Farm Bust Puts Deere in the Headlights

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Ahead of the Tape: A reliance on farmers helped Deere until recently, but has come back to haunt it.

Chicago Shuns Moody's for Debt Rating

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Chicago didn’t hire Moody’s Investors Service, which downgraded the city’s bonds to junk status last week, to rate a refinancing of existing debt.

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Decline 3.3% in April

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Sales of previously owned homes fell in April after surging the previous month, highlighting the fits and starts that have been a hallmark of the housing recovery.

Selling the Dream at Salesforce

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Rapid, if expensive, growth keeps cloud pioneer Salesforce on top. That actually makes a deal look less likely.

U.S. Jobless Claims Point to Growing Labor Market

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The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits rose last week but remained at a low level.

Bond Selloff Boosts Lure of Italy, Spain

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Southern European bond yields have risen sharply. It may be time to take a closer look at Italian and Spanish debt.

Eurozone Growth, Confidence Slide, Surveys Show

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The eurozone’s economy slowed and consumer confidence weakened for the second straight month in May, according to surveys.

China Factory Activity Still Weak

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An initial gauge of China’s factory activity showed further sluggishness in May, though efforts to reinvigorate the economy appear to be cushioning the downward slide.

Hanergy Shows No Goldin Moment for Hong Kong Stocks

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The share collapse of Hong Kong high flyers Hanergy, Goldin Financial and Goldin Properties is a reminder of the limits of passively managed money in unevenly regulated markets.

Fed Looks Past June for First Rate Rise

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Federal Reserve officials at their April policy meeting said in the most explicit terms yet that they are unlikely to start raising short-term interest rates in June, as seemed possible when 2015 began.

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