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Twitter Lightens its Load

Twitter is proving that smaller may be better, even in social media, as purging users makes Twitter’s advertising business more healthy.
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Twitter Lightens its Load

Twitter is proving that smaller may be better, even in social media, as purging users makes Twitter’s advertising business more healthy.

Amazon Fails to Deliver

The company’s 15% growth is a significant number for a business generating more than $200 billion in annual sales, but it is not the kind of growth its investors have been banking on.
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Amazon Fails to Deliver

The company’s 15% growth is a significant number for a business generating more than $200 billion in annual sales, but it is not the kind of growth its investors have been banking on.

Consumer Giants' Have an Emerging Market Problem

Big footprints in emerging markets are often considered the crown jewels of European consumer-products giants like Nestlé and Unilever. But the downside is apparent.
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Consumer Giants' Have an Emerging Market Problem

Big footprints in emerging markets are often considered the crown jewels of European consumer-products giants like Nestlé and Unilever. But the downside is apparent.

Hope Floats for Offshore Oil Drillers

The merger of Ensco and Rowan makes sense, but the rally in their shares so far this year is premature because there is no sign of improving rates for their rigs this year or next, despite higher crude prices.
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Hope Floats for Offshore Oil Drillers

The merger of Ensco and Rowan makes sense, but the rally in their shares so far this year is premature because there is no sign of improving rates for their rigs this year or next, despite higher crude prices.

Florence Is a Tragedy for Homeowners, Not Insurers

People in the Carolinas are about to rediscover the difference between the damage a storm causes and what is covered by insurance. While wind damage is well covered by insurers, flood damage is absent from most policies.
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Florence Is a Tragedy for Homeowners, Not Insurers

People in the Carolinas are about to rediscover the difference between the damage a storm causes and what is covered by insurance. While wind damage is well covered by insurers, flood damage is absent from most policies.

Jack Ma's Retirement Is a Sign Alibaba's Heyday May Have Passed

Despite the fabled co-founder’s retirement, Jack Ma will still have influence at Alibaba. But the real question for investors is whether his departure means the company’s best days are behind it.
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Jack Ma's Retirement Is a Sign Alibaba's Heyday May Have Passed

Despite the fabled co-founder’s retirement, Jack Ma will still have influence at Alibaba. But the real question for investors is whether his departure means the company’s best days are behind it.

Deutsche Bank Won't Be Sad to Lose This Big Shareholder

The bank’s stock price is likely to remain under pressure as Chinese conglomerate HNA prepares to sell its 7.6% stake. But short-term pain should give way to a better longer-term foundation for the stock.
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Deutsche Bank Won't Be Sad to Lose This Big Shareholder

The bank’s stock price is likely to remain under pressure as Chinese conglomerate HNA prepares to sell its 7.6% stake. But short-term pain should give way to a better longer-term foundation for the stock.

Meituan Dianping Is Delivering an Overpriced IPO

The food-delivery company has a highly successful app but makes no profit. A $55 billion valuation looks a stretch, especially at a bad time for Chinese tech stocks.
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Meituan Dianping Is Delivering an Overpriced IPO

The food-delivery company has a highly successful app but makes no profit. A $55 billion valuation looks a stretch, especially at a bad time for Chinese tech stocks.

Why Markets Rallied on Trump's Trade Deal

The bilateral trade deal with Mexico and any subsequent agreement with Canada may create some frictions for companies and consumers, but it is a relief compared to what might have been.
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Why Markets Rallied on Trump's Trade Deal

The bilateral trade deal with Mexico and any subsequent agreement with Canada may create some frictions for companies and consumers, but it is a relief compared to what might have been.

App Tax a Hard One to Beat

Apple and Google’s app store commissions form a lucrative revenue stream that most app developers can’t sidestep in the way Netflix is attempting. That could spur regulators to take a closer look.
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App Tax a Hard One to Beat

Apple and Google’s app store commissions form a lucrative revenue stream that most app developers can’t sidestep in the way Netflix is attempting. That could spur regulators to take a closer look.

Xiaomi's Founder Gets Closer to a Winning Bet

Lei Jun, founder of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, just enjoyed one of the biggest paydays in global corporate history. He could be in for another jackpot soon.
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Xiaomi's Founder Gets Closer to a Winning Bet

Lei Jun, founder of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, just enjoyed one of the biggest paydays in global corporate history. He could be in for another jackpot soon.

H&M May Never Catch Up

The world’s second-largest fashion chain by sales has fallen behind as consumers have moved online. Despite a big decline, the stock hasn’t priced in the new reality.
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H&M May Never Catch Up

The world’s second-largest fashion chain by sales has fallen behind as consumers have moved online. Despite a big decline, the stock hasn’t priced in the new reality.

Videogames' Epic Shootout Coming This Fall

This fall the industry will launch a series of major first-person shooters, while “Fortnite” is poised to begin a new season. That may prove to be a bit too much action for some game publishers.
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Videogames' Epic Shootout Coming This Fall

This fall the industry will launch a series of major first-person shooters, while “Fortnite” is poised to begin a new season. That may prove to be a bit too much action for some game publishers.

Abbott Labs Is a Rare Growth Story in Health Care

The reason to buy shares in Abbott Labs is simple:The company is growing its top line faster than just about any health-care company of comparable size and since it doesn’t sell pharmaceuticals in the U.S., it is relatively insulated from regulatory risk.
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Abbott Labs Is a Rare Growth Story in Health Care

The reason to buy shares in Abbott Labs is simple:The company is growing its top line faster than just about any health-care company of comparable size and since it doesn’t sell pharmaceuticals in the U.S., it is relatively insulated from regulatory risk.