Crédit Agricole Profit Up Sharply

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French bank Crédit Agricole posted a sharp jump in second-quarter net profit, recovering from massive losses it made in Portugal last year.

Dalian Wanda to Close Some Stores in China

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Chinese property and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group is closing some Wanda department stores amid poorer sales and is exiting the karaoke business.

Auto Makers Post Strong U.S. Sales

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Car makers are facing a conundrum, as buyers are rushing to buy bigger vehicles even as car companies face steeper U.S. requirements for increasing fuel economy.

Farmland Investments Take Root

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TIAA-CREF is expected to announce that it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland-investment partnership, part of a recent wave of cropland investments by institutional investors.

Sprint Needs to Speed Up to Outrun T-Mobile

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Ahead of the Tape: Sprint may have good news and bad news Tuesday: Subscriber numbers should stabilize, but it still is in danger of losing its No. 3 market-share spot.

Citadel's Ken Griffin Leaves 2008 Tumble Far Behind

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Hedge-fund firm that nearly collapsed during the financial crisis is thriving again and expanding as aggressively as ever, unlike some competitors that turned cautious.

AT&T to Offer TV and Wireless Bundle

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AT&T plans to offer bundled TV and wireless phone services, about a month after the company closed its acquisition of DirecTV.

Middle East Refinery-Expansion Plans Hit Snags

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Middle Eastern countries are experiencing setbacks in plans to expand their oil-refining capacity, dealing a blow to efforts to address an expensive irony: petroleum-rich nations importing products like gasoline.

Supersized Cargo Skips Small Ports

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Hampered by a shallow, inland location and labor strife, Portland loses out on shipping container traffic.

Higher Spending Should Drive Up Car Makers' Margins

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Car sales probably can’t get much stronger than they were in July, but Americans will find another way to spend their money.

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