Global Recession? What This Key Indicator Says About It

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The Baltic Dry Index hit a record low but says more about the potential collapse of shipping companies rather than global trade.

Monsanto to Pay $80 Million in Settlement With SEC

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Monsanto agreed to pay an $80 million fine to settle federal accusations of accounting violations related to a rebate program for the company’s trademark weedkiller Roundup.

Viacom CEO Defends His Leadership

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Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman fiercely defended his leadership and the board’s recent decision to name him executive chairman as the company reported a profit decline in its most-recent quarter.

Viacom: Why Snapchat Isn't the Answer

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Viacom’s fiscal first-quarter earnings show it will need more than a deal with Snapchat to win investors’ favor.

African Mining Conference Kicks Off With a Whimper

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The industry’s most important conference kicked off this week in Cape Town with the sector in a state of collapse.There were few deals to discuss as a colossal slump in commodity prices cast a pall over the sector’s biggest party.

Toyota Runs Roughshod Over Mini Car Maker

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Toyota’s offer to buy the chunk of Daihatsu Motor it doesn’t already own leaves minority shareholders in the back seat.

Regeneron: Good Results, Great Expectations

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Regeneron’s strong growth profile isn’t enough in this new market.

The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration

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Arizona’s economy took a hit when many illegal immigrants left for Mexico, but there were more jobs and higher wages for some low-skilled workers.

Japan and the Strange Case of the Negative Bond Yields

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The global government bond market just took a step further through the looking glass.

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.

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