Consumers Power Past Headwinds

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U.S. consumers showed signs of strength in January, taking advantage of low oil prices to increase their spending and offering a welcome counterpoint to the gloom that has gripped investors and roiled markets since the start of the year.

Why Kuroda's 'Bazooka' May Be Out of Ammunition

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The introduction of negative interest rates by the Bank of Japan’s Haruhiko Kuroda has done little to jolt the Japanese economy. Now, he may be running out of options.

Investors and the Death of Mining Dividends

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The case for putting money in mining has changed. Once pricey stocks promising juicy dividends, mining companies now offer little or no dividend. But they do have one advantage: they’re cheap.

BOE Eyes Ways to Open Cash Facilities to Islamic Banks

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The Bank of England said it is looking at ways to open its cash facilities to Islamic banks, a move that would make it the first of the world’s major central banks to offer such a service.

U.S. Stocks Stage Strong Rally, But End Week in the Red

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Major stock indexes posted weekly losses, putting a damper on a rally Friday in recently battered commodities and banking shares. The Dow Jones Industrials gained 313 points yet finished the week down 1.4%.

U.S. Air Carriers to Begin Competing for Cuba Flights

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U.S. air carriers will begin competing for routes and airport slots for travel to Cuba on Tuesday when an agreement takes effect to restore normal commercial air service between the two countries.

Activision Earnings: Why This Stock Isn't Played Out

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Stock in videogame publisher Activision is paying dearly for a rare earnings miss. But it can level up from here.

An Oil-and-Gas-Investment Where Less Is More

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Energy MLPs burned yield-hungry investors. Now, the sector looks attractive, but investors have to tread carefully.

U.K.'s Independent Newspaper to Cease Print Editions

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The Independent said it will cease its print editions in March, a major sign of the continuing media transition to the Internet as circulation and advertising revenue from print comes under pressure.

Volkswagen Global Vehicle Sales Return to Growth

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Global sales of Volkswagen vehicles returned to growth in January on the back of resurgent sales in China, even as the company’s namesake brand declined in all other markets.

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