Tax Specialists Focus on Details of Budget Proposal

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While the broad strokes of the president’s new budget proposal are unlikely to become reality, some tax specialists nonetheless are focusing on details that would curtail money-saving strategies for individuals.

Yellen Holds Interest-Rate Cards Close to Her Vest

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Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen wisely refused to paint the Fed into a corner even as markets think odds of any further rate increases in 2016 are low.

As Economy Suffers, Economic Theory Flourishes

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Recent tomes by economists Thomas Piketty and Robert Gordon on inequality are raising important issues and not shying away from technical language that defines academic writing, Greg Ip writes.

Kyle Bass Steps Up Attack on China's Currency

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Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass argued in an investor letter that China’s foreign reserves are ‘below a critical level,’ the latest salvo by big investors raising doubts about the Chinese economy’s health amid bets that the yuan will fall.

This Chinese City's Property Market Is Out of Control

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Shenzhen housing prices are up nearly 50% from a year ago. Speculation and unaffordability mean such gains are likely unsustainable.

CoCos: What's All the Fuss About?

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Behind a recent scare for global investors in banks is a risky new breed of bond with a catchy abbreviation—the CoCo. But what exactly is it?

EU, U.S. Reach Deal on Derivatives Oversight

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Regulators in Washington and Brussels struck a deal advancing a central plank of post-financial-crisis efforts to coordinate on rules for derivatives, which played a central role in the 2008 meltdown.

Fed Nods to Negative Rates, Hurdles and All

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen waded into fraught territory before Congress on Wednesday, suggesting the central bank could turn to negative interest rates in an economic downturn, despite legal and other uncertainties.

U.S. Judge Questions Regulators on MetLife Designation

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A U.S. District Judge questioned government lawyers in a hearing on MetLife Inc.’s push to overturn its designation as a “systemically important financial institution”—a tag created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that comes with strict oversight.

Stocks Bounce Back After Market Selloff; Asia Stumbles

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U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday after three sessions of declines, led by gains in some of this year’s worst performers.

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