Facebook to Revamp 'Topics' to Reduce Bias Risk

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Facebook told a U.S. senator that an internal investigation had found “no evidence of systematic political bias” against conservatives in its trending topics tool, but that it will revamp how the feature works to minimize the potential effects of individual biases.

A Rare Look Inside China's Central Bank Shows Slackening Resolve to Revamp Yuan

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Minutes of closed-door meetings show how leaders lost interest in making the yuan’s value more market-based, ditching changes announced in August.

Sony Rattled but Not Rolled by Earthquake Disruption

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Sony took a hit when its image sensor production was knocked out by a recent earthquake. The profit damage may not be as bad as it seems.

China's Brokerages: The Next Leverage Frontier

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Regulatory changes that could boost leverage at the heart of China’s shaky financial markets seem like an invitation to trouble

Why Bayer's Big Monsanto Bid Has Fallen Flat

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Bayer has taken its interest in buying Monsanto public with a $62 billion bid. That raises as many questions for the German pharmaceutical and crop sciences company as it answers.

Best Buy Doesn't Live Up to Its Name

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Best Buy is unlikely to withstand the tough environment hurting many retailers.

Homeownership Elusive for Young Adults Without College Degrees

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New research suggests that young people without a college diploma face especially big hurdles to owning a home, even when compared to college grads with student loans.

Temp-Worker Freeze Bodes Ill for Economy

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One of the labor market’s early warning systems—the number of temporary jobs being created month to month—may be flashing trouble. Recent recessions have come after a peak in temp hirings, and a new post-recession peak appears to have been notched in December.

U.S. Manufacturers That Sell at Home Fare Better Than Exporters

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Global companies are struggling with a strong dollar, while domestically oriented U.S. manufacturers are buoyed by the relatively brighter auto, housing and job markets, representing a split picture.

Economy Week Ahead: Eurozone PMI, Fed Officials Speak

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Comments from a round of Federal Reserve officials, along with U.S. trade data, could sway expectations for a June interest-rate increase, and in Japan, G-7 leaders will try to steer the global economy into safer waters.

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