Google Marches to Its Own Beat

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Alphabet shares appear to be underappreciated ahead of second-quarter earnings.

The Real Lesson of Yahoo's Fall

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Google and Facebook could learn the importance of focus from Yahoo, AOL and their ilk: Don’t try to be everything to everyone by copying, buying or mimicking the latest rival for users’ attention.

How the Fed Could Surprise

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The Federal Reserve’s caution on rates could fade quicker than investors think.

Weibo Navigates 'Brave New World'

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Columnist Li Yuan writes that the transformation of Chinese social-media company Weibo illustrates how discussion today is stifled by a surplus of trivial information and a dearth of critical commentary.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Edged Higher in June

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A measure of homes under contract for sale rose slightly in June, as ongoing job growth and low interest rates continued to support the U.S. housing market going into the second half of the year.

LVMH Thrives on Selling Frenchness to Americans

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Few brands are as exposed to European tourism as Louis Vuitton. Given the recent slew of terrorist outbursts on the continent, which have made wealthy Asians and Americans more reluctant to travel there, parent group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is showing surprising resilience.

How Deutsche Bank Is Carving Out Some SmallFreedoms

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Deutsche Bank is making progress on capital and costs but revenues struggle.

Nintendo's Future After Pokémon Fever Breaks

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Nintendo’s dismal results for last quarter further strengthen the case for the company to double down on Pokémon-style mobile games.

Apple's New Mantra: Good Enough

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The new iPhone might boost Apple’s sales, though expectations are low.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed and BOJ Decisions, Eurozone GDP

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It will be a big week in monetary policy as the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan announce their latest monetary moves and Brazil’s central bank unveils the minutes from its first policy decision under its new governor.

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