Nintendo Scores Profit; No Word on Successor to Iwata

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Nintendo swung to a first-quarter profit but didn’t provide an update on who will succeed Satoru Iwata, who died of cancer earlier this month, as president.

Investors Need to Check Peugeot's Speed

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Peugeot has done well in cutting costs and maintaining pricing discipline. But the outlook is getting tougher for the French carmaker.

Barclays Returns More Mysterious Than Bankable

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Barclays was expected to explain how it will hit higher return targets in its latest set of results, but detail is still lacking.

Bayer Profit Rises on Healthy Currency Effects

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German pharmaceutical group Bayer reported a 21% rise in net profit for the second quarter of 2015, boosted by favorable currency effects and earnings growth in all three business areas.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip in June

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A forward-looking indicator of home sales slipped in June, but remained well above year-ago levels, a sign the housing market is stabilizing.

The Newest Job in Sports: Videogame Coach

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The growing money and fame in videogame tournaments over the past several years has hatched a field of coaches and other professionals who want in.

Rising Rents Outpace Wages in Wide Swaths of U.S.

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The cost of renting a home is rising faster than wages across wide swaths of the country, a problem that has become especially acute in the past year, putting a big squeeze on many household budgets.

MasterCard Reports Weaker-Than-Expected Revenue Growth

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MasterCard on Wednesday reported in-line adjusted profit for the second quarter, though revenue growth was slightly weaker than Wall Street had expected.

VW Profit Falls on China Weakness

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Volkswagen, the world’s largest car maker by sales, said net profit fell 16% in the second quarter because of weakness in China and restructuring charges in its trucks business.

Barclays Scraps Dividend Target

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Barclays Executive Chairman John McFarlane asked shareholders to be patient on dividends as he took a fresh stab at reshaping the beleaguered British bank.

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