President Trump Will Be Able to Recast the Fed by Filling Vacancies

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President Donald Trump will be able to recast the Federal Reserve by filling three or more vacancies on its seven-member board of governors, and is leaning toward candidates with banking and financial world experience rather than academic economists.

In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool---and Training Challenges

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Refugees have become an important source of labor for some companies, but employers find they need to offer support services including translation, tips for navigating new homes and lives, and training in American-style management techniques.

Economy Up, Stocks Down? Don't Be Surprised

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Investors bullish about a Trump capital expenditure boom must realize that buybacks, one of the bull market’s drivers, may suffer.

White House Weighs Change in Trade Deficit Calculation

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The shift on counting exports would make the U.S. trade gap appear larger than it had in past years, which could give the administration ammunition in arguing that trade deals need to be renegotiated.

HSBC Feels Chill Wind From Trump on Trade

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For a bank that says it generates nearly half its revenue from business that crosses international borders, protectionism and populism are clearly a threat.

BHP: Watch Flip Side of Mining Giant's Copper Surge

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BHP’s concentration on copper paid off in 2016, but the easy part is over.

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.

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