Total Shrugs Off Weaker Oil Prices

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French oil major Total said aggressive cost-cutting and an increase in oil output helped offset the fallout from the collapse in the price of oil on its bottom line.

Gilead: the Apple of the Biotech World

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Gilead faces short-term challenges as its hepatitis C franchise slows. But the stock is a rare example of biotech value.

Merchants File Challenge to $6 Billion Settlement with Visa, MasterCard

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Lawyers representing roughly 100 merchants late Tuesday night formally notified MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc. that they believe a $6 billion class-action antitrust settlement should be thrown out due to the discovery that opposing lawyers in the case exchanged confidential information, according to people familiar with the matter.

Shares of Japan Parts Makers Slip in Smartphone Slowdown

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Share prices of Japanese electronics-parts and machinery suppliers plunged on concerns over a slump in demand from mobile-phone makers and China’s economic slowdown.

Nintendo Scores Profit; No Word on Successor to Iwata

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Nintendo swung to a first-quarter profit but didn’t provide an update on who will succeed Satoru Iwata, who died of cancer earlier this month, as president.

Investors Need to Check Peugeot's Speed

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Peugeot has done well in cutting costs and maintaining pricing discipline. But the outlook is getting tougher for the French carmaker.

Barclays Returns More Mysterious Than Bankable

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Barclays was expected to explain how it will hit higher return targets in its latest set of results, but detail is still lacking.

Bayer Profit Rises on Healthy Currency Effects

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German pharmaceutical group Bayer reported a 21% rise in net profit for the second quarter of 2015, boosted by favorable currency effects and earnings growth in all three business areas.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip in June

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A forward-looking indicator of home sales slipped in June, but remained well above year-ago levels, a sign the housing market is stabilizing.

The Newest Job in Sports: Videogame Coach

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The growing money and fame in videogame tournaments over the past several years has hatched a field of coaches and other professionals who want in.

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