Global Uncertainty Gets Brushed Off in the U.S. and Europe

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Consumers and businesses in the U.S. and Europe appear undaunted by the prospect of profound political change on both sides of the Atlantic and may even be encouraged by it.

Trump on Trade: Peace Through Strength

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While Donald Trump’s inaugural address echoed the same nationalist themes that carried him to victory in November, he and his advisers have emanated a subtler message in other forums, writes Greg Ip.

Alibaba Needs Great Results, Not Just Good Ones

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a high bar to clear when it releases its quarterly report on Tuesday.

Economic Tests Await Trump

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President-elect Donald Trump inherits an economy in much stronger shape than at either of the past two inaugurations, but major questions loom over how he can boost productivity and deliver on his growth promises.

What Gives Money Its Distinctive Smell? One Chemist Tried to Find Out

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A German perfume expert, hired by an artist, has bottled the elusive aroma of the U.S. dollar, which has hints of inky cotton, leather wallets, metal cash drawers and hundreds of sweaty palms; ‘crazy complex.’

House Conservative Group Spells Out Rules It Wants Donald Trump to Kill

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The House Freedom Caucus is asking President-elect Donald Trump to roll back a range of federal regulations, including several in the financial sector—from swap rules to bans on forced arbitration.

Robo-Advisory Services Grow Rapidly in China

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Investment advice for the country’s digitally savvy has been slow to take off, but that’s changing.

The Outlook for the Markets and Economy in 2017

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Three financial advisers offer their thoughts on what investors should do in the year ahead.

Here's Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement…on Steroids

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The advanced DIY life generally starts with small projects, and you add tools and skills along the way, but you’ve crossed the Rubicon when you say the same thing about every job: “I’m not paying someone to do that!” And the money saved is only part of it.

How Asia's Wealthy Invest

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Rich Asian families tend to be more aggressive, hands-on investors than their Western counterparts.

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