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.

Avago Dives Deep With Broadcom

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Avago’s purchase of Broadcom comes with a hefty price tag. But the chip maker has shown can make deal-making work.

Libor Accused Received Help From Boss, Evidence Shows

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Tom Hayes, the former UBS trader accused of being the ringleader of a global interest-rate-rigging conspiracy, received a helping hand from his boss, according to evidence presented at his London trial on Thursday.

Stock Traders Pile In at Close

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The middle of the day has become awfully quiet on the U.S. stock market, as index funds and computer models push the action toward the end of the trading day.

Pressure Mounts on FIFA Head as Sponsors Wary

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FIFA’s embattled president faced pressure from multiple fronts, after soccer’s world governing body was plunged into crisis by a corruption scandal that prompted calls for his resignation.

Under Armour Works to Cash In on Curry

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Sportswear-industry insiders have been watching to see if NBA MVP Stephen Curry’s popularity can translate into bigger sales of his Under Armour shoes.

Fed Faults Discover Financial for Anti-Money-Laundering Flaws

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The Federal Reserve faulted Discover Financial Services for deficiencies in its anti-money-laundering program, issuing an enforcement action requiring the bank to step up compliance.

Santorum's Message Reflects GOP's Economic Tilt

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Rick Santorum’s entry to the presidential field offered the latest example of Republicans’ looking to broaden their appeal to an electorate facing unease over stagnant living standards for middle-class Americans.

Google's Search for Platforms on Display

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Google this week will make a renewed push for developers to work with Android for wearable devices, Internet-connected TVs, cars and virtual reality at its I/O conference.

EU Raises Pressure on France Over Transport Law

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European Union regulators are raising pressure on France to change a new transportation law aimed at protecting traditional taxis against companies such as Uber

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