U.S. Recovery Stumbles Yet Again

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The U.S. economy shrank during the first quarter as another brutal winter highlighted the fragility of the nearly six-year-old expansion, a historically choppy stretch during which the nation has struggled to thrive in an uneven global environment.

Hanergy's Solar Tech Gamble Is Under Scrutiny

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When one of China’s richest men ventured into the solar business, he bet on the success of niche solar technology that few in the industry wanted. That gamble by Hanergy Chairman Li Hejun now is under unprecedented scrutiny.

Chip Makers Chase Deals Over Margin, Pricing Pressures

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Investors pressing for margin gains have triggered the new wave of consolidation in the semiconductor industry, figuring a savvy tie up can bring cost savings and fatter margins.

Fiat Reached Out to Rivals About Consolidation

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The auto maker’s chairman said it has made contact with multiple rivals to propose talks about industry consolidation.

Europe's Economies Must Match Capital Market Progress

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Europe’s corporate bond market is booming, thanks to a rush of U.S. issuers. But efforts to wean European companies off bank financing need to look beyond markets.

Adjusting the Fed's View of Growth

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Upcoming adjustments to first-quarter GDP figures mean the Fed can look through the negative growth figure.

Google's Big Picture Is Blurry for Investors

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Google’s I/O conference showed why the Web giant remains relevant—but also why investors have a hard time valuing it.

Yahoo Japan Finds a Friend in Alibaba

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Yahoo Japan’s operational tie-up with Alibaba makes sense, and could portend a more serious relationship.

FTC Sues to Block Steris, Synergy Merger

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The Federal Trade Commission sued to block the $1.9 billion merger of infection-prevention firm Steris and U.K. peer Synergy Health, with the companies pledging to fight back in court.

Asia a Magnet for Metal Traders

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Global commodities traders are seeking new places in Asia to store billions of dollars-worth of metals to drive down costs—which also helps reduce scrutiny of their market position.

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