Sanctions Bite Massive Gas Project in Russian Arctic

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A race to shore up funding for the $27 billion Yamal LNG energy project in the Russian Arctic has emerged as a test of Moscow’s ability to weather Western sanctions.

Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

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Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

UberChina Closing In on $1 Billion in New Funding

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The Chinese affiliate of Uber is close to securing about $1 billion in new funding from investors in the region, part of the ride-hailing company’s rivalry with deep-pocketed Chinese rival Didi Kuaidi.

School for Mermaids Makes a Splash

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Wannabe mermaids are strapping on monofins and taking to pools and beaches around the world. A school for mermaids in Spain teaches students how to do flips and dives.

Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

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After months of forewarning by the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

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After months of forewarning by the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

Stock Halts Added to Monday's Market Chaos

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Monday’s mayhem in stocks appears to have been exacerbated by rules designed to ensure orderly trading, executives and traders said, the latest ripple from investors’ embrace of stock-linked funds.

How Do You Short China?

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Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

The Case for a September Fed Rate Rise

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Heard on the Street: Market turmoil has cast doubt on the Fed’s September intentions. But a rate increase remains very much on the table.

GDP Numbers Reveal Momentum Underlying U.S. Economy

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Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter.

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