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Investors Balk at Deals for Specialty Retailers

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The recent collapse of private-equity buyouts of Chico’s and Express Inc. signal that investors and lenders are growing increasingly wary of specialty retailers.

Tech Firms Buy Up Property

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Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are on a real-estate buying binge, paying premium prices to make sure they have enough space for future expansion.

Yellen Scolds Wall Street on Culture, Ethics

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen raised concerns about the state of Wall Street’s culture and ethics, echoing similar comments from other regulatory officials and increasing pressure on the biggest U.S. banks to improve.

Smells Like Teen Dispirit

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Ahead of the Tape: Investors are bracing for more teen angst when Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. report fiscal full-year results on Wednesday.

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