The Wall Street Journal - Markets Google's EU Fine a Small Price to Pay for Scale 2017-06-27T12:52:14.000000000-04:00 For Big Tech like Google, the benefits of scale come with a price. To Predict U.S. Stocks and Inflation, Keep an Eye on Chinese Electricity 2017-06-27T12:18:17.000000000-04:00 After a bubbly first quarter, Chinese growth is moderating again. A not too hot, not too cold China is good for U.S. stocks. Micron Will Keep Defying the Skeptics 2017-06-27T10:20:01.000000000-04:00 It’s telling that just when Micron is back to making serious money, the first question is: how long can that last? A strong memory market has boosted sales and earnings for the chipmaker, and the shares are still worth buying. Consumer Credit Gone Wild, Bank of England Slaps It Down 2017-06-27T09:53:38.000000000-04:00 The Bank of England tightened the screws on bank lending to consumers, a key driver of the post-Brexit economy. SoftBank Should Hurry to Rid Itself of Sprint 2017-06-27T09:02:44.000000000-04:00 Japanese tech giant SoftBank has higher priorities than its 83% stake in struggling U.S. telecom operator Sprint. Why Central Banks Need to Worry About Falling Oil Prices 2017-06-27T07:28:24.000000000-04:00 The effect of declining oil prices on inflation raises some awkward questions for markets and policy makers. Is This a Leverage Problem: $73 Billion in Chinese Loans to HNA? 2017-06-26T23:29:57.000000000-04:00 Whether or not the ties between banks and companies like HNA amount to systemic risk, it’s clear the relationships are complex Why Italy's Bank Rescue Looks a Backward Step for Europe 2017-06-26T15:16:02.000000000-04:00 A sweetheart deal to wind down two small banks raises wider questions about state support for lenders. Shale Produces Oil, Why Not Cash? 2017-06-26T10:23:20.000000000-04:00 Producers of oil and natural gas from places like the Permian Basin have been burning more cash than they produce for the history of the business and an expected turnaround this year is starting to look less impressive. Time the Music Stopped for Evergrande's Debt Dance 2017-06-26T09:30:17.000000000-04:00 The world’s most-indebted property developer, China Evergrande, is testing investors’ patience with another huge bond issue.