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Heard on the Street

Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:30:39 EST

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Few Places for Bond Investors to Hide

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:56:42 EST

As investors fall out of love with President-elect Donald Trump, they are rekindling some affection for bonds.

Amped Up Politics and the Future of Central Banking

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:09:24 EST

Investors should watch for any further deterioration in relations between politicians and central bankers; monetary policy is at a critical juncture.

Big Pharma's Newest Headache: Rival Drugmakers

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:04:36 EST

The world’s best-selling drugs face new competition.

Ray-Ban Owners Get Clear Sight on Succession

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:52:35 EST

Luxottica’s 81-year old founder sets up megamerger with France’s Essilor

Italy's Downgrade Is No Buying Opportunity

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:03:35 EST

Instead, the cut by DBRS serves as a further reminder of the structural problems the country’s economy faces.

The Next Winners in the Smartphone Battle

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:15:04 EST

Suppliers that make must-have products like better camera lenses and improved memory chips could gain even in a smartphone slowdown.

Consumers Confident but Not Enough to Spend

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:25:14 EST

Americans say they’re feeling more upbeat about the economy. Retailers will be forgiven if they don’t quite believe that. Retail sales rose 0.6% in December, a result that fell slightly short of economists’ forecasts.

EPA Action Highlights Fiat's Financial Weakness

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:50:26 EST

It’s still early in Fiat Chrysler’s regulatory drama, but it looks like the company is in a better position versus the regulators than Volkswagen. It’s the company’s finances that make it vulnerable.

Nintendo May Not Know How the Game Is Played

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:13:41 EST

User base is crucial is crucial in videogames. If Nintendo wants its new Switch system to break the Playstation-Xbox duopoly, it needs to switch its pricing strategy.

China Needs Trade With Trump's America More Than It Admits

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:16:58 EST

China’s export growth is lagging behind that of its Asian peers just as other economic drivers are poised to slow

A Volkswagen-Scale Bill for Fiat Chrysler Would Be $3.5 Billion

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:04:49 EST

If Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the next Volkswagen, its stock has further to fall.

Big-Bank Earnings: What Not to Look At

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:52 EST

This financial metric large lenders are touting in their earnings releases can be deceiving.

Italian Banks: How to Get Something for Nothing

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:50:44 EST

UBI Banca is buying three failed lenders for just one euro.

Apple's Show Would Need to Go On

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:49:01 EST

Apple’s limited efforts in original programming pose little risk but are unlikely to stay small.

Dow 20000, Maybe Never

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:55:24 EST

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been on the cusp of breaking 20000 for so long that whoever owns the cusp should be charging rent.

No Buyout Rescues Are Coming for Battered Retailers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:40:45 EST

For retailers, the leveraged buyout—once common—has become increasingly rare, removing a possible escape for investors in struggling stores, such as Bed Bath & Beyond.

Richemont's Sparkling Christmas Opens Buying Opportunity

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:28:47 EST

The shares are already well above last year’s lows, but should still appeal to long-term investors.

Chinese Labor Peace Hardly Guarantees Placid Markets

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:20:58 EST

Beijing is focused on the labor market first, which is showing signs of improvement. That leaves it to pursue other problems.

Biotech Stocks Feel the Wrath of Trump

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:38:56 EST

The easing of drug-price fears appears to have been misguided.

Merck's Blockbuster Dreams Look More Realistic

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:35:21 EST

Merck’s cancer therapy Keytruda looks set to live up to its lofty expectations after the FDA approved an application to sell the immunotherapy drug in combination with chemotherapy to lung cancer patients.

Volkswagen's Road to Recovery Has Bigger Bumps Ahead

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:01:32 EST

VW’s dieselgate isn’t the company’s biggest obstacle to recovery. Resurgent hopes make it a bad time to invest.

Banks Hold Best Cards in Rewards Contest

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:47:08 EST

While consumers benefit as credit-card issuers increasingly offer rewards to lure customers, the real winners are big banks like Chase and Citigroup, which are leaving behind stand-alone card companies in the fight for market share.

European Banks That Offer Real Value

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:20:47 EST

For banks, good earnings prospects have become more important than capital concerns. And in Europe, there are a number of banks that offer growth cheaply for investors who know where to look.

M&A Boutiques in Risky Place Under Trump

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:09:42 EST

For this Wall Street business, a Trump presidency may bring more risks than rewards.

'Take Your Medicine' Is Big Pharma's Best Prescription

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:26:30 EST

Adherence, or improving patient’s ability to stick with doctor’s orders, marks an area of opportunity for drug companies.

U.S. Car Industry Has Unlikely Patriots

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:29:55 EST

Tesla and the German luxury car makers can better afford U.S. manufacturing than the Detroit Three.

Alibaba Is Better at Selling Than Buying

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:08:27 EST

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it will pay up to $2.6 billion, a 42% premium, to raise its stake in department-store operator Intime Retail. It’s no bargain.

A Dark Day for Chinese Inflation

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:23:04 EST

Producer prices in China took their biggest jump in more than five years in December, but it was mostly about that black, oily stuff.

McDonald's Shakes Up Its China Approach

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:19:31 EST

The fast-food giant’s sale of its China business to a state-owned company could be more profitable in the long run.