Gap's Margins Narrow

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Gap joined a number of other specialty retailers in reporting narrower margins for its second quarter, while lower expenses helped buoy the company's bottom line.

With Rates Low, Firms Near Borrowing Record

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U.S. corporate-bond issuance is hurtling toward a record for the third consecutive year, as companies take advantage of a surprising interest-rate decline to stock up on cash.

Central Bankers Wrestle With Easy Money

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Central bankers gathering for the Jackson Hole conference confront a global economy that has once again disappointed, leaving them reluctant in some places and unable in others to turn off spigots of easy money.

Faced With Grisly Images, Twitter Walks Fine Line

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The social-media site scrambled to remove images of a U.S. journalist's beheading while maintaining its dedication to freedom of expression.

Hyundai Union Workers to Stage Partial Strike

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Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor decided to partially walk off the job Friday, threatening to disrupt output at South Korea's largest auto maker for a third straight year.

New Coffee Brewer Tests Keurig CEO's Recipe

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Keurig is rolling out a new version of its coffee brewer, marking the first major product launch under CEO Brian Kelley, who pressed his engineers to develop a machine that could brew both versions of its coffee pods.

Inversions Push Falls to Treasury's Tax Man

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Mark J. Mazur, the Obama administration's point man in the effort to deter U.S. companies from restructuring overseas to avoid taxes, is a career government economist known for his loosened neckties, Pez dispensers and sweeping grasp of the U.S. tax code.

Coolpad Eyes Overseas Expansion, Considers Acquisitions

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After overtaking Samsung to become the third-largest smartphone maker in China, Coolpad -- a brand little known outside of the country -- is now setting its sights overseas.

RBC Weighs Opening Bank to More Risk

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Royal Bank of Canada is facing a conundrum about one of its fastest-growing businesses: when to apply the brakes. Earnings from the bank's capital-markets business are bumping up against a self-imposed limit that is key to the risk control on which Canada's banks built their reputation.

Al Gore Had Doubts Over Sale to Al Jazeera

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Al Gore had "serious reservations" about selling Current TV to Al Jazeera but overcame them because he believed the U.S. was likely to influence the broadcaster and foster understanding, court papers say.

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