Job Market Leaves Fed in Limbo

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The U.S. job engine slowed in January while unemployment hit an eight-year low and wage growth accelerated, complicating the outlook for Federal Reserve officials as they assess whether the economy is strong enough for further interest-rate increases.

Container Ship Remains Stuck in Elbe River

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One of the world’s biggest container ships, the 1,300-foot-long Indian Ocean, has run aground near the busy German port of Hamburg and so far has resisted all efforts to free it.

Sugar Smuggling Into China Stirs Market

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A poor sugar harvest this year, which has pushed up local prices, is creating an incentive for smugglers to flout China’s import restrictions and bring cheaper supplies across the hard-to-police borders of Southeast Asia

Why European Banks Keep Getting Clobbered

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After years of lackluster results, financial scandals, painful share sales, disruptive management changes, onerous regulations and strategic U-turns, many European bank investors are throwing in the towel.

January Jobs: Right Number at Wrong Time for the Fed

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There were positives and negatives in the January employment report, but the Federal Reserve isn’t going to take any chances.

BNP Paribas Admits Reality in Investment Banking

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The French bank has finally decided to trim its investment bank and bolster its capital base.

LinkedIn Share-Price Pain: A Chance for Gain

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Once richly valued to peers, LinkedIn’s selloff makes it a more reasonable bet for investors.

Miners' Rally: 'Bull Trap' or Real?

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Mining stocks, the market’s punching bag of 2015, are the darlings of 2016—so far. The question for investors however, is whether the rally is what traders call a “bull trap”—a brief bounce before another dive into the red.

Volkswagen Postpones Earnings Announcement Amid Scandal

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Volkswagen said it would postpone publication of its 2015 results because of issues related to the auto maker’s emissions scandal.

Argentina Offers Holdout Creditors $6.5 Billion

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Argentina moved a step closer to ending a 15-year stalemate that has stymied its ability to borrow after it made a formal offer on Friday to U.S. holders of its defaulted government debt.

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