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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Viacom CEO's Suit

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The legal battle for future control over Sumner Redstone’s $40 billion media empire appears to be headed to trial.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rose, but Still Point to Expanding Labor Market

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The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits climbed last week—rising 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000—though that level continues to point to an growing job market.

The Economy Is Again Under the Sway of Asset Prices

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The rise in wealth and asset prices underscores their increasing importance since the 1990s, and how vulnerable the economy remains to any shock that forces a sudden reassessment of their value, Greg Ip writes.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed and BOJ Decisions, Eurozone GDP

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It will be a big week in monetary policy as the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan announce their latest monetary moves and Brazil’s central bank unveils the minutes from its first policy decision under its new governor.

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