Fed's Inflation Woes Have a Foreign Accent

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Friday’s report on import prices is expected to put additional pressure on inflation, further complicating the Fed’s plans.

Morgan Stanley to Pay $3.2 Billion to End Government Mortgage Probes

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Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion to resolve government charges that it misled investors about the quality of mortgage bonds it ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

Why Rio Tinto's Dividend Cut Is Prudence Not Panic

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The Anglo-Australian miner has introduced a new dividend policy, shifting toward a payout linked to earnings. That looks a sensible move given the continuing commodities downturn.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall 16,000 to 269,000

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The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign of the domestic job market’s resilience in the face of economic turmoil overseas.

Société Générale: Afflicted by Bad Markets

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The French bank will struggle to hit 2016’s profit targets, but its capital position should see it deserve a better valuation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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