Solvay to Buy Cytec Industries for $5.5 Billion

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Belgium-based chemicals company Solvay said it is buying U.S. counterpart Cytec Industries for $5.5 billion in a bid to become a major player in the production of light-weight materials for airplanes and high-end cars.

As China's Stock Market Boils, Yuan Will Stay Cool

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A weaker yuan may make economic sense, but Beijing can hardly afford a bout of currency weakness on top of everything else.

Wanted in China: Public Face to Calm Turbulent Markets

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Wanted in China: a reassuring face to tell panicking investors that everything will be all right.

Microsoft Hopes Sneak Peeks Will Pay Off

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For Windows 10, Microsoft went all-out to turn around perceptions among corporate customers. For the better part of a year, it distributed in-progress versions to companies and gathered their feedback.

Twitter Must Lead, Not Follow, on User Growth

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Twitter recognizes it has a growth problem but it will be hard to fix.

Pfizer's Dollar Dilemma Adds Pressure for Deal Making

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Pfizer’s strong results were undermined by currency effects—which also raise pressure to do a deal.

A Bitcoin Fund Is Born, With Teething Pains

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An ETF-type bitcoin investment, full of risks, is struggling for acceptance.

College Tuition Q&A

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Experts answer more questions from readers about saving and paying for college.

Investors Brace for Fewer Winners

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As stocks’ returns dry up, some people take more risks. It could be time to save more.

Why Are There So Few Female Fund Managers?

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For one thing, fewer women than men seek out and earn the necessary credentials, a Morningstar analyst says.

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