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  1. “If anyone in the Netherlands thinks Nexit is a good idea, look at England." Brexit is now an anti-model for challenged EU politicians.

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  2. Populist parties on both the left and right in Europe are pushing back against a long-held EU policy that favors markets and competition over state intervention

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  3. "Pokémon Go" app maker Niantic teams up with Samsung to nab $200 million in fresh capital

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  4. Fossil watches have become ubiquitous in bowl game gift packages. Penn State players know this better than most.

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  5. Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, who had been appointed to replace the late Sen. John McCain, will resign at the end of the year

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  6. Senators investigating the U.S. Olympic Committee’s response to the gymnastics sexual-abuse scandal say former USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun made false statements to a Senate subcommittee

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  7. The U.S. Navy is launching a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities as Chinese hackers have stepped up breaches of Navy contractors

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  8. Companies from Facebook to Mastercard have made share-repurchase announcements recently amid an extended stock-market slide

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  9. Apple's Evolution: Culver City is for Hollywood, Seattle is a machine-learning hub while San Diego and Austin are for chips

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  10. Jack Welch, the larger-than-life former CEO who built the modern GE over his 20 years at the helm, doesn't hide his disdain for his handpicked successor. He isn't sure the powerhouse of his time can be revived. 

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  11. $100 worth of GE stock bought in the beginning of 1980 would have been worth $10,670.59 at its peak on Aug. 28, 2000. As of yesterday, it was worth $2,269.51.

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  12. More accountant than salesman, Immelt’s replacement, John Flannery, quickly became known for his brooding. He could get flustered in high-pressure situations, and GE's stock price dropped anytime he opened his mouth.

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  13. Its CEO of 16 years, Jeff Immelt, was so confident in GE's managerial excellence that he projected optimism about the company's future that didn't always match reality

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  14. In the late '90s, GE was the most valuable company in the U.S., worth nearly $600 billion. Its finance arm once rivaled the biggest banks in the country, competing with Wall Street for the brightest MBAs and employing hundreds of bankers.

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  15. A stock that sank when its executives spoke. A hard-nosed CFO reduced to tears. General Electric's leaders thought they could fix any company in any industry, until they ran into a problem they couldn't solve: Themselves.

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  16. From hurricanes to Spotify to self-driving cars, here are the WSJ's best visual stories of the year

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  17. Supernovas like Drake, Post Malone and The Weeknd are burning brighter than ever. But as a consequence, fewer leading artists get to see their names on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

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  18. Decades of financial integration between the U.K. and EU could come undone overnight—and banks are scrambling to prepare

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  19. Michael Cohen says Trump directed him on hush money payments and was "very concerned" about how affair allegations would affect his 2016 campaign

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  20. Across Europe, there's a growing pushback against an EU economic orthodoxy that favors markets and competition over state intervention

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