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Why Your Chocolate Fix Is About to Get More Expensive

A failed crop, followed by a wave of financial speculation, put cocoa prices on a roller coaster this year, rattling…

Britain Shakes Off Recession as Economy Grows Faster Than Expected

The News The British economy emerged from a recession at the start of this year, growing faster than economists expected,…

Bernard Pivot, Host of Influential French TV Show on Books, Dies at 89

For 15 years, French viewers watched Mr. Pivot on his weekly show, “Apostrophes,” to decide what to read next.

Why Higher Fed Rates Are Not Totally Off the Table

Fed officials still think their next move will be to cut rates, but they are not entirely ruling out the…

Boeing Locks Out Firefighters in Contract Dispute, and Biden Weighs In

The aircraft manufacturer and a union representing 125 firefighters are at odds over pay at the company’s plants in the…

A Way to Beat High Mortgage Rates? Take Over Someone Else’s Loan.

Assumable mortgages — or low-rate mortgages that home buyers can take over from home sellers — are making a comeback.…

Norfolk Southern Investors Reject Plan to Oust Its Management

An activist investment firm failed to replace the railroad’s top executive and all its directors, but did win three seats…

An Office With 128,000 Miles

As a reporter covering Texas, I ate, worked and slept in my trusty, company-issued Chevy. So allow me a moment…

Bank of England Holds Interest Rates Steady, but Signals Cuts

A rate cut could come as soon as this summer as the central bank forecast that inflation would drop to…

Norfolk Southern Investors Reject Plan to Oust Its Management

An activist investment firm failed to replace the railroad’s top executive and all its directors, but did win three seats…

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