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2016-05-01

The Wall Street Journal: Europe’s terror fight hampered by U.S. laws and corporate policies

European police officials who face a lengthy process to get data from companies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp want to make American technology firms more responsive to overseas requests

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Currencies: Japanese yen soars to fresh 18-month high against the dollar

Investors are still feeling the heat of the Bank of Japan’s decision to hold fire last week.

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Futures Movers: Oil prices fall as investors continue to cash in on April’s fast run

The profit-taking started end of last week as crude oil prices reached 2016 highs as investors pinned their hopes on expectations that declining crude oil inventories would continue, ignoring persistent over-supply in the market.

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Asia Markets: Japanese stocks tumble as yen surges

Japanese stocks fell sharply early Monday, leading declines in the rest of Asia, on the yen’s surge to a new 1½-year high against the dollar, weak earnings results from several firms and selling after the Bank of Japan’s inaction on…

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Brett Arends's ROI: ‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Not one, but two giant shockers

A fan favorite returns, and is Westeros somehow channeling our election?

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The Wall Street Journal: Hulu to offer cable-like bundle of channels

Hulu is developing a subscription service that would stream feeds of popular broadcast and cable TV channels, people familiar with the plans said, a move that would make the company a competitor to traditional pay-TV providers and other new digital…

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The Wall Street Journal: Apollo Global Management ups bid for University of Phoenix owner

A group including private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC boosted its bid for Apollo Education Group Inc. in an effort to salvage the takeover of the University of Phoenix owner amid shareholder resistance.

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The Wall Street Journal: Dudley says Fed’s ability to help faltering banks still flawed

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the powers the central bank can use to step in and aid a faltering financial institution are still flawed, more than seven years after the crisis, and that allowing more…

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The Wall Street Journal: Bernie Sanders sees sharp drop in April fundraising

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign raised nearly $26 million in April, the campaign said Sunday, marking the first time this year that his fundraising dropped from one month to the next.

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The Wall Street Journal: Puerto Rico to default on debt payment due Monday

Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank won’t make most of a $422 million debt payment due Monday, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said in a speech Sunday night.

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The Wall Street Journal: Brazil’s president rallies support as impeachment trial looms

President Dilma Roussef, struggling to stave off a possible impeachment trial in Brazil’s senate, castigated her adversaries and sought to fire up her leftist Workers’ Party supporters at a May Day rally here on Sunday in Brazil’s largest city.

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The Wall Street Journal: Halliburton, Baker Hughes to scrap $35 billion merger

Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. are planning to call off their merger, once valued at nearly $35 billion, which encountered opposition on multiple continents from regulators who claimed that it would hurt competition in the oil-field services business.

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