Blowing the Whistle on Tax Cheats

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The IRS awarded $11.6 million to a whistleblower, and experts say the agency could make as many as 10 more large payouts in coming weeks.

No Emerging Markets in Your Portfolio? Look Again

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Some foreign-stock mutual funds have 30% or 40% of assets in developing nations.

Google Pursuing a Return to China

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Google is in talks with the Chinese government and handset makers about launching a new Android app store there, a move that would mark the company’s return to China.

Canadian Utility Emera to Buy Teco Energy for $6.5 Billion

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Emera has reached an agreement to buy Teco Energy for $6.5 billion in cash, a move that would double the Canadian utility’s assets to $20 billion and significantly boost its U.S. footprint.

Wal-Mart Tests 'Upskilling'

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The giant retailer is testing a new program to train entry-level service workers, with potentially far-reaching implications for employment and upward mobility nationwide.

This Plastics IPO Is Timed Right -- For the Seller

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Bayer’s material science division, now called Covestro, had a strong first-half ahead of a planned initial public offering. That looks hard to keep up.

Richmond Fed's Lacker: Case For Rate Increase Strong

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The case for the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates this month is strong, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said, though he also said he had not decided whether to support the U.S. central bank’s first rate increase in nearly a decade.

ECB's Draghi: It Ain't Easy Ahead of the Fed

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Mario Draghi promised that the European Central Bank was ready to boost quantitative easing as soon as necessary to help the eurozone economy.

Car-Parts Dispute Taps Brakes on Trade Deal

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A fight over how cars are assembled is pitting North America’s auto industry against Japan’s in a dispute now holding up a major trade agreement spanning the Pacific.

Will the FCC Mute Broadcasters?

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The FCC may be preparing to take a bigger role in regulating the retransmission fees paid to broadcasters.

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