Equifax Gives Strong 2016 Forecast

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Equifax on Wednesday offered a strong outlook for 2016 after reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter results.

Prudential Earnings Fall on Higher Spending

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Prudential Financial reported a 12% decline in operating earnings in its fourth quarter, hurt by higher spending, though revenue declined less than Wall Street expected.

Fed Nods to Negative Rates, Hurdles and All

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen waded into fraught territory before Congress on Wednesday, suggesting the central bank could turn to negative interest rates in an economic downturn, despite legal and other uncertainties.

Twitter Posts Loss Amid Growth Woes

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As investors looked for signs of renewed growth at Twitter Inc. on Wednesday, the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report showed the beleaguered social media company needs more time.

Mylan Reaches $7.2 Billion Deal For Sweden's Meda

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Mylan said it has agreed to buy Swedish pharmaceutical company Meda for $7.2 billion in cash and stock, while the drug maker also reported slower-than-expected growth in its fourth quarter.

Cuomo Asks Regulators to Block KeyCorp's Acquisition of First Niagara

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked federal regulators to block KeyCorp’s proposed buyout of First Niagara and threatened legal action, saying the deal would be devastating for Upstate New York.

Amazon Outlines $5 Billion Stock-Buyback Plan

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Amazon.com Inc. said its board authorized the repurchase of as much as $5 billion of the online retailer’s stocks.

What Annoys Us Most About Gadgets and Apps in 2016

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Uber driver distraction, short battery life and other digital aggravations.

KKR Learns Harsh Lesson From Energy Bets

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KKR learned that oil and debt don’t mix after falling commodity prices doomed two of its biggest investments: the multibillion-dollar buyouts of power producer TXU and oil explorer Samson Resources.

Race Car Driver Scott Tucker Charged With Running Fraudulent Payday Lending Operation

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Federal prosecutors charged amateur race-car driver Scott Tucker and his attorney Wednesday with running a fraudulent payday lending operation that allegedly overcharged customers hundred of millions in undisclosed fees.

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