Amazon to Add Its Own Line of Food

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Amazon.com is preparing to broadly expand its fledgling lineup of private-label brands to include grocery items such as milk, cereal, and baby food, as well as household cleaners.

Japan Inflation Slips to Zero

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Data released Friday shows the paradox hampering Japan’s economic revival—while the labor market is improving, consumer spending remains stubbornly weak.

Abercrombie & Fitch Results Miss Expectations

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The business of remaking Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is costly. The company’s first-quarter loss was dragged down by a series of charges aimed at revitalizing the company by dialing back its sex-infused image.

Crosscurrents From the Windy City

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Ahead of the Tape: The Chicago Business Barometer gave what seems like a false recession alarm this winter. The question is why.

Hanergy Investors Wait to Cross Suspension Bridge

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After months of suspending disbelief about Hanergy’s value, investors now have to suspend their expectations of trading the stock, too.

Teck's Cuts Won't Fire Up Coal Prices

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Teck’s temporary shutdowns are an important step in stabilizing coking coal prices—but aren’t enough.

Avago Dives Deep With Broadcom

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Avago’s purchase of Broadcom comes with a hefty price tag. But the chip maker has shown it can make deal-making work.

Tax ID Theft Victims Cite Woes With IRS

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When criminals file fraudulent returns, taxpayers say they have to wade through red tape and wait months longer for refunds.

Bond Yields' Broken Link with Growth

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April’s bond market squall has subsided. But by historical standards 10-year yields in the U.S., Germany and the U.K. remain extraordinarily low.

In a Slow Economy, Negative Quarters Shouldn't Surprise

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Data this week could show the U.S. economy shrank earlier this year, but that doesn’t necessarily indicate a recession, writes Greg Ip.

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