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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.
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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.

AT&T Not Out of the Legal Woods Yet

The Justice Department’s appeal of a judge’s decision to allow AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner is highly unusual, but the odds of it achieving at least a partial victory aren’t trivial. That may only affect future deals, but there is a possibility of b
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AT&T Not Out of the Legal Woods Yet

The Justice Department’s appeal of a judge’s decision to allow AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner is highly unusual, but the odds of it achieving at least a partial victory aren’t trivial. That may only affect future deals, but there is a possibility of blowback for AT&T as well.

CBS Analysts Aren't Clueless---They're Feckless

When analysts failed to ask questions about sexual harassment allegations on CBS’s conference call, it showed how badly their role is still misunderstood.
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CBS Analysts Aren't Clueless---They're Feckless

When analysts failed to ask questions about sexual harassment allegations on CBS’s conference call, it showed how badly their role is still misunderstood.

Bonds Need to Catch Up on the News

The bond-market tide may be on the turn. After weeks of inaction, 10-year Treasury yields are eyeing 3% once more. Continued momentum in the global economy could lead yields higher still.
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Bonds Need to Catch Up on the News

The bond-market tide may be on the turn. After weeks of inaction, 10-year Treasury yields are eyeing 3% once more. Continued momentum in the global economy could lead yields higher still.

Facebook's Terrible Timing and Why a Trade Deal Matters for Tech Stocks

Many tech companies were seen as immune from trade tensions, but Facebook released a worrying outlook just as that benefit may wane.
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Facebook's Terrible Timing and Why a Trade Deal Matters for Tech Stocks

Many tech companies were seen as immune from trade tensions, but Facebook released a worrying outlook just as that benefit may wane.

China Stimulates Again, but Don't Expect Fireworks

China analysts have spent the past three months arguing about whether Beijing will stimulate the economy as growth slows. The answer is now apparent, but what does that mean for markets?
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China Stimulates Again, but Don't Expect Fireworks

China analysts have spent the past three months arguing about whether Beijing will stimulate the economy as growth slows. The answer is now apparent, but what does that mean for markets?