Insurers Could Use More Calamity

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On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, insurers are suffering from years of calm seas and low rates.

The Only Bank This Hip-Hop Mogul Will Use

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Low-profile Signature Bank has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing lenders, attracting a fan base ranging from hip-hop mogul Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo to former Congressman Barney Frank

California Pushes Homeowners to Insure Against Earthquakes

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State officials and insurance companies are raising the alarm after persuading only a fraction of homeowners to buy quake coverage despite years of prodding.

Alibaba Targets Rural China for E-Commerce Growth

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China e-commerce titans Alibaba and JD.com, facing a slowdown in the growth of their core urban customers, are battling to crack a new frontier: the sprawling countryside with some 600 million potential shoppers.

China's Next Problem: Paying for Its Stock-Market Bailout

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China will need to pay the cost of cleaning up its stock-market bailout.

Cnooc's Canada Unit to Comply with Order to Shut Oil-Sands Pipelines

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The Canadian unit of Chinese state-controlled energy giant Cnooc Ltd. said it would comply with an order from regulatory authorities forcing it to shut down pipelines at a troubled oil-sands plant in northern Alberta.

Apple Escalates Ad-Blockers Fight

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Apple’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors like Google.

Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan

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Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year.

U.S. Port Traffic Hinted at China Slowdown

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Long before investors lost faith in the Chinese stock market, something seemed amiss at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The number of containers coming from China was up, but beginning in 2013, fewer loads were being sent in the other direction.

Netflix Ends Epix Cable Deal, Pulling High-Profile Films

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Streaming service to focus on originals and exclusives; Hulu lands a film trove

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