Best Buy Shares Jump as Online Sales Climb

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Best Buy reported a surprise increase in second-quarter sales, helped by a sharp jump in its online business as the retailer lured shoppers in a difficult market. The company’s stock surged as much as 19%.

Everyone Wants Emerging-Market Bonds, But There Aren't Enough to Go Around

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With prices high for emerging-market debt, any uptick in supply or deterioration in demand could tip the balance in an unpleasant way.

Why Europe's Steady Growth Does Little to Enthuse Investors

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Investors are favoring further-flung, more exciting destinations than Europe for their cash. But steady growth remains a reassuring factor.

Disney and Vice, a Storybook Romance

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The family-friendly entertainment conglomerate, worried about reaching young men in an era of cable-cutting, is betting big on the profane gonzo journalism of ex-punk rocker Shane Smith.

Low Earners See Paychecks Grow

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For Americans in the bottom quarter of the income scale, pay is rising at the fastest rate since the recession, and large firms are setting a public example, putting pressure on competitors to follow suit.

U.S. New Home Sales Rise to Highest Level Since 2007

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Sales of newly built homes jumped 12.4% in July to the highest level in since October 2007, a sign of solid momentum in the U.S. housing market.

How to Free Big Banks From Weight of Dead Money

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Big banks have long complained about the costs of holding large pools of inactive deposits, especially in countries where interest rates have turned negative. Increasingly, they are charging customers to look after their cash.

Another Valeant Parallel at Concordia International

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Concordia CEO’s margin call is the latest stumble in the company’s bad year.

Retailers Could Fail the Back-to-School Test

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Retailers with a significant back-to-school business face easy comparisons, but that may already be priced into their shares.

Former Fed Staffer, Activists Detail Plan to Overhaul Central Bank

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After arguing earlier this year the Federal Reserve needs to modernize how it is structured, a former top central bank adviser and activists are now laying out exactly how they believe the overhaul needs to happen.

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