Wanted in China: Public Face to Calm Turbulent Markets

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Wanted in China: a reassuring face to tell panicking investors that everything will be all right.

Rental Demand Supplies Home-Building Opportunity

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A tight market is pushing rents higher, but new supply is on the way.

Home-Price Growth Remained Solid in May

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Home prices made solid gains in May, according to a report released Tuesday, as the housing market increasingly appears to be regaining strength after a long, uneven recovery.

Rent-to-Own Homes Make a Comeback

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Wall Street firms have found a new way to profit from consumers with blemished credit who can’t qualify for a mortgage: let them rent a home first with the option to buy it later.

Don't Check Out of Marriott

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Ahead of the Tape: Like surging Airbnb, Marriott International has an enviable asset-light approach to lodging.

Pfizer's Dollar Dilemma Adds Pressure for Deal Making

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Pfizer’s strong results were undermined by currency effects—which also raise pressure to do a deal.

HeidelbergCement, Italcementi In Deal Talks

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Germany’s HeidelbergCement AG and Italian rival Italcementi SpA are discussing a combination, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would further consolidate Europe’s building-materials industry.

Windows 10: A Welcome Upgrade, Perhaps Too Late

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Tech Review: The new Microsoft operating system reverses the sins of Windows 8 and improves on Windows 7, yet misses chances for the PC to reclaim relevance, Geoffrey A. Fowler finds.

Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case

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A Georgia judge reduced legal damages against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stemming from a jury verdict in a trial over a fatal Jeep fire, providing some financial relief around the same time regulators hit the auto maker with a record fine for recall lapses.

UPS Earnings Surge

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United Parcel Service reported strong earnings, delivered optimistic rest-of-the-year guidance and outlined its plans for controlling costs during this year’s peak holiday season.

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