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.

Toshiba Could Shine Once Mess Is Cleared

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Heard on the Street: Toshiba’s accounting issues could be the setback the company needs to clean up its broader portfolio of businesses.

Antitrust Lawsuits Target Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Lawsuits advancing in federal court in Alabama allege that the 37 independently owned Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurers, which cover about a third of Americans, are functioning as an illegal cartel.

Need to Suck It Up? Try a Meat Straw

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Companies offer drinking straws made out all sorts of things, from beef to stainless steel to cookies.

Bank Chiefs Don't Buoy Trading Hopes

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Heard on the Street: Comments from BofA’s Brian Moynihan and J.P. Morgan’s James Dimon do little to lift hopes for a trading uptick in the second quarter.

Workday's Growth Turns Taskmaster

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Heard on the Street: Workday’s latest results showed that it can’t afford to miss a single step on the growth treadmill.

Ahold Emptying Till To Defend Market Share

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Ahold’s profitability is falling despite increasing sales. The price of defending its market share against discounters is unlikely to get much cheaper in the tie-up with Delhaize.

Student Debt Is Hot Topic for 2016 Field

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The rise in college costs—and student-loan burdens—is breaking through as a hot issue in the 2016 presidential race as contenders float proposals that rethink what college should cost and who should foot the bill.

It's Risky to Rely on Retirement Questionnaires

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Dan Ariely answers readers’ questions about dubious planning, great expectations and illegal downloads.

WRKO Town Hall with Jeff Kuhner & Ted Cruz

The next WRKO Town Hall is Saturday, May 30, at Southern New Hampshire University. Join Jeff Kuhner and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz from noon-2 p.m.

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