When Economic Doomsayers Stumble

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It’s early, but data so far suggest the British decision to leave the European Union could be another example of a recurring phenomenon: expert predictions of dire consequences to political decisions that end up proving overheated.

Yellen Says Fed Could Expand Its Use of Bond Purchases

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The central bank’s main tool for fighting the next recession could be bond-purchase programs, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said.

Construction Unions Stymie Low-Income Housing Plans in California, New York

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Legislative efforts in two of the country’s most populous states to boost urban housing construction are facing a common barrier: resistance from construction unions.

Why the Math Doesn't Work for Today's Market

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With interest rates low and stock valuations distorted, how much cash companies give back to investors is more crucial than ever.

The Price of the Calm After the Storm

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Markets are calm this August. Policy makers have ensured that, but distortions are rife.

China's Private Investment Crash May Be Mirage, but Pain Is Still Real

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China’s drop in private investment may look worse than it is because of the distorting effects of last year’s stock market bailout.

Vivendi: Why Empire Building Is No Strategy

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French media group Vivendi is benefiting from the growth of music streaming, but investments in struggling Italian companies are puzzling.

U.S. Jobs, EU Sentiment, China Manufacturing

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This week, the U.S. monthly jobs report will accompany data on personal consumption and inflation, while readings in Europe on unemployment and business sentiment could reflect the impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU.

Suits Target University Retirement Plans

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A dozen big-name universities, including Duke, Cornell and Yale, have been hit with lawsuits alleging their retirement plans are too confusing and costly.

Stock Pickers' Very Bad Year

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Active managers have registered an exceptionally weak performance in 2016. But relief could be on the way.

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