Chinese Play for Fortescue Keeps Iron Man Standing

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A Chinese play for Fortescue Metals is about more than snapping up iron ore at low prices. China has a strategic interest in keeping marginal producers alive.

ECB Error Spurs Questions About Policy Disclosures

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An ECB snafu last week that meant one of its officials gave market-moving information to a private audience hours before it was made public is raising broader concerns about policy makers’ behind-closed-doors meetings.

Hedge Funds Win Through China Stock Connect

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A clutch of Asian hedge funds that seized on a trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai are posting outsize returns at a time when other investors remain wary of bets on Chinese companies.

L'Oréal to Lure China Shoppers with Price Cuts

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French cosmetics giant L’Oréal will cut prices of products imported into China, following up on Beijing’s cut of import duties on consumer goods.

Ryanair Profit Jumps

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Ryanair’s net income rose 66% in the financial year ended March and it expects the figure to rise further this year.

Whistleblowers Find SEC Rewards Slow and Scarce

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A Securities and Exchange Commission program offers financial rewards for information on wrongdoing. Many tipsters have found it tough to collect, however.

Nestlé Taps On-Demand Deliveries

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Nestlé is getting a big lift from customized Web orders for its still and sparkling water brands Poland Springs, Perrier and Pure Life.

Holiday Box Office Lowest Since 2001

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This year’s Memorial Day weekend box office, at an estimated $190 million, was the lowest since 2001. Disney’s “Tomorrowland” was a big disappointment.

Travelers Doesn't Want to Share Its Umbrella

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Travelers Cos., the giant property-casualty insurer, has gone to great lengths to stop other companies from hoisting umbrellas as logos.

GM Likely to Face Criminal Charges Over Ignition Switches

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Federal prosecutors are likely to bring criminal charges against GM over an ignition-switch defect linked to more than 100 deaths, but they still have to hash out key issues, people familiar with the matter said.

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