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Kraft Heinz Needs a Deal, but Can It Really Afford Unilever?

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Even at the lowball price Kraft Heinz has offered, buying soap-to-soup giant Unilever would stretch its balance sheet to its limits. But the U.S. food group needs a deal.

Applied Materials: Storm Ahead of the Calm

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Applied Material saw a sharp jump in new equipment orders for the fiscal first quarter, its biggest surge in seven years. That has analysts worried about an inevitable slowdown, as Applied’s customers digest those purchases.

Why the Stock Market Doesn't Like Republicans

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A striking feature of the U.S. stock market is that it persistently does better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones. Two economists try to explain why.

Allianz: Bumper Buyback Shows Insurer's Strength

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People often complain their insurers don’t pay out what they should: Investors in Allianz can have no such gripes.

The Unlikely Winners of the U.S.-China Trade War, Round 1

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Many U.S. companies with big China exposure are outperforming, not underperforming.

Toshiba and Japan's Struggling Banks

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Despite Toshiba’s negative shareholder equity, its creditors have reiterated their commitment to continuing support.

Who Are Snap's Real Friends?

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Snap is asking a lot of its investors in its coming IPO, and that may lead them to push back.

How Saudis Cut Oil Output Without Really Cutting

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Saudi Arabia has led the way among major energy exporters in cutting oil production. At the same time, the kingdom is adding to global supply in a surprising way.

Time for Nestlé to Make Major Cosmetic Changes

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Selling out of cosmetics giant L’Oréal looks like an easy win for Europe’s most valuable company

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