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U.S. Government Bonds Extend Rally on Coronavirus Concerns

U.S. Government Bonds Extend Rally on Coronavirus Concerns

U.S. government bond yields dropped to their lowest levels in months Monday, spurred by investors’ flight to safer assets as…
Sallie Mae’s Loan Plan Gets an ‘A’

Sallie Mae’s Loan Plan Gets an ‘A’

New loan-accounting rules may be arcane, but investors are learning fast. Starting this year, big U.S. lenders must set aside…
American Airlines, Starbucks, Netflix: Stocks That Defined the Week

American Airlines, Starbucks, Netflix: Stocks That Defined the Week

American Airlines Group Inc. AAL -4.03% Worries about a mysterious pneumonia-like virus are circulating through the airline industry as more…
Xerox Finds a Hostile Way to Get Friendly

Xerox Finds a Hostile Way to Get Friendly

A new HP board handpicked by Xerox and its chief backer Carl Icahn likely would be more amenable to a…
Xerox to Nominate as Many as 11 Directors to HP Board

Xerox to Nominate as Many as 11 Directors to HP Board

Xerox Holdings Corp. XRX -3.48% is preparing to nominate as many as 11 directors to HP Inc.’s HPQ -0.05% board,…
Moody’s Downgrades Protest-Torn Hong Kong

Moody’s Downgrades Protest-Torn Hong Kong

HONG KONG—Moody’s downgraded Hong Kong’s credit rating on Monday, slashing its assessment on the Asian financial center and blaming the…
Global Banks Rush Back Into Repo Markets

Global Banks Rush Back Into Repo Markets

Global banks’ use of funding from markets rather than from customer deposits has grown rapidly in recent years, mostly in…
JPMorgan Chase, FedEx, Alphabet: Stocks That Defined the Week

JPMorgan Chase, FedEx, Alphabet: Stocks That Defined the Week

JPMorgan Chase JPM 0.69% & Co. America’s biggest banks are churning out big profits—and that’s a good sign for the…
Treasury to Issue New 20-Year Bond in First Half of 2020

Treasury to Issue New 20-Year Bond in First Half of 2020

The government has been looking for ways to attract additional investment, as budget analysts expect years of continued growth in…
Goldman Profit Falls as Bank Braces for 1MDB Fine

Goldman Profit Falls as Bank Braces for 1MDB Fine

Eight years ago, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bankers sold bonds on behalf of a little-known Malaysian investment fund. On Wednesday,…
China’s Yuan Rallies After U.S. Drops Currency-Manipulator Label

China’s Yuan Rallies After U.S. Drops Currency-Manipulator Label

China’s currency strengthened to its strongest level since July in offshore trading, after the U.S. removed the country from a…
What You Don’t Know About Drug Trials Can Hurt You (and Your Portfolio)

What You Don’t Know About Drug Trials Can Hurt You (and Your Portfolio)

Navigating the world of clinical trials is more art than science. The stakes are high for patients, companies and investors:…
U.S. Stocks Rise to Start Holiday-Shortened Week

U.S. Stocks Rise to Start Holiday-Shortened Week

A jump in Boeing shares drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a new record Monday. The blue-chip index added…
Do Negative Rates Work? Yes, but Not by Much

Do Negative Rates Work? Yes, but Not by Much

Federal Reserve policy makers opposed to taking interest rates negative in the next recession might take comfort from the end…
An $809 Car Payment, a $660 Income: How Dealers Make the Math Work

An $809 Car Payment, a $660 Income: How Dealers Make the Math Work

When Mirna López bought a used 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in May, she got a car loan with a monthly payment…
China’s Yuan Regains Strength, Pointing to Smoother Year Ahead

China’s Yuan Regains Strength, Pointing to Smoother Year Ahead

After a roller-coaster year, China’s yuan looks set for a steadier 2020. In recent days, China’s currency has firmed to…
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