Eurozone Bond Markets Show Familiar Fault Lines

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Southern and northern European government bonds are divided again, despite ECB buying. Portugal is a particular source of concern.

Student Lender Earnest Breaks Fintech Deal Drought

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Online student lender Earnest Inc. this week completed its first sale of a package of loans, $112 million worth, to big institutional investors, which included real-estate investment trust Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.

Tesla Earnings: Why They Aren't Built for Speed

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Lofty forecasts gave Tesla stock a big boost. Bringing hopes to fruition will be much trickier.

Mylan Reaches $7.2 Billion Deal For Sweden's Meda

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Mylan said it has agreed to buy Swedish pharmaceutical company Meda for $7.2 billion in cash and stock, while the drug maker also reported slower-than-expected growth in its fourth quarter.

Yellen Holds Interest-Rate Cards Close to Her Vest

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Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen wisely refused to paint the Fed into a corner even as markets think odds of any further rate increases in 2016 are low.

Why Twitter May Have to Look Beyond User Growth

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Twitter’s fourth-quarter results highlight the challenge it faces when it comes to restarting user growth.

AIG: The Value of Togetherness

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Calls to break up AIG seem less convincing, as interest rates fall and the more diversified company outperforms some peers.

What Cisco Earnings Say About the Tech Storm

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Network giant Cisco’s outlook suggests tech demand isn’t as bad as markets fear.

As Economy Suffers, Economic Theory Flourishes

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Recent tomes by economists Thomas Piketty and Robert Gordon on inequality are raising important issues and not shying away from technical language that defines academic writing, Greg Ip writes.

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls to Lowest Level Since August 2008

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The U.S. ran a budget surplus in January, dropping the annual deficit to its lowest level since August 2008, the Treasury Department said. The deficit fell to $405 billion over the 12-month period ended January.

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