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49m Updated Market Extra: When do markets close for Memorial Day?
Market Watch
U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, but a host of other markets from oil futures to metals will have revised schedules.
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1h 29m British Airways travelers suffer delays, cancellations owing to computer glitch
Market Watch
Flights were cancelled and passengers stranded as British Airways battled to fix a major technical glitch.
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1h 35m Updated Exclusive: Fidelity may back climate resolutions, a milestone for activists
Reuters
BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments may support shareholder proxy proposals calling on companies to report on sustainability matters this year, a major shift by the Boston asset manager as climate activists gain more traction at large U.S. corporations.
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1h 35m Updated The Tell: Wall Street laughed at a call for bitcoin at $25,000—but after a 400% surge, the laughter is fading
Market Watch
As the digital currency, bitcoin, has surged a breathtaking 400% over the past year, Wall Street may be apt to take Yves Lamoureux’s call a little more seriously. At least, that is the hope of the 54-year-old former retail broker and trader who established what he describes as macroeconomic research firm, Lamoureux & Co., about four years ago.
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1h 36m Updated ShotSpotter IPO: Five things to know about the gunshot-detection company
Market Watch
ShotSpotter, a gunshot-detection company with the goal of reducing gun violence in violence-racked cities, is aiming for Wall Street. .
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1h 36m Updated The Tell: Why one hedge-fund titan is bracing for ‘all hell to break lose’ in the stock market
Market Watch
Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a bleak outlook for Wall Street and has built a $5 billion rainy-day fund in preparation for what he describes as “all hell” to be loosed upon the world.
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1h 37m Updated Commodities Corner: Here’s some bad news for oil in 2018
Market Watch
Major oil producers agreed to extend their crude output cuts through March of next year, but what happens after that?
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1h 37m Updated Market Snapshot: Consumer confidence, jobs to highlight packed stock-market week
Market Watch
Investors will surface from their long weekend to greet a data packed week as stocks push against record levels in a time of fundamental strength but political uncertainty.
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1h 37m Updated Market Extra: Want to invest in bitcoin? Investors need to be willing to lose it all, adviser says
Market Watch
A cursory glance at extreme volatility of bitcoin suggest that it’s likely not suitable for most.
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1h 45m Updated The Ratings Game: Costco’s got the goods to take on Wal-Mart and Amazon, analysts say
Market Watch
Costco’s latest better-than-expected earnings report shows the strength of the company versus the retail competition
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1h 45m Updated Lingerie maker Nubian Skin brings nuance to the underwear color ‘nude’
Market Watch
In a short amount of time, Nubian Skin has landed big name clients including superstar Beyoncé, affirming owner Ade Hassan’s vision of making hosiery and lingerie for women with darker skin tones.
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Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down1h 45m Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down
USA Today
About 3.5 million vehicles will come off lease this year, after 3 million returned last year.
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1h 46m Updated Exxon investors likely to press for climate change disclosures, change in executive pay
Market Watch
Exxon’s stances on climate-change disclosures and executive pay are among the proposals being challenged by some investors ahead of the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday.
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1h 46m Updated Northern Ireland faces outsize risk as Brexit looms
Market Watch
Northern Ireland is the smallest of the four countries that make up the U.K., and the only one that shares a border with another EU member, the Republic of Ireland.
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1h 47m Updated Where do you get better deals — Costco or Amazon?
Market Watch
Sometimes it’s important to see and feel the product in person.
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1h 47m Updated Best Buy is capitalizing on troubles at Sears and HHGregg in one particular category
Market Watch
Best Buy’s appliance sales were helped by troubles with Sears, as well as store closures from HHGregg, which has filed for bankruptcy
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1h 47m Updated Read this before jumping into a swimming pool this summer
Market Watch
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about recreational water.
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1h 48m Updated ‘Roseanne’ is coming back to TV — how American families have changed since 1988
Market Watch
Roseanne Barr is bringing her sitcom back to ABC next year.
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1h 48m 6 things NOT to buy at Memorial Day sales
Market Watch
You might get a good deal on a mattress, but wait to buy these items.
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1h 48m Updated When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about jobs, it’s time to listen
Market Watch
The founders of Microsoft and Facebook have cautionary words for the Class of 2017.
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1h 50m Updated This is how Best Buy gets so many of its customers to come into its stores
Market Watch
Best Buy customers often take advantage of the buy-online-pickup-in-store option for a variety of reasons
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1h 51m Updated Tesla factory has had higher injury rate than industry average, study finds
Market Watch
A report issued Wednesday by a California nonprofit claims that Tesla Inc. factory workers are injured at a higher rate than the industry average, and spend nearly twice as many days away from duty than the norm.
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1h 51m Updated Opioids are ravaging the U.S., but they’re still the best pain drug we’ve got
Market Watch
The quest has seemed so elusive that it regularly draws comparison to the Holy Grail and unicorns.
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1h 52m Updated Hotel-search site Trivago is bringing Silicon Valley to Germany
Market Watch
Hotel-search site Trivago is bringing a touch of Silicon Valley to Germany with a flat corporate structure and a listing on the Nasdaq.
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1h 53m Updated MarketWatch First Take: Nutanix spikes as bigger customers sign on to hybrid cloud
Market Watch
Nutanix Inc. enjoyed a strong quarter of sales growth fueled by an increased number of big-name corporate customers buying into its hybrid-cloud strategy, regaining some of its credence with investors.
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1h 54m Updated New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film savaged by critics, but may top weekend box office
Market Watch
It’s unclear when Johnny Depp will catch a break from a recent string of personal upsets, but it seems unlikely to happen over the Memorial Day weekend.
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1h 54m Updated Hollywood is running out of hit ’80s movies to reboot
Market Watch
Of the top 15 highest-grossing films from the 1980s, only three haven’t been either remade, rebooted or turned into a sequel or franchise
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1h 54m Updated The Ratings Game: Ugg’s move into 200 more Macy’s stores is ‘dangerous,’ analysts say
Market Watch
Ugg parent Deckers Outdoor Corp. is launching in 200 Macy’s stores and announced better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
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1h 55m Updated iHeartRadio parent may be shaping up for a bruising fight with its lenders
Market Watch
Troubled company has extended debt exchange offers for the fifth time, as creditors reject its approach.
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2h NewsWatch: 6 things NOT to buy at Memorial Day sales
Market Watch
You might get a good deal on a mattress, but wait to buy these items.
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3h The Wall Street Journal: U.K. lowers terror-threat level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’
Market Watch
Prime Minister Theresa May says the move comes after 11 suspects are now in custody.
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These days, even janitors are being required to sign non-compete clauses3h These days, even janitors are being required to sign non-compete clauses
USA Today
Lower wage, unskilled laborers such as janitors, landscapers and entry-level health workers are often asked to sign noncompete agreements too.
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3h The Wall Street Journal: Jared Kushner reportedly discussed a secret channel to talk with Russians
Market Watch
The idea was broached in a meeting that Kushner had last December with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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4h Updated Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert for Manchester attack victims
Market Watch
In a post on Twitter, the singer said, “We will not let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”
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4h The Wall Street Journal: U.K. authorities say they’ve arrested most of Manchester bomber’s accomplices
Market Watch
Authorities’ understanding of the accomplices around Abedi is growing day by day, while noting that loose ends and key questions remained in the investigation.
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Pete the Planner: Seek out financial mentors4h Pete the Planner: Seek out financial mentors
USA Today
Most likely there’s at least one particular person’s financial life you are observing, even studying, on a regular basis. No, I don’t mean Facebook stalking.
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6h Updated In Aramco IPO pitch, Canada plays up its natural resources expertise
Reuters
((This May 26th story corrects paragraph 12 to show Falih was speaking at news conference not to Reuters and adds comment on listing))
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9h Switch it up this year: Buy in May, till November stay
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Sell in May and go away" is perhaps the oldest saw on Wall Street, but it appears there's no shortage of U.S. mutual funds doing exactly that this year.
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12h After 33 hours, Delta Air Lines finally releases puppy from cargo in Guatemala
Market Watch
Woman says her German Shepherd, Bunny, was held ‘hostage’ by bureaucracy and paperwork.
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Student loan program faces uncertain future amid sweeping proposals12h Updated Student loan program faces uncertain future amid sweeping proposals
USA Today
Students' loan experience could change drastically if Trump moves the federal loan program to Treasury.
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14h What the contents of this Depression-era purse says about American women in 2017
Market Watch
The recent discovery in a Chicago theater of a 1930s clutch purse is a revealing time-capsule.
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14h This is why Dutch kids are much happier than American children
Market Watch
In the Netherlands, kids get chocolate sprinkles on their breakfast and early sex education.
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14h Updated Market Snapshot: S&P 500, Nasdaq book narrow records ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Market Watch
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite logged tiny gains on Friday, but they were enough for the benchmarks to finish in record territory and book a seventh straight advance, ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend.
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15h The Tell: Why one hedge-fund titan is bracing for ‘all hell to break lose’ on Wall Street
Market Watch
Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a bleak outlook for Wall Street and has built a $5 billion rainy-day fund in preparation for what he describes as “all hell” to be loosed upon the world.
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Chipotle identifies malware used in credit card hack15h Updated Chipotle identifies malware used in credit card hack
USA Today
Chipotle Mexican Grill said Friday that it has identified the malware that was used to breach customer data and steal credit card information earlier this year.
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15h Updated Wall St. drifts before long weekend; consumer stocks up
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended little changed on Friday ahead of the long holiday weekend, though indexes ended a two-week streak of losses and consumer shares were strong for a second day.
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17h The Wall Street Journal: White House weighing major changes, including vetting of Trump tweets
Market Watch
President Donald Trump is actively discussing major changes in the White House, including a shakeup of his senior team, after spending much of his free time during his overseas trip weighing the Russia investigation and the political crisis it poses for him, according to several senior administration officials and outside advisers.
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17h Updated In One Chart: These are the highest (and lowest) paying jobs in every state across the country
Market Watch
Microsoft founder Bill Gates dropped some knowledge on college grads last week by pointing them to artificial intelligence as one of the “promising fields where you can make a huge impact.” But right now the best wages are being paid in health care.
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17h Updated The many failures of Elon Musk, captured in one giant infographic
Market Watch
The Tesla CEO has forged past many, many setbacks throughout the years.
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18h Slim seeks to sell minority stake in tower company Telesites: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - Billionaire Carlos Slim is looking to sell a minority stake in Telesites SAB de CV , the Mexican wireless tower company that he controls, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
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18h Evans on Proposed ETF Backed by Consumer Loans (Audio)
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Rachel Evans discusses a proposed ETF from BlackRock that would be backed by consumer loans, such as student debt and credit cards. This is a daily ETF podcast from Bloomberg’s Catherine Cowdery.
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18h Bitcoin briefly plunges below $2,100 as upward momentum fades
CNBC
Bitcoin briefly dropped more than $700 from a record high in less than two days after a week of intense speculation.
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18h Updated You can make a decent living (and actually save money) in these American cities
Market Watch
This annual study aims to name places that balance both income and cost of living.
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18h PepsiCo in bid to acquire Vita Coco owner: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - Soft drink maker PepsiCo Inc is in talks to acquire All Market Inc, the owner of coconut water brand Vita Coco, whose celebrity investors include Madonna and Matthew McConaughey, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
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18h Market Extra: Tech stocks are single-handedly helping active managers outperform
Market Watch
How well have technology stocks done so far this year? So good that they’re managing to make active managers look good at their jobs.
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18h Updated Mark Hulbert: Gold bulls can expect more bad luck
Market Watch
Optimism even as gold prices slump is a bearish sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
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18h Updated Chipotle says hackers stole payment card info in data breach
Reuters
(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Friday hackers used malware to steal customers' card data, including account number, expiration date and internal verification codes, from payment systems at some of its restaurants over a span of three weeks.
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Review: This topless Range Rover Evoque is a sexy beast18h Updated Review: This topless Range Rover Evoque is a sexy beast
USA Today
Turning an SUV into a convertible is dicey, but Range Rover 's Evoque works.
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19h Market Extra: With stocks and bonds looking pricey, investors see little that’s appetizing
Market Watch
For years, a key driver for U.S. stocks has been the idea that, no matter what potential headwinds there may be, they were more attractive than bonds. But now, with major equity indexes at records and valuations stretched by many metrics, that argument have become less compelling.
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19h Woman says Delta Air Lines is holding her puppy hostage in Guatemala
Market Watch
A German Shepherd named Bunny has been stuck in cargo for more than 24 hours
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19h An inglorious return to Austin for Uber and Lyft
The Economist
UBER and Lyft will make their triumphant return to Austin on Monday. Whether the Texas capital will welcome them back is another matter. The ride-hailing giants a year ago, after Austinites had the temerity to vote in favour of maintaining the city’s requirement that the firms perform fingerprint checks on their drivers, as traditional taxi companies must. The pair have long resisted being held to the same standards as taxis, with an insistence bordering on arrogance. They have also tended to assume that customers had their backs. So it was a rude awakening when, after forcing a city-wide ballot on the issue, and spending close to $9m on their campaign, Uber and Lyft found themselves on the wrong side of the progressive Austin population, which didn’t want to be pushed around by big companies from out of town. Even so, the city had become reliant on the ride-hailing firms, due to a combination of hedonistic nightlife,...
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19h Bond Report: Treasury yields slip on the day, but halt weekly streak of declines
Market Watch
Treasury yields fell as economic growth for the first quarter was raised, suggesting the three-month slump from the initial report wasn’t as bad as it had first seemed.
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19h Updated This man will help you get out of expensive medical bills
Market Watch
Most people, even if they don’t understand a hospital bill, pay it anyway. He’s trying to change that.
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19h The Wall Street Journal: Uggs move into 200 more Macy’s stores is ‘dangerous,’ analysts say
Market Watch
Ugg parent Deckers Outdoor Corp. is launching in 200 Macy’s stores and announced better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
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19h FA Center: This investor only buys stocks that adhere to Christian values
Market Watch
Ben Malick asks ‘What would Jesus do?’ before buying a stock.
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Summer jobs: Help your teen use their earnings wisely19h Summer jobs: Help your teen use their earnings wisely
USA Today
Here’s how to help your teen make the most of a job and those paychecks.
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Ford shakeup goes much deeper than just a CEO switch19h Updated Ford shakeup goes much deeper than just a CEO switch
USA Today
The automaker is taking its changes far deeper into the organization
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20h Updated Key Words: Clinton sly in broaching impeachment topic during Wellesley speech
Market Watch
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday delivered a commencement speech that referenced the Nixon presidency in a clear reference to the current troubles plaguing the Trump administration.
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20h Hollywood is running out of ’80s hits to reboot and only 3 of top 15 earners remain
Market Watch
Of the top 15 highest-grossing films from the 1980s, only three haven’t been either remade, rebooted or turned into a sequel or franchise
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20h The reason Comcast is bucking the cord-cutting trend
Market Watch
The first quarter of 2017 proved not to be a good one for media companies faced with the impact of cord cutting. But Comcast Corp.  is one company that may be well positioned to embrace the blow.
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20h Futures Movers: Oil prices rebound to pare weekly loss
Market Watch
Oil prices rebound Friday on the heels of Thursday’s near-5% drop, paring their loss for the week.
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Millennials are fueling new growth in recreational vehicle sales20h Updated Millennials are fueling new growth in recreational vehicle sales
USA Today
With summer approaching and outdoor sites beckoning, RV sales are booming again in 2017.
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20h Updated Currencies: Pound slides after poll shows conservatives’ lead shrinking
Market Watch
The pound fell to below $1.29 after a poll showed the Conservative Party’s lead ahead of next month’s election is slipping. Meanwhile, the dollar is weaker ahead of a clutch of data.
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20h Wall St. drifts before long weekend, but consumer stocks up
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in afternoon trading on Friday, taking a breather after recent record highs and a six-day streak of gains, though consumer shares were strong for a second session.
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20h Trump Today: Trump Today: President hails ‘great win’ by Montana Republican charged with assault
Market Watch
President Trump said Friday North Korea is a “world problem” that will be solved “at some point,” congratulated the Montana Republican charged with assault on winning a special House election and participated in the first day of a two-day G7 summit in Italy.
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20h Why airport lines may be even longer this summer
Market Watch
The TSA is understaffed by 5,000 security officers, and that’s unlikely to change because of the federal government’s hiring freeze.
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20h Metals Stocks: Gold books highest settlement in a month, 3rd straight weekly rise
Market Watch
Gold on Friday settled at its highest level of the month, lifting prices up for a third week in a row.
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20h Updated The Fragile Truce Between Bonds and Stocks
The Wall Street Journal
This year has been good for both bond and stock investors. To rely on that benign picture lasting looks risky.
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21h Markets are turning a deaf ear to any bad news
CNBC
Risks are far from out of the picture, but the market is choosing to hear what it wants.
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21h The Moneyologist: Who wins under the law — a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or on a divorce decree?
Market Watch
This woman wonders whether her ex-husband has violated the terms of their divorce decree.
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21h The lower your self-esteem, the flashier your credit cards
Market Watch
New research says platinum credit cards are more popular than those with identical benefits.
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21h Updated Memorial Day Weekend is No. 1 for fatal traffic accidents
Market Watch
This weekend, traffic could hit a new high.
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21h When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about U.S. jobs, it’s time to listen
Market Watch
The founders of Microsoft and Facebook have cautionary words for the Class of 2017.
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21h Updated Outside the Box: I retired early, in spite of these 4 big investing mistakes
Market Watch
Darrow Kirkpatrick says his experience proves you don’t have to be a perfect investor to succeed in the end.
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21h Chipotle probe finds hackers stole payment card info in data breach
Reuters
(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Friday hackers used malware to access customers' card data, including its number, expiration date and internal verification codes, from payment systems at some of its restaurants between March 24 and April 18.
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21h Market Snapshot: Stocks bounce around, look to weekly gains ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Market Watch
U.S. stocks flip between small gains and losses on Friday, as investors struggle to find fresh reasons to push shares to records after six straight daily gains, ahead of a holiday weekend.
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21h Hollywood loves the ’80s as much as it loves franchises and remakes
Market Watch
Of the top 15 highest-grossing films from the 1980s, only three haven’t been either remade, rebooted or turned into a sequel or franchise
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UPS to fight $247M fine over untaxed cigarettes21h UPS to fight $247M fine over untaxed cigarettes
USA Today
UPS calls penalties over illicit cigarette shipments "excessive."
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Outdated headlights put drivers and pedestrians at risk21h Updated Outdated headlights put drivers and pedestrians at risk
USA Today
Self-driving cars are almost here, but better headlights are not.
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UPS vows to fight $247M fine over untaxed cigarettes21h UPS vows to fight $247M fine over untaxed cigarettes
USA Today
UPS calls penalties over illicit cigarette shipments "excessive and far out of bounds"
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21h Outside the Box: This is what the next generation of tech-augmented work for humans will look like
Market Watch
People will still be essential on the factory floors, even as robots become more common.
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21h Updated Outside the Box: States should have their own economic visa programs for immigrants
Market Watch
This proposal would let states grant economic visas based on their specific needs.
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21h Updated Outside the Box: 4 reasons why Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020
Market Watch
The popular consensus is likely dead wrong — and no, impeachment isn’t going to happen.
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21h Updated Outside the Box: What 10 million simulations tell us about President Trump’s chances of achieving 3% economic growth
Market Watch
It comes down to changes in the labor-force participation rate, productivity and hours worked, not tax reform or regulatory reform.
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21h Updated ETF Focus: Here’s how blindingly fast bitcoin has been surging
Market Watch
Bitcoin is up nearly 500% over the past 12 months, a sixfold rise, according to pricing site CoinDesk. Thus far in 2017, it is up 187%. Over just the past 10 days, it is up more than 60%.
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21h Updated BookWatch: Bill Gates says these five books ‘made me question my own thinking’
Market Watch
The Microsoft co-founder is out with his annual summer reading list.
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21h Updated BookWatch: What’s the one best book to learn about investing?
Market Watch
Meb Faber’s readers have lots of “best” books to suggest.
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21h BookWatch: Americans are now utterly intolerant of ever being told they’re wrong about almost anything
Market Watch
Blame a narcissism that took root in American society after the 1960s and has been growing ever since, says Tom Nichols.
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21h Updated Outside the Box: 4 tips for finding good charities that support veterans
Market Watch
While some veterans’ charities do squander donors’ dollars, others make the most of donations in meeting their mission
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21h How to make millions on a losing stock? Ask Klaus Kleinfeld
Market Watch
Generous grants of new stock and options—and well-timed sales—marked the tenure of former Alcoa and then Arconic chief executive Klaus Kleinfeld.
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22h Three reasons why this time is different for bitcoin
CNBC
Bitcoin's exponential surge is different this time around, most digital currency investors and software developers say.
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22h The Surprising Source of U.S. Profit Growth
The Wall Street Journal
It isn’t America, but the rest of the world, that is driving corporate earnings growth.
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22h Updated Some investors bet Brazil has further room to fall
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some investors are betting the worst is yet to come for Brazil's stock market, even after a brutal selloff last week.
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22h Outside the Box: I just put Hefty bags on the marketing shelf of shame
Market Watch
Don’t you hate when consumer-products companies tinker with stuff and make it unusable? asks Allan Ripp.
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6 vital things parents need to know about student loans22h 6 vital things parents need to know about student loans
USA Today
Before helping your child take out loans make sure you understand the benefits and drawbacks.
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The best Memorial Day sales of 2017 are on home appliances22h Updated The best Memorial Day sales of 2017 are on home appliances
USA Today
These deals are why everyone buys appliances on Memorial Day.
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22h Europe Markets: European stocks close lower as oil, auto shares pull back
Market Watch
European stocks finish lower Friday, leaving the regional benchmark with a tiny weekly loss, with oil and gas shares down on disappointment stemming from OPEC’s agreement to extend production cuts.
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22h Project Syndicate: Is the U.S. economy paralyzed by fear?
Market Watch
Economic stagnation may stem from angst about rapid advances in technologies that could eventually replace most of our jobs, writes Robert Shiller.
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22h Wall St. in holiday mode ahead of long weekend
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Friday, taking a breather after six straight days of gains and ahead of a three-day holiday weekend.
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22h London Markets: FTSE 100 notches a record, as pound falls below $1.28
Market Watch
Friday’s session end with an all-time high for U.K.’s benchmark for blue-chip stocks, as the pound drops to a one-month low after a poll showed a further narrowing of the ruling Conservative Party’s lead before the country’s general election.
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23h U.S. economy slowed less than expected in first quarter; outlook cloudier
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy slowed less than initially thought in the first quarter, but softening business investment and moderate consumer spending are clouding expectations of a sharp acceleration in the second quarter.
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Is a dishwasher more efficient than washing by hand?23h Is a dishwasher more efficient than washing by hand?
USA Today
Penny pinchers and environmentalists may be surprised.
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15 top chefs dish on the best burger toppings23h 15 top chefs dish on the best burger toppings
USA Today
In honor of National Hamburger Day, plan to dress accordingly
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23h Updated Money Milestones: This is how your finances should look in your 30s
Market Watch
The beginning of mortgages and marriages shouldn’t be the end of your retirement contributions.
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23h Updated 55 U.S. Senators move to eliminate tourist restrictions on Cuba travel
Market Watch
The move comes as many fear the Trump administration will roll back changes to Cuba policy.
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23h NewsWatch: It’s time to plan an escape route, for you and your money, from Trumpland
Market Watch
The rule of law under President Trump, as witnessed by the assault on a free press in Montana, is slowly being eroded, writes Brett Arends.
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I made a 30-minute pot roast in a microwave—and it wasn’t bad24h I made a 30-minute pot roast in a microwave—and it wasn’t bad
USA Today
This microwave pressure cooker is perfect for us busy types.
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24h Updated U.S. economy grows at tepid 1.2 percent; business spending softens
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy slowed less than initially thought in the first quarter, but there are signs it could struggle to rebound sharply in the second quarter amid slowing business investment and moderate consumer spending.
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24h Updated Market Snapshot: Stocks bounce around ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Market Watch
U.S. stocks flip between small gains and losses on Friday, as investors struggle to find fresh reasons to push shares to records after six straight daily gains, ahead of a holiday weekend.
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24h Bond Report: Treasury yields slip as first quarter GDP numbers revised
Market Watch
Treasury yields fell as economic growth for the first quarter was revised upwards, suggesting the three-month slump from the initial report was not as bad as it had first seemed.
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24h Updated Flailing OPEC Leaves Western Oil Majors Holding the Bag
The Wall Street Journal
OPEC’s spell over oil markets has been broken. That’s bad news for Western heavyweights like Shell and BHP who made big bets on expensive oil and gas at the top of the last cycle.
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24h Why are so many older people becoming hooked on painkillers?
Market Watch
Studies find that uninformed doctors prescribe too many opioids for their patients.
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24h Wall St. flat ahead of long weekend
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in late morning trading on Friday, following six straight days of gains, as investors took a breather ahead of a three-day holiday weekend.
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24h Updated FA Center: What would Jesus do with this stock market?
Market Watch
Ben Malick’s investment firm applies Christian values to its stock picks.
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24h Futures Movers: Oil on track for 3% weekly loss
Market Watch
Oil prices try to rebound Friday on the heels of Thursday’s near-5% drop, but they were still set to mark their first weekly loss in three weeks.
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24h Updated The 21-year-old star of ‘Miss Saigon’ on skipping college and saving for retirement
Market Watch
Eva Noblezada is nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Kim.
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24h Metals Stocks: Gold prices poised for third weekly gain
Market Watch
Gold on Friday trade at their highest level of the month, setting prices up for a third weekly gain in a row.
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24h Updated How to earn more on your emergency savings
Market Watch
Get a better return on your money and still have liquidity for unexpected expenses.
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Mark Zuckerberg wants to experiment with universal basic income24h Mark Zuckerberg wants to experiment with universal basic income
USA Today
At Harvard 2017 commencement speech, Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to “explore ideas like universal basic income.”
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24h Updated Your kids learn about money from the same people who teach them about sex
Market Watch
Research indicates that the example parents set is key in shaping their kids’ future financial health.
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24h Updated From birth to college: How to budget for having kids
Market Watch
Having a child can upend your household finances. Here’s what to expect and how to budget for baby and beyond.
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24h Updated What employers want from new grads
Market Watch
Job experts reveal what recruiters want to see from the Class of 2017.
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24h Updated Here’s how easily hackers can copy your fingerprints
Market Watch
Biometrics can be less safe than you might think
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24h Opioids are still the best pain drug we’ve got
Market Watch
The quest has seemed so elusive that it regularly draws comparison to the Holy Grail and unicorns.
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25h Oversold: Oil traders punish OPEC for promising too much
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - As OPEC's latest meeting wrapped up in Vienna on Thursday night, ministers congratulated each other on its rare spirit of amity and consensus. The talks were, without a doubt, a success.
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25h Updated Outside the Box: Why playing it safe in investing — and life — can be a big mistake
Market Watch
There is no risk-free option. Not ever. And not just with money.
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Economic growth revised up but still weak25h Economic growth revised up but still weak
USA Today
Government revised up Q1 growth to a rate of 1.2%, better than earlier 0.7% estimate.
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25h Capitol Report: Senators aim to have health-bill draft after recess | ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author urged to run for Senate
Market Watch
Senators are aiming to have a health-bill draft after the Memorial Day recess; ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author urged to run for Senate; a new poll finds backing the Republican health bill could be hazardous for candidates; and more.
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25h OPEC ponders how to co-exist with U.S. shale oil
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - First, they ignored each other. Then, they went into a bruising fight. Finally, they are talking, albeit with opposing agendas.
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25h Capitol Report: Trump believes Germany ‘very bad’ on trade, Cohn says
Market Watch
The director of Donald Trump’s National Economic Council is clarifying comments the president reportedly made about Germany, saying Trump believes the country is “very bad” on trade but not as a nation.
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25h Updated Economic Report: Orders for durable goods fall to 5-month low
Market Watch
Orders for long-lasting goods such as planes and appliances fell in April for the first time in five months, suggesting that a resurgent U.S. manufacturing industry has cooled off a bit.
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Moving back with parents: How to make it work for you25h Moving back with parents: How to make it work for you
USA Today
More than half of post-college Millennials moved back in with their parents after college.
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25h Capitol Report: Greg Gianforte’s win despite alleged assault shows politicians held to lower standard than CEOs
Market Watch
Commit an assault as a CEO and you are almost certain to get fired in disgrace. Do so as a politician and you might just live to fight — no pun intended — another day. That could be one of the lessons to emerge from Montana’s special election if controversial favorite Greg Gianforte wins.
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25h Updated Need to Know: This top-heavy rally is built on 5 big tech stocks, but here’s why that’s not a worry
Market Watch
Traders look content to let the S&P 500 nab a solid weekly gain, though not everyone is happy as a three-day break draws oh-so-close. One complaint is just a few tech giants are powering the rally. Today’s call tackles that topic.
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25h Market Snapshot: Stocks edge lower from records ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Market Watch
U.S. stocks edged slightly lower from record levels on Friday, as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher after six straight daily gains, especially going into a long holiday weekend.
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26h The New York Post: Trump tells Abe that North Korea problem ‘will be solved’
Market Watch
President Trump said Friday that North Korea was a “big problem” – but assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the G-7 summit that issues surrounding the hermit nation would be resolved.
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26h The Wall Street Journal: Obama sanctions against Russia likely to remain in place under Trump
Market Watch
President Donald Trump is leaning toward maintaining sanctions against Russia that were adopted by the Obama administration in response to Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, a senior administration official said Thursday.
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26h Wall St. opens flat after six-day winning streak
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Friday, coming off six straight days of gains, as investors took to the sidelines ahead of a three-day holiday weekend.
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26h U.S. home prices to rise at a strong pace on tight supply: Reuters poll
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. home prices look poised to rise at a robust pace over the next few years, mainly because of a chronic shortage of houses and steady demand, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.
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26h NewsWatch: This top-heavy rally is built on 5 big tech stocks, but here’s why that’s not a worry
Market Watch
Traders look content to let the S&P 500 nab a solid weekly gain, though not everyone is happy as a three-day break draws oh-so-close. One complaint is just a few tech giants are powering the rally. Today’s call tackles that topic.
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26h Updated Oil edges up after dip on disappointing OPEC meeting outcome
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices edged back up on Friday after a 5 percent fall in the previous session on disappointment that an OPEC-led decision to extend current production curbs did not go deeper.
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26h Economic Report: Economy wasn’t as bad as it looked in first quarter, GDP shows
Market Watch
Turns out the U.S. economy wasn’t totally asleep in the first three months of 2017: the government raised the growth rate to 1.2% from its original 0.7% estimate.
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26h First-quarter GDP revised up to 1.2 percent
Reuters
WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth slowed less sharply in the first quarter than initially thought, but the weakness was likely an aberration amid a strong labor market that is near full employment.
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The Census Bureau shows the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. are ...27h Updated The Census Bureau shows the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. are ...
USA Today
Cities in the South are growing at a faster rate than any other region in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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The fastest-growing in the U.S. are...27h The fastest-growing in the U.S. are...
USA Today
Things may actually be bigger in the Lone Star State. Texas boasts four of the top five fastest-growing cities in the United States.
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21st Century Oncology files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection27h 21st Century Oncology files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
USA Today
With 179 locations worldwide the cancer treatment firm expects to cut debts and stay open.
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27h Market Snapshot: Stocks set to snap multiday rally, ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Market Watch
U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly weaker start the open on Friday, ahead of data including durable goods and a long holiday weekend that could keep some investors on the sidelines.
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Control this tiny drone with the wave of your hand27h Control this tiny drone with the wave of your hand
USA Today
With just two taps of a button, lights began blinking, propellers started to swirl, and a tiny camera set about studying my face. Release the miniature drone and it is instantly airborne.
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27h Updated Market Extra: Short-changing bonds, snubbing the globe and other diversification mistakes to avoid
Market Watch
One of the most important mantras in finance — diversification — is also one of the hardest to adhere to, according to Charlie Bilello, director of research at Pension Partners LLC.
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Is Facebook preparing to go to war with Netflix?27h Is Facebook preparing to go to war with Netflix?
USA Today
Facebook might be taking a step toward launching its own on-demand streaming service to compete with Netflix.
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Can Amazon break $1,000?27h Can Amazon break $1,000?
USA Today
On May 16, 1997, Amazon debuted on the Nasdaq at $18 per share, with the goal of raising $54 million in its IPO. Since then, Amazon shares have skyrocketed 49,000%
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27h The sad reason half of Americans don’t take all their paid vacation
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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27h The Moneyologist: What takes precedence under the law — a life insurance policy or a divorce decree?
Market Watch
This woman wonders whether her ex-husband has violated the terms of their divorce decree.
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27h Updated Eating chocolate may be good for your heart (and your relationship)
Market Watch
This research looked at the eating habits and cardiovascular histories of 55,500 people.
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27h Updated Market Extra: Worried about volatility? Morningstar suggests these five stocks
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No matter how bad the stock market may get, people gotta eat.
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27h Updated These two airlines are benefiting handsomely from United’s woes
Market Watch
The airline’s approval rating ‘bottomed out,’ YouGov BrandIndex said.
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27h Updated 40 travel companies ask Trump not to reinstate Cuba travel restrictions
Market Watch
The president has threatened to roll back trade agreements made by Barack Obama.
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27h Updated FA Center: Where baseball legend David Ortiz invests his money
Market Watch
This is how ‘Big Papi’ prepared financially for his retirement.
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27h This country has the most financially literate teens — and it’s NOT the U.S.
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America didn’t even crack the top 5 when it comes to financial literacy among teenagers.
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27h Futures Movers: Oil prices search for direction after OPEC-spurred plunge
Market Watch
Oil price are volatile on Friday, on the heels of a near 5% drop triggered by disappointment that OPEC didn’t take more aggressive measures to cut production.
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27h The Wall Street Journal: Gold gets a lift from fresh North Korea jitters
Market Watch
Gold prices tried for back-to-back gains Friday as a fresh round of geopolitical jitters, this time pinned to North Korea, offset generally gold-negative sentiment this week stemming from expectations for higher interest rates.
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27h Stuttgart prosecutor targets Bosch in Daimler diesel investigation
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors investigating whether carmaker Daimler manipulated emission tests on its diesel cars are looking at whether auto components supplier Bosch [ROBG.UL] was involved in the alleged fraud, it was confirmed on Friday.
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Memorial Day 2017 mattress sale frenzy begins now28h Memorial Day 2017 mattress sale frenzy begins now
USA Today
If promises of massive Memorial Day weekend sales and images of mattresses are taking over your social media feeds you aren't alone.
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Should you enroll in Medicare? For most, answer is yes28h Should you enroll in Medicare? For most, answer is yes
USA Today
Most of us should enroll in Medicare as soon as we can, which is right around age 65.
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28h Updated Deep Dive: 20 big winners in the S&P 500 this earnings season
Market Watch
These companies posted the largest sales increases while also expanding profit margins.
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28h Linde board to vote on Praxair merger on June 1: sources
Reuters
MUNICH (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde's supervisory board is due to vote on a merger agreement with U.S. peer Praxair on June 1, two people close to the matter told Reuters on Friday.
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29h Safe Sex: Chinese buy condom business as savvy youth spur demand
Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - April Zhang, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai, reflects the fast-shifting attitudes of China's younger generations toward sex. She's confident to talk about a topic once taboo here and is well educated about the risks.
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29h Market Snapshot: Record run for U.S. stocks hangs in the balance ahead of holiday weekend
Market Watch
U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly weaker start the open on Friday, ahead of data including durable goods and a long holiday weekend that could keep some investors on the sidelines.
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29h Updated Costco versus Amazon Prime — which membership offers more value?
Market Watch
Preferences for one over the other tend to vary with age.
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Wall Street moves past latest ‘panic attack’29h Wall Street moves past latest ‘panic attack’
USA Today
The 1.8% dent it put in the Dow made big news. But the panic turned out to be short-lived.
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29h Europe Markets: European stocks struggle as oil, auto shares pull back
Market Watch
European stocks fell Friday, putting the regional benchmark on track for a weekly decline, with oil and gas shares pulled lower on disappointment stemming from OPEC’s agreement to extend production cuts.
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29h The unexpected places people are traveling to this summer
Market Watch
This year, more tourists are looking beyond London and Paris.
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29h May’s mandate melts
The Economist
THERESA MAT, Britain’s prime minister, called a surprise election for June 8th arguing that she needed a strong mandate for negotiating Brexit. The pound rallied on the news, in the belief that a large Conservative majority would allow Mrs May the flexibility to do a deal with the EU, and see off the hard-liners among her party. For a while, it looked as if the plan was going well. The Conservatives had a 20-point lead in some polls. But the party’s campaign, heavily reliant on the appeal of its leader and the repeated use of soundbites like “strong and stable”, has been misjudged. The was disastrous and included a pledge to charge the elderly (a key Tory demographic) for social care. That , but Mrs May’s refusal to admit to an obvious U-turn undermined her strong leadership...
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30h Currencies: Pound slides after poll shows Conservatives’ lead shrinking; dollar stumbles
Market Watch
The pound fell to below $1.29 after a poll showed the Conservative Party’s lead ahead of next month’s election is slipping. Meanwhile, the dollar is weaker ahead of a clutch of data.
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31h The Wall Street Journal: European diplomats unhappy Trump didn’t support key NATO defense provision
Market Watch
Heading into this week’s NATO meeting, allies said they had hoped Trump would put to rest worries raised during the campaign that American support for Europe was conditional.
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31h London Markets: FTSE 100 at all-time high, with the pound knocked below $1.29
Market Watch
The FTSE 100 was at an all-time high Friday, as the pound dropped against major rivals after a poll showed a further narrowing of the Conservative Party’s lead before the general election.
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32h Futures Movers: Oil rises slightly as some investors buy in wake of OPEC—related plunge
Market Watch
Oil prices rise slightly on Friday as the market can’t get over its disappointment at how the OPEC meeting turned out, that is cuts weren’t aggressive enough.
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32h Oil edges up but remains on back foot after output cut extension disappoints
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices edged up on Friday but markets remained on the back foot after tumbling in the previous session when OPEC and allied producers extended output cuts but disappointed investors betting on longer or larger curbs.
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32h Updated U.S. inflation path since 2012 is worrisome, policymaker says
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The current level of U.S. prices is noticeably lower than what it would be if the Federal Reserve had delivered on its 2-percent inflation target, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said, calling the trend "worrisome."
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32h Updated OPEC disappointment hits oil, stocks; sterling down on UK vote jitters
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices weakened on Friday, prompting a move away from riskier assets and depressing Asian stocks, after an OPEC agreement to extend cuts in crude production for a further nine months disappointed investors who had bet on bigger output cuts.
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33h Asia Markets: Nikkei slips below 20,000, Aussie stocks also fall on weak oil prices
Market Watch
Underperformance has become the norm of late, with Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average stalling just below 20,000, a level it hasn’t reached since December 2015.
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34h The Wall Street Journal: Trump wants an investigation into leaks over Manchester terror attack
Market Watch
The president said leaking sensitive information has been happening for a long time and vowed on Thursday to “get to the bottom of this.”
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34h The Wall Street Journal: Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election despite assault charge
Market Watch
Greg Gianforte, a tech entrepreneur and political novice, wins hotly contested Montana special election, despite facing an 11th-hour charge of assaulting a reporter.
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34h Updated Oil drops after OPEC-led output cut extension falls below expectations
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil extended falls on Friday after tumbling in the previous session when OPEC and allied producers extended output cuts but disappointed investors betting on longer or larger supply curbs.
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34h The Wall Street Journal: Jared Kushner will cooperate in probe over Russian interference in U.S. election
Market Watch
FBI agents would eventually like to speak to senior White House aid Jared Kushner about his meetings in December with a Russian ambassador and banker
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35h California says VW clean car spending plan has shortcomings
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California regulators said Volkswagen AG's spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure had shortcomings and that it lacked details on how it would help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cell technology.
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35h Citi cuts Lenovo earnings outlook on higher costs, but other analysts remain neutral
CNBC
Citi analysts expect rising components costs to put pressure on Lenovo's margin.
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