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Big Telecoms Keep Investors on Hold

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A saturated wireless market has hindered giants Verizon Communications and AT&T even as competition from smaller rivals exerts a drag on subscriber and revenue growth. The carriers’ earnings reports this week are unlikely to offer much encouragement.

Halliburton's Rebound Isn't Good Enough

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Halliburton’s results benefited from a sharp recovery in shale oil production, but it may have been too little for investors.

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Qualcomm

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The timing of la lawsuit throws completion of the NXP Semiconductors deal into question, along with future royalties.

The Case for a Less Chipper Intel

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The chip maker’s stock has languished as data-center growth slows. A more realistic goal should help.

One Stat That Shows a Trump Bull Market Is Unlikely

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The stock market’s gains under President Obama reflected not just rising valuations, but widening profit margins. President Trump is unlikely to see a repeat.

Euro and Dollar Won't Be Equals Just Yet

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The euro, far from heading toward parity with the dollar, is at a six-week high. Risk aversion is a supporting factor for the single currency.

More Babies in China Worth Celebrating---but Mind the Data

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Official data shows Chinese women had the most children since 2000 in 2016, but questions remain over whether the data is reliable.

Alibaba Needs Great Results, Not Just Good Ones

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a high bar to clear when it releases its quarterly report on Tuesday.

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