Two Regional Bank Chiefs Doubt Fed Would Raise Rates Twice This Year

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Two Fed regional bank presidents played down the likelihood of two rate increases this year beginning as soon as next month, after the U.S. central bank’s second-in-command floated the idea a day ago.

Yellen Says Fed Could Expand Its Use of Bond Purchases

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The central bank’s main tool for fighting the next recession could be bond-purchase programs, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said.

Chlorine Leak From Railcar Closes Axiall Corp. Facility in West Virginia

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A chlorine leak at an Axiall Corp. chemical plant in West Virginia caused a shutdown of the facility, the evacuation of nearby communities and the temporary closure of local roads, the chemical company said on Saturday.

FAA Tightens Safeguards on Lithium Batteries on Airplanes

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Three years after fire-prone lithium batteries led to the temporary grounding of Boeing‘s flagship 787 fleet world-wide, U.S. regulators are ratcheting up safety standards.

Carl Icahn Buys More Herbalife Shares

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Carl Icahn bought more shares in Herbalife Ltd. on Friday after the stock fell on a report that he had discussed possibly selling his stake, including in part to rival William Ackman.

American Craft Beers Hop Across the Atlantic

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Exports to Britain of American craft beers—and U.S.-grown hops—are growing as tastes shift, even as mainstream beer volumes continue to fall.

Farm-Equipment Makers Face Challenge at Industry Show

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An annual gathering of thousands of farmers and the country’s biggest agribusiness starts Tuesday against one of the gloomiest economic backdrops for the U.S. Farm Belt in years.

Stada Arzneimittel Chairman Departs After Marathon Shareholder Meeting

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A rare proxy fight in Germany between an activist investor and the management of Stada Arzneimittel culminated with the departure of the German generic drugmaker’s supervisory board chairman following a marathon shareholder meeting.

The Price of the Calm After the Storm

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Markets are calm this August. Policy makers have ensured that, but distortions are rife.

Vivendi: Why Empire Building Is No Strategy

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French media group Vivendi is benefiting from the growth of music streaming, but investments in struggling Italian companies are puzzling.

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