The Economy vs. Earnings: Companies Aren't Winning

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The U.S. economy isn’t as weak as the GDP report suggests. As that becomes clear, companies will need to find another excuse.

U.S. Consumers More Optimistic in May

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Consumer sentiment remains high as cheap gasoline, low interest rates and a rebound in stocks from this winter boost the U.S. economy’s prospects.

De Beers Gets a New CEO

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De Beers named a new chief executive as the diamond giant steers through a rough patch of low prices caused by weaker demand for the precious gems.

Activist Ackman Tries Life as an Inside Man

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After firing Valeant’s CEO, investor William Ackman has been defending the embattled drug company from outside critics.

Google Wins Java Copyright Case Against Oracle

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A federal jury ruled that Google’s use of Oracle Corp.’s Java software didn’t violate copyright law, the latest twist in a six-year legal battle between the two Silicon Valley titans.

Japan Orders Recall of Up to 7 Million More Cars With Takata Air Bags

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Japan ordered auto makers to recall up to seven million more vehicles equipped with rupture-prone Takata air bags, raising the number of domestic recalls to 19.6 million.

Markets' Mixed Signals: No All-Clear for Investors Yet

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Risk appetite has recovered since the panic at the start of the year. Or has it?

How Pro Forma Results Boost Executive Bonuses

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Reported earnings faltered last year. To help set bonus payments, many companies relied on pro forma measures.

Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study

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A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects.

U.S. First-Quarter GDP Growth Revised Higher to 0.8%

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The U.S. economy’s first-quarter slowdown was less pronounced than initially thought, and recent data have pointed to a pickup for growth this spring.

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