Global Stocks Mostly Steady

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Global stocks were mostly steady as rising commodities prices lifted mining shares. Brent crude was up 1.5% at $34.55 a barrel, while copper futures also moved higher.

Credit Suisse CEO Asks Board to Cut His Bonus After Weak Results

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The CEO of Credit Suisse has asked his board to slash his bonus, after the Swiss bank posted quarterly results that sent its share price tumbling lower.

Bridgewater Heir Apparent in Talks to Give Up Co-CEO Role

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The presumed heir apparent to Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio is discussing giving up his job as co-chief executive of the world’s biggest hedge fund, creating uncertainty about the future leadership of the firm.

China's Forex Reserves Plunge to More-Than-Three-Year Low

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China’s foreign-exchange reserves fell to the lowest level in more than three years in January, even as the central bank escalated a battle to defend the yuan and stanch the flow of capital leaving the country.

Asciano Bidding Heats Up

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A bidding war worth more than $6 billion is intensifying between a Canadian investment firm and an Australian logistics company for port-and-rail operator Asciano.

Ford to More Than Double Mexico Production Capacity in 2018

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Ford Motor Co. will build a new assembly plant in Mexico and sharply increase Mexican factory output, representing the latest shift of investment abroad by a Detroit auto maker after the signing of a costly labor deal.

How to Fix Online Dating

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Columnist Christopher Mims says that perhaps one way to make online dating less fraught is to treat it with clinical detachment. With Valentine’s Day near, it’s time to bring on the economists.

Big Companies Pull Back After Rough Quarter

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After a tough end to 2015, big companies are starting the new year with a tight rein on capital spending, and in some cases layoffs, seeking to cope with sluggish industrial demand and uncertainties about the American consumer.

Drug Industry Launches Ad Effort Aimed at Lawmakers

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The pharmaceutical industry is ramping up an advertising campaign designed to improve its reputation with lawmakers, as it lobbies against any effort to rein in prescription costs.

Thailand's TCC in $3.46 Billion Deal for Groupe Casino's Big C Stake

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Groupe Casino has agreed to sell its stake in Thai hypermarket operator Big C Supercenter for $3.46 billion to a Thai billionaire, marking a major step in the French grocer’s plans to cut its debt.

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