ECB Moves a Step Closer to BOJ
ECB President Mario Draghi has taken another step toward more asset purchases. As in Japan, the currency is the big target.
China Rate Cut Surprises, Doesn't Overwhelm
Beijing blinked. That doesn’t mean the view of China’s economy has all of a sudden gotten much clearer.
Intel Shows What It Has Inside
By raising its dividend and giving more buoyant guidance on revenue growth, Intel has given investors reason to stick around after the stock’s recent run.
Kotak Mahindra Lands Nice Price for ING's India Bank
Kotak Mahindra’s has launched an all-stock bid for ING’s Indian bank. If consummated, it gives Kotak an affordable way to expand quickly.
Cooler Heads at FireEye
A shifting business model has spooked FireEye’s investors. But the cybersecurity firm is moving in the right direction.
Muddy Waters Nudges Superb Summit off Cliff's Edge
Muddy Waters latest China target is little known Superb Summit International. Whether or not the short seller’s accounting allegations bear out, the forestry and coal company was already overvalued.
Technip Explores New Terrain With CGG Bid
Consolidation in the oil-field services sector is expected as companies try to protect themselves in a downturn. But Technip’s takeover approach to CGG smacks of expansion, not defense
Wanted: Dance Partners for Bank Merger Ball
Hopes for a wave of bank mergers continue to founder because while there are plenty of potential buyers, sellers are a rarer breed.
With Cheap Fuel, America's Tank Is Half Full
Ahead of the Tape: The windfall from the sharp drop in energy prices isn’t being felt evenly throughout the U.S. economy.
Miners' Iron-Ore Pain Comes With Aussie Twist
A tumbling iron-ore price puts pressure on earnings at miners such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. And the strength of the Australian dollar will only exacerbate that.
Germany Leads Eurozone Limp Toward 2015
Another month, another disappointing set of Eurozone PMIs. The subdued German economy continues to be a concern.
Netflix, Amazon Have the Measure of TV
Nielsen’s move to begin measuring content from Netflix and Amazon could expose the damage media companies appear to have done to their TV ratings by licensing content online.
Playing Hot Potato With Fannie, Freddie
Hopes for an easy end to the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were dashed by Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mel Watt Wednesday.
For GameStop, Secondhand Is Grand
Ahead of the Tape: The videogame retailer’s lucrative preowned-game business should help it silence naysayers when it reports quarterly results.
The Big Business of Small Wage Gains
With large companies’ share of employment growing, fewer businesses are competing for workers. That may be making it harder to ask for a raise.
Costs Cuts Still the Key for Broker ICAP
ICAP has added more strings to its bow in recent years. But these still aren’t covering up the fact that its core business is sagging.
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