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John Ydstie

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Pharmaceutical Companies Pfizer, Allergan To Merge In $160 Billion Deal

Monday, November 23, 2015

U.S. drug giant Pfizer and its rival Allergan have agreed to merge in order to lower its corporate taxes, creating the world's largest pharmaceutical company by sales.

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U.S. Drug Giant Pfizer To Buy Ireland-Based Allergan

Monday, November 23, 2015

In one of the biggest health care mergers ever, Pfizer says it has clinched a deal to buy Allergan for over $150 billion. Pfizer says it plans to move its headquarters to Dublin to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Volkswagen Offers Cash, Vouchers To Defrauded Diesel Owners

Monday, November 09, 2015

The German automaker is starting the process of making amends with its U.S. customer base. The company is offering $1,000 in cash and vouchers to owners of diesel vehicles implicated in the emissions scandal.

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October Jobs Report Is Best Yet This Year

Friday, November 06, 2015

Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.

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Release Of Trade Agreement Text Stokes Debate Over TPP

Friday, November 06, 2015

Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.

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States To Face Challenges Enforcing Volkswagen Recall

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

There are nearly 500,000 diesel engine Volkswagen vehicles that will require a fix to bring them into compliance with U.S. air quality standards. It could be a challenge for states to...

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Small Investors To Fund Small Businesses On Internet Sites

Friday, October 30, 2015

This is different from Kickstarter, which facilitates gifts, not investments. On the new federally regulated sites, you'll be able to make an investment, although there's no guarantee it will pay off.

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SEC Approves New Rules For Startup Investing

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved new rules Friday that will allow people who are not accredited investors to take ownership stakes in startups.

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Want A Financial Adviser? Here Are Some Things To Look For

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Picking someone to help you plan for retirement can be challenging. The fees can add up quickly. But a good adviser can help protect you from your instincts when markets turn volatile.

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Volkswagen Announces Recall Of 8.5 Million Vehicles In Europe

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Volkswagen announced Thursday a fourth engineer has been suspended as it continues to investigate the decision to install emissions cheating software on 11 million vehicles. Company ...

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How VW's Drive To Be No. 1 May Have Put It In Reverse

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's "clean diesel" engine was key to its growth strategy. But top managers' quest to make Volkswagen the world's leading carmaker very likely sowed the seeds of the company's downfall, analysts say.

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Germans Worry Volkswagen's Problems Could Drag Down Country's Economy

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Following revelations that Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests, the automaker is anticipating a decline in sales. VW is cutting production and freezing hiring.

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As Cybercrime Proliferates, So Does Demand For Insurance Against It

Monday, October 12, 2015

Companies are clamoring for coverage against losses due to hackers. But insurance firms are being selective: The risk involved isn't well understood โ€” and the crimes themselves are evolving rapidly.

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Faith In Company Remains For Volkswagen Loyalists

Saturday, October 10, 2015

At the Volkswagen Enthusiasts Club in Wolfsburg, Germany, there is a great sense of disappointment that VW has been caught cheating. But many are confident the company will bounce back.

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Volkswagen Continues To Deal With Fallout From Emissions Cheating Scandal

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Volkswagen's board of directors appears to be moving quickly to identify and dismiss those responsible for the emissions cheating scandal. Reuters reports the first announcement could come Friday.

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Federal Reserve Officials Leave Interest Rates Steady

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Fed left interest rates unchanged โ€” citing actions abroad that could have a negative effect on U.S. growth. A majority of policymakers predict a hike in interest rates by the end of this year.

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Fed Cites Global Concerns In Vote To Leave Interest Rates Unchanged

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Citing concerns about developments overseas, the Federal Reserve voted to leave interest rates unchanged Thursday. Many had expected the Fed to raise the federal funds rate by a quarter-point.

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Fed To Begin Closely Watch 2-Day Meeting On Interest Rates

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's been nine years since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. The Fed begins a two-day meeting on Wednesday to decide whether its time to raise rates.

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When Cyber Fraud Hits Businesses, Banks May Not Offer Protection

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cyberthieves steal hundreds of millions of dollars a year from the bank accounts of U.S. businesses. Many business owners are surprised to find out their bank is not obliged to make them whole.

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August Jobless Data To Influence Fed's Decision On Hiking Interest Rates

Friday, September 04, 2015

The monthly jobs report could tip the balance for the Federal Reserve. Policymakers are weighing whether to raise the Fed's official interest rates later this month.

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