Takata in Talks to Resolve Allegations of Criminal Wrongdoing

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Takata is negotiating after U.S. prosecutors found evidence of unlawful conduct in the Japanese automotive supplier’s handling of rupture-prone air bags linked to numerous deaths and injuries.

OPEC 'Understanding' Is Easily Misunderstood

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Wednesday’s jolt in oil prices seems like an overreaction to news out of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Lawmaker Grills Yellen Over Brainard's Donations to Clinton

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen faced intense questioning from a Republican lawmaker over Fed governor Lael Brainard’s contributions to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Fewer Defaulting On Loans After Leaving College

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The share of borrowers defaulting on student loans within three years of leaving college has fallen modestly, though the number remains exceptionally high despite low unemployment.

European Banks and the Great Mortgage Settlement Game

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Royal Bank of Scotland has taken another step toward clearing its crisis-era lawsuits and penalties, but its latest U.S. mortgage settlement and Deutsche Bank’s current talks highlight just how much litigation European banks still need to close.

Chip Boom Helps Erase Toshiba's Bad Memories

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Toshiba has more than doubled its operating profit forecast on strong memory prices, but it has to stay focused to compete.

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Flat in August

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U.S. factories reported flat demand for big-ticket goods in August, suggesting the economy continues to be restrained by sluggish business spending.

Health of the U.S. Economy Is a Matter of Debate

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton put forward sharply different portraits of the U.S. economy in their first face-to-face debate, offering voters a choice not only on the details of trade and tax policy but also on which assessment best reflects the state of the nation.

Chinese Insurers' Short-Term Strategy Is Getting Old

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China’s life-insurance industry has been turbocharged by billions of dollars worth of short-term products. It’s a peculiar trend.

World Trade Set for Slowest Yearly Growth Since Global Financial Crisis

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World trade will this year grow at the slowest pace since the global financial crisis, a development that should serve as a “wake-up call” as anti-globalization sentiment builds, the World Trade Organization warned.

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