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This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (October 30, 2017).

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A surge in markets world-wide, reflecting optimism about the economy, has fueled an eagerness by investors to buy assets whenever prices dip.

Equifax is being probed by state officials into why the credit-reporting firm didn't tell the public about its data breach sooner.

GE executives didn't tell the board until this month about the practice of flying a spare jet for the CEO.

Strayer Education is nearing a deal to merge with Capella Education to create a for-profit education company valued at nearly $2 billion.

Amazon could find that selling prescription drugs online presents a challenge as the e-retailer considers entering the business.

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Akzo and Axalta are considering a possible merger of equals that would create a coatings and paint giant.

Constellation agreed to take a stake in a Canadian marijuana firm and develop cannabis-infused drinks.

Nasdaq accused a little-known New Jersey firm of stealing an ETF franchise worth over $1 billion.

"Jigsaw" topped the weekend box office, while Clooney's "Suburbicon" notched one of the weakest debuts in recent years.

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October 30, 2017 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)