U.K. Downgraded: Why Reasons Matter More Than Impact

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Post-Brexit, the U.K. has lost its triple-A rating from Standard & Poor’s. That matters more politically than financially.

Shareholder Fight Puts China's Market Resolve on the Line

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The struggle to control developer China Vanke is shaping up as a test of the country’s resolve to make markets friendlier to investors.

GE Strikes Deals to Sell Most of U.S. Restaurant Finance Assets

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General Electric has struck three agreements to sell the bulk of its U.S. restaurant loan portfolio as the industrial conglomerate continues to unwind its financial arm to focus on high-tech products.

China's Home-Built Passenger Jet Makes Debut

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China’s first home-built passenger jet entered commercial service in a debut that underscores problems in Beijing’s bid to become a global aviation player.

VW is Set for Near-$15 Billion Emissions Settlement

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Volkswagen, U.S. government attorneys and angry customers are set to announce a package of measures valued at up to $15 billion to resolve the German car maker’s emissions-cheating scandal in the U.S.

SolarCity Forms Special Committee to Review Tesla Offer

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SolarCity said it has hired outside legal and advisory counsel and formed a special board committee to evaluate an acquisition offer made by Tesla Motors.

Russian Tycoon Parlays a Smart Hedge Into an Empire

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Mikhail Gutseriev won big when he locked in high oil prices with a smart hedge and now hopes to expand his budding business empire with an initial public offering of his Russneft, Russia’s seventh-largest oil firm.

Lyft Hires M&A Banker Qatalyst Partners

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Ride-hailing startup Lyft has hired Qatalyst Partners, the boutique investment bank best known for helping tech companies find a buyer, according to people familiar with the matter.

Brexit: Deflationary Now, Inflationary Later

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Central banks’ efforts to revive economic growth and inflation suffered another blow with Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The vote has unleashed anxiety and uncertainty that will dampen investment, hiring, wages and prices. In the long run, though, Brexit could prove inflationary, Greg Ip writes.

Music Industry Out of Harmony With YouTube

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The music industry is locked in an epic battle with YouTube, the most popular on-demand service, over the declining royalty rates the site pays and the difficulty in detecting copyright material from the mass of videos uploaded on the site.

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