Stock Swings Don't Shake Investors

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Stock indexes’ wildest week in years rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money.

Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp

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Rebekah Brooks is expected to head News Corp’s U.K. division, a position similar to one she resigned from amid the phone-hacking scandal. Separately, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service is reviewing a police referral related to the hacking probe.

Fed Officials on the Fence for September Move

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Federal Reserve officials made clear this week they haven’t decided whether to raise interest rates next month, and the call has become more challenging amid the recent global market turmoil.

P&G Cuts CEO Lafley's Bonus After Earnings Shortfall

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Procter & Gamble cut Chief Executive A.G. Lafley’s bonus by $1.1 million after the consumer-goods company’s sales and profit growth came up short of its targets.

Central Bankers Rethink Views on Inflation

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Central bankers aren’t sure they understand how inflation works anymore. Inflation didn’t fall as much as many expected during the financial crisis and it hasn’t bounced back as they predicted when the economy recovered and unemployment fell.

Pentagon Advances Partnership with Tech Firms for Flexible Electronics

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The Pentagon will contribute seed money to a consortium of Silicon Valley firms to develop what defense officials say is a promising new technology incorporating “flexible” electronics.

Syngenta Shareholders Not Happy

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Some Syngenta shareholders are angry over the pesticide-and-seed giant’s rejection of takeover proposals from rival Monsanto, which abandoned its pursuit this week.

Investors Brace for Puerto Rico's Debt-Restructuring Plan

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Investors will be watching Puerto Rico for details of a restructuring plan for its $72 billion debt load, as officials face a Sunday deadline to deliver a draft of the plan.

'Craft' Bourbon Is in the Eye of the Distiller

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“Craft” distilleries have mushroomed in the U.S. to 588 from 51 over the past decade. Feeling the heat from the new competition, global liquor conglomerates are getting in on the act, and not letting definitions get in the way.

CEO of Ashley Madison Parent Steps Down

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Avid Life Media, the parent company of infidelity website Ashley Madison, said Friday that Chief Executive Noel Biderman left the company by mutual agreement.

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