European Stocks Rise, Euro Steadies

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European stocks rose, shrugging off declines in the U.S. and Asia, while the euro steadied as tensions eased around the Greek situation.

Alleged Ringmaster in Libor Trial Described as Greedy, Dishonest

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The criminal trial of the alleged mastermind of a vast interest-rate-rigging scandal began, with prosecutors describing former bank trader Tom Hayes as dishonest and greedy.

At These Firms, First Salary Offer Is Final

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Some firms adopt take-it-or-leave-it policy for starting salaries to foster transparency, fairness.

Tech Firms Seek Ways to Fend Off Activist Investors

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While some have just surrendered, others are fighting back with tactics like granting founders special stock that gives them control over key decisions.

Big Bets on Proton Therapy Face Uncertain Future

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Six new proton-beam centers are set to start delivering state-of-the-art radiation to U.S. cancer patients in coming months. The projects—many costing between $25 million and $30 million—will enter an uncertain market.

What's Hot in the Art World? Algorithms

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Dealers in digital art are amassing algorithms, the computerized formulas that automate processes from stock-market sales to social networks. But it’s a very abstract art form.

Calgary's Office Boom Skids on Oil Slump

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When crude prices were high, the commercial real-estate market in Canada’s oil capital rivaled that of Houston. Now energy companies are cutting back, vacating a record amount of space even as construction of nine major buildings is under way.

Charter to D.C.: We're No Comcast

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As executives at Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable laid out their vision for the cable companies’ planned $55 billion merger, their pitch seemed aimed as much at Washington as at Wall Street.

Companies Send More Cash Back to Shareholders

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U.S. businesses, under pressure from activist investors, are plowing more cash into dividends and stock buybacks, fueling worries about long-term investment.

Companies Send More Cash Back to Shareholders

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U.S. businesses, under pressure from activist investors, are plowing more cash into dividends and stock buybacks, fueling worries about long-term investment.

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