Earnings on Pace for Third Straight Decline

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U.S. corporate profits are set to decline for the third straight quarter, the longest and broadest slide in earnings since the financial crisis, weighed down by the energy slump and slowing growth around the world.

Soaring Tobacco Stocks Prompt Calpers to Reconsider Investment

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System may reconsider a decision it made 16 years ago to sell tobacco holdings after an outside consultancy concluded that it missed out on up to $3 billion in net investment gains.

Volkswagen: Why Digital Could Be Harder than Diesel

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The emissions scandal continues to distract Volkswagen’s management from its real problem: technological disruption.

Rovi to Buy TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal

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Rovi Corp. said it would acquire TiVo Inc. for about $1.1 billion, a tie-up that comes as consumers are increasingly changing how they watch videos.

What Slump? How Eurozone Growth is Bucking the Global Trend

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Unusually, the eurozone is leading the way. Strong first-quarter growth bodes well for the year.

AB InBev Offers to Sell More SABMiller Brands

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AB InBev has offered to sell SABMiller’s Central and Eastern European brands ahead of a European Commission decision on its acquisition of the London-based brewer.

China's Banks Face Bad-Loan Pinch

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Chinese banks’ precarious balance of provisioning just enough for bad loans while keeping profits flat won’t last much longer.

Chinese Tech Firms Charge Into Electric Cars

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Internet companies like Tencent and Baidu have been leading the innovation drive in electric cars, as some in the broader industry believe conventional auto makers don’t have the creative chops.

Exxon Mobil Still Has Fuel in the Tank

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Despite losing its coveted triple-A rating, there is still a lot to like about oil-and-gas giant Exxon Mobil ahead of Friday’s earnings report.

U.S. Growth Starts Year in Familiar Rut

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The U.S. economy stumbled out of the gate in 2016 as consumers and businesses showed renewed signs of caution, underscoring the uneven growth that has been a hallmark of the nearly seven-year expansion, the worst performance in two years.

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