Proof of a 'Gig Economy' Revolution Hard to Find

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Politicians and Silicon Valley prospectuses are all atwitter over the perils and promise of the next big thing, the gig economy. But the numbers don’t bear that out: Americans are becoming slightly less likely to be self-employed, and less prone to hold multiple jobs.

More Layoffs Expected at U.S. Energy Firms

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U.S. energy companies are planning more layoffs, asset sales and financial maneuvers to deal with a recent, sudden drop in U.S. crude-oil prices to under $50 a barrel, the lowest level in four months.

Planet Fitness Looks to Raise $216 Million in IPO

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Planet Fitness seeks to raise up to $216 million in its initial public offering, with the company and certain shareholders selling 13.5 million shares for $14 to $16 each.

Brazil Struggles With Inflation, and Expectations

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Brazil’s central bank will almost certainly raise its benchmark interest rate for the 16th time in just over two years in a bid to fight escalating inflation, but prices aren’t cooperating.

Oil Heading for Fall as Diesel's Engine Sputters

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Oil prices will weaken further once summer’s peak gasoline demand rolls over.

Comcast: Don't Get Caught Up in the BuzzFeed

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Comcast may need to invest in a digital-media startup to attract young people. But it shouldn’t overpay for that cachet.

Piecing Together the GDP Puzzle

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Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explores the inner workings of gross domestic product and GDP trackers like the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow tool.

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.

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