Hewlett Packard and Microsoft: Why Focus Is In, Scale Is Out

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Downsizing at big tech companies is a cautionary tale that size doesn’t always win.

House Committee Approves Puerto Rico Bill

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A House committee advanced legislation to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis with solid bipartisan support, a strong sign the bill could now advance quickly through Congress ahead of a potential default by the territory on July 1.

Alibaba Discloses SEC Probe of Its Accounting Practices

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Alibaba disclosed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating its accounting practices.

India's Narendra Modi Defends Efforts to Shake Up Economy

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on critics who accuse him of failing to pursue “big bang” measures to revamp his economy, saying he has set a path for accelerated growth that India’s states now need to help navigate.

Sovereign Default: It's Not Personal, Just Business

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As countries like Greece and Puerto Rico grapple with heavy debts and struggling economies, there is a growing acceptance that restructuring of sovereign debt needs to be part of the solution, writes Greg Ip.

Dollar General: Why This Buck Goes a Long Way

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Dollar General has more than held its own nearly a year after Dollar Tree completed its deal for Family Dollar.

British Modeling Agencies Under U.K. Antitrust Fire

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The beautiful world of British modeling agencies may have been up to some anticompetitive ugliness, the U.K.’s antitrust authority alleged Wednesday.

Bayer Remedy for Monsanto Bid May Be Limited

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While Bayer AG is considering how to respond to Monsanto Co.’s rejection of its $62 billion takeover bid, investors and analysts are questioning whether the German pharmaceutical and chemicals giant can up its offer.

Gilead: What the Stock Needs to Bounce Back

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Gilead’s leadership refresh isn’t a cure-all for the stock’s troubles.

Monsanto Rejects Bayer Merger Bid, Will Weigh Talks

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Monsanto rejected Bayer’s $62 billion takeover offer, saying the biotech seed giant’s business merited a higher price, though Monsanto said it remains open to further talks on a deal.

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