Why Chinese Men Are Dying

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Mortality rates among Chinese men aged 41 to 60, who account for nearly three-quarters of the working-age population, increased by 12% over the past decade.

Apple, Samsung Need to Dazzle in a Slow Market

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For the two largest players in the smartphone business, Apple and Samsung, the goal this year is to restore some luster to their brands. Both saw smartphone sales fall for the first time in 2016.

Modifying Fed Stock Rules Could Diminish Reserve Banks' Autonomy

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The Government Accountability Office warned further changes to the Fed’s stock ownership requirement could have “wide-ranging policy implications” for the Fed’s structure, and could diminish the autonomy and independence of the 12 regional Fed banks.

Volkswagen Sets New Pay Structure for Executives

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Volkswagen unveiled a new pay structure for top management to quell investor ire over the big bonuses paid to leading executives in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal.

U.S. New-Home Sales Rose 3.7% in January

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New home sales rebounded in January after a steep decline in December, an indication that the new-construction market remains on the path to recovery despite bumps along the way.

Cheap Flights to Europe: Bad for Airlines' Fat Margins

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The entry of long-haul, low-cost carriers like Norwegian Air to the trans-Atlantic market is upending a profitable patch for the likes of American, Delta and IAG-owned British Airways.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls But Remains Near Decadelong High

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A gauge of consumer sentiment fell slightly in February, but remained near a decadelong high, as self-identified Republicans and Independents remain confident in the economy after the election of Donald Trump.

GM, Tech Industry at Loggerheads Over Self-Driving Cars

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General Motors is backing legislation in numerous states that tech companies say is designed to put them at a disadvantage in the nascent market for autonomous vehicles. GM denies the claim.

Stocks are Frothy, but There's No Bubble

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Stocks have soared but except for valuation there are few signs of a bubble. That doesn’t mean the market can’t fall.

Standard Chartered and HSBC: Small Dividends From Rising Rates

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Both banks are struggling for growth; interest rates will only help a little.

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