Broadcasters Shop at Home for Shows

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ABC and Fox have sharply increased the numbers of shows they own for next fall’s TV season, to better wring dollars from reruns, VOD, and streaming. Networks no longer want to rely on just the revenue from commercials.

U.S. Seeks Details on Top China Official Amid Bank-Hiring Probe

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SEC is seeking information about a Chinese anticorruption official in connection with their probe of J.P. Morgan’s hiring of relatives of Chinese government officials.

Business Lending by U.S. Banks on the Rise

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Banks are lending to businesses at such a rapid clip that those loans are on pace to overtake residential mortgages for the first time since the 1980s.

Bank Chiefs Don't Buoy Trading Hopes

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Heard on the Street: Comments from BofA’s Brian Moynihan and J.P. Morgan’s James Dimon do little to lift hopes for a trading uptick in the second quarter.

U.S. Funds Hope to Cash In on Japanese Pensions

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Japan is loosening rules on pensions, drawing interest from U.S. investment managers who want to look after a slice of the country’s trillions of dollars of retirement money.

Workday's Growth Turns Taskmaster

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Heard on the Street: Workday’s latest results showed that it can’t afford to miss a single step on the growth treadmill.

Need to Suck It Up? Try a Meat Straw

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Companies offer drinking straws made out all sorts of things, from beef to stainless steel to cookies.

Ahold Emptying Till To Defend Market Share

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Ahold’s profitability is falling despite increasing sales. The price of defending its market share against discounters is unlikely to get much cheaper in the tie-up with Delhaize.

European Bad Loan Tide Going Out Slowly

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Improving economies and bankruptcy reforms should help sales of bad loans, but banks still have a lot to work through.

The Low Spark of High-Priced Homes

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One reason new-home sales are still so low: New-home prices are still out of reach for many Americans.

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