Fed Called Out on Lack of Diversity

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A critic of the Federal Reserve released a new report pointing out that the central bank’s leadership is predominantly white, male and drawn from the banking community.

French Regulator Alleges Facebook Violates Privacy Laws

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France’s data-protection regulator late Monday threatened to fine Facebook Inc. if it doesn’t change how it handles data about its users and others on the Internet.

Chesapeake Energy: The End Isn't So Near

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Chesapeake Energy is in survival mode, but investors have reacted with undue alarm to steps it has taken to stay afloat.

Telecom Firms Put Surplus Properties Up for Sale

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Ma Bell’s old switching centers and phone companies’ data center warehouses are on the auction block as telephone companies downsize for more modern wireless services.

In Time for Valentine's Day: How to Fix Online Dating

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Columnist Christopher Mims says that perhaps one way to make online dating less fraught is to treat it with clinical detachment. With Valentine’s Day near, it’s time to bring on the economists.

Why a Business-Tax Overhaul Is So Tricky

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The complex intertwining of the U.S. business and personal-tax systems is complicating Congress’s ability to address wider business-tax issues such as inversions.

Hedge Funds Bet on Risks in U.S. Blue-Chip Debt

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Hedge funds are betting the next bond sector to crack will be the $4.5 trillion market for the safest U.S. corporate debt. Some see evidence of problems that won’t be confined to areas such as energy and junk bonds.

Corporate Credit: Less Than Angelic

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Companies’ credit ratings are starting to feel the strain. Watch out for more downgrades to junk in the coming months.

China's Reserves Plunge While Stresses Mount

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It is hard to imagine Beijing wanting to continue this pace of reserve annihilation.

Why Ford's Stock Can Pick Up

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The murky auto sales outlook presents a value opportunity for Ford investors.

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