Forecasts of Brexit Gloom May Be Overdone

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It’s early, but data so far suggest the British decision to leave the European Union could be another example of a recurring phenomenon: expert predictions of dire consequences to political decisions that end up proving overheated.

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize.

Two Regional Bank Chiefs Doubt Fed Would Raise Rates Twice This Year

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Two Fed regional bank presidents played down the likelihood of two rate increases this year beginning as soon as next month, after the U.S. central bank’s second-in-command floated the idea.

Farm-Equipment Makers Face Challenge at Industry Show

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An annual gathering of thousands of farmers and the country’s biggest agribusiness starts Tuesday against one of the gloomiest economic backdrops for the U.S. Farm Belt in years.

China's Private Investment Crash May Be Mirage, but Pain Is Still Real

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China’s drop in private investment may look worse than it is because of the distorting effects of last year’s stock market bailout.

Yellen Says Fed Could Expand Its Use of Bond Purchases

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The central bank’s main tool for fighting the next recession could be bond-purchase programs, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said.

The Price of the Calm After the Storm

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Markets are calm this August. Policy makers have ensured that, but distortions are rife.

Vivendi: Why Empire Building Is No Strategy

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French media group Vivendi is benefiting from the growth of music streaming, but investments in struggling Italian companies are puzzling.

Yellen Cries Wolf

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The Fed chairwoman tries to convince the market that a rate rise is coming, but investors aren’t listening.

Why Rackspace Is Taking Its Cloud Act Offstage

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The $32-a-share price Rackspace has scored in a go-private deal with Apollo might look like a letdown, but moving out of the spotlight has its advantages.

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