China's Yuan and the Trillion-Dollar Numbers Game

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There may be nothing significant per se about having more than $3 trillion in reserves. But markets have a way of getting antsy about these things.

Strong Dollar Has Companies Counting the Cost---And Opportunities

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The dollar is on a tear, and that is shaping corporate strategy on both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. exporters are bracing for tough times. For European exporters, by contrast, the dollar’s strength has created opportunity.

Shell Signs Preliminary Iran Oil Deal Despite Trump Doubts

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Shell said it had signed an agreement with Iran’s state oil company to explore future projects, signaling that giant energy companies are unlikely to be deterred by President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to undo the Iran nuclear deal.

When Presidents Defy Economic Gravity, Gravity Usually Wins

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Donald Trump is going to discover, just as previous presidents have, that altering the forces of economics is harder than it seems at first, Greg Ip writes.

The Economy's Hidden Problem: We're Out of Big Ideas

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There is a yawning chasm between what innovation promises for the economy and what it is delivering. Outside of personal technology, improvements in everyday life have been incremental, not revolutionary. A Wall Street Journal series explains why that is and looks at ways to reboot.

India's Central Bank Can't Cut It

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India’s central bank is paralyzed by cash: Too little in the streets, too much in the banks.

At Starbucks, CEO Transition Plan Includes Vow Not to Hover

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CEO Howard Schultz’s plan to turn over leadership of coffee retailer Starbucks to President Kevin Johnson while staying on to run a major project is unusual, but he insists he will step back from day-to-day decision making.

U.S. Consumers' Credit Balances Expand at Slower Pace in October

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U.S. consumers’ credit balances increased in October, extending a long streak of gains led by the category that includes student and auto loans.

What Quitters Tell Us About the Economy

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More workers are willing to quit their jobs, but in the goods-sector leaving is still hard.

Pfizer Fined $107 Million for Overcharging U.K. for Epilepsy Drug

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Pfizer has become the latest drugmaker taken to task for high prices after U.K. authorities hit the company with a record $107 million fine over the price of an anti-epilepsy drug.

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