Some Bankers Get Sweeteners for Their Donuts

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Deutsche Bank will slash bonuses for 2016, but rivals will struggle to follow suit.

Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed

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An analysis of revised Education Department numbers shows that at more than 1,000 schools, at least half of students defaulted or failed to pay down their debt within seven years.

Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products

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A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.

GE's Stock Rally Needs More Power

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Fourth-quarter earnings will put the industrial giant’s stock rally to the test.

Inflation Gauge Tops 2%, Supporting Fed's Plan to Raise Rates

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A broad measure of inflation poked above 2% for the first time in two-and-a-half years in December, a sign of diminished economic slack that could support additional moves by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

Commerce Nominee Offers Preview of Trade Policy

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Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, provided the deepest view yet of the incoming administration’s likely direction on trade in testimony before the committee considering his nomination.

IBM: Paying Now for Work in Progress

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IBM’s stock has risen sharply in the past year, raising the stakes for a continuing transition.

House Conservative Group Spells Out Rules It Wants Donald Trump to Kill

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The House Freedom Caucus is asking President-elect Donald Trump to roll back a range of federal regulations, including several in the financial sector—from swap rules to bans on forced arbitration.

Robo-Advisory Services Grow Rapidly in China

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Investment advice for the country’s digitally savvy has been slow to take off, but that’s changing.

The Outlook for the Markets and Economy in 2017

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Three financial advisers offer their thoughts on what investors should do in the year ahead.

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