McDonald’s, KFC Look to Get Faster in China

McDonald’s, KFC Look to Get Faster in China

McDonald’s and Yum Brands are looking to add digital options to win back business after a rough year in the critical Chinese market.

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Regulators Probe Marketing of Hot Private Tech Shares

Regulators Probe Marketing of Hot Private Tech Shares

Securities regulators have launched a broad investigation into whether hedge funds and other investors are improperly selling hot private technology stocks amid a boom in the trading of such shares.

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Sequels Short on Box-Office Fireworks

Sequels Short on Box-Office Fireworks

In Hollywood, many have long believed that the only thing more American than apple pie are sequels like “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Gensisys.” But moviegoers had a different opinion this Independence Day weekend.

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Greeks Reject Creditors’ Bailout Terms

Greeks Reject Creditors’ Bailout Terms

Greeks overwhelmingly voted against their international creditors’ conditions for further bailout aid, in a result that could push the country closer to bankruptcy and an exit from the euro.

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Oil, Commodities Tumble on Greek Vote

Oil, Commodities Tumble on Greek Vote

Risk aversion dominated energy and commodity markets in Asian trade as prices fell sharply on heightened fears of Greece’s exit from the eurozone.

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With Students Away, Colleges Try a New Course

With Students Away, Colleges Try a New Course

Eager to bolster their bottom lines, small colleges over the summer are pitching their campuses as prime destinations for sports camps, corporate team-building retreats and lavish wedding parties.

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Billionaire Stock Picker Picks a Tough Week to Return

Billionaire Stock Picker Picks a Tough Week to Return

Taxi-driver-turned-art-collector Liu Yiqian, who made most of his billions trading stocks, jumped back into the Shanghai market with some $160 million this week.

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Airlines’ New Normal: More Seats, Fewer Flights

Airlines’ New Normal: More Seats, Fewer Flights

Using an industry technique known as “upgauging,” airlines increase capacity by adding seats on existing jets and replacing smaller planes with larger ones.

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Get Ready to Weather the Price of El Niño

Get Ready to Weather the Price of El Niño

The return of the El Niño weather phenomenon is forcing agricultural commodity players, from wheat farmers in Australia to traders in Singapore, to prepare for low crop yields and heightened price volatility.

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Hedge Funds With Greek Holdings Face Uncertain Wait

Hedge Funds With Greek Holdings Face Uncertain Wait

Hedge funds managers with exposure to Greek stocks and warrants face an uncertain wait ahead of Sunday’s referendum, after being unable to get their money back or easily value their funds this week.

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Buffett Re-Examines Reinsurance

Buffett Re-Examines Reinsurance

The obscure business of reinsurance has always been one of Warren Buffett’s favorite money makers, but a changing landscape has led his Berkshire Hathaway to adjust its strategy.

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Casio Bets on a Watch That Is Smart

Casio Bets on a Watch That Is Smart

The Japanese watchmaker, under a new president, looks to enter the smartwatch fray, four decades after it introduced its first digital wristwatch.

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Brazil Antitrust Agency Investigating Banks for Suspected Rate Manipulation

Brazil Antitrust Agency Investigating Banks for Suspected Rate Manipulation

Brazil’s antitrust agency is investigating banking giants HSBC Holdings PLC, Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and others on suspicion of forming a cartel to manipulate the exchange rate of the Brazilian currency, the real.

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Intel President James to Leave

Intel President James to Leave

Intel Corp. said President Renée James is stepping down, one of several management changes as CEO Brian Krzanich shakes up the chip maker.

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Ford Recalls 432,000 Cars Over Software Problem

Ford Recalls 432,000 Cars Over Software Problem

Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep the cars from shutting off.

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