High on the Hogs for the Fourth

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Farmers are on track to produce a record amount of pork this year, with a wave of hogs processed this spring heralding cheaper ribs and sausages for the Independence Day holiday.

Jobs at a Crossroads: Hiring Up, Pay Flat

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The U.S. job market sits at a crossroads six years into a fitful economic expansion: Hiring is strong, but weak wage growth has failed to pull millions of would-be workers off the sidelines while prompting others to drop out of the labor force.

Europe's Crowning Glory Imperils Postwar Project

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The great project some hoped would eventually create a European superstate faces the biggest challenge of its history Sunday, when Greeks vote in a referendum that could decide whether they crash out of the eurozone.

Ends No Longer Meet in Puerto Rico

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Business leaders see the island’s debt crisis as a spur to cut government spending, but the dependency on an expansive welfare system is deep.

Lloyds Bank Retail Sale to Yield Political Dividends

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Government plans to sell Lloyds shares to the public will mean financial gains for a lucky few but political insurance for the bank.

Troubling Lessons in China's Crumbling Stock Market

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The bubble’s deflation shows China’s reputation for omnipotence in economic matters is hardly unassailable.

Noble Group Distracted by Bonfire of Its Equity

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Noble Group has been busy buying back its beleaguered stock. That risks weakening the more important fight: defending its credit.

Germany's K+S Rebuffs Potash Takeover

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German salt and fertilizer company K+S AG rejected a takeover approach worth $8.75 billion by rival Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, saying the proposal undervalued the company.

Activism-Defense Specialist Leaving Goldman Sachs

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Activism-defense specialist William Anderson is leaving Goldman Sachs for Evercore Partners, according to people familiar with the matter.

Regulators Warn Banks on Loans to Oil, Gas Producers

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U.S. regulators are sounding the alarm about banks’ exposure to oil and gas producers, a move that could limit their ability to lend to companies battered by a yearlong slump in prices.

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