Stocks: How to Play Defense

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Some specialized funds are designed to hedge risk, but they may not be the best choice.

Truck Maker Volvo Looks to North America for Growth

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The company said third-quarter orders in North America had improved by 73% year-over-year.

Apple's Ex-Retail Chief Readies Service for Web Shoppers

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Ron Johnson, who helped build Apple’s successful retail stores before a troubled stint as J.C. Penney CEO, is readying a well-funded startup that aims to help online shoppers find the right products.

Uncool Microsoft Is Hot Once Again as Sales Defy Expectations

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Microsoft’s sales continue to defy expectations by growing at a much faster clip than those of its business-technology peers.

Activist Investor Takes Agrium Stake

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Activist investor ValueAct Capital Management LP on Friday disclosed a 5.7% stake in Agrium Inc., but according to the Canadian fertilizer giant, the hedge fund has no plans to push for Agrium’s breakup or for board or management changes.

Shire Raises Guidance After Record Sales Growth

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Dublin-based drug maker Shire raised its earnings guidance after record sales growth, only a week after U.S. peer AbbVie pulled out of a $54 billion takeover.

Learn From Market Mistakes---Don't Just Repeat Them

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Investing in stocks tests our patience and flexibility. Here are four pitfalls to avoid.

Fallout Grows From Faulty Air Bags

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The spotlight on defective air bags intensified, with one of Germany’s largest auto makers issuing a recall and Honda imposing pay cuts on executives.

Airbnb Mulls Employee Stock Sale at $13 Billion Valuation

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Apartment-rental site Airbnb has met with investors to discuss an employee stock sale that would value the apartment-rental site at about $13 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

LyondellBasell Earnings Rise 6.7%

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LyondellBasell Industries said its third-quarter earnings rose 6.7%, led by a 40% increase in operating revenue from the olefins segment in the Americas.

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