Samsung Shuffles Toward a Simpler Structure

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Investors following the reorganization of the Samsung empire should keep their eyes on the electronics prize.

Alleged Ringmaster in Libor Trial Described as Greedy, Dishonest

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The criminal trial of the alleged mastermind of a vast interest-rate-rigging scandal has begun in London, with prosecutors describing former bank trader Tom Hayes as dishonest and greedy.

Charter Strikes $55 Billion Deal for Time Warner Cable

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Charter Communications Inc. has struck a $55 billion cash-and-stock deal for Time Warner Cable Inc., giving cable mogul John Malone the prize he has been chasing for two years.

What Makes Entrepreneurs Satisfied?

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Money is only part of the equation. New research offers surprising insights into the complex path to satisfaction.

Developed-Country Growth Slows, OECD Says

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Economic growth in developed countries slowed for the second straight quarter in early 2015, the OECD said, as the recovery from the financial crisis remained weak and uneven.

Dollar Jumps Against Yen

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The dollar hits a high of nearly eight years against the yen, as investors returning from a long weekend in Europe bet on the greenback.

Big Banks Shut Border Branches in Effort to Avoid Dirty Money

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Lenders are closing in Nogales, an Arizona city facing banking problems as Wall Street tries to avoid fines associated with the flow of dirty money.

ECB Error Spurs Questions About Policy Disclosures

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An ECB snafu last week that meant one of its officials gave market-moving information to a private audience hours before it was made public is raising broader concerns about policy makers’ behind-closed-doors meetings.

U.S. Bank Shares Regain Popularity

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Abreast of the Market: After losing ground in the first quarter, U.S. bank stocks have made a comeback. Investors cite attractive valuations and are looking ahead to higher interest rates, which should help margins.

Euro Tumbles to One-Month Low

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The euro tumbled to a one-month low against the dollar as doubts over Greece’s ability to repay its debts intensified, while Greek bonds came under renewed pressure.

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