The Looming Storm in Insurance

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The question for property and casualty insurers isn’t only whether reinsurance pricing will find a floor but also how much the industry is starting to amplify financial and actuarial risks.

Lanxess Shares Rise on Acquisition of Chemtura

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Shares in Lanxess jumped on news the chemicals company would buy U.S.-based Chemtura for $2.7 billion, in a deal that should help it expand beyond its synthetic rubber business.

Boot Camp Aims to Help Musicians Amp Up Careers

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Business boot camps, called accelerators and led by entrepreneurs, are helping musicians craft long-term business plans and pitch investors to boost their exposure.

Don't Be Fooled by Lull in U.K.'s Supermarket Storm

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Signs of growth this month probably don’t signal an end to the price wars between Britain’s grocers—not least because of Wal-Mart.

Salesforce Weighs Twitter Bid to Spur Growth

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Rolling Stone Magazine Sells 49% Stake to BandLab Technologies

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The investment, which sprang from the friendship of the sons of the magazine founder and a Singapore businessman, provides Rolling Stone with expansion opportunities in Asia.

Snapchat's Sunglass Camera Poses Challenges

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Snapchat’s unveiling of camera-equipped sunglasses thrusts the messaging app maker into the cutthroat hardware business, a risky move that reflects its strength in video, but follows a shaky record by internet giants.

Self-Driving Hype Doesn't Reflect Reality

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To judge by recent claims, “fully autonomous” self-driving technology is just around the corner. But hopping into a car and disappearing into sleep, food or our phones won’t happen for a long time, writes Christopher Mims.

AMD No Longer Coming Up Short

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The chip maker’s improving prospects have made the stock a less appealing short target.

Japanese Banks: New Policy, Same Old Pain

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With profitability withering away, Japanese banks may need a lot more help than the central bank is willing to give.

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