Barclays Scraps Dividend Target

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Barclays reported a rise in profit but scrapped its dividend target to retain capital as part of a fresh effort by Executive Chairman John McFarlane to reshape the beleaguered British bank.

China Pushes to Rewrite Web Rules

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China is trying to rewrite the rules of the global Internet, aiming to control online discourse and reduce U.S. influence.

Solvay to Buy Cytec Industries for $5.5 Billion

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Belgium-based chemicals company Solvay said it is buying U.S. counterpart Cytec Industries for $5.5 billion to boost its product offering.

Peugeot Swings to First Profit Since 2011

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French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën turned a profit for the first time since 2011 as higher prices, favorable foreign exchange rates and improved efficiency boosted the bottom line.

As China's Stock Market Boils, Yuan Will Stay Cool

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A weaker yuan may make economic sense, but Beijing can hardly afford a bout of currency weakness on top of everything else.

Relistings of Chinese Tech Firms Are in Limbo

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China’s market rout has left in limbo many small technology companies that had planned to return home after listing in the U.S.

Microsoft Hopes Sneak Peeks Will Pay Off

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For Windows 10, Microsoft went all-out to turn around perceptions among corporate customers. For the better part of a year, it distributed in-progress versions to companies and gathered their feedback.

Twitter's Ad Woes Subside, but Growth Stalls

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Twitter’s advertising business appears to be working its way past a temporary hiccup, but the growing pains are far from over.

Brazil Struggles With Inflation, and Expectations

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Brazil’s central bank will almost certainly raise its benchmark interest rate for the 16th time in just over two years in a bid to fight escalating inflation, but prices aren’t cooperating.

Rent-to-Own Homes Make a Comeback

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Wall Street firms have found a new way to profit from consumers with blemished credit who can’t qualify for a mortgage: let them rent a home first with the option to buy it later.

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