Global Stocks Try to Regain Footing

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U.S. stock markets rebounded Wednesday after falling sharply in the previous session on deepening worries about China.

FHA Offers Olive Branch to Hesitant Lenders

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The government is trying to coax banks back to making mortgage loans to risky borrowers, after a string of expensive disputes over a federal loan program led some banks to conclude it wasn’t worth the headaches.

The Moment When Humans Matter

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A string of messy market openings in recent weeks has reinvigorated a debate about the relative effectiveness of humans in the stock trade.

Market Bets Abound, but Where Are the Banks?

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As Wall Street brims with tales of hedge-fund fortunes made and lost amid recent market gyrations, banks have been stuck on the sidelines, hamstrung by postcrisis rules governing what risks they can take.

Uber Drivers' Suit Granted Class-Action Status

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A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit claiming Uber Technologies treats its drivers like employees without providing health benefits and paying for expenses normally covered by an employer.

Developer Shrugs off Vancouver Office-Space Glut

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A restriction enacted in Vancouver with the intent of stemming a loss of downtown commercial space has actually produced the opposite effect–it lately has spurred a bit too much office development.

Slumping Commodities Force Glencore to Make a Tough Trade

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Glencore is under fire because of its high debt levels relative to mining peers. It can free up cash in its trading business, but that raises the risk of denting its earnings power.

Private Sector Jobs Rise 190,000 in August, ADP Report Says

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Private-sector payrolls in August expanded at a more modest-than-expected clip, according to an employment survey released Wednesday.

U.S. Productivity Increases at 3.3% Pace in Second Quarter

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U.S. worker productivity advanced this spring, reflecting a bounce back in economic activity following a slow start to 2015.

Tesco Nears $7 Billion Korea Deal

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Retailer Tesco has chosen Asian private-equity firm MBK Partners as the preferred bidder to buy its South Korea retail operations, in a deal that could be worth up to $7 billion.

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