African Mining Conference Kicks Off With a Whimper

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The industry’s most important conference kicked off this week in Cape Town with the sector in a state of collapse.There were few deals to discuss as a colossal slump in commodity prices cast a pall over the sector’s biggest party.

Toyota Runs Roughshod Over Mini Car Maker

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Toyota’s offer to buy the chunk of Daihatsu Motor it doesn’t already own leaves minority shareholders in the back seat.

Regeneron: Good Results, Great Expectations

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Regeneron’s strong growth profile isn’t enough in this new market.

The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration

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Arizona’s economy took a hit when many illegal immigrants left for Mexico, but there were more jobs and higher wages for some low-skilled workers.

Japan and the Strange Case of the Negative Bond Yields

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The global government bond market just took a step further through the looking glass.

U.S.-Stock Funds Decline 6.3% in Month

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Monthly Monitor: January’s drop comes after a disappointing 2015 for stocks: Plus: Denver’s Super Bowl win could be bad for stocks.

Small-Business Owners Grew Less Confident in January

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Small-business owners turned less optimistic about their economic prospects in January as a tumultuous stock market and intensifying concerns over global growth took a toll on confidence.

Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

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The technology sector is getting buffeted on multiple fronts. Relief could be a long time coming.

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.

Rate Expectations: Not So Fast, Fed

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Wall Street is increasingly skeptical about the pace of Federal Reserve interest-rate increases this year, the latest blow to the central bank’s yearslong efforts to unwind its easy-money policies and return the economy to a normal footing.

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