China's Moves Won't Help U.S. Tech Firms

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China’s moves to spur its slowing economy are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening local companies that already were making life difficult for U.S. rivals.

Syngenta Shareholders Not Happy

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Some Syngenta shareholders are angry about the pesticide-and-seed giant’s rejection of takeover proposals from rival Monsanto, which abandoned its pursuit this week.

Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp

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Rebekah Brooks is expected to head News Corp’s U.K. division, a position similar to one she resigned from amid the phone-hacking scandal. Separately, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service is reviewing a police referral related to the hacking probe.

Fed Officials on the Fence for September Move

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Federal Reserve officials made clear this week they haven’t decided whether to raise interest rates next month, and the call has become more challenging amid the recent global market turmoil.

Brazil's Big Bet on China Turns Sour

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Brazil’s big bet on China is turning sour as the Asian country’s once voracious appetite for Brazilian exports dims.

Hermès Plays Down China Luxury Risk

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French luxury-goods company Hermès International said it expects demand for its pricey handbags and fashion to remain resilient and grow 8% this year despite the risk of an economic slowdown in China.

China's Oil Giants Don't Fit Into Cheap-Oil World

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Heard on the Street: PetroChina, Sinopec and Cnooc’s latest results show China’s oil giants are still spending too much.

China's Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe's Growth

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The eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

The Case for a September Fed Rate Rise

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Heard on the Street: Market turmoil has cast doubt on the Fed’s September intentions. But a rate increase remains very much on the table.

GDP Numbers Reveal Momentum Underlying U.S. Economy

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Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter.

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