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China woes continue as benchmark plunges 5%

Chinese stocks started the week with heavy losses, diving more than 5% Monday as other global markets also fell. U.S. stock futures were marginally higher. The Shanghai composite index plunged

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China launches probe of Microsoft’s data practices, alleging “major problems”

The Chinese government expanded its probe of Microsoft’s business practices in the country, alleging “major problems” in the company’s electronic data. In a statement, China’s State Administration for Industry and

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Oilprice.com: Saudi-Iran dispute won’t boost oil

Oil prices jumped on the first trading day of 2016 as Middle East tension outweighed a selloff in financial markets around the world. Oil markets remain oversupplied and depressed, but

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China angst shows markets as fragile as fine china

On the first day of trading in 2016, China lived up to its reputation as a “shock to watch” in

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Japan sidesteps recession, revised growth at 1%

Japan sidestepped recession last quarter: Revised data released Tuesday showed its economy grew at an annual 1.0 percent pace instead

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Chinese stocks fall 5.5%, other Asian markets down

China’s main stock market index fell more than 5% on Friday after two securities firms said they are under investigation

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Terror and markets: Sell-offs tend to be short-lived

The deadly terror attacks in Paris are likely to strike financial markets, too, when trading resumes Monday. But the initial

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China issues blueprint for state industry overhaul

China’s Communist Party has issued a long-awaited blueprint for overhauling bloated state industries even as it aims to retain the

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