Alibaba Earnings: Strong at the Core, But Side Bets Hurt

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Alibaba’s main e-commerce businesses continued to excel last quarter. But myriad investments in new areas dragged down results.

Tesla Earnings: It's All About the Dream

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Enthusiasm for the Model 3 mass-market car has powered Tesla Motors to lofty heights. But first-quarter results should remind investors that the future isn’t too far away.

Casino Magnate James Packer Learns Art of Letting Go

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James Packer’s Crown Resorts is selling Melco Crown’s shares well below their peak, but the move makes some sense.

Is The Emerging Markets Rally Built on Flimsy Foundations?

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Emerging markets have come in from the cold. But can they retain investors’ favor?

U.S. Productivity Shrinks Again in First Quarter

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U.S. worker productivity fell in the first quarter, but wage growth advanced as a streak of solid job gains continued.

On Close Inspection, India's Sharp Growth Picture Gets Fuzzy

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India’s economy expanded by 7.3% last year, outpacing every other major nation, including China, for the first time in nearly two decades. But as with most developing countries, India’s economy defies easy measurement.

Consumer Finance Watchdog Plans to Supervise Marketplace Lenders

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to bring the largest online lenders under its supervision as soon as late 2017, the first time the lenders would face federal scrutiny similar to that of banks.

A Mutual-Fund Fee Falls Out of Favor

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A controversial type of mutual-fund fee called a 12b-1, in which dollars are subtracted from fund assets to compensate brokers and other distributors, is losing favor.

IRS Warns of New Scam to Hijack Tax Preparers' Computers

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The IRS on Friday warned tax preparers of a new scam in which cyberthieves hijack a preparer’s computer system, file client tax returns, and redirect refunds to thieves’ accounts.

How Private Is Your Tax Return?

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Amid concerns about cyberthieves, the approach of Tax Day is a good time to consider the retention and use of your electronic tax information.

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