Stock headwinds persist despite rebound from tough start

A quick glance at the year-to-date performance of the Dow (+0.5%) and S&P 500 (-0.4%) camouflages what had been the worst-ever start to a year for stocks. But with Wall

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Is Microsoft in the Yahoo bidding hunt?

Microsoft (MSFT) is in preliminary talks with private equity firms about helping finance a bid to buy embattled Internet company Yahoo (YHOO), according to media reports. Private equity executives approached

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Hotel battle heats up: China’s Anbang raises offer for Starwood to $13.9B

The jockeying for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide continues. A group of investors, led by Chinese insurer Anbang, has raised its offer to buy the hotel operator to about $13.9

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China takes control of global silver prices

China has been an unofficial price-setter for most metals over the past decade. And this week, the country became an official participant in setting prices for one of the world’s

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Apple-FBI duel is playing big at SXSW

From President Obama’s answer to a question on the topic following his keynote speech Friday, to an excoriated rebuke from U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today, the privacy-vs.-national security debate

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Deutsche Bank cuts bonuses 17%, cites ‘challenging’ times

Deutsche Bank cut bonuses 17% last year, citing a “challenging” 2015. The bank also warned that 2016 is off to a rocky start due to continued financial volatility. The German

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