Why Lighter Shelves Won't Support Sagging Retailers for Long

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Retail inventories are the healthiest they have been in a long time, but investors shouldn’t expect the discipline to last very long.

Why China Hasn't Cut Rates in What Feels Like Forever

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Growth isn’t budging and economic data continues to underwhelm. But China hasn’t eased monetary policy in over six months. Or so it seems.

Bazookas! Hammers! Sinks! Nobody Loves Silly Metaphors More Than Central Bankers

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A growing arsenal of unorthodox policy weapons has inspired a new descriptive lexicon.

Statoil Recalibrates Giant North Sea Project to Save Billions of Dollars

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Norway’s Statoil has slashed planned spending on the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea, ensuring it should remain profitable even if oil prices fall to around half current levels.

Texas, the Surprise Pioneer in Renewable Energy

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The Lone Star state has added more wind-based capacity than any other, as part of an aggressive energy diversification that seeks to skirt ideological land mines.

Martin Shkreli Sells Remaining Stake in KaloBios

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Martin Shkreli has sold his remaining stake in KaloBios, severing his ties with the company he once led as the small drugmaker seeks to distance itself from its former chief executive.

Fed's Dislike of Negative Interest Rates Points to Limits of Stimulus

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Fed officials don’t think negative rates are needed in the U.S. because the economy and job market are improving and they are hoping they will never have to use them in the future given their uncertainty about whether the policy works.

When Economic Doomsayers Stumble

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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.

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose in July

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Consumer spending rose for the fourth straight month in July, a sign domestic consumption could continue to drive U.S. economic growth over the second half of the year.

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.

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