Look What's Stirring at Shake Shack

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Shake Shack has achieved cult status among investors. But its low float has also contributed to irrational movement in the stock.

Bank Trading Gains Take Spring Break

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After surging earlier in the year, bond trading has once again slumped. April saw the lowest level of trading activity in years.

Buybacks Alone Won't Fuel AutoZone

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Ahead of the Tape: AutoZone is in the stock-buyback zone, but growth may slow as its valuation rises.

How Everyone Gets the 'Sharing' Economy Wrong

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Uber, Lyft, Instacart and other ‘sharing economy’ startups aren’t just remarkably efficient marketplaces, they’re remarkably efficient machines for producing near minimum-wage jobs.

African Economies to Gather Pace

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African economies will gather pace this year and next year, in their fitful and uneven economic ascent, three prominent organizations said in a joint report.

Japan Slides Back Into Trade Deficit

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Japan slipped back into a trade deficit in April as crude-oil imports rose, but stronger-than-expected exports provided a bright spot for the economy.

Why Peltz Didn't Have Icahn's Apple Touch

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Nelson Peltz’s failure to win a board seat at DuPont might have had something to do with the incentives of passive investors.

Amazon Targets Etsy With 'Handmade' Marketplace

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Having vanquished scores of brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon has a new target: Etsy. The retailer is prepping a marketplace for artisan goods that it is calling Handmade.

This Week: News Digest

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Items of interest to investors.

Huatai Collects More Fuel for China Stock-Market Fire

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China’s $20 billion barrage of brokerage fundraising is looking long in the tooth, as Huatai Securities launches its Hong Kong IPO.

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