The Real Art Behind the Trump-SoftBank $50 Billion Deal

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SoftBank’s big U.S. investment plan likely would have happened even without the input of the president-elect. Mr. Trump took credit anyway.

Credit Suisse's Ambitions Take Another Knock

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Cuts to profit targets for Asia raise questions over the bank’s core trade.

Fed May Struggle to Signal What Comes After December

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When Federal Reserve officials meet next week, agreeing to raise short-term interest rates will be the easy part. The trickier task could be debating the likely path of interest rates in the months and years ahead.

The Promise and Peril of the Trump Trade

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Long-term interest rates have risen sharply on the view that President-elect Trump will deliver on his pledge to bolster the economy. That needn’t be a problem—unless he can’t follow through.

Banks Tease Bigger Dividends

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Comments by J.P. Morgan Chase chief James Dimon suggest banks could be poised to pay out more dividends.

Wearable Tech Looking Worse for Wear

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Slowing sales of wearable gadgets at Fitbit and Apple cast doubt on market’s ultimate potential.

Aging Population, Stagnant Productivity Challenge Donald Trump's Growth Plan

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President-elect Donald Trump and his emerging team are confident their proposed tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks will spark a dramatic upswing in economic growth. Two forces will make that tough: an aging population and stagnant productivity.

Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

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A recent report says many buyers are confused

Hensarling: GOP Wants to End Rules on Retirement Advice, Payday Loans

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Congressional Republicans hope to scrap two contentious rules meant to rein in conflicted investment advice and payday lenders once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Era of Low Interest Rates Hammers Millions of Pensions Around World

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Central-bank moves are pulling down returns for government-run funds, making it difficult to meet mounting obligations to workers and retirees. Low rates are exacerbating existing cash problems.

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