The Wall Street Journal - Markets Low Price Is the Only Winner in Retail 2017-08-18T18:29:08.000000000-04:00 It might seem like the most basic retail maxim, but the second-quarter drilled it home for investors: low prices matter. The only winners in an otherwise bleak retail landscape were the ones offering the lowest ones. Biogen Treads Tricky Path Between Politicians, Investors 2017-08-18T18:24:25.000000000-04:00 Biogen is taking a political risk with aggressive multiple sclerosis drug pricing, but the company is under pressure to boost its share price. Tripling Down on Emerging Markets With a New Leveraged ETF 2017-08-18T10:08:46.000000000-04:00 Direxion, the firm behind popular funds that bet on gold mining companies, oil prices and Chinese stocks, launches an ETF that aims to triple the returns of emerging-market bonds. Jack Ma Works His Magic With MassMutual Bid 2017-08-18T07:50:53.000000000-04:00 For Alibaba’s Jack Ma, joining in a $1.7 billion bid for the Hong Kong and Macau businesses of MassMutual looks like a slick way to get into the insurance line. Why It is Time to Own France's Biggest Bank 2017-08-18T06:34:50.000000000-04:00 BNP Paribas is exploiting rivals’ weaknesses while keeping a tight rein on costs A Pillar of Chinese Growth Starts to Show Cracks 2017-08-18T03:15:21.000000000-04:00 Housing prices rose more slowly in China’s interior for the second time in two months—a potentially worrying sign for growth following a raft of weak data in July. Under Armour's Self-Inflicted Wound 2017-08-17T13:11:06.000000000-04:00 A love-hate triangle has ensnared Under Armour, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kohl’s. The dynamic among the three companies shows how brands and retail chains are tripping over each other as they struggle to survive fierce competition. OPEC's Sick Man, Venezuela Could Jolt Oil Market 2017-08-17T10:42:58.000000000-04:00 Venezuela’s already falling oil production will get worse before it gets better, potentially roiling global energy markets. Alibaba Cashes In on Data Trove 2017-08-17T10:40:45.000000000-04:00 Alibaba earnings are strong and shares are up 90% this year as the Chinese e-commerce giant leverages its trove of data to boost growth Does the World Really Want Content From Apple? 2017-08-16T20:57:06.000000000-04:00 Big money can’t guarantee Apple success in Hollywood, especially when competitors are spending more.