U.S. Consumer Spending Rose in July

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Consumer spending rose for the fourth straight month in July, a sign domestic consumption could continue to drive U.S. economic growth over the second half of the year.

Texas, the Surprise Pioneer in Renewable Energy

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The Lone Star state has added more wind-based capacity than any other, as part of an aggressive energy diversification that seeks to skirt ideological land mines.

Glaxo Bets It Can Shake Up HIV Treatment

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GlaxoSmithKline is pinning the future of its HIV business on an audacious bet: upending the decades-old triple-drug treatment strategy that has turned a fatal illness into a chronic condition.

Why the Math Doesn't Work for Today's Market

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With interest rates low and stock valuations distorted, how much cash companies give back to investors is more crucial than ever.

The Price of the Calm After the Storm

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Markets are calm this August. Policy makers have ensured that, but distortions are rife.

China's Private Investment Crash May Be Mirage, but Pain Is Still Real

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China’s drop in private investment may look worse than it is because of the distorting effects of last year’s stock market bailout.

Vivendi: Why Empire Building Is No Strategy

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French media group Vivendi is benefiting from the growth of music streaming, but investments in struggling Italian companies are puzzling.

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize.

U.S. Jobs, EU Sentiment, China Manufacturing

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This week, the U.S. monthly jobs report will accompany data on personal consumption and inflation, while readings in Europe on unemployment and business sentiment could reflect the impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU.

Yellen Cries Wolf

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The Fed chairwoman tries to convince the market that a rate rise is coming, but investors aren’t listening.

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