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Preet Bharara: President Trump would have asked me to do 'something inappropriate'58m Updated Preet Bharara: President Trump would have asked me to do 'something inappropriate'
USA Today
The former Manhattan federal prosecutor said he viewed his interactions with Trump as so unprecedented he considered recording one phone conversation.
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SEC discloses hackers penetrated EDGAR, profited in trading59m Updated SEC discloses hackers penetrated EDGAR, profited in trading
USA Today
The Securities and Exchange Commission says it occurred in 2016.
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1h 3m Asia Markets: Nikkei gains steam, outpacing other Asian markets
Market Watch
Asian stocks were split early on whether to rise or fall in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s overnight statements on policy and economic projections.
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1h 6m The Wall Street Journal: Bank of Japan leaves monetary policy unchanged
Market Watch
The Bank of Japan left policy unchanged Thursday, sticking with its aggressive monetary stimulus measures as many other major central banks around the world head toward the exit door from easy money.
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1h 6m Updated Murky World of Drug Rebates Gets Airing in Lawsuit
The Wall Street Journal
The closely guarded world of drug pricing is getting a public airing in a feud between two of the industry’s biggest companies. The attention drawn to rebates could hurt the profits of some very successful drugs.
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1h 13m Updated Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico as most powerful storm to hit island since 1928
Market Watch
Puerto Ricans were warned to evacuate or risk their lives as Hurricane Maria barreled toward the U.S. territory, brining life-threatening winds, storm surges and rainfall.
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1h 25m Updated Dollar shines, Asia shares slip after Fed signals December rate hike
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar shone while Asian shares slipped on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to start shrinking its balance sheet and signalled one more rate hike later this year.
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MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell explodes during profane leaked tirade, later apologizes1h 38m Updated MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell explodes during profane leaked tirade, later apologizes
USA Today
The apology comes after the clip released Wednesday shows O'Donnell cursing and yelling at his staff over an earpiece malfunction.
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1h 47m Google buys part of HTC’s smarpthone division for $1.1 billion
Market Watch
Google and HTC Corp. announced a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement Wednesday night, as part of a move by the U.S. tech giant to bolster its hardware offerings.
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2h Google, HTC sign $1.1 billion cooperation agreement
Market Watch
Google and HTC Corp. announced a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement Wednesday night, as part of a move by the U.S. tech giant to bolster its hardware offerings.
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2h Updated Oil dips on rising U.S. crude inventories and production
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets dipped on Thursday, weighed down by rising U.S. crude inventories and production as well as a stronger dollar, which potentially hampers fuel consumption in countries that use other currencies at home.
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2h One traditional and, arguably, sexist view of marriage shows no sign of changing
Market Watch
As more women have joined the workforce, some things have remained the same.
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2h Toshiba prepares to formalize chips sale, even as rejected suitor steps up legal action
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is expected to formalize the sale of its prized memory chip unit on Thursday to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action.
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2h Plan to ease U.S. firearm export rules may relieve gunmakers facing sales slump
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A move by the Trump administration to make it simpler to sell small arms abroad may provide some relief to gun makers American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger & Company in an industry grappling with a deep sales slump since the election of President Donald Trump.
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2h Updated What this 1800s film about Sitting Bull says about terrorism in 2017 and the Dakota Access Pipeline
Market Watch
In ‘Woman Walks Ahead,’ Jessica Chastain plays real-life figure Catherine Weldon, who befriended the Native American chief.
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2h Updated Key Words: Liam Gallagher of Oasis makes his own tea — now
Market Watch
The music business has evolved dramatically in recent decades, and, according to Liam Gallagher of the legendary ’90s band Oasis, one needn’t look any farther than the green-room refreshments table to see how massive the change has been
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3h The Wall Street Journal: SEC says its Edgar filing system was hacked in 2016
Market Watch
The top U.S. markets regulator disclosed on Wednesday that hackers penetrated its electronic system for storing public-company filings and may have traded illegally on the information.
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3h Three big lessons we all need to learn from the Equifax data breach
CNBC
An emphasis on privacy would help create a culture that values security and puts forth the effort to ensure it.
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3h The Margin: NFL tickets for the price of a beer — but you have to watch the 49ers, Rams
Market Watch
Attend an NFL game for the price of a beer? Seems like a pretty good deal. Though maybe not to the San Francisco 49ers’ ownership.
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3h The US IPO market is dead, but ICOs are the future, says entrepreneur
CNBC
Start-ups are opting for private investment rounds over public markets, but one fund manager says he knows the solution.
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Flying motorcycles may hit the skies by next year3h Flying motorcycles may hit the skies by next year
USA Today
CEO of Kitty Hawk says we could see flying motorcycles as early as next year. TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) has the details!
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3h Updated Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment
Reuters
(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.
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CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic3h CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic
USA Today
The CVS pharmacy benefits division will limit opioid distribution in an effort to combat an epidemic wreaking havoc on the lives of millions.
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Walgreens is taking over 1,900 Rite Aids4h Walgreens is taking over 1,900 Rite Aids
USA Today
Walgreens Boots Alliance agreed to buy about 250 fewer stores from Rite Aid than it had previously planned.
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4h Updated Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch
Reuters
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.
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5h Updated Market Extra: Key lessons from the second-longest bull market, in 11 charts
Market Watch
The two most important lessons from the second longest bull market in history may be that conventional wisdom is often be wrong and that it’s okay for an investor to say “I don’t know,” according to one market guru.
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5h Updated Fed keeps U.S. rates steady, to start portfolio drawdown in October
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signaled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year despite a recent bout of low inflation.
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5h The Wall Street Journal: Hackers roamed Equifax’s system for 4 months before being discovered
Market Watch
Hackers roamed undetected in Equifax Inc.’s computer network for more than four months before its security team uncovered the massive data breach, the security firm FireEye Inc. said this week in a confidential note sent to some Equifax customers.
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6h Albertsons buys meal-kit delivery provider Plated
Reuters
(Reuters) - Albertsons Cos Inc , one of America's biggest supermarket chains, said on Wednesday it would buy meal-kit delivery service Plated, as it looks to attract more customers to its stores amid increased competition.
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6h FedEx raises TNT integration costs by $75 million: filings
Reuters
(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday its expects to incur roughly $350 million in integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express during 2018, some $75 million higher than previous estimates.
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6h Updated Some states have more student debt than others — here’s why
Market Watch
States with higher debt levels are concentrated in the Northeast and Midwest.
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6h Updated Toshiba to sell chip unit to Bain Capital-led group for $18 billion
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.
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6h The case against shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet
The Economist
AS EXPECTED, the Federal Reserve announced on September 20th that it will soon begin reversing the asset purchases it made during and after the financial crisis. From October, America’s central bank will stop reinvesting all of the money it receives when its assets start to mature. As a result, its $4.5trn balance-sheet will gradually shrink. However, the Fed did not give any clues as to what the endpoint for the balance sheet should be. This is an important question. There are strong arguments for keeping the balance-sheet large. In fact, it might be better were the Fed not shedding any assets at all.  Most commentators view a large balance-sheet, which is the result of quantitative easing (QE), as an extraordinary economic stimulus. Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chair, seems to agree: at a press conference after the Fed announcement, she said the balance-sheet should shrink because the stimulus it provides to the economy is no longer needed. But the claim that the balance-sheet is stimulating the economy is far from an...
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Streaming subscriptions continue to power music industry’s recovery
Market Watch
Revenue from recorded music accelerated in the first half of 2017 in the U.S. as more consumers shelled out for subscription streaming services.
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7h FedEx says financial drain from cyber attack to linger through 2018
Reuters
(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday a June cyber attack on its Dutch unit will continue to hurt revenue through its second fiscal quarter and fiscal full-year 2018 and force bigger investments in information technology.
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7h Not much is going to stop Fed from normalizing, says analyst Peter Boockvar
CNBC
The Fed will raise rates in December even if there is a modest pullback in stocks, Peter Boockvar said.
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10 kitchen gadgets that will get your kids excited about learning to cook7h 10 kitchen gadgets that will get your kids excited about learning to cook
USA Today
Teaching kids to cook can be fun and safe with tools like nylon knives, safely gloves, animal-shaped peelers, and even a singing chef.
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7h One traditional and, arguably, sexist view of marriage shows no signs of changing
Market Watch
As more women have joined the workforce, some things have remained the same.
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The frugal habits of billionaires7h The frugal habits of billionaires
USA Today
These 10 famous billionaires have some interesting ways they save money.
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Google poised to buy HTC assets to bolster its hardware lineup
Market Watch
Google is set to buy part of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp., according to people familiar with the situation, part of the search giant’s latest effort to crack the handset market.
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UPS and FedEx will hire thousands this holiday season7h UPS and FedEx will hire thousands this holiday season
USA Today
UPS and FedEx will hire thousands this holiday season
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7h The Fed: Fed’s Yellen says low inflation a ‘mystery,’ but not mysterious enough to keep rates low
Market Watch
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen says the recent slowdown in U.S. inflation is a “mystery,” but she and her colleagues are not mystified enough to keep borrowing costs as low as they are now.
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Fed to remove economy's crutch, shrink $4.5T holdings7h Updated Fed to remove economy's crutch, shrink $4.5T holdings
USA Today
The move could slowly increase borrowing costs for consumers and businesses.
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7h Bond Report: Treasury yields jump after Fed signals support for another rate hike in 2017
Market Watch
Treasury prices fall, pushingup yields across the board after Federal Reserve policy makers signal they expect another rate rise in 2017.
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7h Market Extra: Why is Ireland the U.S. government’s third-largest creditor?
Market Watch
Ireland likely appears as one of the U.S.’s largest creditors on paper because Google parent Alphabet and other American corporations operate in the tax haven, but other factors are also at work.
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7h After hours buzz: AMD, NVDA & more
CNBC
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Albertsons buying meal-kit service Plated, a Blue Apron rival
Market Watch
Albertsons Cos. is buying the Plated meal-kit service, the first acquisition of a prepared-meals company by a national grocery chain as supermarkets scramble to keep shoppers coming to their stores.
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7h Updated The YouTube channels for investors to watch now
Market Watch
The ultimate YouTube watch list for investors today, whether you’re new to the game or a veteran looking to next level.
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7h NewsWatch: 15 states now defy Trump by upholding the Paris climate accord
Market Watch
North Carolina becomes the latest state to join the effort to uphold climate change agreement despite Trump’s pull-out.
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7h Updated Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 finish at records as Fed announces October start to ‘great unwind’
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks end a volatile session mostly in the green, with the Dow and the S&P 500 carving out fresh all-time highs, as the Federal Reserve announced that, for the first time in nine years, it would start reducing the size of its $4.5 trillion asset portfolio commencing in October.
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7h Tesla working with AMD to develop chip for self-driving car: CNBC
Reuters
(Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.
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8h Market Snapshot: Longtime laggers, an ‘important turn is happening’ in energy stocks
Market Watch
U.S. stocks have been in a strong uptrend in 2017, hitting dozens of records, but they have achieved this feat without the contribution of a major sector: energy, which has sharply lagged behind the broader market for years. That could be about to change.
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8h The Tell: How the ‘great central bank unwind’ could ignite the next financial crisis
Market Watch
As the Fed prepares to start slowly paring the size of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, analysts at Deutsche Bank are warning about could shape up to be the next financial crisis.
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8h Wall St. closes slightly higher after Fed policy decisions
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow ended slightly higher on Wednesday, adding to their string of closing records, after the Federal Reserve signaled it expects another interest rate hike by year-end and disclosed timing for reducing its balance sheet.
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8h Market Extra: Sell Rosh Hashanah, buy Yom Kippur? Here’s what the data shows
Market Watch
The U.S. stock market is at all-time highs and the “high holidays” are approaching. Are those two factors combined a reason to take some money off the table?
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8h Capitol Report: Major insurance lobby comes out against Obamacare repeal bill
Market Watch
A major group representing health-insurance plans came out against Republican senators’ Obamacare repeal effort on Wednesday, as a vote on the measure appeared possible for next week.
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Psychiatric exam sought for jailed 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli8h Updated Psychiatric exam sought for jailed 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli
USA Today
The motion for the psychiatric exam was filed in recent days in New York federal court, records for his criminal case there indicate.
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8h Updated Apple shares drop as new Apple Watch fails to reliably connect for some reviewers
Market Watch
Apple Inc. shares dropped Wednesday after the consumer electronics giant admitted that there were problems with wireless connectivity for its new smartwatch following some harsh reviews of the device.
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Fiat Chrysler, UAW officials accused of laundering money through hospice8h Fiat Chrysler, UAW officials accused of laundering money through hospice
USA Today
Auto executives and union leaders laundered money through a fake hospice center, federal authorities alleged in a new court filing.
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8h 15 states now defy Trump by upholding the Paris climate accord
Market Watch
North Carolina becomes the latest state to join the effort to uphold climate change agreement despite Trump’s pull-out.
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8h Updated The Fed: Still on course: Fed signals one more rate hike in 2017
Market Watch
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday indicated it still plans to raise interest rates once more by year end, but the central bank signaled its cycle of rate hikes might end sooner than planned.
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8h Updated The Sniff Test: Bed Bath & Beyond’s problems have little to do with Hurricane Harvey, analysts say
Market Watch
Home retailer missed earnings estimates by a wide gap and analysts said its competitors are not doing as poorly.
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8h Updated Fed keeps rates steady, to start portfolio drawdown in October
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signaled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year despite a recent bout of weak inflation.
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Six small business bombshells in Trump’s tax plan8h Updated Six small business bombshells in Trump’s tax plan
USA Today
What do the president's corporate tax reforms mean for small business?
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You could be overspending with credit cards. Yes, you.8h You could be overspending with credit cards. Yes, you.
USA Today
Don’t let your good credit card habits lull you into complacency.
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Study: Many Americans not reporting 'side gig' incomes to the IRS9h Study: Many Americans not reporting 'side gig' incomes to the IRS
USA Today
Look we all want to make extra money aside from our normal 9-5 jobs and many Americans look to side jobs to help out with that. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) tells us, some Americans aren't doing this important thing with their money.
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9h Key Words: Cassidy and Kimmel continue their Obamacare back-and-forth
Market Watch
The back-and-forth between Bill Cassidy, medical doctor and U.S. senator, and Jimmy Kimmel, talk-show host and besotted parent, is turning into a pretty sustained rally.
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Apple watch fails to impress, stock drops9h Apple watch fails to impress, stock drops
USA Today
Apple stock dropped about two percent Wednesday after reports came out that its new watch had connectivity and battery issues. Reuters Jane Lanhee Lee reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Pfizer accuses Johnson & Johnson of 'anticompetitive practices' in lawsuit9h Updated Pfizer accuses Johnson & Johnson of 'anticompetitive practices' in lawsuit
USA Today
Pfizer filed a lawsuit against fellow pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson over "anticompetitive practices" with the drug Remicade.
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9h Alphabet seeking at least $2.6 billion from Uber in self-driving legal battle
Market Watch
Alphabet Inc.’s self driving car unit Waymo LLC wants at least $2.6 billion in damages from ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. in its suit over allegedly stolen technology.
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9h One very traditional and, arguably, sexist view of marriage has not changed
Market Watch
As more women have joined the workforce, some things have remained the same.
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9h Updated House Finance Committee seeks information from traders about questionable Equifax options activity
CNBC
A spike in trading of Equifax options weeks before the company disclosed its massive data breach has prompted inquiries.
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9h Market Snapshot: Stock market weakens as Fed announces October start to ‘great unwind’
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks mostly retreat Wednesday afternoon as the Federal Reserve announced that, for the first time in nine years, it would start reducing the size of its $4.5 trillion asset portfolio starting in October.
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9h Bond Report: Treasury yields jump after Fed signals support for another rate hike
Market Watch
Treasury prices fall and yields across the board rise on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve’s policy statement reveal that most of the central bank’s rate-setting committee wanted to see another rate hike in 2017, despite tepid inflation data in the past few months.
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Ivanka Trump reveals her battle with postpartum depression9h Ivanka Trump reveals her battle with postpartum depression
USA Today
Ivanka Trump revealed her battle with postpartum depression during a TV interview.
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9h Trump Today: Trump Today: President blames Clintons for North Korea crisis and urges senators to back Obamacare repeal
Market Watch
President Donald Trump blamed Hillary and Bill Clinton for the North Korean nuclear crisis on Wednesday, met more world leaders at the United Nations and also urged senators to pass the latest Obamacare repeal plan.
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9h Updated Pfizer files suit against J&J over Remicade contracts
Reuters
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson , saying its rival's contracts with health insurers for blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, were anticompetitive and blocked sales of Pfizer's new biosimilar.
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9h Recession possible if the Federal Reserve follows its plan, says Bill Gross
CNBC
Whether or not the Fed leads the economy into recession depends on whether it sticks to its fed funds forecast, Bill Gross said.
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9h Futures Movers: U.S. oil rallies and settles at 4-month high
Market Watch
Oil prices settle at the highest level in months Wednesday, buoyed by tensions between the U.S. and Iran and expectations that OPEC will decide to extend its production-cut deal.
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The most amazing hair dryer is on sale for the lowest price we've ever seen9h The most amazing hair dryer is on sale for the lowest price we've ever seen
USA Today
The Harry Josh hair dryer is the best one we've ever tested, and this massive discount makes it a great time to buy.
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9h Metals Stocks: Gold ends higher, then falls as Fed hints at one more rate hike this year
Market Watch
Gold prices settle higher to snap a string of three-straight losses, but pull back in electronic trading after a statement from U.S. Federal Reserve hinted at one more interest-rate hike this year.
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7 ways you can transform a dorm room—without hiring an interior designer9h Updated 7 ways you can transform a dorm room—without hiring an interior designer
USA Today
Here are my secrets to decorating a dorm room on a budget
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9h Key Words: Netflix demands shutdown of Chicago bar? Stranger things have happened
Market Watch
In what must have been the best-received cease-and-desist letter ever, Netflix is demanding that a Chicago tavern quit operating its “Stranger Things” tribute pop-up.
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9h Updated Market Snapshot: Stock market slumps as Fed announces October start to ‘great unwind’
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks mostly retreat Wednesday afternoon as the Federal Reserve announced that, for the first time in nine years, it would start reducing the size of its $4.5 trillion asset portfolio starting in October.
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9h Updated WHO warns the world is running out of antibiotics
Market Watch
Not enough new antibiotics are being developed, which will challenge our ability to treat infections.
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9h Updated Swiss startup says high-tech water filter can remove bacteria, viruses and plastic
Market Watch
As people unfortunate enough to find themselves in the path of the recent string of hurricanes and other natural disasters scramble to access clean water, a Swiss startup says it has a product that could help.
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Fast-food chains pressured to revamp kids' meals9h Updated Fast-food chains pressured to revamp kids' meals
USA Today
Sales from kids meals is 1%-2%, according to Pentallect. The one exception is McDonald's.
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How to decorate your dorm room on a budget9h How to decorate your dorm room on a budget
USA Today
Vanessa Sewell is a correspondent for Her Campus, and she has plenty of tips for making your dorm room look great—without spending a ton of cash.
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Here’s what the business world is saying about the repeal of DACA9h Updated Here’s what the business world is saying about the repeal of DACA
USA Today
Business leaders have rallied behind DREAMers after President Trump’s decision to repeal DACA.
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9h Holiday sales forecasts indicate strong growth for retailers
Reuters
(Reuters) - Early holiday sales forecasts are indicating a largely stronger season for retailers than last year, helped by higher online sales and increasing spending power due to a strong labor market.
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10h Apple Watch fails to tick with reviewers due to cellular glitch
Reuters
(Reuters) - Reviewers of Apple Inc's latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago were impressed by some of its smartphone features, but several said on Wednesday they did not recommend the device because of connectivity problems and poor battery life.
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10h How a T-Mobile-Sprint merger would hurt consumers
Market Watch
It isn’t just T-Mobile and Sprint customers who would feel the effects of such a deal.
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10h Updated How likely is it that the Fed will crash the stock market?
Market Watch
The central bank is draining liquidity from the financial system, which could act as a shock, says Nigam Arora.
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10h Wall St. falls after Fed signals another rate hike this year
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes were lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that it expects another rate hike by year end and disclosed timing for reducing its balance sheet.
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10h Investors, this is your last warning about the U.S. stock market
Market Watch
A big change is coming: Liquidity is about to dry up in the global financial system, writes Thomas H. Kee Jr.
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10h Why Netflix should be losing sleep over Hulu’s Emmy wins for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Market Watch
Before critics fell in love with Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a safe bet would have been picking Netflix Inc. to be the first streaming service to win the coveted Emmy Award for best drama series.
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10h Updated Key Words: ‘I cannot for the life of me understand’: Bloomberg baffled by persistent stock records
Market Watch
Wall Street media pioneer Michael Bloomberg scratches his head over repeat stock market feats scored this year with barely a pause.
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Slumping yogurt, cereal sales spoil General Mills' performance10h Updated Slumping yogurt, cereal sales spoil General Mills' performance
USA Today
Plummeting yogurt sales continued to spoil the performance of General Mills, which is also reeling from declining interest in cereal and snacks.
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10h Updated Retailers have robust seasonal hiring plans for the holidays despite store closures
Market Watch
Early seasonal hiring announcements indicate that the retail sector’s holiday job market will be stronger than last year, according to Challenger Gray & Christmas, specialists in outplacement and career transitions.
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10h Apple shares drop as new Apple Watch fails to reliably connect
Market Watch
Apple Inc. shares drop Wednesday after the consumer electronics giant admits there are problems with wireless connectivity for its new smartwatch following harsh reviews of the device.
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10h Updated ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ season 3, episode 11: A recap of ‘La Serpiente’
Market Watch
Water and guns emerge as the currencies of a collapsing society.
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10h Updated The Fed maintains 2017, 2018 rate forecast
CNBC
The Fed, however, lowered its 2019 outlook for the federal funds rate from its June projection.
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10h Updated ‘Outlander’ season 3, episode 2: How Claire and Jamie use casual sex to move forward
Market Watch
Still separated by 200 years, the Frasers each attempt intimacy -- with different partners and varying results.
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10h Fed says Harvey and Irma will have no lasting economic impact
CNBC
The central bank noted the harm Harvey and Irma caused but said it's unlikely to be long-lasting.
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10h Watch: Fed Chair Yellen holds press conference after leaving rates unchanged
CNBC
Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank took the first tentative steps Wednesday to unwind its history-making economic stimulus.
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10h Updated Rigid gender stereotypes tied to increased depression, violence and suicide in children
Market Watch
New research across 15 countries looks at the effects of early gender conditioning.
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10h The Fed: Text of September FOMC statement
Market Watch
Here’s the text of the Federal Open Market Committee decision.
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10h Fed approves October reversal of historic stimulus, leaves rates unchanged
CNBC
The Fed was not expected to raise its benchmark interest rate at this week's meeting.
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10h Updated Market Snapshot: How much longer this stock-market bull lasts may depend on Fed’s next move
Market Watch
Wall Street investors have shrugged off recent worries to carve out fresh all-time highs, but the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting this week may provide investors the clearest sign yet about the health of the U.S. economy and how the central bank is construing stubbornly low inflation.
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10h Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret: lawyer
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday.
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10h Why retirement can be a dangerous time
Market Watch
For some, letting go of a full-time job for retirement is akin to losing their identities.
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10h Updated Credit.com: 12 foods you can buy in bulk that will last until the end of world
Market Watch
There are many foods that’ll last for years and save you money if you buy in bulk and store them properly.
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10h Market Extra: How did Ireland become the U.S. government’s third-largest creditor?
Market Watch
Ireland likely appears as one of the U.S.’s largest creditors on paper because Google parent Alphabet and other American corporations operate in the tax haven, but other factors are also at work.
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11h Market Snapshot: Stock market struggles to find purchase higher, as investors brace for Fed’s ‘great unwind’
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks switch between small gains and losses Wednesday morning as investors trade skittishly ahead of the Federal Reserve’s coming monetary-policy update.
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Use these disaster recovery tools to pick up the pieces11h Use these disaster recovery tools to pick up the pieces
USA Today
With millions of lives affected by disasters nationwide, where do we start to rebuild?
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11h Updated The Tell: Welcome to the second biggest bull market since World War II
Market Watch
The most-despised bull market is now the second strongest since World War II.
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11h Updated Key Words: One crypto bear explains why bitcoin is nothing more than a ‘trading sardine’
Market Watch
Financial Times editor Robin Wigglesworth says he was recently accused of being a “Luddite” reporter who couldn’t possibly understand the “digital magic” of bitcoin because he “shunned hard sciences for the girls at journalism school.”
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11h This squabble between two big drugmakers could have major implications for the U.S. health care system
Market Watch
Pfizer is suing Johnson & Johnson, alleging that it set up contracts to leave Pfizer’s Inflectra out in the cold.
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11h Wall St. flat; all eyes on Fed policy decision
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision for clues on the future path of interest rates.
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 Ram trucks for fire hazard11h Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 Ram trucks for fire hazard
USA Today
Fiat Chrysler recalls almost half a million Ram medium- and heavy-duty pickup trucks over a water pump issue that could cause a fire.
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11h No proof of bribery in Eurofighter deal: Austrian parliament report
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - A parliamentary inquiry into Austria's $2 billion Eurofighter deal found no indications of bribery or that Airbus and its partners illegally influenced Austrian politicians, according to the final report on the matter.
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Bad news for retirement savers: A key rule that protects your finances is facing delays11h Bad news for retirement savers: A key rule that protects your finances is facing delays
USA Today
Fiduciary rule to protect investors from unscrupulous financial planners delayed.
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11h The Wall Street Journal: General Electric executives will no longer fly in corporate jets
Market Watch
General Electric is ending corporate jet service for its executives the conglomerate cuts costs.
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Starbucks UK to upcycle store waste into furniture11h Starbucks UK to upcycle store waste into furniture
USA Today
Upcycling company Pentatonic is to help coffee chain Starbucks UK turn their trash into furniture for their cafes. Pentatonic has developed a method to turn waste plastic into a high-quality material for homeware creation. Video provided by Reuters
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12h Updated In Matt Damon’s new film ‘Downsizing,’ money is no object
Market Watch
Alexander Payne’s sweeping movie required big visual-effects budget.
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Chipotle customers wanted queso — that is, until they got it12h Chipotle customers wanted queso — that is, until they got it
USA Today
Reviews of the Tex-Mex chain's queso on social media seem to be mostly negative. Some have called it the worst queso they've ever had. Video provided by Newsy
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Apple Watch review: Ditch the iPhone12h Updated Apple Watch review: Ditch the iPhone
USA Today
The new Apple Watch Series 3 clocks in with cellular.
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12h Updated Market Snapshot: Stock market bounces around as Wall Street awaits Fed’s ‘great unwind’
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks switch between small gains and losses Wednesday morning as investors trade skittishly ahead of the Federal Reserve’s coming monetary-policy update.
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12h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Want to be happier? Buy some time
Market Watch
Paying for services like housecleaning and grocery delivery can help boost people’s mood.
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12h Updated Key Words: CEO unloads F-bomb rant on Kathy Griffin for calling cops over grandkids’ pool party
Market Watch
Kathy Griffin just ticked off another rich and powerful suit with a fiery temper and a flair for gender-based vitriol.
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12h NewsWatch: Welcome to the second biggest bull market since World War II
Market Watch
The most-despised bull market is now the second strongest since World War II.
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12h Futures Movers: Oil climbs as U.S. crude supplies rise, but OPEC output-cut hopes prevail
Market Watch
Oil prices climb toward the highest levels in months Wednesday as expectations that OPEC will decide to extend its production-cut deal outweighed pressure from a third-straight weekly jump in U.S. crude supplies and a hefty rise in production.
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12h The Wall Street Journal: Pfizer is suing Johnson & Johnson, saying it prevented uptake of cheaper Remicade rival
Market Watch
In an antitrust lawsuit, Pfizer alleged that Johnson & Johnson contracts prevented sales of Pfizer’s Inflectra.
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This lightweight Dyson vacuum is finally on sale for the perfect low price13h This lightweight Dyson vacuum is finally on sale for the perfect low price
USA Today
The certified refurbished Dyson Small Ball Vacuum is half off the new cost for this Amazon Deal of the Day, making it a great time to invest in a lightweight vacuum.
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13h S&P, Dow flat ahead of Fed decision; Apple weighs on Nasdaq
Reuters
(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow were little changed on Wednesday but hovered near record levels as investors waited to hear from the Federal Reserve on future interest rate hikes this year while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was pulled lower by a drop in Apple.
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Walmart's solution to holiday crush: Fewer temps, more overtime13h Walmart's solution to holiday crush: Fewer temps, more overtime
USA Today
Walmart relies on its own workers for the holidays
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13h Toys “R” Us files for bankruptcy
The Economist
ASK young American parents about Toys “R” Us and they are likely to be able to sing a jingle from their childhood: “I don’t wanna grow up, ’cause maybe if I did, I couldn’t be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid”. For children of the 1980s, Toys “R” Us was a mecca at the strip mall, an awe-inspiring array of dolls, trucks, board games, bikes, art supplies and much more. Many of them noticed when on September 18th, the chain filed for bankruptcy. Dave Brandon, the company’s chief executive, emphasised that shops would carry on operating as usual and claimed that the best era of Toys “R” Us was still to come. “These are the right steps to ensure that the iconic Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us brands live on for many generations,” he declared. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy, many analysts agree, is a sensible way to deal with the chain’s $5bn of long-term debt. So Toys “R” Us is not dead. But its future is hardly certain. The company’s tale in many...
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13h Updated Deep Dive: These 20 value stocks are disguised as bargain growth stocks
Market Watch
Some companies in the ‘value’ camp are increasing sales rapidly while becoming more profitable, says Phil van Doorn.
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13h Updated Deep Dive: Why it pays to take a second look at this year’s worst-performing Dividend Aristocrat stocks
Market Watch
These companies’ shares may have fallen this year, but many are able to keep raising their payouts, says Phil van Doorn.
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13h Updated Deep Dive: More than half of these high-yield dividend stocks are on sale
Market Watch
These consistent dividend payers have yields ranging from 5% to 12.5%. By Phil van Doorn.
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U.S. home sales off 1.7%, hurt by Hurricane Harvey and low supply13h Updated U.S. home sales off 1.7%, hurt by Hurricane Harvey and low supply
USA Today
U.S. home sales fell 1.7% in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties.
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13h General Mills profit misses as U.S. yogurt sales sour
Reuters
(Reuters) - General Mills Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit as yogurt and cereal sales declined in North America, sending the company's shares down 9 percent to their lowest levels in nearly two years.
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13h Economic Report: Existing-home sales fall in August for the fourth time in five months
Market Watch
Existing home sales in August dropped for the fourth time in five months as real-estate agents continue to blame a lack of available homes to buy.
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Walmart relies on its own workers for the holidays13h Updated Walmart relies on its own workers for the holidays
USA Today
Walmart relies on its own workers for the holidays
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13h Currencies: Dollar flat in run-up to Fed decision; pound briefly rallies above $1.36
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar tended weaker against major rivals Wednesday before investors hear the Federal Reserve’s statement on interest rates and its massive bond-buying program, while the pound made a notable drive higher after British retail sales figures blew past expectations.
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14h The Wall Street Journal: Apple’s largest acquisition may be memory chips
Market Watch
Toshiba Corp. decided Wednesday to sell its chip business to a group that includes Apple Inc. and Dell Technologies Inc., a person familiar with the matter said, although the parties have yet to reach a final agreement and opposition to the deal remains.
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14h Capitol Report: HHS Sec. Tom Price repeatedly took private jets on official business | Trump hits Rand Paul for opposing ‘great’ Obamacare repeal bill
Market Watch
HHS Secretary Tom Price took private jets on five flights last week; President Donald Trump hits Sen. Rand Paul over his opposition to the latest Obamacare repeal bill; the White House may drop its push to repeal the estate tax; and more.
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14h Updated FA Center: How financial advisers can help fight elder financial abuse
Market Watch
Most cases of senior financial fraud are not discovered before they cause serious problems.
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How healthy are kids' menus at fast food restaurants? Meh.14h How healthy are kids' menus at fast food restaurants? Meh.
USA Today
Sales from kids meals is 1%-2%, according to Pentallect. The one exception is McDonald's.
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14h Alnylam shares surge 40% on drug results that may herald a new type of medicine
Market Watch
Many companies backed away from the gene silencing technique when big investments in the field didn’t pan out — but not Alnylam.
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14h Metals Stocks: Gold heads for first gain in 4 sessions as traders await Fed signals
Market Watch
Gold prices rebound Wednesday, set to snap a string of three-straight losses as the dollar sees a modest dip and U.S. equities pause their run to fresh records ahead of an update on interest-rate policy from the Federal Reserve.
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Crocs are making bank by staying hideous14h Crocs are making bank by staying hideous
USA Today
The Crocs brand has gone back to its roots with colorful clogs, and it's saving the company.
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14h Bond Report: Treasury yields mostly unchanged ahead of Fed policy announcement
Market Watch
Treasury yields were steady as traders await the outcome of the Fed’s all-important policy meeting, which is expected to lead to the wind-down of the central bank’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet.
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14h Welcome to the future: A.I. that can analyze earnings calls better than humans
CNBC
Analysts and fundamental portfolio managers are trying to shift towards a quantitative approach, Institutional Investor reports.
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14h Updated UPS expects to hire about 95,000 workers for holiday season
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it expected to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming, crucial peak holiday season.
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Why Exelixis wouldn't be a Warren Buffett stock14h Why Exelixis wouldn't be a Warren Buffett stock
USA Today
Buffett and biotech mix like oil and water.
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14h Thyssenkrupp: A Success Story for European Activism
The Wall Street Journal
Thyssenkrupp’s move to join its European steel operations with those of Tata Steel paves the way for a more investor-friendly structure but investors shouldn’t bank on speedy results.
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14h General Mills profit misses on weak yogurt, cereal sales
Reuters
(Reuters) - General Mills Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by lower sales of its yogurts and cereals in North America.
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14h Economic Report: Existing home sales fall in August for the fourth time in five months
Market Watch
Existing home sales in August dropped for the fourth time in five months as real-estate agents continue to blame a lack of available homes to buy.
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14h This is the most important personality trait for online daters
Market Watch
If someone doesn’t make you laugh, find someone who does.
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14h Sika wants to step up acquisition drive
Reuters
ZURICH (Reuters) - Sika's Chief Executive, Paul Schuler, wants to accelerate the Swiss industrial and construction chemicals maker's acquisition drive with more and bigger deals in the next 15 months.
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Looking for auto insurance? Here are 6 things you need to know14h Looking for auto insurance? Here are 6 things you need to know
USA Today
Let's break down the basics of car insurance so you’re better able to find the right coverage for you. Here are six things you need to know.
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14h Wall St. opens little changed; Fed takes center stage
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Wednesday as investors waited for the conclusion of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting for indications of a third interest rate hike this year.
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14h Updated The Fed: Fed to take historic leap into the unknown
Market Watch
The Federal Reserve is widely expected this week to announce it will begin to sell assets from its balance sheet, and where it will end up is uncertain.
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14h Updated The Fed: What to expect from the Fed’s new dot plot
Market Watch
The Federal Reserve’s dot plot will continue to project the next interest-rate hike will happen in December, economists say.
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494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard14h 494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard
USA Today
Fiat Chrysler recalls almost half a million Ram medium- and heavy-duty pickup trucks over a water pump issue that could cause a fire.
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14h Updated The Moneyologist: My lawyer doesn’t want me to set up a college trust fund for my grandchildren
Market Watch
This man wonders if there’s good reason for this reluctance — or whether he should find a new lawyer.
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15h Updated The Fed: Why the bond market isn’t freaking out from the Fed’s shift to quantitative tightening
Market Watch
The bond market has shrugged off signals the Fed is about to start letting securities roll off its massive $4.5 trillion balance sheet but economists say its too soon to say there will not
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15h Updated What’s keeping teenagers unemployed? Online personality tests
Market Watch
A new report highlights how hiring practices make it more difficult for teens to get jobs.
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15h Market Snapshot: Stock market on tenterhooks as Fed policy update looms
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks switch between small gains and losses Wednesday morning as investors trade skittishly ahead of the Federal Reserve’s coming monetary-policy update.
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15h Updated Amazon isn’t the only reason Toys ‘R’ Us filed for bankruptcy
Market Watch
Analysts say that Toys ‘R’ Us may have filed for bankruptcy because the company could see a tough holiday season ahead.
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15h Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson over Remicade biosimilar
Reuters
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson , saying that the drugmaker's anticompetitive contracts with health insurers prevented biosimilar competition to its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade.
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Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out and here's what people are saying15h Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out and here's what people are saying
USA Today
Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out. Most reviewers suggest buying the GPS model instead of the one that can also place phone calls.
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15h Capitol Report: HHS Sec. Price repeatedly took private jets on official business | Trump hits Rand Paul for opposing ‘great’ Obamacare repeal bill
Market Watch
HHS Secretary Tom Price took private jets on five flights last week; President Donald Trump hits Sen. Rand Paul over his opposition to the latest Obamacare repeal bill; the White House may drop its push to repeal the estate tax; and more.
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15h Updated This flaw in the human mind explains why the world is full of overconfident, bumbling know-it-alls
Market Watch
The gap between what we think we know and what we truly know leads us to bungle decisions at work, at home, in the ballot box, and in our brokerage accounts.
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15h Updated Need to Know: One more big push is coming for the S&P 500, thanks to these losers
Market Watch
The third quarter is winding down and the fourth quarter is straight ahead. Fear not, says our call of the day. This market is looking at a tailwind that will take the S&P 500 to 2,600.
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15h Wall St. opens flat as investors await Fed decision
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Wednesday as investors waited for the conclusion of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting for indications of a third interest rate hike this year.
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15h Clariant short-sellers squeezed as activist Corvex doubles-down
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds have trimmed bets on a fall in shares of Clariant , just as activist investor Corvex increases pressure on the Swiss chemicals company to ditch a $20 billion M&A deal with rival Huntsman .
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How good are kids' menus at fast-food, fast-casual chain restaurants? Meh.15h Updated How good are kids' menus at fast-food, fast-casual chain restaurants? Meh.
USA Today
Sales from kids meals is 1%-2%, according to Pentallect. The one exception is McDonald's.
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15h Your first trade for Wednesday, September 20
CNBC
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the market open.
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Employment tips: 10 of the most useful apps for nurses15h Employment tips: 10 of the most useful apps for nurses
USA Today
There are apps out there geared toward making the info part of nurses’ lives a little easier to learn and remember.
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Toys R Us store closings expected after the holiday season15h Updated Toys R Us store closings expected after the holiday season
USA Today
The company said it was forced to file for bankruptcy 14 weeks before Christmas because toy vendors had begun to demand cash payments.
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15h NewsWatch: One more big push is coming for the S&P 500, thanks to these losers
Market Watch
The third quarter is winding down and the fourth quarter is straight ahead. Fear not, says our call of the day. This market is looking at a tailwind that will take the S&P 500 to 2,600.
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Fiat Chrysler, UAW officials accused of laundering money through fake hospice center15h Fiat Chrysler, UAW officials accused of laundering money through fake hospice center
USA Today
Auto executives and union leaders laundered money through a fake hospice center, federal authorities alleged in a new court filing.
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15h Market Extra: Stock-market investors just now realizing 3rd quarter earnings will be strong
Market Watch
Second-quarter earnings season provided a big boost to the U.S. stock market, helping remind investors that despite political uncertainty both at home and abroad, the economy and American corporations continue to show signs of strength. A similar shot in the arm could be forthcoming when third quarter results come in, says Morgan Stanley.
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15h Updated Currencies: Dollar eases in run-up to Fed decision; pound briefly rallies above $1.36
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar slipped against major rivals Wednesday before investors hear the Federal Reserve’s statement on interest rates and its massive bond-buying program, while the pound made a notable drive higher after British retail sales figures blew past expectations.
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16h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Catalan officials arrested in Spain ahead of banned independence vote
Market Watch
Early Wednesday morning, Spain’s Civil Guard police forces searched 22 properties, including offices of Catalonia’s regional administration in Barcelona, and arrested an official in charge of the region’s economy, Josep Maria Jové, said spokesman.
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16h Here are 7 easy ways to save money in college
CNBC
We all know college costs a bundle. Here are seven easy ways to save.
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16h Updated Project Syndicate: The global economy is starting to create lose-lose situations
Market Watch
Inclusive economic prosperity is still possible, but not with the system we have now, says Mohamed A. El-Erian.
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16h It’s the politicians’ turn to step up as central banks vacate extraordinary stimulus: OECD
Market Watch
Politicians running the world’s economic power centers need to boost their country’s productivity quickly or risk unwinding the largely positive effects of historic central bank stimulus in place post-crisis, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday.
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16h Updated Your five-point investing guide for this aging bull market
Market Watch
Bull markets take on new personalities as they age, and this one is pushing nine years.
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The one big thing economist Shiller says is preventing a 1929-like stock market crash16h The one big thing economist Shiller says is preventing a 1929-like stock market crash
USA Today
The stock market bears striking similarities to 1929. Economist Robert Shiller is not predicting an epic stock market crash and is instead optimistic.
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16h German Election: For Markets, Wages Are What Matter Most
The Wall Street Journal
Angela Merkel appears on course to win a fourth term as Germany’s leader. For markets, the political stability allows a focus on more fundamental changes going on in Europe’s most important economy.
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16h Toshiba says seals $18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.
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16h Updated Cancer vaccines, long considered failures, are hot again
Market Watch
Successful sister fields of cancer research have spurred scientists and investors to give cancer vaccines another look.
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16h Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures on tenterhooks as ‘historic’ Fed decision looms
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks look set to see muted action Wednesday, with traders refraining from making big bets as they await the Federal Reserve’s next move.
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16h The one big thing economist Robert Shiller says is preventing a 1929-like stock market crash
CNBC
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller highlights striking characteristics the stock market shares with 1929.
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16h OECD wants politicians to step up as central banks vacate extraordinary stimulus
Market Watch
Politicians running the world’s economic power centers need to boost their country’s productivity quickly or risk unwinding the largely positive effects of historic central bank stimulus in place post-crisis, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday.
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16h Updated As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets
Reuters
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say - thanks to better designs and lower prices.
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16h Updated Key Words: ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel calls senator a liar, pleads for health care
Market Watch
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel called out Sen. Bill Cassidy as a liar on Tuesday night, assailing the Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal Obamacare and pleading with Congress to protect Americans’ health insurance.
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16h Updated The Ratings Game: Nike downgraded on underperformance in the basketball category
Market Watch
Nike was downgraded on declines in the basketball category, an a slowdown at athletic retailers could continue to be a hurdle.
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17h At Deutsche Boerse, time and support dwindle for CEO Kengeter
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Support for Deutsche Boerse CEO Carsten Kengeter on the exchange group's supervisory board is weakening as investigations into insider trading allegations drag on, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
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17h Updated Key Words: Warren Buffett: In 100 years, the Dow will be ‘over 1 million’
Market Watch
Shorting U.S. stocks ‘a loser’s game,’ and people who are pessimistic about America are nuts, says the veteran investor at Forbes event in New York Tuesday evening.
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17h Updated The Margin: Oops! Amazon glitch sends gift alerts for non-existent babies
Market Watch
Amazon.com Inc. knows a lot about its customers. But it still doesn’t know that you’re pregnant before even you find out.
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Need to send something from Amazon back? Some Kohl's to offer free returns17h Need to send something from Amazon back? Some Kohl's to offer free returns
USA Today
Kohl's will start accepting returns for Amazon at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month.
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17h ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico
Market Watch
Puerto Ricans were warned to evacuate or risk their lives as Hurricane Maria barreled toward the U.S. territory, brining life-threatening winds, storm surges and rainfall.
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17h Updated In One Chart: Apple may not be the unstoppable force behind stock-market records it once was
Market Watch
A few weeks ago, CNBC declared last month to be “The August of Apple,” pointing out how the stock had been leading all Dow components as the blue-chip index continued its assault on record highs. What a difference a month makes.
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17h Futures flat as investors focus on Fed meeting
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited clues from the Federal Reserve meeting on whether the central bank will raise interest rates for a third time this year.
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17h Updated Key Words: $999 iPhone X is ‘a value price,’ Apple’s Tim Cook says, and revenue is not the point
Market Watch
Is the $999 iPhone X too expensive? Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook sure doesn’t think so.
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17h Updated The Ratings Game: iPhone 8 reviews: Good, but nothing to get too excited about
Market Watch
Apple Inc. recently kicked off pre-orders for its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with shipping to start on Friday, but reviews for the smartphone are tepid given that the slight upgrade is getting eclipsed by features touted on the more advanced, and more expensive, iPhone X.
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17h Updated ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a flashy example of the future of Hollywood marketing
Market Watch
The Statesman of Matthew Vaughn’s film, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” was created at a cocktail party in London, attended by filmmakers and the family of one of the oldest distilleries in America.
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17h Wal-Mart to give more hours to current staff this holiday season
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it would not hire temporary workers this holiday season and would instead offer the extra hours to its current employees.
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17h The Wall Street Journal: Toshiba will tap Bain-Apple group in chip-business sale
Market Watch
Toshiba Corp. decided Wednesday to sell its chip business to a group that includes Apple Inc. and Dell Technologies Inc., a person familiar with the matter said, although the parties have yet to reach a final agreement and opposition to the deal remains.
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Budget, save, even win money with today's prepaid cards17h Budget, save, even win money with today's prepaid cards
USA Today
Prepaid cards can be used for budgeting and saving money as well as spending.
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As retailers close, thrift stores and consignment reach customers on Facebook, Instagram17h As retailers close, thrift stores and consignment reach customers on Facebook, Instagram
USA Today
The resale market is resilient as stores use Facebook and Instagram to connect with shoppers.
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17h London Markets: FTSE 100 takes topsy-turvy turn as pound, Fed decision take center stage
Market Watch
U.K. stocks were whipped around Wednesday, with retail shares stretching gains after monthly British retail sales leapt past expectations, but a brief surge in the pound pulled the benchmark FTSE 100 to session lows.
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17h Updated Deep Dive: These four fund managers’ secret to success: Don’t go with your gut on stocks
Market Watch
What investors need is ‘second-level thinking’ to avoid making mistakes, writes Phil van Doorn.
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17h Amazon is working on first Alexa-powered smart glasses: FT
Market Watch
Amazon is said to be working on its first wearable device, a pair of smart glasses that will interact with its virtual assistant Alexa, according to the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the plans.
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18h Mexico earthquake death toll tops 200, with 20 children killed in school collapse
Market Watch
More than 200 people are now feared dead in a massive earthquake in Mexico that felled buildings in the country’s capital, including at least 20 children killed as a primary school collapsed.
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18h Futures Movers: Crude prices rise on signs of drop in global inventories
Market Watch
Oil prices advanced Wednesday amid ongoing optimism that production cuts have shown some success in bringing down global inventories.
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Consumer sentiment stat hints that bull market may be stalling out18h Consumer sentiment stat hints that bull market may be stalling out
USA Today
65% of people believe stock prices will go up in the next year, according to a consumer sentiment survey. That's the highest level on record.
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18h Eurowings wins union backing to speed up hiring amid Air Berlin turbulence
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa budget unit Eurowings has agreed a deal with the Verdi union that will allow it to hire new cabin crew at short notice from rivals such as bankrupt Air Berlin .
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18h T-Mobile U.S. explores takeover of Sprint: source
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.
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19h Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures in holding pattern as ‘historic’ Fed decision looms
Market Watch
U.S. stock futures flip-flop between small gains and losses, with traders refraining from making any big bets ahead of the closely watched Federal Reserve decision that is expected to include details on balance-sheet tightening.
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19h Updated Evacuate or die — Puerto Ricans told to flee as Hurricane Maria approaches
Market Watch
Puerto Ricans have been warned to evacuate or risk their lives as Hurricane Maria barrels toward the U.S. territory, brining life-threatening winds, storm surge and rainfalls.
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19h Toshiba selects Bain group as buyer of its prized chip business: sources
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp has chosen a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to buy its prized memory chip unit, three people with knowledge of the talks said on Wednesday, a last-minute dramatic twist to a highly contentious auction.
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19h Europe Markets: European stocks mark time as investors stay focused on Fed decision
Market Watch
European stocks wavered Wednesday, with investors not making big moves before the U.S. Federal Reserve outlines its latest policy decision, but they did have deal news from Thyssenkrupp and other corporate updates to consider.
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19h The Wall Street Journal: Knowing your ‘future self’ can help you make better financial decisions
Market Watch
Knowing how different you’ll be later on can help you make smarter spending decisions now.
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19h Here’s a reason why China would want to shut down bitcoin
Market Watch
Cryptocurrency’s surge conflicts with Beijing’s focus on a strong, stable yuan, writes Ivan Martchev.
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19h Next Avenue: The smartest things I did when starting my own business
Market Watch
This personal trainer learned some valuable lessons in her first year as an entrepreneur.
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19h NerdWallet: How do I keep track of where my money is going?
Market Watch
You’ve come to an important realization: Understanding your expenses will give you greater control over them.
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20h Updated Market Extra: Don’t call the German election boring — it could mean a huge shift for the eurozone
Market Watch
The race is on to become Merkel’s junior coalition partner and her choice could determine Germany’s political direction for the next four years, including on issues such as the EU, refugees and social inequality.
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20h London Markets: FTSE 100 edges up as Fed decision takes center stage
Market Watch
U.K. stocks edged higher Wednesday as retail shares such as Kingfisher gained ahead of a monthly sales update, with investors focused on the U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision due later.
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21h Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe: source
Reuters
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], which is the subject of a U.S. federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. authorities about payments made by staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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23h Updated New Zealand election could put an obstacle in path to nailing TPP deal
Reuters
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - If New Zealanders vote this weekend to change who governs them, that could create an obstacle to plans by members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to finalize a trade deal in November.
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23h Asia stocks steady, dollar treads water as investors count down to Fed
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day.
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23h Updated Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push
Reuters
TIANJIN (Reuters) - Airbus SE on Wednesday opened its Chinese completion plant for A330 jets, with hopes that an increased presence in the world's fastest growing aviation market would help boost demand for the firm's profitable but ageing wide-body jets.
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24h Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp plan to create European steel merger
CNBC
Tata Steel says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thyssenkrupp to create a European steel enterprise.
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24h Study reveals where the ultra-wealthy are actually putting their money
CNBC
The ultra-wealthy are allocating more to equities and less to hedge funds and property, a survey found.
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Retailers could have a Merry Xmas after a rough year24h Retailers could have a Merry Xmas after a rough year
USA Today
Consultancy Deloitte is forecasting that retail sales — not counting cars and gasoline — will increase 4% to 4.5% from November to January.
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24h More than 1 in 10 college students is a single mom
Market Watch
The share of single moms in college has been growing.
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