Everyone Wants Emerging-Market Bonds, But There Aren't Enough to Go Around

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With prices high for emerging-market debt, any uptick in supply or deterioration in demand could tip the balance in an unpleasant way.

Why Europe's Steady Growth Does Little to Enthuse Investors

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Investors are favoring further-flung, more exciting destinations than Europe for their cash. But steady growth remains a reassuring factor.

How to Free Big Banks From Weight of Dead Money

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Big banks have long complained about the costs of holding large pools of inactive deposits, especially in countries where interest rates have turned negative. Increasingly, they are charging customers to look after their cash.

Another Valeant Parallel at Concordia International

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Concordia CEO’s margin call is the latest stumble in the company’s bad year.

Retailers Could Fail the Back-to-School Test

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Retailers with a significant back-to-school business face easy comparisons, but that may already be priced into their shares.

Former Fed Staffer, Activists Detail Plan to Overhaul Central Bank

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After arguing earlier this year the Federal Reserve needs to modernize how it is structured, a former top central bank adviser and activists are now laying out exactly how they believe the overhaul needs to happen.

Fed Officials Brace for (Familiar) New Normal

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For much of the post-financial crisis era, Federal Reserve officials have held to a belief they could get back to their old way of doing things. As they prepare to gather at their annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., officials are grimly coming to a view it isn’t going to happen that way.

Spending on Home Improvement Is Set to Pick Up as Building Pace Slows

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Spending on single-family home construction in the U.S. remains 40% below the levels of a decade ago, but new forecasts project that investment in residential remodeling and repairs this year will surpass records set during the housing boom.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Jackson Hole Gathering, Eurozone PMI, Japan CPI

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Indicators from major economies are likely to affect the moods of central bankers set to return from vacation and possibly adjust monetary policy in the U.S., eurozone and Japan in the weeks ahead.

Suits Target University Retirement Plans

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A dozen big-name universities, including Duke, Cornell and Yale, have been hit with lawsuits alleging their retirement plans are too confusing and costly.

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