Who Wants to Ring the Closing Bell on Bad Days?

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In the tumultuous days recently, as markets have slid, the job of closing-bell ringer has taken an anxious turn.

Car-Parts Dispute Taps Brakes on Trade Deal

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A fight over how cars are assembled is pitting North America’s auto industry against Japan’s in a dispute now holding up a major trade agreement spanning the Pacific.

ECB Ready to Expand Stimulus Programs

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs if slowdowns in large developing economies and turbulence in financial markets hinder its ability to boost inflation to a target of just under 2%.

U.S. West Coast Ports Lost Cargo Shipping Share in July

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New trade data suggests the continuing impact of labor strife that pulled container imports from the ports earlier this year.

Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data

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U.S. stocks’ gains receded despite a strong rally in Europe, as investors focused on coming U.S. employment data.

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

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The largest shareholder of European’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

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E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon.

Vivendi Chairman Ousts Longtime Chief of Canal Plus

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French billionaire and Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bolloré has ousted the longtime chief of Canal Plus, further tightening his grip over the Vivendi-owned pay-television group amid falling subscriber numbers.

General Mills to Sell Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765 Million

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General Mills has agreed to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur frozen and canned vegetable brands to B&G Foods for $765 million in cash.

Traders Ride the ETF Roller Coaster

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Mom-and-pop investors who trade in exchange-traded funds and notes linked to commodities have experienced some of the roughest volatility over the past several weeks.

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