GameStop Results Boosted by New Software Sales

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GameStop reported a better-than-expected 8.5% increase in quarterly earnings, boosted in part by strong sales of new videogames.

Madoff Accountants Gets Light Sentence

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The accountant in Bernard L. Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme, David G. Friehling, received a relatively light sentence of home detention but no additional prison time Thursday because of his cooperation with prosecutors.

China to Ease Limits on Overseas Investments

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Beijing is set to announce changes that will allow individuals and businesses to directly purchase stocks, bonds and real estate in foreign markets—part of a long-stated goal of making the yuan a global currency.

China's Tech Firms Aim to Stay Home

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China’s stock market and more favorable domestic regulations are driving tech firms to plan to list shares in China instead of the U.S.

China's Tech Firms Aim to Stay Home

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China’s stock market and more favorable domestic regulations are driving tech firms to plan to list shares in China instead of the U.S.

How Google Aims to Delve Deeper Into Users' Lives

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Google showcased new offerings, including a mobile-payment system and photo service, designed to embed the Internet giant more deeply into users’ lives.

Japan Inflation Slips Back to Zero

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Prices stay flat in April as cheaper energy costs push price movements further away from a Bank of Japan 2% inflation goal.

J.P. Morgan Aims to Cut 5,000 Jobs

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J.P. Morgan has begun layoffs that are expected to total more than 5,000 by next year, eliminating at least 2% of the bank’s workforce.

Crosscurrents From the Windy City

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Ahead of the Tape: The Chicago Business Barometer gave what seems like a false recession alarm this winter. The question is why.

Oil Wells Yield a Gusher of Goofy Names

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Every oil well drilled must have its own name. There are wells named after planets and chili peppers as well as ones named Ron Burgundy and Dean Wormer.

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