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Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

Number of the Week: Class of 2013, Most Indebted Ever

$30,000: The average student-loan debt for a borrower who received a bachelor’s degree in 2013.<p>The class of 2013 entered college just as the economic recovery was beginning in June 2009, but while their job prospects are better than other recent graduates, their debt burden is heavier.<p>Total …

The Numbers Behind Tumblr

Yahoo is hoping that money <i>can</i> buy love.<p>Its $1.1 billion deal to acquire Tumblr is a clear attempt to capture a younger, hipper audience. Just last week, CFO Ken Goldman said at a conference that Yahoo has an aging demographic and needs to make “ourselves cool” again.<p>A big question is whether Tumblr …

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video

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Recession, cont’d

ONE euro crisis may be over, but another has begun. The single currency is no longer under siege in financial markets, but it will not prove …

Back in business

AFTER five dry years, Brazil’s oil-and-gas concession pipeline is flowing once more. On May 14th the national regulator, ANP, successfully auctioned …

Back to banking?

TWO years have passed since a sex scandal toppled the former head of the IMF and one-time French presidential hopeful, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or …

Feel-good deficit

WITH an election due in September, Australia’s minority Labor government had hoped to lift its low popularity by turning budget deficits into …

What happened to Somalia’s pirates?

ON MAY 10th pirate-busters celebrated the fact that one year had passed since a ship was successfully seized by Somali hijackers. Pirates have been …

As Abenomics Pushes The Yen To 100, Japan Readies For Asian Trade Agreements

The first five years of the Reagan administration, a period of domestic economic weakness and relatively high unemployment, were marked by strident calls for protection against imports, particularly Japanese imports, and alarums over the “hollowing out” of U.S. industry.<p>It was only after U.S. …