Consumer-Focused Bonds Buck Drop by Stocks

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The sharp drop this year in consumer-focused stocks is feeding fears of a recession, but those companies’ bonds are sending a more upbeat signal.

Mattel Moves to Boost Its Operations

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Mattel executives said the company has been taking concrete steps to improve ties with retailers and partners, as well as develop a better lineup of new toys.

Oil Soars 12.3% on Production Cut Hopes

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Oil prices rallied, rebounding from a 13-year low reached the previous day, on speculation of production cuts among some of the world’s biggest suppliers.

Victoria's Secret CEO Sharen Turney Resigns

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L Brands Inc. said Friday that Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Sharen Turney would resign and her responsibilities would be taken over by L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner.

Rolls-Royce Cuts Dividend as Profit Falls

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Rolls-Royce has slashed its full-year dividend 39%, the first cut in its shareholder payment since 1992, though investors embraced the lack of further bad news prompting shares to rise more than 12%.

Volkswagen's Problems Aren't Renault's

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Investors comfortable with the volume car industry’s troubling economics could do worse than buy into Renault’s ongoing recovery.

Risk Grows of Markets Sparking Recession

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While current U.S. economic data show no recession, market turmoil speaks to deeper problems and could spark a recession, writes WSJ chief economics commentator Greg Ip.

Recession Watch: Is Europe at the Downturn's Doorstep?

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The eurozone economy made progress last year. But growth was modest despite a multitude of tailwinds that have now lessened.

Oil Glut: What Storage Signals Mean for Prices

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A gusher of oil at Cushing, the delivery point for the U.S. benchmark crude-futures contract, has put extreme pressure on prices this week.

This Japanese Bank Doesn't Deserve So Much Negativity

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan’s biggest bank, has a big enough cushion to survive market shocks.

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