Women Make Gains Toward Winning CEO Job

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Women represent the strongest internal contenders for the corner office at a small but growing number of major U.S. companies. Their ultimate success could produce an unprecedented number of female chief executives.

Amped Up Politics and the Future of Central Banking

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Investors should watch for any further deterioration in relations between politicians and central bankers; monetary policy is at a critical juncture.

Investors Should Heed Morgan Stanley's Cautious Note

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The Wall Street bank turns in another strong quarter but its CEO warns a lot can go wrong.

The Structural Benefits of Samsung's Scandal

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Though the world’s biggest smartphone maker is caught in a political firestorm, investors are right not to run for shelter.

Trump Has IMF Recalculating Global Growth Outlook

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The International Monetary Fund raised its economic growth forecasts for the U.S., saying output could grow nearly a half-percentage point faster than previously thought over this year and next, thanks to President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending.

Fed Officials See Less Need for Government Stimulus

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Federal Reserve officials increasingly say they don’t see a need for stimulative government tax and spending programs to boost short-term economic growth, reversing their stance during and after the Great Recession.

Appointment of Trump's Economic Policy Team Faces Delays

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Several of Donald Trump’s top economic policy jobs may go unfilled for days or even weeks after he is sworn in, potentially slowing his pursuit of an ambitious domestic policy agenda.

A Delicate Balancing Act: Rewarding Voters While Preserving Growth

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Will antiestablishment leaders, once in power, reward the people and regions that backed them at the expense of more dynamic regions and industries, hobbling economic growth?

Italy's Downgrade Is No Buying Opportunity

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Instead, the cut by DBRS serves as a further reminder of the structural problems the country’s economy faces.

Central Banks Drop Their Bazookas

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A range of forces—including political blowback, whiffs of inflation, stirrings of fiscal stimulus and worries that the policies themselves may backfire—are pressing central-bank chiefs to push short-term interest rates no lower.

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