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China’s Biggest Homebuilder Fights to Survive as Economic Crisis Deepens

When Country Garden, the biggest developer in China’s increasingly troubled real estate sector, published its annual report in April, the cover design exuded hope: a phoenix spreading its wings.The company […]




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The Disruptive Power of Weight Loss Drugs Is Being Felt Beyond Pharma

As they do every summer, publicly traded companies posted their second-quarter results while Americans were baring their bodies on the beach. But this year, the timing was apt. On several […]




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U.S. Consumers Are Showing Signs of Stress, Retailers Say

Consumers power the U.S. economy, and their capacity to spend has repeatedly defied predictions. In early 2020, after a short but severe recession caused by the pandemic, consumers splurged on […]










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For Disney, Streaming Losses and TV’s Decline Are a One-Two Punch

Robert A. Iger’s urgent need to overhaul Disney — to turn its streaming division into a profitable enterprise and pull back on its troubled traditional television business — came into […]




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Saudi Aramco Reports $30 Billion in Profit for Latest Quarter

The Numbers: Profits that rise and fall with oil prices.Major energy companies have been reporting reduced profits, largely because the price of oil has fallen since last year. In the […]




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Big Tech Rebounds and Preps for Transformative A.I. Investments

A year ago, the tech industry’s prospects looked bleak. Google’s profit dropped. Shares of Facebook’s parent company, Meta, were in free fall. Business growth at Amazon had slowed to its […]