Amazon: Can't Buy Back Investor Love

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Amazon’s $5 billion stock-buyback program may not be such a positive thing for investors.

Rio Tinto Posts Loss, Warns on Dividend

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The mining giant lowered its dividend and slumped to an annual loss, effectively conceding it had misread the strength of China’s commodities demand, signaling a new era of diminished returns for mining investors.

Middle-East Investors Unlikely to Play White Knight Again for European Banks

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Sovereign-wealth funds from the oil-rich Middle East often played the white knight for ailing banks during the financial crisis. But these deep-pocketed investors are unlikely to ride to their rescue again if capital is needed.

Oil Glut: What Storage Signals Mean for Prices

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A gusher of oil at Cushing, the delivery point for the U.S. benchmark crude-futures contract, has put extreme pressure on prices this week.

Hedge Funds See Selloff in European Bank Stocks as Buying Opportunity

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The massive selloff in European bank stocks and bonds is overdone and presents a “phenomenal” buying opportunity, according to some of Europe’s top hedge-fund managers.

Fed's Inflation Woes Have a Foreign Accent

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Friday’s report on import prices is expected to put additional pressure on inflation, further complicating the Fed’s plans.

What's Going On in the Markets? 5 Theories to Explain the Chaos

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Price moves across asset classes and the rise of volatility have left investors grasping for an overarching thesis, leading to the rise of multiple explanations.

From Prudential to MetLife, Insurance Stocks Are Reeling Today

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Life-insurance stocks fell sharply again as worries mount about the pain of plunging oil prices and the possibility that low interest rates won’t go away as fast as expected.

Pepsi Posts Higher Profit, Downbeat Outlook

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PepsiCo Inc. said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit surged 31%, but Chief Executive Indra Nooyi issued a sobering warning that continuing overseas turmoil could upend the U.S. economy.

Total Trims Loss, Cuts Capital Spending

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French oil major Total said its net loss narrowed in the fourth quarter after it booked fewer write-downs than a year earlier.

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