Rival Research Teams Head to Court

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A dispute between two research institutions over which invented a technology scientists hope will reduce gene-editing to something akin to cutting and pasting text on a computer, enters a crucial phase Tuesday.

Italian Dilemma: To Bend the Rules or Break the Banks

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If Monte dei Paschi fails to raise capital, the eurozone faces two equally unappealing options.

Automotive Tech Flying Off the Lot

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Panasonic’s potential deal for leading automotive headlight maker ZKW Group is the latest in a growing frenzy for putting high tech in cars.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed Speakers, ECB Meeting, Japan Wages

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U.S. monetary policy will take center stage early in the week, with three Federal Reserve officials speaking ahead of the central bank’s December meeting, and any repercussions of Sunday’s referendum in Italy on changes to the government there will be watched for broader effects through Europe.

Don't Hold Your Breath on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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Comments by Steven Mnuchin have excited holders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares, but the two companies’ fates are far from decided.

Irrational Exuberance: Alan Greenspan's Call,20 Years Later

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The former Fed chairman’s phrase has since transcended Wall Street, Main Street and even the best-seller list, claiming a place as one of the most iconic in financial markets.

Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since Before Recession

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U.S. employers hired at a steady clip in November while the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, the lowest level in nine years—signs of enduring labor-market growth that will likely leave Fed officials on track to raise rates this month.

Inventory Check: We Went to the Stores

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Heard on the Street is conducting an experiment to see how retailers’ claim that low inventory will mean less discounting is playing out.

Chips Need a Nick, Not a Cut

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Semiconductor stocks are vulnerable after big run-up, but strong fundamentals remain.

Little Slack But Not Much Heat in Labor Market

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Unemployment hits nine-year low but modest wage growth shows there is still some slack in labor market.

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