. “We continue to believe that there is no safety defect,” the company said in a written statement.

The letter from the federal regulators asked for additional information on what Goodyear knew about the performance issues involving the tires, and when it became aware of them.

An Arizona judge on Wednesday unsealed court documents in a case settled last year involving the allegedly flawed tires. The judge vacated a protection order for confidential treatment after a request by the Center for Auto Safety, an industry watchdog group that has accused the company of covering up what it knew about the alleged defect.

Jalopnik, an automotive blog owned by a unit of Univision Communications Inc., reported earlier on the court documents.

In December, NHTSA opened an investigation into complaints the G159 tires were “not designed for extended use at highway speeds, neither would be experienced during motor home operation.” The government said it was aware of 10 consumer complaints alleging failures of tires used on recreational vehicles and that Goodyear itself has reported nine other incidents involving one death and 13 injuries linked to the tires.

The federal dso regulator also said it has “a large volume of information produced by Goodyear” stemming from a personal-injury case involving the tires that was sealed before the court order on Wednesday. That information includes allegations defects in the tires possibly caused 95 deaths or injuries, NHTSA said.

NHTSA said an earlier Arizona Superior Court ruling allowed it to access those records, which include data indicating failures of the G159 tires “causing deaths or personal injuries.”

Goodyear said Thursday it has been involved in about 40 lawsuits involving the tire as a defendant or co-defendant with the auto makers, and that the most recent claim it has received for the tire was a property-damage claim in 2015.

Write to Chester Dawson at chester.dawson@wsj.com and Mike Spector at mike.spector@wsj.com

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Taboola Signs Deal With ZTE to Create Android Rival to Apple News

Westlake Legal Group taboola-signs-deal-with-zte-to-create-android-rival-to-apple-news Taboola Signs Deal With ZTE to Create Android Rival to Apple News FREE

Taboola, the “content recommendation” firm known for placing sponsored links on thousands of publishers’ sites across the web, is opening a new front in its battle for users’ attention: the lock screen on their phones.

Taboola has inked a deal with Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE Corp. to incorporate a new feature that displays Taboola’s recommended links on some of its phones, the companies announced Wednesday.

The module will initially include only links to news and lifestyle stories from some existing publishing partners, although the company may eventually expand to include paid links from content marketers, according to Taboola Chief Executive Adam Singolda.

Taboola’s publishing partners include USA Today, HuffPost, Business Insider and MSN, but the company declined to disclose which publishers would be featured in the new mobile effort with ZTE.

Publishers pay Taboola to include their links in its recommendations and refer readers to their websites, typically by giving Taboola a cut of the advertising revenue generated on the site. In return for pre-installing the Taboola module on its phones, ZTE will get a piece of that ad revenue share, said Mr. Singolda. He declined to give specifics on the revenue split.

Taboola will select news for the feature in two ways, Mr. Singolda said. Publishers that already have agreements with Taboola to include the company’s recommended links on their sites won’t have to pay an upfront cost to be included. Instead, they’ll give Taboola and ZTE a proportion of the revenue they make when a user clicks on one of Taboola’s recommended links on their websites. Publishers that don’t already have deals with Taboola can pay into an automatic bidding system to have their links included.

Mr. Singolda is pitching the module as a publisher-friendly Android version of Apple AAPL 1.75% News, the iPhone app developed by Apple Inc. that comes pre-installed on the company’s mobile devices.

Unlike Apple News, Taboola’s module won’t be contained in a stand-alone app, Mr. Singolda said. Rather, it will show news articles to smartphone users on their “lock” screens when they begin using their phones after a period of inactivity. Coming soon is a companion module that will show users recommended articles when they swipe right on their phones.

Another distinction from Apple News, according to Mr. Singolda, is that the ZTE feature will send readers directly to publishers’ websites, allowing publishers to exercise more control over ad sales and the relationship with readers. Rather than serving as an intermediary between publishers and their audiences, he said, Taboola’s new effort is aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two.

“I’m concerned the most about the dilution of the relationship between quality publishers and their loyal audiences over time,” Mr. Singolda said.

Publishers have long complained that Apple News, which launched in 2015, doesn’t allow them to fully monetize their audience on the app. However, in recent years, Apple has allowed publishers to start selling subscriptions through the app and made it easier for individual publishers to sell ads against their content in the app.

Eventually, Mr. Singolda said he wants Taboola to cut deals to include its content recommendation module on every Android phone.

“Taboola wants to be everywhere you make decisions,” Mr. Singolda said. “We always want to drive traffic directly to the content owner, and we never want to become a walled garden ourselves.”

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Where’s Your Teen Sleeping? Check Chuck E. Cheese, then Walmart

Westlake Legal Group wheres-your-teen-sleeping-check-chuck-e-cheese-then-walmart Where's Your Teen Sleeping? Check Chuck E. Cheese, then Walmart FREE

Have you ever wanted to camp overnight in a big-box store or fast-food restaurant, hiding out among the shelves and perhaps using rolls of paper towels nor pillows? Didn’t think so.

Apparently lots of actual adventures, teens and 20-somethings are sneaking into the chain stores and restaurants, including McDonald’s, Walmart, Chuck E. Cheese’s and IKEA, staying all night and posting the videos online, nor evidence. A YouTube search for the 24-hour overnight challenges turns up 1.6 million results.

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