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How I became a UX designer: Marisa Gallagher of Amazon Music7h How I became a UX designer: Marisa Gallagher of Amazon Music
USA Today
Marisa Gallagher is head of design and user experience for Amazon Music. Don't you have job envy?
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8h The most important inventions to come from each state, in one map
Market Watch
The state that invented the surfboard won’t surprise you. But the state that invented the cellphone might.
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8h Updated The Margin: Donald Trump may finally have gone too far
Market Watch
To almost half of America, Trump apparently can do no wrong. But tolerance has its limits, and the president’s latest offense is pushing them.
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8h Anthem to pay record $115 million to settle U.S. lawsuits over data breach
Reuters
(Reuters) - Anthem Inc , the largest U.S. health insurance company, has agreed to settle litigation over hacking in 2015 that compromised about 79 million people's personal information for $115 million, which lawyers said would be the largest settlement ever for a data breach.
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8h The Wall Street Journal: Hundreds of high-rise homes in London evacuated over fire risk fears
Market Watch
Some 800 households are being moved from five residential towers in north London, a local authority says, after the buildings fail to pass fire safety checks prompted by last week’s lethal blaze in a public housing high-rise.
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8h VW ex-manager should stay in Germany: lawyer in Bild
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - A lawyer for one of the former Volkswagen managers sought in the United States in connection with the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal has advised him not to leave Germany, she told a German daily.
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Report: Eddie Bauer may be put up for sale9h Report: Eddie Bauer may be put up for sale
USA Today
Report: Eddie Bauer may be put up for sale
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9h Updated Bitcoin makes up nearly half of the $100 billion cryptocurrency market cap. What’s the rest?
Market Watch
Bitcoin makes up nearly half of the $100 billion cryptocurrency market cap. So what makes up the rest? Here’s a chart breaking it down.
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9h The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than last year
Market Watch
Although it’s too early to tell where the 2017 class will land among previous groups, Thursday night’s draft was certainly more talked about.
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Is $1 million really enough to fund your retirement?9h Updated Is $1 million really enough to fund your retirement?
USA Today
A million bucks sounds like a lot of money, but is it really enough to purchase something as big as a luxury retirement?
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Health care stocks: Rally cools as Obamacare repeal works through Congress9h Health care stocks: Rally cools as Obamacare repeal works through Congress
USA Today
Wall St. worries about impact if much of Obamacare is tossed out.
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9h Updated Exclusive: Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods - source
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
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9h Bond Report: 30-year Treasury yield hovers near 7-month low
Market Watch
Treasury yields see a mixed finish as investors await more clues on inflation and what it might mean for the Fed’s rate path.
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9h Italy to start winding down Veneto banks Saturday after EU green-light
Reuters
MILAN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders with state money in a move that may allow Rome to solve its latest banking crisis on its own terms.
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IBM plans to predict weather on every block9h IBM plans to predict weather on every block
USA Today
As a computing powerhouse, IBM plans to develop a system for modeling weather with unheard of accuracy.
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9h Updated Tech, energy shares lift Wall Street
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street ended higher on Friday as gains in tech and energy stocks more than offset weakness in the financial sector, while a slide in Home Depot kept the Dow in check.
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10h NewsWatch: Here is the richest person in each U.S. state
Market Watch
In California, Mark Zuckerberg surpassed last year’s wealthiest resident, Oracle Corp. co-founder Lawrence Ellison.
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10h Updated Earnings Outlook: Nike earnings: Cozying up to consumers in the face of competition from Adidas, Under Armour
Market Watch
Nike Inc. is expected to announce fourth-quarter earnings on June 29, just a couple of weeks after announcing a major reorganization that includes a 2% workforce reduction and a focus on enhancing its direct-to-consumer sales.
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10h Updated Honda engineer debunks own claim about cause of Takata air bag failures
Reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken.
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10h Updated The Ratings Game: Bed Bath & Beyond’s low marketing spend could be hurting prospects with millennials
Market Watch
Bed Bath & Beyond says it can cut advertising because it has more than 1,500 stores, but analysts say that could be hurting its brand
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Chicago’s new Apple store has a MacBook for a roof10h Chicago’s new Apple store has a MacBook for a roof
USA Today
Apple’s new store in downtown Chicago has a roof that’s designed to look like a giant MacBook.
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10h The Ratings Game: Plunge after Amazon–Whole Foods deal is Costco shares’ worst stretch since Great Recession
Market Watch
Costco’s stock extended its decline in the wake of the announcement of Amazon’s planned takeover of Whole Foods, which “surprised” Costco management, a Stifel Nicolaus analyst said.
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10h Market Snapshot: Stock market books weekly, daily gain as tech and energy sectors rally
Market Watch
U.S. stocks finish mostly higher Friday as investors scoop up battered energy shares, and technology stocks extend their recent advance, helping the main indexes close out the week on a positive note.
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10h In One Chart: Chart shows how bad Wall Street economists are at forecasting yields
Market Watch
Wall Street economists consistently overshoot when they attempt to forecast the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, a Deutsche Bank chart shows.
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Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targeting10h Updated Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targeting
USA Today
It will end a practice that Google has embraced since 2004 and that raised privacy hackles.
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10h Updated No clue how to navigate a bookstore? Barnes & Noble and Amazon have an app
Market Watch
Bookstores are going high-tech with Barnes & Noble and Amazon incorporating apps into the shopping experience.
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10h Why LGBT pride festivals have become increasingly corporate
Market Watch
Organizers of the celebrations and activists are at odds over the growing presence of corporate sponsors.
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Need flip flops? Get some for $1 at Old Navy June 2410h Need flip flops? Get some for $1 at Old Navy June 24
USA Today
Stock up on cheap flip flops during Old Navy's one-day flip flop sale June 24
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10h Trump Today: Trump Today: President defends Comey comments and signs VA bill into law
Market Watch
President Donald Trump uses an interview to defend his actions in relation to the Russia investigation as he signs a veterans bill into law.
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10h Updated Market Extra: What Russell index rebalancing means for the stock market
Market Watch
It is so-called Russell rebalancing day. That is the annual reconstitution of the Russell Indexes, where the index provider makes rule-based changes to composition of its indexes, to ensure that changes in market value or investment styles, for example, like shares of companies deemed value or growth, are properly represented.
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10h Exclusive: Eddie Bauer to explore options including sale - sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - Debt-laden U.S. outerwear and outdoor gear retailer Eddie Bauer LLC has hired investment banks to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the company, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
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Back to work: 5 things to do before your maternity leave ends11h Back to work: 5 things to do before your maternity leave ends
USA Today
There are a few things you might want to add to your final to-do list to really maximize your maternity leave time and feel ready to head to back to work.
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Sears to close 20 more stores as crisis continues11h Updated Sears to close 20 more stores as crisis continues
USA Today
Sears Holdings is closing an additional 20 stores as the distressed chain seeks to stanch the bleeding.
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11h ‘Wonder Woman’ passes ‘Mamma Mia!’ as highest-grossing film by female director
Market Watch
”Wonder Woman” garnered the best opening weekend for a female director when it hit screens, and now the film has taken up the mantle as the highest grossing female-directed ever.
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11h Tech shares boost Nasdaq; energy stocks rebound
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the Nasdaq set to post its first weekly gain in three weeks, helped by strength in technology stocks, while energy shares rebounded as oil prices rose.
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20 more Sears stores closing: see the list11h 20 more Sears stores closing: see the list
USA Today
Here is the list of the latest 20 stores Sears Holdings plans to close as it tries to find its footing amid a crisis for department stores.
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The 37 most popular wedding registry gifts on Amazon11h The 37 most popular wedding registry gifts on Amazon
USA Today
These are the things that couples are registering for on Amazon right now.
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11h Medill News Service: Banks have enough consumer trust to move into emerging payment technology, experts say
Market Watch
Banks should be able to take advantage of consumer trust to capitalize on emerging payment technologies, specialists said Friday.
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11h Bitcoin speculators are the new day-traders
CNBC
To some market analysts, quiet, expensive stock markets are overlooking speculative activity into products such as bitcoin.
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11h Updated Here’s one way women should be more like men in the workplace
Market Watch
A new report says women are making a mistake in the way they look for role models
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11h Key Words: Spicer says Carrier layoffs don’t represent backtracking on commitment to save Indiana jobs
Market Watch
White House spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back Friday in his press briefing about reports that Carrier Corp., the United Technologies unit that as president-elect Donald Trump had lionized for keeping a number of jobs in Indiana rather than shipping them to Mexico, in exchange for state assistance, was now cutting more jobs.
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11h DBRS downgrades Cenovus after ConocoPhillips deal
Reuters
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Ratings agency DBRS on Friday downgraded Cenovus Energy Inc, saying the Canadian oil company's acquisition of ConocoPhillips assets in March negatively affects its credit and more than outweighs the benefits of the deal.
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11h Market Snapshot: Stock market edges higher as tech, energy sectors lead gains
Market Watch
U.S. stocks climb as investors scoop up battered energy shares, and technology stocks extend their recent advance, putting the main equity benchmarks on pace to end the week in the green.
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11h Exclusive: Hedge funds made repeated attempts to invest in Veneto banks - sources
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - A group of four international investment funds offered to inject 1.6 billion euros ($1.79 billion) of fresh capital into two ailing Italian banks in Veneto at the end of May, sources told Reuters, but their plan was not pursued by Rome along some recent approaches to be part of a rescue deal.
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This best-selling smart sprinkler system is at its lowest price ever right now11h This best-selling smart sprinkler system is at its lowest price ever right now
USA Today
The best-selling Rachio Smart Sprinkler works with Alexa and other smart home platforms to help you get better, more accurate control over your lawn care, and right now Home Depot has a massive sale on the 8- and 16-zone models.
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11h Updated The biggest difference between baseball and football fans? We asked a beer vendor
Market Watch
Kevin Zelko sells beer at Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Here’s what he’s learned.
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11h Updated Oil creeps up from 10-month low, down nearly 4 percent on week
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures edged higher on Friday with a lift from a weaker dollar, but finished a fifth straight week lower as OPEC-led production cuts have failed to substantially reduce a global crude glut.
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11h Futures Movers: Oil marks longest streak of weekly declines since 2015
Market Watch
Oil prices end higher Friday, but suffer a loss for the week as the market continues to be plagued by a global glut.
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11h A Marine veteran explains how to be ‘warrior tough’ at work
Market Watch
Here’s how to negotiate your salary and deal with a difficult boss
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12h GM settles hundreds of ignition switch lawsuits
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co has agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, a Friday court filing shows.
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12h Updated Currencies: Dollar drops against major rivals with euro boosted by quarterly economic snapshot
Market Watch
The dollar slipped against major currencies Friday, dropping versus the euro in particular as the shared currency found traction on an upbeat quarterly eurozone growth reading.
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12h Why Amazon could push more pharmacies into offering lab tests
Market Watch
You could get a blood test while you shop for toothpaste and fill prescriptions.
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12h Metals Stocks: Gold tallies three-session rise, but ends week flat
Market Watch
Gold climbs for a third session in a row Friday, but its rise on the back of declines in the U.S. dollar and recent weakness in assets perceived as risky wasn’t enough to give the metal’s prices a boost for the week.
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Scenes from the Paris Air Show: See what you missed in 201712h Updated Scenes from the Paris Air Show: See what you missed in 2017
USA Today
As usual, a number of interesting storylines have emerged from the latest edition of the event. See the updates -- and photos!
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12h GM says settles many lawsuits over ignition switches
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co has reached a settlement to resolve lawsuits by 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in many of its vehicles, lawyers for the automaker said in a court filing on Friday.
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13h Updated Market Extra: Stock-market bulls are ‘playing with fire,’ says financial blogger
Market Watch
Are Wall Street optimists pyromaniacs? At least one financial blogger thinks the bulls are engaged in a dangerous game that could get them scorched, as U.S. stock markets continue to flirt with all-time highs.
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13h Market Snapshot: Stock market climbs as energy, tech sectors stage a rally
Market Watch
U.S. stocks climbed Friday as investors scoop up battered energy shares, and technology stocks extend their recent advance, putting the main equity benchmarks on pace to end the week in the green.
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This new Costco hack gets you into the club without paying13h This new Costco hack gets you into the club without paying
USA Today
With their exclusive offers and membership fees, some grocery stores seem more like a New York nightclub. If you don’t know someone on the inside, you’re not getting in. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
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13h Market Extra: Will falling oil prices keep the Fed from hiking rates?
Market Watch
Macquarie’s Thierry Wizman says an oil glut should keep a lid on 10-year benchmark Treasury yields and might give the Federal Reserve some hesitation as it seeks to carry out further monetary tightening
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13h Medill News Service: Payments in the future will be sent like text messages, experts say
Market Watch
The payment system is undergoing change similar to the space program of the 1960s, and soon people will be able to send a text to pay for goods and services, experts at a panel said this week.
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13h Qatar Airways wants a 10% stake in American Airlines
The Economist
IT SEEMED, at first blush, to be a masterclass in how to bait a rival. For years, American Airlines, along with other big American carriers, has complained of “unfair” competition from Middle Eastern operators, which stand accused of taking state subsidies. On June 22nd one of those accused, Qatar Airways, said it planned to take an unsolicited 10% stake in the firm. In a regulatory filing, it was revealed that Qatar, which reported a profit of $540m in 2016, wants to buy at least $808m of American’s shares. The move has not gone down well with some. Doug Parker, American’s boss, described it as “puzzling”. One airline union accused Qatar of “using enormous government subsidies to gain a greater foothold in US markets”. Adding “They’re coming after our routes, which means the jobs of our members are at stake.” Politicking from America, in turn, has been making life tough for Qatar’s national carrier. This month Donald Trump backed the decision of several Gulf states to cut diplomatic ties with...
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13h Updated Don’t buy a house — and other financial tips for NBA rookies
Market Watch
Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball should also skip the yacht and buy life insurance.
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13h U.S. stocks rise on tech gains, oil rebound
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Friday, with the Nasdaq set to post its first weekly gain in three weeks, helped by gains in technology stocks and a rebound in oil prices.
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Supermarket giant Kroger is mum about a Whole Foods bid13h Supermarket giant Kroger is mum about a Whole Foods bid
USA Today
It comes a week after Amazon announced it would take over the ailing Whole Foods chain
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Just Cool Cars: Bronco U13 means a roadster with no roof, no doors13h Just Cool Cars: Bronco U13 means a roadster with no roof, no doors
USA Today
USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard searches for rare, interesting and unique rides including a 1966 Ford Bronco.
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Chinese parents are freaking out over toothpick crossbow toys13h Updated Chinese parents are freaking out over toothpick crossbow toys
USA Today
Praying this doesn't become a thing in the U.S.
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Just Cool Cars: First GTO is all in the family13h Just Cool Cars: First GTO is all in the family
USA Today
USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard searches for rare, interesting and cool rides including one of the first muscle cars in America, a 1963 Pontiac GTO.
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Just Cool Cars: This Plymouth Barracuda is a Sweet Pea13h Updated Just Cool Cars: This Plymouth Barracuda is a Sweet Pea
USA Today
USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard talks to Maria Shrout of Long Beach, Calif., about the 1968 Plymouth Barracuda she has named Sweet Pea
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14h Europe Markets: European stocks close at lowest in a week as oil shares sag
Market Watch
Equities in Europe fall Friday, as energy shares extend losses in what’s been a dreadful week for oil prices, while investors assessed mixed signals about the eurozone economy.
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14h Updated Key Words: Johnny Depp offered to sell what’s left of his soul to address financial woes
Market Watch
More dirt was uncovered in the lawsuit filed by Depp’s ex-business manager.
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Tips for tracking your expenses, establishing an effective budget14h Updated Tips for tracking your expenses, establishing an effective budget
USA Today
Budgeting can be boring and difficult to stick to, but establishing one is the basic foundation of personal finance. Think about it: How can you save money each month if you don't know the ins and outs of your spending habits?
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14h Updated The New York Post: Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?’
Market Watch
Johnny Depp insinuated that he wanted to assassinate President Donald Trump during an appearance at a film festival in U.K. by offering to be the next actor to kill a president.
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14h London Markets: FTSE 100 finishes with fourth straight loss as oil worries linger
Market Watch
U.K. stocks finished slightly lower Friday, leaving the blue-chips index in the red for the week.
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14h Official urges limited Fed role in addressing U.S. inequality
Reuters
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve cannot directly address the problems of inequality, globalization and the challenges facing lower-income Americans, a Fed official said on Friday, though it can help identify solutions for legislators to take up.
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Used cars get cheaper as people buy more SUVs14h Updated Used cars get cheaper as people buy more SUVs
USA Today
Used-car values are shifting into reverse — and experts say it could get much worse if self-driving cars zoom ahead.
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14h Are you being served? Planemakers alter sales pitch to boost profit
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus and Boeing leave this week's Paris Airshow with plans for ambitious growth in aviation services, as flattening demand for new jets and pressure to raise profit margins encourages planemakers to deepen their exposure to airline operations.
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14h Why this former Vanguard board member is straying from his index-fund gospel
CNBC
Former Vanguard board member and Princeton economics professor has changed his tune on index funds, N.Y. Times reports.
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14h Millennials turn their back on New York and San Francisco
Market Watch
Job availability and affordability make these other cities strong contenders for young Americans.
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14h Market Snapshot: Stock market edges up as Nasdaq aims for weekly win
Market Watch
U.S. stocks edge higher Friday as investors digested economic data and monitored a slew of Federal Reserve speakers for clues on the central bank’s view on the economy.
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14h Netflix shares react better to new shows, like ‘GLOW,’ than returning series
Market Watch
Analysts at Raymond James expect Netflix’s new show “GLOW” to have a positive impact on the company’s earnings.
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14h Metals Stocks: Gold poised for a weekly gain as dollar and Treasury yields sputter
Market Watch
Gold turned higher for the week, as prices gained Friday on the back of declines in the U.S. dollar and recent weakness in assets perceived as risky, including stocks and beleaguered crude oil.
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15h Updated In One Chart: The Dow’s tumultuous 120-year history, in one chart
Market Watch
This chart shows how the Dow’s peaks and troughs have reflected the U.S. economy’s triumphs and tribulations over the years and by extension became a chronicler of investors’ response to significant global events.
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15h BlackBerry shares plunge after weak software revenue, negative cash flow
Market Watch
Shares of BlackBerry Ltd. were on track for their worst one-day decline in more than two years Friday, after the company reported weak software and services revenue.
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15h NewsWatch: New-home sales roar back in May after April showers
Market Watch
Sales of newly-constructed homes staged a comeback after a soggy April, the Commerce Department said, with sales for the year to date period running 12% higher than a year ago.
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15h U.S. new home sales jump, median price surges to record high
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales rose in May and the median sales price surged to an all-time high, suggesting the housing market had regained momentum.
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15h The Fed: Fed’s Bullard says time for Fed to pause on interest-rate hikes
Market Watch
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says the U.S. central bank should stop raising rates and “wait and see” how developments play out in the quarters ahead.
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15h S&P, Nasdaq rise as tech stocks gain, oil rebounds
Reuters
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were higher in late morning trading on Friday as technology shares rose and oil prices rebounded from multi-month lows.
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15h Market Extra: Will falling oil prices help bond investors beat the Fed?
Market Watch
Macquarie’s Thierry Wizman says an oil glut should keep a lid on 10-year benchmark Treasury yields and give the Federal Reserve some hesitation as it seeks to carry out further monetary tightening
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15h Europe faces Herculean challenge to develop new fighter jet
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is embarking on an expensive and politically charged effort to develop a new combat jet that will shape the future of the European fighter industry and its three existing programs - Eurofighter, France's Rafale and Sweden's Gripen.
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15h Updated 7 ways to live within your means now so you can enjoy retirement later
Market Watch
You’ll have a lot to look forward to if you plan well.
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15h This is why it’s so dangerous when older Americans fall
Market Watch
In addition to the actual fall, mental and physical costs linger
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15h Updated Economic Report: New-home sales roar back in May after April showers
Market Watch
Sales of newly-constructed homes staged a comeback after a soggy April, the Commerce Department said, with sales for the year to date period running 12% higher than a year ago.
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15h Updated Policy ponder: central banks head for the Portuguese hills
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - The cool shade of the hills above Lisbon will offer leading central bankers an escape from the summer heat in the coming week, but there is little they can do to get away from their differing monetary policy conundrums.
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15h EU promises tough line on U.S., China while pushing for free trade
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that Europe would react in kind if the United States did not play fair in trade, while EU leaders also agreed to consider screening investments by state-owned Chinese firms.
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15h Project Syndicate: Who will fill America’s shoes?
Market Watch
As Trump’s America pulls back from global leadership, Richard Haass wonders who will fill the void.
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15h Bond Report: Treasury yields tick up before spate of Fed speakers that could confirm higher-rate path
Market Watch
Bond traders will be eyeing speeches from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Fed Gov. Jerome Powell over the course of the day.
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16h Updated Here is the richest person in each U.S. state
Market Watch
In California, Mark Zuckerberg surpassed last year’s wealthiest resident, Oracle Corp. co-founder Lawrence Ellison.
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16h Updated Need to Know: Where to look for the next bitcoin-like rally — if the sun shines right
Market Watch
The entire commodity sector is facing a solid bull market for the next five to seven years, with particularly the “soft” raw materials like coffee and cocoa poised for a big move higher, according to the analyst that forecast the bitcoin rally.
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16h Updated Futures Movers: Oil prices edge up as big producers stick to cuts
Market Watch
Oil prices tick higher on Friday, capping a tumultuous week for a market that continues to be plagued by a global glut.
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New homes sales rebound 2.9% in May16h New homes sales rebound 2.9% in May
USA Today
Sales new single-family homes rose 2.9% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
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16h Medill News Service: OCC’s fintech charter plan draws debate
Market Watch
Banking experts disagree over how best to regulate financial technology to minimize risk while fostering fair competition for banks and fintech businesses.
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16h Updated Market Extra: On Brexit’s vote anniversary, the pound has suffered, but U.K. employment healthy—in charts
Market Watch
The warnings of what could happen in the case of Brexit were dire ahead the U.K.’s EU referendum last year, which on June 23 delivered the shock result that Britain had voted to leave the union. But now, a year after the decision, how did the doomsday scenarios unfold in the wake of the vote?
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16h VW is cutting jobs at core brand more quickly than planned: HR boss
Reuters
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen is reducing the workforce at its core division more rapidly than planned, its human resources chief said, helping the brand make headway on cost-cuts needed to revive the business.
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16h U.S. new home sales rise, median price surges to record high
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales rose in May and the median sales price surged to an all-time high, suggesting the housing market had regained momentum.
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16h Market Snapshot: Stock market hunts for catalyst, while Nasdaq aims for weekly win
Market Watch
Wall Street are off to an indecisive start Friday as investors digest economic data and await a trio of Federal Reserve speakers while also keeping an eye on volatile oil prices.
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U.S. bans Brazil beef imports over food safety concerns16h U.S. bans Brazil beef imports over food safety concerns
USA Today
US bans fresh beef from Brazil over food safety concerns
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The best ways to handle your money when traveling17h The best ways to handle your money when traveling
USA Today
When traveling abroad, you need to figure out the best way to make purchases during your trip. Here are some of the more common options.
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17h Key Words: Trump on his Comey tape claim: ‘It wasn’t very stupid’
Market Watch
President Donald Trump on Friday suggested his tweet that there may be tapes of his conversations with then-Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey were aimed at pressuring the now-fired official to admit he told the president that he wasn’t under investigation.
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US bans Brazil beef imports over food safety concerns17h Updated US bans Brazil beef imports over food safety concerns
USA Today
US bans fresh beef from Brazil over food safety concerns
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17h Updated Called to Account: Donald Trump has had no trouble getting big loans at competitive rates
Market Watch
The idea that banks won’t lend to Trump because of his bankruptcy history is fake news, per a new MarketWatch analysis.
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17h S&P, Nasdaq open flat; Dow slightly lower
Reuters
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite opened little changed on Friday amid concerns over oil prices, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was slightly lower, weighed down by Caterpillar .
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Foxconn scouts for U.S. location for $10 billion display factory17h Foxconn scouts for U.S. location for $10 billion display factory
USA Today
The world’s largest contract electronics maker is scouting locations for a U.S. display factory planning to invest more than $10 billion on it. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.
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17h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Tell your teen to get a job
Market Watch
Teens who work a part-time job get higher grades and have lower dropout rates than those who don’t work at all.
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17h Parents are spending $20,000 for summer camps where their kids can ‘rough it’
Market Watch
Some camps cost as much as a semester at a private four-year college.
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17h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Smart tax moves to make right now. Yes, now
Market Watch
Here are a few steps that tax experts say are likely to look smart even if Congress does nothing.
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17h This 23-year-old is using his phone to cross the country but wants you to put yours down
Market Watch
Ari Gootnick is testing the science between four degrees of separation, that every two people can be connected by just four acquaintances.
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17h Market Snapshot: Stock futures hunt for a catalyst, with Nasdaq poised for a weekly win
Market Watch
U.S. stock futures struggled to find clear direction Friday, as the Nasdaq looked set for a winning week, with manufacturing and services data eyed as a potential catalyst for a move.
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Why your friend has a better credit score than you18h Updated Why your friend has a better credit score than you
USA Today
Why does your credit score pale in comparison to your friend's, even though you checked it on the same website, using the same scoring model?
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18h NewsWatch: Where to look for the next bitcoin-like rally — if the sun shines right
Market Watch
The entire commodity sector is facing a solid bull market for the next five to seven years, with particularly the “soft” raw materials like coffee and cocoa poised for a big move higher, according to the analyst that forecast the bitcoin rally.
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18h Updated For Consumers, Less Debt but Lots of Bills
The Wall Street Journal
As a group, U.S. households’ debt-to-income and debt-to-asset ratios in the first quarter fell to their lowest levels since the early 2000s. But financial obligations beyond debt payments, such as rents and auto leases, are taking a bigger bite out of pay.
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18h The Wall Street Journal: Cladding on London high-rise destroyed by fire failed safety tests: police
Market Watch
Cladding samples from the London apartment tower destroyed in a massive fire last week failed fire-safety tests, police said, adding they are considering potential charges including manslaughter.
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US bans beef imports from Brazil due to food safety concerns18h US bans beef imports from Brazil due to food safety concerns
USA Today
US bans beef imports from Brazil due to food safety concerns
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18h Key Words: Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare
Market Watch
Sen. Rand Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican from Tennessee, is, at this point, opposed to the Mitch McConnell working group’s, telling MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program that he’d prefer legislation that repeals President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. That, he said, is what he and other Republicans promised voters.
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YouTube just hit a big milestone18h YouTube just hit a big milestone
USA Today
Alphabet Inc. subsidiary YouTube said it has topped 1.5 billion viewers every month and that users spend more than an hour a day watching Youtube on their mobile devices.
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18h The Wall Street Journal: Arab states demand Qatar close Al Jazeera, shutter Turkish base
Market Watch
Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have called on Qatar to shut down state broadcaster Al Jazeera and close a Turkish military base in the Persian Gulf state, according to a draft list of demands reviewed by The Wall Street Journal .
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18h Updated ‘All Eyez on Me’ and the struggle to bring Tupac’s life to the big screen
Market Watch
The biopic, “All Eyez on Me,” brought in a solid $27.1 million over the weekend, after opening on what would have been the rapper’s 46th birthday. The film was expected to pull in just north of $30 million.
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18h Should Netflix consider heading to Broadway for its next genre to tackle?
Market Watch
With $6 billion to spend on content this year, Netflix continues to impress and frustrate Hollywood. And those in and around the industry often speculate which genres Netflix is targeting. The debut of “Oh, Hello!” on the streaming giant could be a sign to Broadway that it’s next.
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18h Updated Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?
Market Watch
The price hikes were made the day of a Senate hearing on expensive drugs.
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18h Metals Stocks: Gold sets sights on 3rd straight gain as dollar weakens
Market Watch
Gold prices on Friday trade firmly higher, putting futures on track to halt a two-week skid, as investors pick up precious metals in the wake of declines in assets perceived as risky, including stocks and beleaguered crude-oil.
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18h Updated Senate Republicans’ health bill boosts hospital and health-care stocks, but the gains may not last
Market Watch
Hospitals will benefit in the short term but not the longer one, health experts said.
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19h The New York Post: Trump: Mueller’s friendship with Comey is ‘very bothersome’
Market Watch
President Donald Trump said it is “very bothersome” that special counsel Robert Mueller is good friends with ousted FBI director James Comey.
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19h Updated Outside the Box: Trump would further damage U.S. manufacturing if he restricts steel imports
Market Watch
Concerns about national security as the justification aren’t credible, costs for steel-consuming firms would rise, and retaliation would hit export-competitive industries, says a former head of the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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19h Updated Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures hunt for a catalyst, with Nasdaq poised for a weekly win
Market Watch
U.S. stock futures struggled to find clear direction Friday, as the Nasdaq looked set for a winning week, with manufacturing and services data eyed as a potential catalyst for a move.
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19h Toshiba willing to talk with spurned Western Digital about chip unit sale
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said it was open to talks with Western Digital Corp in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate's prized chip unit - an apparent olive branch after it chose another suitor as preferred bidder.
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19h Capitol Report: Obama learned in August that Putin was directing cyber campaign to help Trump win | McConnell may win even if health care loses
Market Watch
President Barack Obama learned in August about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to discredit the U.S. presidential race.
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Teens don’t work summer jobs like they used to19h Teens don’t work summer jobs like they used to
USA Today
Once a teenage rite of passage, the summer job is vanishing. According to the Department of Labor, just 36 percent of Americans aged 16-to-19 worked last July, down from nearly 57 percent in July 1986. (June 23)
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19h Updated Outside the Box: Value investing isn’t dead — but it has gotten harder
Market Watch
Investors need to focus on economic earnings rather than accounting earnings, and then valuations don’t look so stretched, say David Trainer and Sam McBride.
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How companies value hackers19h How companies value hackers
USA Today
It's the latest defense strategy against cybercrime.
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19h Updated Outside the Box: Uber must raise fares — and do 5 more things — to survive
Market Watch
Uber risks burning through its remaining $7 billion in startup capital within about three years and then going out of business.
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19h Updated Mark Hulbert: Chill: Summer isn’t the season for a bear market
Market Watch
Mark Hulbert studies the calendar and says don’t sell a dull market short.
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19h Stock futures little changed as oil prices edge up
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as oil prices edged up and ahead of economic data and speeches by Federal Reserve policymakers.
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19h Accenture unloads $1.6 billion in pension liabilities to AIG, MassMutual
Reuters
(Reuters) - Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc said on Friday it would transfer $1.6 billion in pension obligations to insurers American International Group Inc and MassMutual.
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19h Updated Brexit One Year Later: Markets Might Get It Wrong Again
The Wall Street Journal
The Brexit vote sank the pound but buoyed the FTSE 100. That relationship might be changing.
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19h Updated Deep Dive: No. 1 mutual fund, which made a killing off Amazon and Tesla, is now focused on these stocks
Market Watch
Joshua K. Spencer of the T. Rowe Price Global Technology Fund has sold some big winners and says where he’s leading the fund now.
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19h Dick Bove: Lack of vision is punishing US bank stock valuations
CNBC
U.S. bank stocks are being hit by the ongoing uncertainty facing the industry in recent years, says a banking analyst.
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20h Oil slide muddies inflation outlook, weighs on stocks
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks struggled to hold onto earlier gains on Friday and were poised for a flat end to the week following another wobble in energy shares, while a tentative bounce in oil prices helped commodity-related currencies gain against the dollar.
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20h Updated Tim Mullaney: The verdict on Trumpcare: A phenomenal waste of time
Market Watch
As ghastly as the Senate’s version of Obamacare repeal is, the real question is why the Senate even bothered, writes Tim Mullaney.
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20h Capitol Report: Four conservative senators say no — for now — to Republican group’s Obamacare revamp
Market Watch
Four Republican senators say they cannot vote for the party’s plan to replace the law commonly known as Obamacare, but not because it’s too tough. They say it doesn’t go far enough.
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Bear market for oil sector drills energy stocks20h Bear market for oil sector drills energy stocks
USA Today
94% of the stocks in the energy sector, are in the red in 2017. The sector, which is down 15% this year, is the worst-performing in the S&P 500.
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20h Updated The Margin: Obamacare ‘tanning tax’ once labeled as a health-care affront to women is cut in Senate bill
Market Watch
Legislation drafted by a 13-member Senate group to roll back Obamacare was released Thursday and revived the largely partisan argument over whether the proposal—which many give only a long shot at passage—is really more of a tax bill or a health-care bill.
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20h Europe Markets: European stocks lower as oil shares sag; eurozone growth slows in June
Market Watch
Equities in Europe lost ground Friday, as energy shares extended losses in what’s been a dreadful week for oil prices, while investors assessed mixed signals about the eurozone economy.
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21h Updated Toshiba stock listing status downgraded, deeper losses flagged
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Crisis-wracked Toshiba Corp suffered further indignities on Friday, estimating bigger losses for the past financial year and getting demoted to the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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21h Parents are spending $20,000 for camps where their kids ‘rough it’
Market Watch
Some summer camps cost as much as a semester at a private four-year college.
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21h Financial News: European Central Bank eyes U.K.’s euro clearing as it asks for more powers
Market Watch
The European Central Bank wants changes made to its mandate that would give it greater oversight of clearing houses in the region — a hot-button issue for regulators and policy makers in the wake of the U.K.’s Brexit vote.
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21h Stocks exhale — but the next leg of the bull run is on the way
Market Watch
There’s solid breadth on the NYSE, which is bullish, says Kevin Marder.
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21h Gold and silver IRAs: approach with caution
Market Watch
Are precious metal IRAs a smart choice? Reasons to be wary include high costs, volatility and a mixed investment record.
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22h Asian investors want to take on more risk, survey says, but their portfolios show otherwise
CNBC
Investors in Asia were tied with their peers in Europe for having the lowest level of optimistic investors, a survey found.
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22h Ford recalls 15,600 cars in South Africa over fire risk
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is recalling nearly 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, it said on Friday.
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22h Brexit one year later: 5 ways the U.K. could now leave the EU
Market Watch
Almost a full year after the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, the divorce talks between Brussels and Britain finally kicked off this week, but the outcome of the final agreement remains extremely uncertain.
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22h Updated Key Words: SocGen strategist identifies ‘the sacrificial lambs’ of the next financial crisis
Market Watch
Albert Edwards, Société Générale’s bearish strategist, hasn’t exactly hidden his disdain for central bankers during this go-go era of quantitative easing. His latest take is no different.
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22h Updated Outside the Box: Wall Street is missing how the bubble in cryptocurrencies can quickly backfire for AMD and Nvidia
Market Watch
Right now, strong demand for their GPUs is clearing shelves and pushing up prices. But when mining bitcoin and its ilk is less profitable, the flood of supply on the resale market sales will hurt these companies’ sales.
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22h Legendary technical analyst’s ‘power index’ works for long-term stock investing
Market Watch
Technical analysis can be lucrative for investors who look beyond daily market fluctuations, says Michael Kahn.
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22h Updated The Margin: 2017 NBA Draft: Which team made the best investment?
Market Watch
Was the next basketball dynasty born Thursday night at the NBA Draft? Or at least another team that can compete with the Golden State Warriors?
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22h London Markets: FTSE 100 pulls lower as oil worries linger
Market Watch
U.K. stocks fall, with oil shares leading blue-chip stocks down for a fourth straight session as well as facing a potential drop for the week, during which oil prices tumbled into a bear market.
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22h Tentative oil price recovery lifts energy stocks
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were poised to eke out slim gains for the week on Friday as a tentative recovery in oil prices spurred investors to hunt for bargains in the beaten-down energy sector and helped commodity-related currencies gain against the dollar.
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23h VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation.
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23h Market Extra: Brexit’s impact on markets and the U.K., one year after the vote — in charts
Market Watch
The warnings of what could happen in the case of Brexit were dire ahead the U.K.’s EU referendum last year, which on June 23 delivered the shock result that Britain had voted to leave the union. But now, a year after the decision, how did the doomsday scenarios unfold in the wake of the vote?
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24h Updated Toshiba asks regulators for extension on financial filing
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Friday it has asked regulators for an extension for filing its annual financial statement by over a month as it has not been able to obtain approval from its auditor.
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25h Asian shares flat, stay on track for a winning week
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares flatlined on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week's 10-month lows.
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26h Elbit Systems says innovation key to crowded drone market
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd , is moving quickly to innovate and maintain its edge in a global market in which it faces increasing competition from China, France, Turkey and others.
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Uber sued by rider who says she was groped by driver26h Updated Uber sued by rider who says she was groped by driver
USA Today
Erica Holland retained high-profile attorney Lisa Bloom in her suit against the ride-hailing company.
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26h Updated Asian shares flat, still on track for winning week
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares flatlined on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week's 10-month lows.
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