SABMiller-AB InBev: Don't Bet on a Breakup

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The beer has turned cloudy at the bottom of the bottle, but investors should drink to the SABMiller-AB InBev tie-up.

Credit Suisse: How it Made Money But Still Lost Ground

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The Swiss bank turned in a second-quarter profit, but divisions including Asia stumbled.

China's Taikang Life Insurance Takes Stake in Sotheby's

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Taikang Life Insurance Co. has disclosed a 13.5% stake in Sotheby’s, citing a “positive view” of the auction company’s prospects as well as potential interest in a board seat.

Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider for $9.3 Billion

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Business software maker Oracle agreed to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion, a cloud computer firm whose largest investor is Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison.

SoftBank Earnings Rise Despite Bets on ARM, Sprint

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SoftBank’s net profit for the fiscal first quarter rose 19% in its first earnings report since the Japanese company took the global semiconductor industry by surprise with a $32 billion deal to acquire ARM.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rose to 266,000

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The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits climbed last week, though the overall level remained consistent with a labor market that continues to expand.

Oil's Slide and That Sinking Feeling for Inflation Watchers

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Lower oil prices may delay – yet again – an expected pick-up in headline inflation.

Yahoo's Fall and the Perils of Losing Focus

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Google and Facebook could learn the importance of focus from Yahoo, AOL and their ilk: Don’t try to be everything to everyone by copying, buying or mimicking the latest rival for users’ attention.

Volkswagen Posts 56% Drop in After-Tax Profit

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The German auto maker’s operating profit surged nearly 20%, but that was halved by charges, largely related to the company’s emissions-cheating scandal.

China Outflows Fuel Insurance Giant's Engine

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AIA isn’t a bargain, but the company remains on stable footing with or without China’s vacillating capital outflows.

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