China Services Sector Shows Strength

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The Caixin Services Purchasing Managers’ Index climbed to an 11-month high in July despite the stock-market selloff, in contrast to manufacturing-sector gauges.

Need a $3 Million Home Loan? J.P. Morgan Just Made It Easier

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J.P. Morgan Chase is lowering the minimum down payment and credit score for some big mortgages, as lenders vie to cater to borrowers in the high-end housing market.

Farmland Investments Take Root

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TIAA-CREF announced that it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland-investment partnership, part of a recent wave of cropland investments by institutional investors.

Disney Defends ESPN as Consumers Cut Cords

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A conference call to discuss Walt Disney Co.’s financial results Tuesday became a forceful defense of ESPN in an age of cable cord-cutting, reflecting Wall Street’s concerns about the brand’s future.

How Jeb Bush Spent His Years on Wall Street

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Former governor’s time at Lehman and Barclays sets him apart from other presidential hopefuls.

Google-Style Office Perks Go Mainstream

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Google-style offices and perks are catching on far outside Silicon Valley, as companies from insurance to pest control spend millions on free food and lavish amenities for workers.

Investors Check Into Hotel Sector

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Hotel sales world-wide are on a scorching pace for 2015 after totaling $42 billion in the first half.

Cloud-Computing Kingpins Slow to Adapt to Own Movement

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Services like Amazon, Google and Microsoft have the same worries as their customers: reliability and security.

MLB Tech Unit Wins NHL Streaming Business

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Major League Baseball’s technology arm has struck a deal to pay $600 million to the NHL for digital and television rights to its out-of-market games.

Investor Group Challenges Access to Companies' Boards

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A group of pension funds that has pushed companies to increase investors’ ability to choose board members is now taking issue with how companies have done it.

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