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Yen Surges Again as Investors Rush to Safe-Haven Assets

Yen Surges Again as Investors Rush to Safe-Haven Assets

The yen rose sharply Thursday, compounding its recent gains as investors poured into the asset widely seen as a safe haven amid continued turmoil in global financial markets.

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Tesla Earnings: Why They Aren’t Built for Speed

Tesla Earnings: Why They Aren’t Built for Speed

Lofty forecasts gave Tesla stock a big boost. Bringing hopes to fruition will be much trickier.

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Uber Gears Up for French Court Battle

Uber Gears Up for French Court Battle

Two top executives at Uber will face criminal charges in France on Thursday, in an emblematic battle for the car hailing company in a market that is one of its biggest but also one of its most fraught.

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Why Twitter May Have to Look Beyond User Growth

Why Twitter May Have to Look Beyond User Growth

Twitter’s fourth-quarter results highlight the challenge it faces when it comes to restarting user growth.

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Qihoo 360-Led Consortium Makes $1.2 Billion Offer for Opera Software

Qihoo 360-Led Consortium Makes $1.2 Billion Offer for Opera Software

A consortium of Chinese investors including security software firm Qihoo 360 Technology has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to buy Norwegian browser maker Opera Software.

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Facebook’s Global Web Goals Run Into Political Hurdles

Facebook’s Global Web Goals Run Into Political Hurdles

India’s decision to ban programs that offer access to a limited set of websites and apps, including Facebook’s Free Basics service, raises questions about the social-media site’s effort to expand Internet use in developing countries.

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Why Twitter Should Eyeball Yahoo’s Past

Why Twitter Should Eyeball Yahoo’s Past

As Twitter gets set to report earnings, investors hope the microblogging service can learn a thing or two from Yahoo.

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The Search to Fix Password Overload

The Search to Fix Password Overload

Bothersome passwords are the bane of the digital world. Technologists trying to put an end to your password problems are turning to the smartphone. Photo: iStock

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Google CEO Gets Equity Award of $199 Million

Google CEO Gets Equity Award of $199 Million

Alphabet Inc. granted Sundar Pichai, chief executive of the company’s main Google business, an equity award valued at $199 million, making him one of the world’s highest-paid executives.

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Japan Slowly Opens the Door to the Sharing Economy

Japan Slowly Opens the Door to the Sharing Economy

A country in which a premium is placed on privacy, Japan is beginning to open up to the sharing economy and its government is moving to ease home-sharing restrictions.

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Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

The technology sector is getting buffeted on multiple fronts. Relief could be a long time coming.

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Eat Smart, Even if You’re Eating Late

Eat Smart, Even if You’re Eating Late

The timing of your meal is less important than maintaining a balanced diet all day long.

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Indian Regulator Effectively Bans Facebook’s Free Basics Service

Indian Regulator Effectively Bans Facebook’s Free Basics Service

India’s telecommunications regulator issued rules requiring companies to charge the same price for access to any website.

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Corporate Credit: Less Than Angelic

Corporate Credit: Less Than Angelic

Companies’ credit ratings are starting to feel the strain. Watch out for more downgrades to junk in the coming months.

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Slowdown in Funding Takes Bite Out of India’s Startups

Slowdown in Funding Takes Bite Out of India’s Startups

Investors in India’s tech startups are becoming more discerning and tightfisted. As a result, startups raised $959 million in the final three months of 2015, roughly half of what they raised in the last quarter of the previous year.

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