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The Fragile Truce Between Bonds and Stocks

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:53:37 EDT
This year has been good for both bond and stock investors. To rely on that benign picture lasting looks risky.

The Surprising Source of U.S. Profit Growth

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:42:30 EDT
It isn’t America, but the rest of the world, that is driving corporate earnings growth.

Canada's Banks Can't Dodge Housing Risks Forever

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:00:23 EDT
Risks to Canadian banks from the country’s housing bubble should not be overstated, but are very real.

Why Americans Aren't Hitting the Road This Summer

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:39:49 EDT
This weekend marks the beginning of summer driving season, and Americans should be packing up and hitting the road. Why aren’t they? Americans are driving less than expected and economists are struggling to explain why.

Japan's Good Times Can't Lift Dour Mind-Set

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:51:28 EDT
The nascent comeback of inflation in Japan looks to be gaining steam—but most Japanese, including its central bankers, seem unconvinced.

Flailing OPEC Leaves Western Oil Majors Holding the Bag

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:42:22 EDT
OPEC’s spell over oil markets has been broken. That’s bad news for Western heavyweights like Shell and BHP who made big bets on expensive oil and gas at the top of the last cycle.

The Latest Drug Pricing Threat: The FDA

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:10:43 EDT
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is the latest public official to signal a tougher environment for drug pricing.

Where the China Credit Crunch Could Really Bite

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:16:22 EDT
What Moody’s didn’t say this week is that China’s sovereign bailout of troubled state companies is in fact already well under way, with a little help from provincial governments.

Take-Two Needs 'Grand Theft Auto' to Keep on Rolling

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:28:37 EDT
Delay of “Red Dead Redemption 2” means a four-year old blockbuster will need to keep selling.