Wal-Mart in Showdown With Texas Over Alcohol

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Wal-Mart was slow to get into alcohol, but now it is fighting for the right to sell more of it. A prime target is Texas.

At VW, a Game of Thrones as Patriarch Quits

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Ferdinand Piech’s exit as chairman of Volkswagen resolves a battle that had distracted top management. But challenges and uncertainty aren't over for the automotive giant.

Oil-Fund Outflows Bode Ill for Prices

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Money is pouring out of a popular investment tied to the oil market, a sign that a monthlong crude-price rally may be running out of gas.

'Flash Crash' Investigators Likely Missed Clues

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Investigators overlooked evidence that could have enabled them to uncover the strategies of the trader accused of helping cause the selloff, according to members of a committee that oversaw the probe.

Not Much Spring in Traders' Steps

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Bank earnings could be weighed down by a renewed trading slump.

U.S. Cotton Picking Up as Supplies Dwindle

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Buyers are snatching up the last stocks of high-quality U.S. cotton, driving up prices in the process.

For Fed, Nothing Going on but the Rent

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Inflation is too low for the Federal Reserve, but not as low as it would be if rising rents weren’t propping it up.

Global Economic Dilemma: Too Much of Almost Everything

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The global economy is awash in commodities, but also with capital and labor—a glut that presents several challenges.

In Praise of the Teen Summer Job

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Summer work taught teens about life, labor and their place in the universe. That lesson seems lost today, writes Dave Shiflett.

Tesla Targets Pull Away From Profits

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Analysts have cut their estimates for what Tesla will make over the next several years, but that doesn’t mean they think anything less of the stock.

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