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U.S. Stock Futures Edge Higher

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U.S. stock futures rose slightly Monday, following the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500’s push to all-time highs last week.

Merger Surge Tempts Hedge Funds to Make a Bet

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Hedge funds that make money betting on the spread between the share prices of a merger target and its acquirer have suffered from a lack of M&A activity, but current surge, led by the Royal Dutch Shell-BG Group deal, has put wind on their sails.

German Bond Swings Show Lack of Protection

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The German bond market last week went into reverse. The move underlined how little protection ultra-low yields provide against a move in prices.

Oil Funds Sound a Warning

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Money is pouring out of a popular investment tied to the oil market, a sign that a monthlong crude-price rally may be running out of gas.

Dr. Koop's Website Was Tech-Bubble Poster Boy

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The rise and fall of consumer health-care website drkoop.com was a favorite debacle of the tech bubble.

Pound Buoyant Despite Election Uncertainty

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Ahead of one of the least certain elections in recent U.K. history, investors in sterling seem mostly buoyant.

Millennium Hedge Fund, Quant Trader Plan Venture

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Israel “Izzy” Englander’s Millennium Management and quant trader Igor Tulchinsky plan a joint venture that will allow the trader to accept outside money.

Digging for Value in Japan's Rally

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Japan’s Nikkei hitting a 15-year high isn’t a reason not to buy into the rally. But it is time for Japan investors to become more discerning.

European Stocks Fall on Greece Concerns

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European stocks fell after the deadlock in negotiations over unlocking further financial aid for Greece kept markets on edge.

Deutsche Bank to Trim Investment Banking

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Deutsche Bank released details of its plan to boost profitability and capital adequacy.

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