U.S. Consumers Start Their Engines

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With incomes rising amid a better job market, recent gains in consumer spending may actually stick.

Vivendi Wins Majority Backing in Hostile Bid for Gameloft

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Preliminary results of Vivendi SA’s share offer indicate it has prevailed in its efforts to gain control of Gameloft SE, pushing further into video games after re-entering the sector last year.

U.S. Home Prices Jump as Supply Pinch Plays Out

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Home prices across the U.S. rose sharply in early spring amid rising demand and supply constraints, a sign that the lopsided housing-market recovery of the past five years is gaining strength.

Why Oil's Cost Is as Important as Its Price

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Cheaper services are allowing some oil producers to survive, particularly in Russia, while others, such as Venezuela, are facing steep production declines.

U.S. Car-Buying Boom: Time to Downshift?

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Better-than-expected sales might not give auto stocks any juice.

Volkswagen: Don't Forget the Other Brands

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It is too easy for investors to forget that Volkswagen Group is a conglomerate that consists of more than one particularly thorny restructuring story.

AB InBev-SABMiller Deal Clears a South Africa Hurdle

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Anheuser-Busch InBev cleared a hurdle in South Africa, gaining approval for its SABMiller acquisition from South Africa’s Competition Commission.

China's Coal-Plant Binge Deepens Overcapacity Woes

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Chinese companies are binge-building thermal power plants to take advantage of cheap coal and create jobs, though they are compounding an oversupply of power and complicating a government plan to shift to cleaner energy sources.

Suzuki Motor Says More Cars Given Improper Fuel-Economy Tests

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Suzuki Motor said it used an improper fuel economy testing method on more models than it had previously announced, the latest revelation in a scandal that has rocked the Japanese auto industry.

Great Plains Energy Buys Westar in Midwest Utilities Consolidation

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Missouri-based Great Plains Energy said it agreed to buy Kansas’s Westar Energy for roughly $8.6 billion in a move the utilities hope will lead to more controlled costs and consumer rates.

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