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Global Stocks Boosted by Energy Shares

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Global stocks were mostly higher following a rebound in commodity prices that boosted shares in energy and mining companies.

Glencore Seeks to Calm Investors

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Glencore’s coal chief played down concerns over workings of its trading arm, as the company continued to assure investors about the health of its business model.

Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt

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Central banks are selling U.S. government bonds at the fastest pace on record, the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the financial crisis.

Samsung Overcomes Phone Addiction

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Components, rather than mobile phones, are driving the rebound at Samsung Electronics.

Asian Shares Lose Momentum

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A rally in Asia was losing momentum Wednesday, with shares in Japan down from their highest levels in weeks after the central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged.

Chinese Startups Near Merger to Form $15 Billion Company

Related Link: and Dianping Holdings are nearing a merger that would create a company with a combined value of more than $15 billion, creating the country’s biggest online-to-offline provider of services ranging from movie tickets to restaurant bookings.

Sue the Bank? You May Get Your Shot

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving toward new rules giving borrowers more rights to sue banks and credit-card companies, the agency’s latest attempt to shift the balance of power to consumers from financial institutions.

Tesla's Model X Mystery

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Lowered delivery forecasts dented Tesla’s stock. But expectations may still be too high.

Microsoft's Surface Book: The Reason for a Laptop Foray

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Microsoft’s move into laptops is late in the game but necessary given a rapidly changing computing world.

DuPont CEO Move: Beware Bad Global Chemistry

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Investors celebrating the retirement of DuPont chief Ellen Kullman should consider why she ended up leaving.

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