U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed in March

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The trade deficit narrowed in March as imports fell faster than exports, underscoring slow growth at home and abroad in the opening months of the year.

For 'Brexit,' Like 'Grexit,' It's Not About Economics

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Britain’s flirtation with leaving the European Union is as puzzling as Greece’s desire to stay. After all, Britain’s economy has done quite well inside the bloc while Greece’s has been decimated. What explains both sentiments, WSJ chief economics commentator Greg Ip writes, is that the European project has always been about more than economics.

Why Silicon Valley Recruiters Are Flocking to Ontario

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The University of Waterloo, in Ontario, has become a magnet for recruiters at Google parent Alphabet, Electronic Arts and Amazon, who seek the school’s entrepreneurially minded engineering graduates.

Sainsbury and Tesco: Same Problem, Different Answers

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In yet another move away from its struggling core grocery business, Britain’s second-largest supermarket chain has announced a return to the mortgage market.

U.S. Service Economy Saw Stronger Growth in April

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The U.S. service sector saw stronger growth in April, a sign that the broader economy may be picking up steam after a slow start to 2016.

ADP Shows Private-Sector Hiring Cooled to 156,000 in April

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Hiring by the private sector cooled in April, a sign that concerns over the global economy may be starting to impact payroll growth at many American businesses.

SocGen vs. BNP: How to Reel In a Rival

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BNP Paribas has commanded a valuation lead over French rival Société Générale. It is time to challenge the assumptions behind that gap.

What It Takes for Royal Dutch Shell to Break Even

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Shell says it will do “whatever it takes” to balance its cash flows in an era of lower oil prices. There is still much work to be done.

Apple: What Will Make the Stock Tick Again

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As Apple’s recent share-price travails show, the tech giant needs to be about more than just the iPhone. But the company faces challenges in trying to diversify its business. In that regard, the performance of the Apple Watch is telling.

On Close Inspection, India's Sharp Growth Picture Gets Fuzzy

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India’s economy expanded by 7.3% last year, outpacing every other major nation, including China, for the first time in nearly two decades. But as with most developing countries, India’s economy defies easy measurement.

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