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What's Lurking in Credit Suisse's Fat Margins

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The Swiss bank’s wealth business is doing better than rivals, though investors should question its sustainability.

What to Learn From Kraft Heinz and Unilever

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Moving out of food would raise questions as to how Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever would achieve the kind of savings investors have come to expect from a deal driven by 3G Capital.

Alzheimer's: Pharma's Great White Whale Is Still Worth Hunting

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The drug industry has had multiple expensive failures trying to treat Alzheimer’s disease, yet the big potential payoff keeps it searching.

Chinese Bank Cleanup Plan Could Leave a Mess

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Attempts by China’s regulators to stem the use of shadow financing tools by the nation’s lenders haven’t been working.

Wal-Mart's Big Box of Trouble

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From Amazon.com to Donald Trump to Warren Buffett, Wal-Mart Stores faces an uphill battle as it reports fourth-quarter earnings.

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.

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