Bayer CEO Takes Risk in Bid for Monsanto

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Bayer’s offer for Monsanto, which would be the largest corporate takeover ever by a German company, is a risky power play for CEO Werner Baumann. He surprised investors with the offer less than two weeks after assuming the top job on May 1.

U.K. Business Secretary Seeks to Reassure Firms Amid Brexit Fallout

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U.K. Business Secretary Sajid Javid said he will convene a special meeting as he seeks to reassure British businesses scrambling to assess the Brexit ramifications.

Europe's Startups Reassess Britain After Brexit

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Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is already forcing Europe’s nimble, tech startup community to reassess operations there—a potential early warning for the kind of dramatic action bigger companies may have to take.

China Issues New Internet Search Rules After Baidu Probe

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China’s internet regulator has issued new rules for online search and advertising, about six weeks after it opened an investigation of Chinese search giant Baidu’s practices.

U.K. Exit Is Different This Time

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The fall in the pound highlights a big vulnerability: Britain needs to borrow from abroad. If foreign investors curb the flow, that could hit the economy and the banks.

Americans Sleeping More, Working Less, Survey Finds

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Americans overall are working less and sleeping more than they did a decade ago, due to an aging population and fewer people in the workforce. But those who have a job are spending more time on the clock

Raw Economic Data Is Just Noise That Needs to Be Silenced

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Seasonal effects drown out the actual trends. Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explains how adjusted numbers make comparisons between months, years or even economic sectors meaningful.

Brexit Collateral Damage Puts Japan in Hot Seat

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With “Brexit” sending the yen to its strongest level in years, the Bank of Japan will need to prepare a response.

Energy Transfer Can Scrap Williams Merger, Judge Rules

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Energy Transfer Equity can escape its deal to buy rival pipeline operator Williams Cos. after a judge rules that its fears of an unexpected tax bill were genuine.

Why 'Brexit' Will Raise Trade Barriers

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Britain’s new trade bargain with the European Union won’t be settled for years, but investors shouldn’t bank on a maintenance of the status quo.

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