Hollywood Ends Weak Year Strongly

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Hollywood got a welcome holiday gift to end a poor year at the box office, as ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Into the Woods’ both posted strong openings while the third and final ‘Hobbit’ movie remained No. 1.

Ferrari Signals Change Ahead

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The era of waiting months for a new Ferrari may be winding down. The auto maker’s chairman wants to crank up production to capitalize on the exotic sports car’s scarcity premium even as wait times are already falling.

Retailers Save the Discounts for Bargain Hunters

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There is a growing gap in retailing between those who get discounts and those who don’t. Call it the discount divide.

Morgan Stanley-MUFG Hybrid Wins Japan's M&A Derby

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Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, which has overcome expectations of a culture clash, landed the No. 1 spot in the 2014 rankings for advising on Japan-related M&A, beating out Goldman and Nomura.

U.S. Muni-Bond Market Is on a Tear

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Abreast of the Market: Municipal bonds have posted gains in every month this year, outperforming corporate bonds and U.S. government debt. Many investors say the rally looks poised to continue in 2015.

Web Store Unloads Old Items Offline

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For Europe’s largest online retailer, Zalando, the end of the holiday shopping rush opens a new sales window in the real world.

Audi Unveils Investment Boost

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Audi, the premium car brand owned by Germany’s Volkswagen, plans to invest $29.3 billion over the next five years in new models, technologies and production sites.

How Charities Get You to Give More

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While heart-rending stories can inspire donors, it turns out other tactics work well, too.

U.S. Economic Growth Is Strongest Since 2003

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Surprisingly strong consumer spending is a big factor.

Last-Minute Ways to Cut Your 2014 Taxes

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Tom Herman explains the rules on charitable deductions. Separately, many popular tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013 are getting a new lease on life.

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