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Can the Angry Birds Keep Flying?

Rovio Mobile Oy has to convince investors it has staying power, as it rolls out new games and a movie

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Violent Games...

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law prohibiting sales of violent video games to minors, saying the ban is an unconstitutional infringement on speech rights.

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FarmVille Meets the Hollywood Tie-In

Facebook game tie-ins are launching for film and television content such as Weeds

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JPMorgan's Contrarian Bet on Bank Branch...

The giant lender seeks a source of cheap funds as rivals retrench. Analysts are skeptical

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Vietnam's Labor Unrest

Inflation pushes Vietnamese workers to strike—336 times in the first four months of the year

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U.S. Money Funds at Risk in Europe Crisi...

Sovereign defaults, particularly by Spain and Italy, could provoke a swift decline in securities issued by big European banks

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Miller Dumps Kodak After a Decade of Dec...

Bill Miller, who estimated a decade ago that Eastman Kodak Co. was worth about $100 a share, sold his flagship fund’s stake in the imaging company for a lot less.

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Hedge Funds Eye $740 Billion Japan Pensi...

Global hedge funds are vying for allocations from Japan’s corporate pension fund managers, who oversee about $740 billion and are seeking alternatives to stocks following the March earthquake.

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Carrefour Studies Asset Merger in Brazil...

Carrefour SA said it has received a proposal backed by the Brazilian National Development Bank to merge its Brazilian assets with those of Cia. Brasileira de Distribuicao Grupo Pao de Acucar.

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Asia Stocks Advance as Won Strengthens; ...

Asian stocks rose, paced by banks and mining shares, and the won strengthened for the first time in four days after South Korea’s current-account surplus widened. Metals and grains climbed, while oil erased earlier gains.

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Standard Chartered Sees Double-Digit Gro...

Standard Chartered Plc, the U.K.’s third-largest bank by market value, said it may post “double- digit” growth in first-half income and pretax profit as it tightened control on expenses.

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GM Seeing No Return in Opel Less Than Au...

General Motors Co.’s European Opel unit is introducing models with advanced options typically sold on luxury cars, seeking to revive a business that’s lost $14.5 billion since 1999.

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Tepco Has Record Attendance at First Mee...

Tokyo Electric Power Co. shareholders turned up in record numbers at their first meeting since the crisis at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant wiped about $36 billion off the utility’s market value.

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Thai Opposition Aims to Keep Baht Compet...

Thailand’s main opposition party, leading in polls ahead of the July 3 election, will seek to keep the country’s currency “competitive,” its economic chief, Suchart Thadathamrongvej, said.

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Disappointing Hardware Sales Hit Oracle ...

An unexpected drop in hardware sales, following Oracle's bullish predictions in March, suggests lower-than-anticipated gains from the software giant's Sun acquisition

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Bonds: How to Play Interest Rate Peril

With uncertainty high, some bond investors are looking to "unconstrained" managers who take a more active approach to selecting fixed-income securities

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The Trouble Lurking Offshore for Jon Hun...

The newly announced Republican candidate's successful family company has created lots of jobs. Unfortunately for Huntsman, most of them are overseas

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Web Games Threaten the Console

A generation of new titles from the cloud have all the action and graphical richness of traditional shoot-em-ups and strategy games

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Variable Annuities: Lifelong Income, Hig...

Guarantees make annuities more appealing—and more complex

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In Caracas, Armored Cars Are All the Rag...

Venezuela, now the murder capital of South America, is a rich market

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