Global Markets Volatile; Japanese Stocks Sink

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The selloff in global equities continued, with stocks in Japan closing more than 5% down, although European shares recovered from early losses.

Container Ship Indian Ocean Tugged From Mud in Elbe River

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The Indian Ocean container ship stuck in the Elbe River for more than five days is afloat again after a third attempt to rescue the vessel succeeded overnight.

Winning Bets Become Losers

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Bets on financial shares and the technology sector have cost investors dearly, as have those against the Japanese yen and wagers on the U.S. dollar.

Deutsche Bank Share Fall Reflects Broader Concern

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Deutsche Bank’s shares dropped sharply Monday amid a selloff of European bank stocks, reflecting broader concerns about the German bank.

Why European Bank Stocks Are Getting Hammered

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Stocks and bonds of European banks are selling off sharply. That is because a big profitability problem risks making their other, known issues worse.

Japan Markets Shaken as Investors Seek Shelter

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Japanese stocks fell more than 5% and the yield on the benchmark government bond dropped into negative territory for the first time, twin signs of a flight to safety that threatens undermine the nation’s recovery.

Sanofi Profit Hit By Falling Diabetes Revenue

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French drugmaker Sanofi reported sharply lower fourth-quarter net profit, hit by growing pricing pressure in the U.S. diabetes market and higher accounting charges.

Phones Are Putting an End to Password123

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Technologists are working hard to find alternatives to pesky computer passwords. Aiming to strike a balance between security and ease of use, big tech firms are turning to the smartphone as a replacement for passwords and other identification.

Toyota Runs Roughshod Over Mini Car Maker

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Toyota’s offer to buy the chunk of Daihatsu Motor it doesn’t already own leaves minority shareholders in the back seat.

Global Growth Fears Hit Bank Stocks

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The flight from risky assets accelerated Monday, pummeling shares of big global banks and sending gold prices to their biggest one-day gain in more than a year.

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