Iron Ore's Recovery Turns to Rust

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The iron-ore market is discovering why the archenemy of high commodity prices is, well, high commodity prices.

Eurozone Crisis Now Yields Windfall

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Away from Greece, the eurozone, and Germany in particular, is enjoying the benefit of ultra-low bond yields.

Jobs at a Crossroads: Hiring Up, Pay Flat

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The U.S. job market sits at a crossroads six years into a fitful economic expansion: Hiring is strong, but weak wage growth has failed to pull millions of would-be workers off the sidelines while prompting others to drop out of the labor force.

Lloyds Bank Retail Sale to Yield Political Dividends

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Government plans to sell Lloyds shares to the public will mean financial gains for a lucky few but political insurance for the bank.

Noble Group Distracted by Bonfire of Its Equity

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Noble Group has been busy buying back its beleaguered stock. That risks weakening the more important fight: defending its credit.

Activism-Defense Specialist Leaving Goldman Sachs

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Activism-defense specialist William Anderson is leaving Goldman Sachs for Evercore Partners, according to people familiar with the matter.

AIG a Wallflower at Insurer-Merger Dance

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The acquisition of Chubb by ACE likely signals the start of a merger rush for U.S. insurers. AIG isn’t likely to join in.

Jobs Gains Don't Ease Spending Strains

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An improving job market is giving Americans the wherewithal to keep buying more. But things aren’t so good that spending is about to really rip.

Airlines: A Justifiable Bet

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The Justice Department is probing airline expansion practices. But cheap valuations will allow shareholders to be patient.

Brazil Antitrust Agency Investigating Banks for Suspected Rate Manipulation

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Brazil’s antitrust agency is investigating banking giants HSBC Holdings PLC, Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and others on suspicion of forming a cartel to manipulate the exchange rate of the Brazilian currency, the real.

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