Auto, Mortgage Delinquencies Rise in Energy Regions

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The New York Fed’s quarterly report on household debt and credit found rising auto and mortgage delinquencies in the U.S. counties that had the highest employment in the oil and gas industry, even as the national picture continues its gradual improvement.

Google's French Headquarters Raided by Tax Investigators

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Dozens of tax investigators raided Google’s French headquarters, part of a continuing probe into alleged tax evasion by the Internet giant, prosecutors said.

Startup Investors Invoke Obscure Law to Open Up Books

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A Delaware corporate law, which can compel locally incorporated firms to open their books to shareholders, is a potentially valuable tool for thousands of tech workers and other small investors questioning their shares’ worth.

European Equities: Why We Shouldn't Write Them Off Just Yet

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European equities are clearly unloved. Investors are right to be skeptical, but there may be glimmers of hope.

U.S. New-Home Sales Rise at Fastest Pace in Eight Years

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U.S. new-home sales posted their strongest month in more than eight years while prices jumped to a record level, suggesting healthy demand alongside limited supplies across the housing market.

A Rare Look Inside China's Central Bank Shows Slackening Resolve to Revamp Yuan

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Minutes of closed-door meetings show how leaders lost interest in making the yuan’s value more market-based, ditching changes announced in August.

Sony Rattled but Not Rolled by Earthquake Disruption

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Sony took a hit when its image sensor production was knocked out by a recent earthquake. The profit damage may not be as bad as it seems.

China's Brokerages: The Next Leverage Frontier

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Regulatory changes that could boost leverage at the heart of China’s shaky financial markets seem like an invitation to trouble

Why Bayer's Big Monsanto Bid Has Fallen Flat

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Bayer has taken its interest in buying Monsanto public with a $62 billion bid. That raises as many questions for the German pharmaceutical and crop sciences company as it answers.

Homeownership Elusive for Young Adults Without College Degrees

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New research suggests that young people without a college diploma face especially big hurdles to owning a home, even when compared to college grads with student loans.

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