Housing Market Eases Low-Rate Pain for Banks

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Strong mortgage lending will be a boost for banks struggling with low rates.

Central Bankers' Main Challenge: Staying Relevant

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When central bankers gather this week in Jackson Hole, Wyo., they will be consumed not with some pressing crisis in the global economy but by an existential threat to their relevance, Greg Ip writes.

China Gears Up in Artificial Intelligence

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Columnist Li Yuan writes that the biggest buzz in China’s internet industry is about competing head-to-head with the U.S. and other tech powerhouses in the hottest area of technological innovation: artificial intelligence.

Glencore Reports Narrower Loss, Cuts Debt

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Commodities giant Glencore reported a narrower first-half net loss and signaled that it is on track to reduce debt by selling unwanted assets.

Glencore's Self-Help Is Actually Help From Commodity Markets

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The Swiss commodities giant is out of the danger zone thanks to rebounding coal and copper prices.

Bond Market Smackdown: SolarCity vs. Sri Lanka

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Elon Musk’s big bond purchase should give his investors, and Tesla shareholders,​pause.

Pfizer Buys Part of AstraZeneca's Antibiotics Business

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Pfizer said the deal would boost its stable of older products, some of which have lost patent protection.

AAA Warns of Misconceptions Regarding Automatic Braking

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The automatic emergency braking systems showing up on an increasing number of vehicles may not work quite the way drivers think they do, according to a study conducted by AAA.

WPP Expects to Benefit From Brexit-Weakened Pound

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WPP PLC, the world’s largest marketing company by revenue, said it is set to benefit from a Brexit-weakened British currency for at least the next year-and-a-half.

Qantas Soars to Record Profit as Pain Pays Dividend

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A first dividend payment in seven years marks a big turnaround for Qantas, which as recently as 2014 had been selling terminals, deferring plane orders and laying off staff to stem losses from a bruising battle for Australia’s skies.

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