Japan Inflation Slips Back to Zero

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Prices stay flat in April as cheaper energy costs push price movements further away from a Bank of Japan 2% inflation goal.

J.P. Morgan Aims to Cut 5,000 Jobs

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J.P. Morgan has begun layoffs that are expected to total more than 5,000 by next year, eliminating at least 2% of the bank’s workforce.

Crosscurrents From the Windy City

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Ahead of the Tape: The Chicago Business Barometer gave what seems like a false recession alarm this winter. The question is why.

Oil Wells Yield a Gusher of Goofy Names

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Every oil well drilled must have its own name. There are wells named after planets and chili peppers as well as ones named Ron Burgundy and Dean Wormer.

NYSE Looks to Ease Late-Day Pileup

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The New York Stock Exchange is preparing a new plan to make it easier to buy or sell the shares of thousands of listed companies, an effort to counter the slow midday trading and uneven liquidity plaguing U.S. stock markets.

'Numbers Guy' Behind Broadcom Deal

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Avago CEO Hock Tan, a media-shy financial whiz now mounting the largest takeover in high-tech history, is stepping into the limelight with a $37 billion cash-and-stock deal to buy chip maker Broadcom.

Lehman's Fuld Says It Wasn't His Fault

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Richard Fuld Jr. insisted he doesn’t want to play “woulda, coulda, shoulda” about the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings.

Moody's Upgrades Four Top U.S. Banks

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Moody’s Investors Service said that it was upgrading the ratings of four of the largest U.S. banks after the company determined that some creditors would suffer fewer losses if those banks were to fail.

Hanergy Investors Wait to Cross Suspension Bridge

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After months of suspending disbelief about Hanergy’s value, investors now have to suspend their expectations of trading the stock, too.

Teck's Cuts Won't Fire Up Coal Prices

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Teck’s temporary shutdowns are an important step in stabilizing coking coal prices—but aren’t enough.

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