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Housing Market Slow to Hit Its Spring Stride

WSJ.com What's News US - 5 hours 43 min ago
A flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market's spring selling season is getting off to a slow start.

Apple's iPhone 6 Might Retail for $299 With a Contract

Apple has reportedly been approaching its smartphone partners about increasing the price with a two-year contract of some iteration (or maybe all iterations) of the next iPhone.






China's Growth Slows

WSJ.com What's News US - 6 hours 18 min ago
China's gross domestic product growth slipped in the first quarter to its slowest level in 18 months as the world's second-largest economy continued to downshift.

Rolls-Royce, Daimler Price Stake at $3.3 Billion

WSJ.com What's News US - 6 hours 24 min ago
Rolls-Royce and Daimler have valued the German auto maker's 50% interest in their joint venture at $3.36 billion.

Deflation Threat Spreads in Europe

WSJ.com What's News US - 6 hours 28 min ago
European Union consumer prices rose at the slowest pace for more than four years in the 12 months to March, indicating that falling inflation rates are a problem for economies throughout the continent, and not just those that share the euro.

RSA Insurance's U.K. Chief Resigns

WSJ.com What's News US - 6 hours 28 min ago
Stephen Hester's efforts to turn around of RSA Insurance continued, with the insurer announcing that the head of its U.K. and Western Europe business had agreed to resign.

Metso Rejects Weir Approach

WSJ.com What's News US - 6 hours 33 min ago
Finland's Metso has rejected Scottish rival Weir's proposal to merge the two engineering companies, saying the deal isn't in the best interests of its shareholders and it remains confident of its prospects as a stand-alone company.

China Data Lifts European Shares

WSJ.com What's News US - 6 hours 36 min ago
Shares rise in early trading in Europe after stronger-than-expected growth data out of China offset market jitters over an escalation of tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Eni Chief Navigated 'Difficult' Terrain

WSJ.com What's News US - 7 hours 12 min ago
By proposing to remove the chief executive of Italian oil giant Eni, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is pushing aside one of Italy's most resilient and politically connected businessmen.

U.K. Unemployment Falls Below BOE Threshold

WSJ.com What's News US - 7 hours 16 min ago
U.K. unemployment fell in February below a threshold set by the Bank of England, official data showed, a fall that will prompt officials to reassess their interest-rate stance next month.

Credit Suisse Profit Misses Forecasts

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 11 min ago
Credit Suisse delivered a disappointing profit figure for the first quarter as the Swiss lender was weighed down by the performance of its investment bank.

Danone's Sales Decline

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 27 min ago
Danone reported a 5.2% drop in first-quarter sales, weighed down by unfavorable foreign-exchange movements in some key emerging markets and as the group's turnaround in the crucial Chinese market take time.

China Shipbuilder Says Property Developer Defaulted on Loan

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 34 min ago
Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine Corp. said a property developer in Nanjing has failed to repay a 105.4 million yuan ($16.9 million) loan including interest.

Tesco Profit Falls

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 49 min ago
Tesco posted its second consecutive fall in full-year profit as the U.K. retailing giant continued to struggle at home and abroad.

Burberry Sees Currencies Weighing on Profit

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 50 min ago
Luxury clothing company Burberry Group reported a rise in second-half sales, helped by online growth, but said it expects currency movements to hurt profit.

Mt. Gox Files for Liquidation

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 54 min ago
Defunct bitcoin exchange has given up its plan to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated, people familiar with the situation say.

GEA Sells Heat Exchanger Business Worth $1.8 Billion

WSJ.com What's News US - 10 hours 57 min ago
German food processing machine maker GEA sold its heat exchangers business to funds advised by private-equity firm Triton Advisers.

Growth Rose 7.4% in First Quarter, China Reports

NYT > Business - 12 hours 6 min ago
The year-on-year growth was the slowest since the third quarter of 2012.






When Spine Implants Cause Paralysis, Who Is to Blame?

WSJ.com What's News US - 12 hours 26 min ago
More than 100 patients have experienced partial or permanent paralysis in recent years after having spinal-cord stimulators inserted in their backs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.

Intel's Mobile Group Loses Over $3 Billion in 2013

Yes, Intel's mobile group is losing its shirt, but it's necessary for long-term success.






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