Fed Rule Making Has Insurers on Edge

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The Federal Reserve, known for regulating the country’s largest banks, has become a major overseer of insurance firms in a big shift for an industry long regulated by states.

Merger Surge Tempts Hedge Funds to Make a Bet

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The current surge in deals, led by the Royal Dutch Shell-BG Group deal, has revitalized the merger arbitrage sector.

Tech Expansion Overruns Silicon Valley

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Room to grow is evaporating in Silicon Valley as technology giants’ voracious appetites for expansion are running up against residents weary of clogged streets and cramped classrooms.

Akorn's Restatement Drives Investors Nuts

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Generic-drug maker Akorn has run into accounting issues. In today’s frenzied deal market, though, that might attract interest.

Deutsche Bank's Realism Makes Bleak Reading

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Deutsche Bank has unveiled a big cut in targeted returns. That may be more realistic but only serves to underline the continuing problems at the German lender.

Silver Linings in Big Cloud Spending

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Amazon, Google and Microsoft are spending billions to stay competitive in the cloud, with shareholders cheering them along. That is good for their suppliers.

U.S. Is Faulted for Risking Edge in R&D

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With Asia emerging as the world’s powerhouse of R&D, the U.S. risks losing its position as a magnet for the world’s best academic researchers, according to a report published Monday by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron Pull Plug on Merger

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The merger of big chip-equipment makers collapsed amid a long review.

Time Warner Cable Adviser Approaches Rival

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An investment banking adviser close to Time Warner Cable reached out to Cox Communications in recent days to discuss the possibility of a deal between the two cable companies.

Brazil's Slowdown Tests Fiat Chrysler's Global Aims

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The Detroit Three auto makers accounted for half the cars sold in Brazil last year and no company has more at stake than Fiat Chrysler, the nation’s market leader by vehicles sold.

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