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.

Bank-Stock Carnage: This Number Is Killing Them

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Falling yields on government debt are one of the hammers pounding bank stocks.

Test Looms on Venezuelan Debt

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The country is trying to convince bond investors it will make good on $1.5 billion in debt due Feb. 26. Still, the market is showing a high probability for a default in five years.

Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

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The technology sector is getting buffeted on multiple fronts. Relief could be a long time coming.

The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration

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Arizona’s economy took a hit when many illegal immigrants left for Mexico, but there were more jobs and higher wages for some low-skilled workers.

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.

Disney Earnings: Why ESPN Has to Get Back in the Game

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In Disney’s quarterly results, the cord-cutting phenomenon and its impact on ESPN will likely overshadow success from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Deutsche Bank Shares Drop as European Banks Get Pummeled

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Deutsche Bank’s shares dropped sharply Monday, losing almost 10% of their value as the battered European banking sector came in for fresh punishment.

CFTC Can't Give Whistleblower Money Away

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Since its Whistleblower Program was launched in 2011, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has spent more on administrative costs than it has paid out in bounties.

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.

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