Big Banks Brace for Penalties in Probes
Big banks in the U.S. and Europe are stockpiling billions to pay for a potential trans-Atlantic settlement of allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates.
U.S. Extends Solid Growth, Sidestepping Global Tumult
The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy 3.5% annual pace during the third quarter, a sign of sustained growth fueled by government spending and a narrower trade deficit despite mounting concerns about the health of overseas economies.
Japan's 'Haunted' Houses Mapped
Wherever houses are haunted by misfortune, Teru Oshima wants to hear about it. He built one of Japan’s most popular real-estate websites by mapping properties with histories of ghastly events.
Predicting Election Results? There's an App
Founders of political wagering site Intrade are back with a new forum for electoral prognosticating, minus one big thing: the wagering.
Saudis Divided on Response to Oil Drop
Dissent is unusually high over how to respond to the drop in oil prices within Saudi Arabia, traditionally the swing producer in stabilizing the market.
Pouring Political Oil on Troubled Bureaucracy
Brussels Beat: An EU attempt to ban refillable olive-oil containers in restaurants, illustrates how Brussels is run by bureaucrats. Jean-Claude Juncker, who becomes president of the EU’s executive arm Saturday has promised to change that, writes Matthew Dalton.
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