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Alphabet Inc. has been one of the world’s biggest spenders on artificial intelligence. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davo...

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  • Trump antitrust candidate has pro-merger record
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  • CSX surges as activists target it for overhaul
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  • Twitter’s workforce diversity goals are higher
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  • Savvy CEOs learning how to manage Trump
    At first glance, it sure seems as though President-elect Donald Trump is having his way with big corporations. No sooner does he slam a fist on his de...
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