U.S. Stocks End Down Slightly

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U.S. stocks ended slightly lower Friday, capping off a week of low trading volumes and no market-moving catalysts.

Obama Presses Currency Compromise in Trade Pact

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The White House, facing a push by U.S. lawmakers for strong currency manipulation strictures in a major Pacific trade deal, is pitching a less-aggressive approach to keep the deal from toppling.

Greece and Creditors Struggle for Elusive Deal

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The looming prospect that Athens won’t be able to meet IMF debts due in mid-June is spurring dire scenarios—but little progress at the table.

Senate Approves Fast-Track Trade Legislation

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The Senate passed major trade legislation, 62-37, that would pave the way for President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific trade deal, sending the bill toward an uncertain fate in the House.

Wal-Mart Encourages Meat and Egg Suppliers to Curb Antibiotic Use

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Wal-Mart Stores is asking its meat and egg suppliers to curb their use of antibiotics and offer animals more humane living conditions.

U.S. Consumer Prices Climb for Third Straight Month

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U.S. consumer prices climbed for the third straight month in April, rising 0.1%, in the latest sign inflation is stabilizing.

Arch Coal Taps Restructuring Advisers Amid Debt

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Arch Coal has tapped restructuring advisers to explore ways to decrease its multibillion-dollar debt load as a deep coal-market slump continues to weigh on the mining company and its rivals.

Restructuring Firm Chief Sees Renewed Demand in Asia

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The chief of restructuring firm AlixPartners discusses missteps that global companies made in expanding in Asia and why a wave of corporate restructuring is inevitable.

Retail Markdowns Often Beat Outlet Prices

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Discounts at mainline stores often undercut the prices at their outlet-center cousins, a telling indicator of how reliant American retailers are on promotional pricing.

Fortress Comes to the Aid of a Friend in Need

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Mount Kellett Capital Management LP, a $5 billion investment firm co-founded by former Goldman Sachs star Mark McGoldrick, is calling on a friend for help.

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