Why a Recession Could Arrive Without a Yield Curve Warning

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Investors may not be able to count on a once-reliable economic warning bell, a yield curve inversion, to ring before the next recession.

Redstone Trust Set Rules for Health Review

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Media mogul Sumner Redstone’s trust puts the decision on whether he is able to manage its assets in the hands of three doctors who could review the 92-year-old only after a vote by five of his associates and relatives.

U.S. Probes Possible Fraud Linked to Specialty Creams

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The Justice Department is investigating what authorities suspect is half a billion dollars in health-care fraud linked to specialty creams used to treat pain and other ailments, and believe an insurance program for veterans may have been the biggest victim.

Schism Atop World's Biggest Hedge Fund

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Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio and his presumed heir apparent called for dueling votes about each other’s conduct at the hedge fund, which manages $154 billion.

Ground Shifts Under Wheat Export Market

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Record harvests, the strong dollar and cheap oil are combining to shake up the multibillion-dollar global wheat market.

Job Market Leaves Fed in Limbo

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The U.S. job engine slowed in January while unemployment hit an eight-year low and wage growth accelerated, complicating the outlook for Federal Reserve officials as they assess whether the economy is strong enough for further interest-rate increases.

Container Ship Remains Stuck in Elbe River

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One of the world’s biggest container ships, the 1,300-foot-long Indian Ocean, has run aground near the busy German port of Hamburg and so far has resisted all efforts to free it.

Tech Stocks Swoon as Growth Disappoints

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The sector led a broad decline, as a disappointing outlook from LinkedIn helped fuel a rush out of stocks.

Sugar Smuggling Into China Stirs Market

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A poor sugar harvest this year, which has pushed up local prices, is creating an incentive for smugglers to flout China’s import restrictions and bring cheaper supplies across the hard-to-police borders of Southeast Asia

Why European Banks Keep Getting Clobbered

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After years of lackluster results, financial scandals, painful share sales, disruptive management changes, onerous regulations and strategic U-turns, many European bank investors are throwing in the towel.

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