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OPEC 'Understanding' Is Easily Misunderstood

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Wednesday’s jolt in oil prices seems like an overreaction to news out of OPEC.

Costco Must Do More to Battle Amazon

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Costco shares should continue to suffer under the weight of competition from Amazon.com and others.

BlackBerry Can't Let Software Get Hung Up

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BlackBerry’s exit from handsets puts all hope on software, where competition is fierce.

Companies Pick Wages Against the Machine

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This year’s weak capital spending figures are at odds with the strength in U.S. hiring.

Less Cash in the Mattress at Tempur Sealy

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Tempur Sealy’s sales may continue to be pressured as online competition mounts.

European Banks and the Great Mortgage Settlement Game

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Royal Bank of Scotland has taken another step toward clearing its crisis-era lawsuits and penalties, but its latest U.S. mortgage settlement and Deutsche Bank’s current talks highlight just how much litigation European banks still need to close.

Chip Boom Helps Erase Toshiba's Bad Memories

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Toshiba has more than doubled its operating profit forecast on strong memory prices, but it has to stay focused to compete.

Chinese Insurers' Short-Term Strategy Is Getting Old

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China’s life-insurance industry has been turbocharged by billions of dollars worth of short-term products. It’s a peculiar trend.

Drones: DJI's Liftoff Needn't Ground GoPro

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Action-camera maker’s Karma drone can still find a niche in the fast-expanding market.

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