Japan's Long and Winding Detour to Inflation

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The Bank of Japan may have shaken up its strategy to jump start inflation, but on the ground, there’s little sign change is coming.

Japan Buyback Boom Fails to Leave Mark

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Japanese companies need to do a lot more share buybacks to shed their cash hoarder nature.

A CBS-Viacom Merger? It Depends on the Redstone-Moonves Dance

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The relationship between CBS chief Leslie Moonves and Shari Redstone holds the key to whether she can pull off what would be a dramatic finale to a year of corporate drama, by reuniting the two companies her father split apart a decade ago.

NXP Can Help Qualcomm Shift Its Gears

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Qualcomm remains too reliant on smartphone chips; a deal with NXP would add diversity.

Americans Are More Optimistic About the Economy Than You Might Think

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Consumer surveys have yielded starkly conflicting results of late ahead of the presidential election. Here is one way for investors to sift through the noise.

Fed's Yellen Says 'No Fixed Timetable' on U.S. Rate Increase

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that there is “no fixed timetable” for raising interest rates as the economy continues its recovery.

Lawmaker Grills Yellen Over Brainard's Donations to Clinton

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen faced intense questioning from a Republican lawmaker over Fed governor Lael Brainard’s contributions to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

A Growth-Friendly Climate Change Proposal

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Polarized politics have made it difficult to reconcile climate change and economic growth, but voters in Washington state are considering a revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal that does just that, Greg Ip writes.

Fewer Defaulting On Loans After Leaving College

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The share of borrowers defaulting on student loans within three years of leaving college has fallen modestly, though the number remains exceptionally high despite low unemployment.

World Trade Set for Slowest Yearly Growth Since Global Financial Crisis

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World trade will this year grow at the slowest pace since the global financial crisis, a development that should serve as a “wake-up call” as anti-globalization sentiment builds, the World Trade Organization warned.

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