Dollar General: Why This Buck Goes a Long Way

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Dollar General has more than held its own nearly a year after Dollar Tree completed its deal for Family Dollar.

IPO Hurdles Hurt China's Tech Startup Valuations

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China Circuit columnist Li Yuan writes that Chinese entrepreneurs and investors fear that the government is now less open to startups going public domestically than it was a year ago.

Exxon, Chevron Shareholders Reject Climate-Change Stress Tests

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Shareholders at Exxon Mobil and Chevron narrowly voted down resolutions calling for stress tests to determine the risk that efforts to curb climate change pose to their businesses.

Alibaba Discloses SEC Probe of Its Accounting Practices

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China’s biggest e-commerce company said it is cooperating with the SEC and that the commission told it a request for information shouldn’t be taken as an indication of any violation of securities law.

Craving More Growth, Walgreens Dismissed Its Doubts About Theranos

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The drugstore chain made a blood-testing deal without fully validating the startup’s technology, worrying that Elizabeth Holmes might balk if Walgreens pushed too hard.

Profiting From Politics Proves Challenging for Startups

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Some of the top digital, fundraising and analytics companies on both sides of the U.S. political divide have tried to parlay their campaign skills into for-profit enterprises, but finding the right business model isn’t easy.

Alibaba SEC Probe: The Red Flags Fly Higher

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Alibaba’s revelation that it is being investigated for accounting practices hammers home for investors risks about the company.

India's Narendra Modi Defends Efforts to Shake Up Economy

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on critics who accuse him of failing to pursue “big bang” measures to revamp his economy, saying he has set a path for accelerated growth that India’s states now need to help navigate.

Insurers Seek Big Premium Boosts

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Big health plans stung by losses in the first few years of the U.S. health law’s implementation are seeking hefty premium increases for individual plans sold through insurance exchanges in more than a dozen states.

Hewlett Packard and Microsoft: Why Focus Is In, Scale Is Out

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Downsizing at big tech companies is a cautionary tale that size doesn’t always win.

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