Power-Plant Regulations to Alter, Challenge Industry

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The first-ever federal limits on power-plant carbon emissions aim to change the way Americans make and consume electricity and ease climate change.

Global Banks May Lose Their Asia Stock-Trading Lift

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Global investment banks got a second-quarter revenue boost from a surge in Asian stock trading. But given China’s market volatility and stock declines in some other countries, those revenue gains may be hard to replicate.

Tech Firms Beware: Don't Disappoint Investors

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Technology companies whose earnings disappoint investors are paying an unusually large toll this quarter, highlighting Wall Street’s high expectations for the sector at a time of uneven economic growth.

Drones Are Put on a Leash

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The commercial promise of drones has been limited by their short battery lives and propensity for flying off. Now some companies believe they have a solution: tie the drones to the ground with tethers hundreds of feet long.

Virtual Reality Isn't Just About Games

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Virtual reality is going to be much bigger, much more compelling, and much less trivial than what its earliest adopters have so far envisioned, says Keywords columnist Christopher Mims.

Aer Lingus's Margin Challenge for British Airways Parent

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Half-year results at International Consolidated Airlines and Aer Lingus point to a widening gap in profitability ahead of their deal.

Countdown to Rate 'Liftoff' Could Be Disrupted

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If the Fed has last-minute doubts about raising rates, then Monday’s ISM manufacturing report could provide clarity.

'Mission: Impossible' Speeds to No. 1

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“Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation” opened in first place at the box office with an estimated $56 million, a terrific boost for the spy series and its star, Tom Cruise. Audiences, however, didn’t go with “Vacation,” the latest National Lampoon installment.

How Whipsawing Grain Prices Are Affecting ADM, Cargill

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Several of the largest agribusiness companies are set to announce quarterly results, providing insight into how whipsawing grain prices are affecting the farm economy.

'China's Airbnb' Raises $300 Million in Funding Round

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Tujia.com raised $300 million in its latest funding round, underscoring strong investor demand for Chinese startups despite volatility in the country’s domestic stock market.

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