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Kill Quarterly Reporting Some Investors Ring Alarm Bells

NEW YORK – Less reporting by U.S. corporations could put shareholders in the dark, allow companies to drift off course and even make U.S. stocks less attractive...

Russian Oil Industry Would Weather Us Bill From Hell

MOSCOW – Stiff new U.S. sanctions against Russia would only have a limited impact on its oil industry because it has drastically reduced its reliance on Western...

Italy Bridge Collapse The Financial Facts Behind The Fury

MILAN – Italy’s anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels...

Express Scripts Staking Out Million-dollar Gene Therapies

– Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX.O) built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly...

Saudi Fund May Only Play Minor Part In Musks 72 Billion Tesla Plan Bankers

RIYADH – Elon Musk told investors this week that “obviously, the Saudi sovereign fund has more than enough capital needed” to finance taking Tesla...

Express Scripts Staking Out Million Dollar Gene Therapies

– Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX.O) built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly...

From Laboratory In Far West Chinas Surveillance State Spreads Quietly

BEIJING – Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by...

Japans Don Quijote Rides High On Rule-breaking Reputation

TOKYO – Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd (7532.T) was once the industry’s enfant terrible, overturning standard retail practices with...

Brazils Farmers Dump Sugar For Soy As Trade War Boosts Chinese Demand

ITAÍ, Brazil – Last year, Brazilian farmer Gustavo Lopes sized up his sugarcane plantation against his soybean fields. He looked at global trends, including...

Japans Labor Crunch Is Reshaping How Companies Attract Workers

(This August 1 story has been corrected to remove erroneous information in 17th paragraph) By Stanley White and Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO – Misaki Harada wants to quit...