The Ways Investors Trip Up

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Three recent studies show how biases and other foibles can hurt investment performance.

Regulators Act on Oil Trains' Safety

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U.S. regulators are urging railroads to change the way they deal with wheel defects, saying the problem may have caused a fiery oil-train derailment in Illinois last month.

Sharp Nears Another Bailout

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The company aims to cut 5,000 jobs, trim troubled solar-panel and TV operations and sell its headquarters, while banks write off about $1.68 billion in loans in exchange for shares.

Noble Group Shareholders Challenge Management

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Noble Group shareholders questioned the company’s management on accounting at its annual general meeting, while there was sizable opposition to some of its pay policies.

PwC to Pay $65 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over MF Global

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PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to pay $65 million to settle litigation over MF Global Holdings, which claimed PwC failed to properly audit the brokerage firm’s internal controls before it collapsed into bankruptcy in 2011.

Coke Acquires Chinese Drinks Business

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Coca-Cola has agreed to buy a Chinese drinks business that makes ‘multigrain beverages’ with flavors such as red bean, walnut and oats.

Mexico's Energy Overhaul Draws Geological-Data Firms

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The opening of Mexico’s energy sector to private and foreign companies is drawing dozens of geological-data firms that plan to search for undiscovered oil riches.

Netflix Gets Star Treatment Abroad

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Broadband companies around the world, unlike their U.S. counterparts, have rolled out the red carpet for Netflix.

América Móvil Clears Wireless-Towers Spinoff

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Mexican telecom company América Móvil approved the spinoff of its cellular towers into a separate company, part of a restructuring plan that will see billionaire Carlos Slim competing for the first time to rent infrastructure to rivals in the mobile market.

Alibaba Fined for Pricing Issues

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The Chinese government has fined Alibaba Group for pricing issues with products sold on its online marketplaces dating to Singles’ Day in 2013.

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