What's Lurking in Credit Suisse's Fat Margins

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The Swiss bank’s wealth business is doing better than rivals, though investors should question its sustainability.

Alzheimer's: Pharma's Great White Whale Is Still Worth Hunting

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The drug industry has had multiple expensive failures trying to treat Alzheimer’s disease, yet the big potential payoff keeps it searching.

Chinese Bank Cleanup Plan Could Leave a Mess

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Attempts by China’s regulators to stem the use of shadow financing tools by the nation’s lenders haven’t been working.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Eurozone PMI, U.S. Home Sales, Fed Minutes

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This week, housing data from the U.S. will offer clues on how a pickup in mortgage rates has affected the market, surveys of purchasing managers will give an early look at how the eurozone economy is holding up in February, and the Bank of Korea releases a policy statement.

Wal-Mart's Big Box of Trouble

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From Amazon.com to Donald Trump to Warren Buffett, Wal-Mart Stores faces an uphill battle as it reports fourth-quarter earnings.

Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

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The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

As Tax Debate Heats Up, Lawmakers Struggle to Think of a Plan B

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Despite widespread criticism, border adjustment isn’t dead, and that is partly because Republicans haven’t developed palatable alternatives that avoid huge budget deficits or prevent the corporate tax base from fleeing abroad.

Congress Tests Trump Officials on Trade

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Lawmakers from both parties are showing early resistance to President Donald Trump’s trade policy, a key pillar of his 2016 “America first” campaign.

Global Risks Begin to Recede

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It isn’t only in the U.S. that economic spirits are looking up, Greg Ip writes. Around the world, confidence is on the rise.

Speed Limits on Trump's Infrastructure Drive: Federal Laws, Rare Species and Nimbys

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Neighborhood opposition and environmental regulations, many dating from the 1960s and 1970s, routinely bog down ambitious projects. The required reviews and frequent legal challenges will likely constrain the administration’s plan to spend $1 trillion on ‘highways, bridges, tunnels, airports.’

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