Missed Clues in 'Flash Crash'

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Investigators overlooked evidence that could have enabled them to uncover the strategies of the trader accused of helping cause the selloff.

Nepal Quake Economic Toll Expected to Be Massive

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The economic impact of Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake is expected to be immense.

Merger Surge Tempts Hedge Funds to Make a Bet

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The current surge in deals, led by the Royal Dutch Shell-BG Group deal, has revitalized the merger arbitrage sector.

Silver Linings in Big Cloud Spending

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Amazon, Google and Microsoft are spending billions to stay competitive in the cloud, with shareholders cheering them along. That is good for their suppliers.

Drug Companies Jack Up Prices

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Pharmaceutical companies such as Valeant are buying drugs that they see as undervalued, then raising the prices.

Oil Funds Sound a Warning

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Money is pouring out of a popular investment tied to the oil market, a sign that a monthlong crude-price rally may be running out of gas.

Fitch Downgrades Japan

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The downgrade highlights the challenges Abe faces in trying to stoke growth and rein in public debt.

Pound Buoyant Despite Election Uncertainty

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Ahead of one of the least certain elections in recent U.K. history, investors in sterling seem mostly buoyant.

At VW, a Game of Thrones as Patriarch Quits

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Ferdinand Piech’s exit as chairman of Volkswagen resolves a boardroom battle, but uncertainty isn’t over for the automotive giant.

Harvey Miller, Bankruptcy Law Pioneer, Dies

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Harvey R. Miller, widely credited for developing the modern practice of bankruptcy law while giving legal counsel to Texaco, Lehman Brothers, General Motors and others, died Monday. He was 82.

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