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Low Price Is the Only Winner in Retail

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:29:08 EDT
It might seem like the most basic retail maxim, but the second-quarter drilled it home for investors: low prices matter. The only winners in an otherwise bleak retail landscape were the ones offering the lowest ones.

Jack Ma Works His Magic With MassMutual Bid

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:50:53 EDT
For Alibaba’s Jack Ma, joining in a $1.7 billion bid for the Hong Kong and Macau businesses of MassMutual looks like a slick way to get into the insurance line.

Why It is Time to Own France's Biggest Bank

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:34:50 EDT
BNP Paribas is exploiting rivals’ weaknesses while keeping a tight rein on costs

Biogen Treads Tricky Path Between Politicians, Investors

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:24:25 EDT
Biogen is taking a political risk with aggressive multiple sclerosis drug pricing, but the company is under pressure to boost its share price.

A Pillar of Chinese Growth Starts to Show Cracks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:15:21 EDT
Housing prices rose more slowly in China’s interior for the second time in two months—a potentially worrying sign for growth following a raft of weak data in July.

Tripling Down on Emerging Markets With a New Leveraged ETF

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:08:46 EDT
Direxion, the firm behind popular funds that bet on gold mining companies, oil prices and Chinese stocks, launches an ETF that aims to triple the returns of emerging-market bonds.

Under Armour's Self-Inflicted Wound

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:11:06 EDT
A love-hate triangle has ensnared Under Armour, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kohl’s. The dynamic among the three companies shows how brands and retail chains are tripping over each other as they struggle to survive fierce competition.

OPEC's Sick Man, Venezuela Could Jolt Oil Market

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:42:58 EDT
Venezuela’s already falling oil production will get worse before it gets better, potentially roiling global energy markets.

Cisco's Long, Slow Decline

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:23:41 EDT
Investors had low expectations for Cisco Systems ahead of its fiscal fourth-quarter results posted Wednesday.