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Fed Paves the Way for the ECB to Follow

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:36:09 EDT
The Federal Reserve’s persistence in signaling rising interest rates may help the European Central Bank by tempering the euro’s strength.

Americans Are Richer; Why Are They Still Cautious?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:47:43 EDT
U.S. household net worth reached a record $96.2 trillion in the second quarter, the Fed reported, but, if households are feeling flush, they aren’t acting like it.

What Google Wants With HTC's Smartphone Business

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:05:23 EDT
Google’s $1.1 billion deal with HTC carries risks, but the internet giant needs more scale if it is to maintain its influence in the smartphone business.

What China's Downgrade Signals to Investors

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:28:59 EDT
A global rating agency has once again downgraded China, and there is little new information for investors to digest. It may however be worth reading between the lines.

Why It's So Hard for Europe's Big Banks to Do Big Deals

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:37:15 EDT
Everyone wants bank deals in Europe—the problem is finding one acceptable to investors, executives, regulators and politicians. Commerzbank is a case in point.

Why the Auto Industry Is Betting Big on an Uncertain Future

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:25:13 EDT
Johnson Matthey is investing heavily in battery parts despite an extremely wide range of predictions for the future of electric cars.

Murky World of Drug Rebates Gets Airing in Lawsuit

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:44:59 EDT
The closely guarded world of drug pricing is getting a public airing in a feud between two of the industry’s biggest companies. The attention drawn to rebates could hurt the profits of some very successful drugs.

How the Fed's Unwind Will Ripple Through Banks

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:40:31 EDT
The gradual wind down of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet will have far-reaching effects throughout the banking system. For the most part, major banks stand to benefit.

Adobe's Cloud Hits First Headwind

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:34:21 EDT
Larger deals have been taking longer to close, but software maker’s cloud transition still packs a lot of growth ahead.