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As the French election heats up, investors, lawyers, and analysts are contemplating a once-obscure hypothetical question: would insurance against a default on the country's sovereign bonds pay out if it leaves the euro currency bloc?
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:25 pm
If Kraft Heinz Co. and Unilever PLC reach a deal to combine, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could be on the hook for at least $43 billion--and possibly much more.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 6:57 pm
Even the rich need to borrow
Posted: February 19, 2017, 4:58 pm
US casino operator could win big from deregulation
Posted: February 17, 2017, 5:32 pm
The rescue of Sharp by Hon Hai is not likely to be repeated at the Japanese group
Posted: February 17, 2017, 5:11 pm
The deal makes sense strategically and its logic rests on cost savings
Posted: February 17, 2017, 2:44 pm
This is unsettling but it will have little impact on success of the group’s products
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:10 am
A belated savings pledge is welcome — but scepticism about the venture remains
Posted: February 16, 2017, 5:12 pm
Limiting investors’ legal options is excusable, but there is a better way
Posted: February 16, 2017, 4:51 pm
Aerospace specialist needs to find clear flight path
Posted: February 16, 2017, 4:19 pm
Big-ticket acquisitions are off the agenda even as growth stalls
Posted: February 16, 2017, 12:37 pm
Plenty to worry about behind that sheen of quality
Posted: February 16, 2017, 10:58 am
WSJ: Real Time Economics
Losing a job can have devastating and long-lasting financial consequences, but new research suggests one factor that might help soften the blow for younger workers: living in the same neighborhood as mom and dad.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 11:58 am
A lot of economists aren’t factoring a U.S.-China trade war into their central forecasts, counting on the Trump administration to curb its sharpest protectionist tendencies. But what if it doesn't?
Posted: February 13, 2017, 12:02 pm
A declining number of work stoppages suggests strikes are a less effective tool for unions.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 12:02 pm
While most economists expect the economy to strengthen in the coming years, many are growing more concerned that international economic relations could go sour, according to a new WSJ survey of economists.
Posted: February 9, 2017, 3:46 pm
When the U.S. ended a guest-worker program in 1964, farmers responded not by raising wages, but by reducing their need for labor.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 8:09 pm
The rate at which people hop from job to job has improved in recent years but remains below the pace that was seen at the end of 2015.
Posted: February 7, 2017, 4:19 pm
What economists and analysts said Friday.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 4:17 pm
Behind the January jobs report: broader measures of unemployment, wage growth, labor force shifts, unemployment by race, unemployment by education and more.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 2:42 pm
Some key numbers from the January jobs report released Friday by the Labor Department.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 1:43 pm
The U.S. government on Friday releases its first major snapshot of the labor market of 2017—and the first of the Trump administration.
Posted: February 2, 2017, 6:36 pm
The American packaged food giant said on Friday that it had offered to acquire Unilever, but Unilever quickly rejected the deal.
Posted: February 19, 2017, 6:15 pm
The industry is embracing technology and finding new ways to pare the labor force. But as jobs go away, what of presidential promises to bring them back?
Posted: February 19, 2017, 5:35 pm
The outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks followed an out-there path toward wealth — and then took moves to protect it.
Posted: February 19, 2017, 5:01 am
The very rich may have too much of it, but if you stripped them of all their wealth, you would, in many cases, do more harm than good.
Posted: February 19, 2017, 5:01 am
With taxes rising, many Greeks are closing their books but, as they join a shadow economy, not their businesses.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 8:00 pm
The company’s founders say their format opens up investing to more people, although some say its business model may not be ideal.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 3:00 pm
‘Nice businesses’ can borrow money, the records show, despite the rules and regulations concerning Wall Street.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 12:00 pm
It has been a political issue for years. Now, President Trump wants to eliminate it, a move that would benefit the wealthy.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 11:00 am
As the parent company of Snapchat prepares for one of the most anticipated market debuts of the year, it tells its own story.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 1:42 am
The sordid details of a case in which R. Alexander Acosta, the new pick for labor secretary, agreed not to bring federal charges are set to air again.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 12:58 am