Fortis to Buy ITC for $6.9 Billion

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Canadian utility operator Fortis agreed to buy U.S. electricity-transmission company ITC Holdings for about $6.9 billion in cash and stock.

Coke Results Top Expectations on Volume, Pricing Growth

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Coca-Cola reported better-than-expected profit and revenue for its fourth quarter, as higher volume and pricing helped offset the impact of weakness abroad.

U.K. Fines Ex-J.P. Morgan Executive Over 'London Whale' Trades

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A U.K. financial regulator fined a former J.P. Morgan executive more than $1 million for his role in the so-called London whale trading debacle of 2012 and his behavior during the subsequent investigation.

Small-Business Owners Grew Less Confident in January

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Small-business owners turned less optimistic about their economic prospects in January as a tumultuous stock market and intensifying concerns over global growth took a toll on confidence.

Why European Bank Stocks Are Getting Hammered

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Stocks and bonds of European banks are selling off sharply. That is because a big profitability problem risks making their other, known issues worse.

Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

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The technology sector is getting buffeted on multiple fronts. Relief could be a long time coming.

Vernon Davis Is Going to the Super Bowl, But Should He Go in Your Portfolio?

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Fantex gives people the ability to invest in the future earnings of professional athletes. Financial advisers, however, caution that these untested securities merit at most a small role in the “play money” part of a portfolio.

Rate Expectations: Not So Fast, Fed

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Wall Street is increasingly skeptical about the pace of Federal Reserve interest-rate increases this year, the latest blow to the central bank’s yearslong efforts to unwind its easy-money policies and return the economy to a normal footing.

U.S. Debt Burden: It's Gotten a Bit Less Bad

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As the long-term budget outlook has improved, the U.S. has gained some breathing room on the debt. But, Greg Ip writes, that doesn’t mean the U.S. should continue unrestrained borrowing without attacking the biggest contributors to the debt over the longer term.

HSAs Offer Tax Benefits Beyond 401(k)s

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Most people overlook health-savings accounts, or HSAs, as a retirement-savings vehicle. But these accounts come with more tax advantages than 401(k)s when used to cover medical costs, a major expense in retirement.

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