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Economy Needs Consumers to Shop Again

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:44:42 EDT
First-quarter slowdowns have become such a regular feature of the U.S. economy that investors will be tempted to brush off this last one. They shouldn’t.

What's Keeping GM Going Strong Probably Won't Last

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:16:11 EDT
Most multinationals performed better outside the U.S. in the first quarter. Not so the Detroit car makers, which barely made any money outside North America. Their home bias will eventually become a problem.

Put a Kitten in Your Tank: Big Oil Gets Less Bold

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:03:38 EDT
Exxon Mobil and Chevron quarterly results show a shifting emphasis that will affect big oil’s results in future commodity cycles.

Qualcomm Gets Pelted by Apple

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:57:18 EDT
Qualcomm said it was informed by Apple that it effectively would withhold payments by not paying its manufacturers for Qualcomm’s royalties. Having formally recognized its worst-case scenario, Qualcomm’s main challenge now will be convincing investors there is nowhere to go but up.

Europe's Surprising Inflation Could Catch Markets Off Guard

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:35:39 EDT
Europe isn’t following the script many had for it this year. April’s inflation numbers are a challenge to perceptions of the eurozone.

Pressure Mounts on Barclays in More Ways Than One

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:36:19 EDT
UBS appears to grab more of U.S. investment banking recovery than its U.K. rival.

Sony Finds Success in All the Right Places

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:15:03 EDT
Sony reported strong results Friday but what should excite investors are the rosy forecasts for the future.

Tech's Titans Go From Big to Bigger

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:15:49 EDT
The newfound prominence of big tech companies now can be chalked up to a few factors.

Shining a Bright Light on Dodgy Chinese Data

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:16:33 EDT
Chinese GDP data is widely considered to be unreliable. But new estimates of growth from a surprising source hint that the recent uptick isn’t pure fiction.