Monsanto Rejects Bayer Merger Bid, Will Weigh Talks

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Monsanto rejected Bayer’s $62 billion takeover offer, saying the biotech seed giant’s business merited a higher price, though Monsanto said it remains open to further talks on a deal.

Coca-Cola Makes Management Changes

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Coca-Cola shook up its management, replacing the heads of its Asia and Africa businesses

Will Fannie and Freddie Need Another Bailout?

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The core businesses of the mortgage-finance companies are remarkably healthy. But a mix of accounting and politics could cause one or both to need another taxpayer bailout.

When the CEO Reports to Private-Equity Bosses

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Executives can make their mark by becoming CEO of a company owned by private-equity investors. But senior managers risk career derailment if they can’t handle the strict personal accountability often demanded.

The Libor Mess: How It Will Hit Bank Profits

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The threat of big settlements in Libor litigation may weigh on the earnings of J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Bank of America.

Applied Materials: Dialed In to the iPhone Rumor Mill

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Future iPhone models may use OLED displays, which would boost demand for Applied Materials’ manufacturing tools.

Williams-Sonoma Tidies Up Well

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Even in an Amazon world, Williams-Sonoma, a beaten-down retail stock, could be due for a revival.

Anthem and Cigna: What Worried Investors Have to Hear

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Anthem’s deal for Cigna hinges more on antitrust concerns than on infighting.

For Bond Traders Things Can Only Get Better

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These reasons mean a shocking first quarter should give way to a less bad year overall.

European Equities: Why We Shouldn't Write Them Off Just Yet

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European equities are clearly unloved. Investors are right to be skeptical, but there may be glimmers of hope.

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