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.

Etsy Shares Fall as Expenses Hamper Results

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Etsy Inc., an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, saw its second-quarter loss sharply widened as higher expenses hampered results.

Don't Bank on Freddie's Guarantee

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Freddie Mac’s big profit masked small earnings in its core business.

Some Investors Bid High on Phoenix Office Market

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Despite relatively high office vacancy rates, some investors are starting to pay up for office buildings in midsize office markets such as Phoenix on the bet that vacancies will soon fall and rental rates will rise.

New Rule to Lift Veil on Tax Breaks

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The Governmental Accounting Standards Board will require government officials to show the value of property, sales and income taxes that have been waived under agreements with companies or other taxpayers.

Windows 10: We Answer Your Questions

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More than 14 million devices downloaded Windows 10 in its first day last week. We’ve heard from hundreds of readers asking about compatibility, cost and the risks of upgrading.

Obama Fed Pick Plans Unpaid Leave From Michigan Job

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Federal Reserve Board of Governors nominee Kathryn Dominguez said that if confirmed she plans to take an unpaid leave of absence from her job as a professor at the University of Michigan.

Travelers CEO Fishman Stepping Down, Will Be Succeeded by Schnitzer

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Travelers Cos. Inc. Chief Executive Jay S. Fishman is stepping down Dec. 1, handing over his job to Alan D. Schnitzer, who runs the company’s largest segment.

North Korea's Private Finance: No Banks but Lots of Loans

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As unauthorized private commerce has bolstered North Koreans’ incomes, an unregulated system of lending and currency exchange has also emerged in the reclusive country.

MLB Tech Unit Wins NHL Streaming Business

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Major League Baseball’s technology arm struck a $600 million deal with the NHL for digital and television rights to its out-of-market games, setting up MLB’s digital unit to become a bigger player in online video.

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