The Wall Street Journal - Markets It's Time for China's Property Developers to Quit Gambling 2018-01-20T00:17:37.000000000-05:00 The likes of China Evergrande have performed well as China’s property market boomed. But their high leverage could haunt them now as prices cool. IBM's Growth Comes at a Cost 2018-01-19T18:39:49.000000000-05:00 For IBM, a bit of growth, as it turns out, isn’t quite enough to assuage concerns about how the company gets there. How Hospitals' Woes Are Making Health Lines Blur 2018-01-19T15:21:11.000000000-05:00 Hospitals starting their own generic-drug company is the latest sign that traditional industry barriers are breaking down. Don't Get Too Comfortable About Consumer Debt 2018-01-19T12:17:06.000000000-05:00 A torrent of good economic news late last year, including falling unemployment and rising wages, seems to have drowned out investors’ worries about consumer debt. So is it time to sound the all-clear? Not quite. Three 'Risk-Free' Bonds, Three Very Different Outcomes 2018-01-19T09:30:00.000000000-05:00 Are bonds in a bear market? It depends who you ask, although with 10-year Treasury yields hitting their highest since 2014, the case is building. For bonds issued when yields fell to record lows in 2016, the effect of the rise in yields has been stacking up. Apple's Home Court Disadvantage 2018-01-19T09:26:33.000000000-05:00 For Apple, bringing billions of overseas earnings home is one thing. Keeping it there is quite another. Is Lithium the Next Canary in the Markets Mine? 2018-01-19T07:44:05.000000000-05:00 Suppliers of key battery component lithium are selling off after reports that heavyweight Chilean miner SQM will boost output. Whistling Past the Shutdown 2018-01-19T07:38:28.000000000-05:00 The economy would have no problem weathering a temporary government shutdown. That doesn’t mean investors should be complacent about one. Amazon's People Power 2018-01-18T17:36:17.000000000-05:00 Tech giant’s huge employee base will need to get even bigger to keep up with expected growth. Time for a New Policy on Chinese Insurance Giants? 2018-01-18T11:17:11.000000000-05:00 China’s insurance sector has emerged relatively unscathed from Beijing’s crackdown on the country’s financial sector. But valuations suggest investors are underestimating the risks.