How Eurozone Growth is Bucking the Global Trend

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The eurozone has provided investors with plenty of surprises in the past few years, most of them unpleasant. The economic data released Friday make for a refreshing change.

Anemic Wage Growth Restraining Economy

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Years of solid job gains are failing to produce a breakout in wages, suppressing the spark needed for a sustained pickup in economic growth.

Big Oil, Big Mistake: Investors Overpay for Income at Exxon

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Both Exxon Mobil and Chevron had their worst results in well over a decade. But their share prices are defying gravity in part because of big oil’s perceived stability.

China's Banks Face Bad-Loan Pinch

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Chinese banks’ precarious balance of provisioning just enough for bad loans while keeping profits flat won’t last much longer.

U.S. Growth Starts Year in Familiar Rut

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The U.S. economy stumbled out of the gate in 2016 as consumers and businesses showed renewed signs of caution, underscoring the uneven growth that has been a hallmark of the nearly seven-year expansion, the worst performance in two years.

Valeant: Swapping Scandal for Growing Pains

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Investors will need patience as Valeant cleans house.

Amazon's Cloud Keeps Making It Rain

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A strong performance by Amazon Web Services swelled Amazon.com’s bottom line and helped maintain its pricey valuation.

BP: Are Investors Already Banking on a Cash Flow Recovery?

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BP’s cash flows showed some signs of improvement in the first quarter. But that isn’t enough to get excited about just yet.

Volkswagen Reaches Deal With U.S. Over Diesel-Emissions Scandal

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Volkswagen has reached the broad outlines of a deal with U.S. authorities over its diesel-emissions scandal. U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 2-liter diesel vehicles could see payments and a buyback under a coming court settlement.

CFPB Sheds Light on Coming Payday-Loans Rule

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A report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers clues to details of sweeping payday-loan regulations the agency plans to propose this spring. Officials indicated the rule would place limits on when and how lenders can gain access to the money in consumers’ bank accounts.

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