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26m Shares surging 20% for Jack Ma-backed firm behind $1.7 billion acquisition of MassMutual unit
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Jack Ma-backed Yunfeng said it will lead $1.7 billion acquisition of U.S.-based insurer MassMutual's Asia unit
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1h 14m The Wall Street Journal: Islamic State takes credit for Barcelona carnage; 4 suspects killed in second attack
Market Watch
A van driven by a terrorist mowed down pedestrians in the heart of Spain’s second-largest city on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack claimed by Islamic State
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2h Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stock investors joined a global retreat from riskier assets on Friday and the dollar wavered on growing doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda.
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2h The Wall Street Journal: $3 billion tax-incentive deal for Foxconn advances in Wisconsin
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Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group got one step closer Thursday to setting up shop in Wisconsin.
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2h Updated Wisconsin bill giving $3 billion incentives to Foxconn advances
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican-controlled state Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn.
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2h The Wall Street Journal: Islamic State takes credit for deadly Barcelona attack on pedestrians
Market Watch
A van driven by a terrorist mowed down pedestrians in the heart of Spain’s second-largest city on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack claimed by Islamic State
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2h Despite legal victory, America Movil may face tough ride with regulator
Reuters
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Despite a landmark Supreme Court ruling in his favor, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim shouldn't break out the champagne just yet.
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Millennials: Time to start a startup2h Millennials: Time to start a startup
USA Today
Millennials have good reasons to consider striking out on their own and launching a business.
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3h Powerball lottery prize hits $510 million — why you should NOT buy a ticket
Market Watch
Saturday’s blockbuster lottery jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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3h These companies are trying to stop white supremacists from raising money
Market Watch
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for hate groups to organize.
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3h A total eclipse of worker productivity on Aug. 21 will cost companies millions
Market Watch
Workers will be taking a lot of time off on Monday to see this astronomical event
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3h The Wall Street Journal: ACLU won’t back hate groups marching with guns
Market Watch
The American Civil Liberties Union, taking a tougher stance on armed protests, will no longer defend hate groups seeking to march with firearms, the group’s executive director said.
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3h Updated Wisconsin debates billions in incentives for Foxconn plant
Reuters
(Reuters) - The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday opened debate on a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn, a deal that caused a stir when it was announced by President Donald Trump last month.
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Companies sever ties with hate groups as they walk fine line on diversity4h Updated Companies sever ties with hate groups as they walk fine line on diversity
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Companies sever ties with hate groups as they walk fine line on respect for diversity
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4h Key Words: Here’s why Twitter won’t ban Donald Trump
Market Watch
President Donald Trump’s tweets may outrage a lot of people, but don’t expect Twitter to block his account. The would be tantamount to corporate suicide, one Wall Street analyst said Thursday.
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With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4,000-job plant4h Updated With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4,000-job plant
USA Today
Toyota and Mazda dangled a tantalizing economic prize when they announced plans to build a new 4,000-job plant, setting off a race among the states.
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Ex-Corinthian Colleges students could get $183M in loan relief from proposed settlement4h Ex-Corinthian Colleges students could get $183M in loan relief from proposed settlement
USA Today
Settlement proposed by consumer agency could aid 41,000 harmed borrowers at former Corinthian Colleges
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Dow drops 274 points as Trump crisis shakes confidence4h Dow drops 274 points as Trump crisis shakes confidence
USA Today
The Dow falls under the weight of political jitters, some bad earnings reports and plenty of reasons to take profits.
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Nevada judge clears way for more state pot licenses4h Updated Nevada judge clears way for more state pot licenses
USA Today
A Nevada judge has cleared the way for the state’s marijuana regulators to start issuing more pot distribution licenses.
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4h Gap shares rise as Old Navy again boosts results, forecast
Reuters
(Reuters) - Clothing retailer Gap Inc reported better-than-expected second-quarter results and raised its full-year profit forecast, helped by strong demand for Old Navy products, fewer discounts and better managing inventory.
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5h Updated Deutsche Bank, Bank of America settle agency bond rigging lawsuits
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp agreed to pay a combined $65.5 million to settle investor litigation accusing large banks of rigging the roughly $9 trillion government agency bond market over a decade.
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5h Updated Applied Materials beats profit estimates, shares rise
Reuters
(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc , the world's largest supplier of tools used to make semiconductors, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit helped by strong growth in its semiconductor and display businesses.
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5h Will Trump’s lack of leadership become an excuse for a big selloff in stocks?
Market Watch
At this point, that’s the most important question for investors, says Nigam Arora.
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Walmart’s grocery business is booming5h Walmart’s grocery business is booming
USA Today
Walmart’s grocery division accounts for 56% of its annual sales, and it just had its best quarter in five years.
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5h S&P 500 posts biggest decline in three months on Washington worries
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S stocks sold off on Thursday, with the S&P 500 recording its biggest daily percentage drop in three months as escalating worries about the Trump administration's ability to push through its economic agenda rattled investors.
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5h Auto groups side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA origin rules
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the United States are pushing back against the Trump administration's demand for higher U.S. automotive content in a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement.
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5h After-hours buzz: ROST, GPS, AMAT & more
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Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell on Thursday: ROST, GPS, AMAT & more
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5h Lockheed Martin awarded part of $499 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin was named on Thursday as one of six companies that will share a $499 million contract for research into aerospace systems aimed at developing new technologies and capabilities, the Pentagon said.
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5h Updated Trump Today: Trump Today: President defends Confederate statues and blasts 2 fellow Republicans
Market Watch
President Donald Trump on Thursday said it was “sad” to see Confederate statues being taken down in the U.S., attacked two Republican senators on Twitter and was scheduled to meet with the head of the Small Business Administration at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.
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Feds finalize $465M Mylan settlement for EpiPen overcharges5h Updated Feds finalize $465M Mylan settlement for EpiPen overcharges
USA Today
Agreement means drugmaker will pay higher rebates to the Medicaid program on
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5h BookWatch: Powerball and other lotteries don’t replace taxes — they add to them
Market Watch
Lottery sales remind this ex-SEC enforcement lawyer of penny stock brokers hard-selling from a boiler room.
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5h Outside the Box: Crowdfunded real-estate investments: 3 ways to do it
Market Watch
Investments range from multifamily developments and shopping centers to micro-unit residences and self-storage facilities, and can be in urban or suburban areas across the country
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5h Updated This fund manager finds contrarian bargains among ‘smidcaps’
Market Watch
Matt Lockridge favors consumer-oriented names, energy, and the basics like industrials and materials.
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5h Market Extra: Bad news for the stock market: The Hindenburg Omen is back
Market Watch
The appearance on the scene of a Hindenburg Omen sometimes portends a stock-market crash.
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Funding for women-founded startups is stalling. Here are some reasons why.5h Updated Funding for women-founded startups is stalling. Here are some reasons why.
USA Today
Just 4% of funding from U.S.-based venture capital firms through July 13 of this year went to women-founded start-ups in their earliest stages.
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With Amazon looming, Walmart touts surging online grocery sales6h Updated With Amazon looming, Walmart touts surging online grocery sales
USA Today
Grocery sales strong but Walmart's momentum cools off
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6h Updated Deep Dive: Nvidia, Facebook and 13 other companies are the real earnings-season winners
Market Watch
Investors would be wise to focus on sales per share and gross margins, says Phil van Doorn.
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6h Updated Deep Dive: Fear Trump, North Korea or an expensive stock market? This fund plays defense
Market Watch
The Permanent Portfolio might serve as a good hedge for a portion of your investments.
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OKCupid bans white supremacist from dating service6h Updated OKCupid bans white supremacist from dating service
USA Today
OK Cupid joins a growing corporate backlash against neo-Nazis in the U.S. after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
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6h NewsWatch: Breakdown between Dow, S&P 500 and GE sends an ominous stock-market signal
Market Watch
A bearish breakdown is playing out between the broader U.S. equity benchmarks and General Electric, a key component of the Dow and one of the most storied U.S. companies.
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6h Capitol Report: After Barcelona attack, Trump implies bullets dipped in pig blood could end Islamic terror
Market Watch
President Trump on Thursday appeared to suggest the way to stop Islamic-related extremism is to shoot terrorists with bullets coated in pigs’ blood. Let us explain.
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6h This is the real reason investors are fearful, Art Cashin says
CNBC
The Wall Street veteran said Cohn's departure could catalyze a "mass exodus" that would hurt confidence in the Trump administration.
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6h Mutual Funds Weekly: Volatile markets bring fund managers opportunity — and risk
Market Watch
Unpredictable markets don’t necessarily give stock-pickers an edge.
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6h Gap posts strong second-quarter results, raises profit forecast; shares jump
Reuters
(Reuters) - Clothing retailer Gap Inc reported better-than-expected second-quarter results and raised its full-year profit forecast, helped by strong demand for Old Navy products and fewer discounts, and its shares rose about 5 percent.
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6h Currencies: Dollar weakens against haven currencies after Spain terror attack
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar weakens against traditional haven currencies following a day of negative headlines, including a terror attack in Spain.
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6h Market Extra: Want to fight climate change? Don’t invest in Tesla
Market Watch
Climate change is almost unanimously considered one of the gravest threats facing humanity, with the worst-case scenarios representing massive environmental destruction. Investors hoping to combat it with their portfolio allocations can, but one famous environmentally-focused company may actually be doing more harm than good.
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6h U.S. pension funds sue Goldman, JPMorgan, others over stock lending market
Reuters
(Reuters) - Three U.S. pension funds sued six of the world's largest banks on Thursday, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JP Morgan Chase & Co , accusing them of conspiring to stifle competition in the more than $1 trillion stock lending market.
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6h Updated Market Extra: Breakdown between Dow, S&P 500 and GE sends an ominous stock-market signal
Market Watch
A bearish breakdown is playing out between the broader U.S. equity benchmarks and General Electric, a key component of the Dow and one of the most storied U.S. companies.
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6h Market Snapshot: Stock market closes sharply lower as tech shares wither
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks on Thursday finish down at least 1% as heightened concerns about President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda and news of a terrorist attack in Barcelona combine to foster selling on Wall Street.
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6h As the Powerball lottery hits $510 million, why you should NOT buy a ticket
Market Watch
Saturday’s blockbuster lottery jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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35 pictures from the first Homesense store in the U.S. that will make you swoon6h Updated 35 pictures from the first Homesense store in the U.S. that will make you swoon
USA Today
We went shopping at HomeGoods' sister store—and it was life-changing
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6h Updated More Americans donate to civil rights causes following Charlottesville violence
Market Watch
The NAACP reported that ‘thousands of people’ reached out offering to help.
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6h Gap same-store sales tops estimates, ups profit forecast; shares jump
Reuters
(Reuters) - Clothing retailer Gap Inc reported better-than-expected same-store sales for the second quarter, helped by strong demand for Old Navy products, fewer discounts, and the company's efforts to better manage inventory.
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6h YouTube TV expands to 14 new markets, partners with Sinclair stations
Reuters
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new U.S. markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks, the company said on Thursday.
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Breakfast of Champions6h Breakfast of Champions
USA Today
Breakfast of Champions: Taco Bell and Chick-Fil-A have both unveiled new morning menu items.
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7h Airline investor Woehrl interested in Air Berlin
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airline entrepreneur Hans Rudolf Woehrl is interested in insolvent Air Berlin , a spokeswoman for his company INTRO-Verwaltungs GmbH told Reuters, responding to a media report saying he was planning a bid.
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7h S&P 500 posts biggest daily drop in three months
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks sold off on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 to its lowest in a month, as escalating worries about the Trump administration's ability to push through its agenda rattled investors.
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7h Key Words: Sen. Corker says Trump hasn’t yet shown ‘stability’ to be successful
Market Watch
A Republican senator is rebuking President Donald Trump over his Charlottesville comments, saying he hasn’t yet shown he’s ready to be a success as commander-in-chief.
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump hasn’t been able to kill the AT&T-Time Warner deal, now in advanced stage
Market Watch
The government review of AT&T Inc.’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc. has reached an advanced stage, a sign that Donald Trump’s campaign-trail complaints about media concentration and his disdain for CNN haven’t gummed up the vetting process.
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7h Updated Key Words: Ivanka Trump’s rabbi is not pleased with her father’s response to Charlottesville
Market Watch
“We are appalled by this resurgence of bigotry and anti-Semitism, and the renewed vigor of the neo-Nazis, KKK and alt-right,” the wrote in the note, which was posted on Facebook.
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How do student loans appear on your credit report?7h How do student loans appear on your credit report?
USA Today
There are lots of questions about the best way to fund education and how student loans affect the credit ratings of newly-minted professionals.
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Ford to pay up to $10.1M to settle harassment allegations7h Updated Ford to pay up to $10.1M to settle harassment allegations
USA Today
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it found evidence that employees at two plants subjected female and black workers to harassment.
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7h Called to Account: Where was Wells Fargo’s auditor, KPMG, while the funny business was going on?
Market Watch
External auditors are supposed to serve as a last line of defense if misbehavior is going on at a company, but KPMG said nothing through years of misdeeds at Wells Fargo.
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7h Barcelona truck attack reportedly leaves at least 12 dead and 80 injured
Market Watch
A popular promenade in Barcelona, Spain, became a scene of panic and devastation on Thursday after a van rammed pedestrians, leaving a dozen people dead and dozens more injured.
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7h Updated People in this age group don’t mind marrying someone with debt
Market Watch
With student debt so high, it’s likely at least one partner will be carrying extra baggage.
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7h Updated 5 of the best places to see the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Aug. 21
Market Watch
Here’s how to take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon.
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7h Wall Street sells off as Washington worries rise
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S stocks sold off on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest level in a month, as escalating worries about the Trump administration's ability to push through its agenda rattled investors.
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7h The Tell: Earnings aren’t the stock-market guide you might think, says Laszlo Birinyi
Market Watch
It has been an impressive second-quarter earnings season, but results have rarely been the “primary” performance driver.
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8h Futures Movers: Oil prices end higher after three-session streak of declines
Market Watch
Oil prices log a gain after posting losses over the past three sessions, as traders continue to weigh data showing the biggest weekly fall in U.S. crude supplies in 11 months, but also the highest total domestic production level in more than two years.
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8h Commodities Corner: Donald Trump isn’t the only factor behind 2017 gold rally
Market Watch
Gold prices could soon trade well above $1,300 an ounce, and it won’t be just because of investor jitters driven by President Donald Trump.
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8h Commodities Corner: Gold can thank so much more than just Trump for its rally this year
Market Watch
Gold prices could soon trade well above $1,300 an ounce, and it won’t be just because of investor jitters driven by President Donald Trump.
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8h Updated In One Chart: Map: Where the economic recovery in the U.S. has taken hold... and where it hasn’t
Market Watch
Political chaos aside, the stock market is still booming and the U.S. economy has entered into its ninth year of expansion, with levels of employment and GDP roaring back to prerecession levels.
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8h Market Extra: Why the dollar may be headed for a bumpy ride over remainder of 2017
Market Watch
The buck’s improvement in recent days might just be a blip on the long way down into the end of 2017, analysts say.
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8h Updated Market Extra: Bad news stock market—the Hindenburg Omen is back
Market Watch
The appearance of the Hindenburg Omen sometimes portends a coming stock market crash.
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8h Low yields are warning Fed to think twice on rate hike: Kaplan
CNBC
Robert Kaplan said he would need to see evidence that prices will rise in the medium term to support another interest-rate hike.
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China warns Washington against ‘trade war’8h China warns Washington against ‘trade war’
USA Today
China’s government warned “there is no winner in a trade war” after an aide to President Trump called for a tougher stance toward Beijing.
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8h Updated Key Words: Team Trump losing Gary Cohn could crash the stock market, warns Yale professor
Market Watch
Yale School of Management’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld said Cohn’s departure would put tax reform in jeopardy.
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8h Truck attack reportedly leaves 13 dead, dozens injured in central Barcelona
Market Watch
A van has run over pedestrians in a popular tourist walkway in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, local time, with reports of deaths and injuries. Police are reportedly treating the incident as a terror attack.
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8h Soaring house prices have created this many ‘million-dollar neighborhoods’
Market Watch
The Los Angeles area added more than a dozen such neighborhoods over the last year.
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8h Updated Target’s small-format stores are turning into a big win for the retailer
Market Watch
Target is one of the retailers turning to smaller-format locations to reach audiences in new geographic locations with more personalized service.
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8h The Ratings Game: NetApp shares slide 5% as analysts strike cautious tone on earnings
Market Watch
Storage-appliance maker beat earnings estimates, but analysts are concerned about growing competition in the sector.
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8h Wal-Mart and Amazon go head-to-head as e-commerce competition heats up
Market Watch
Wal-Mart, which reported a 60% increase in e-commerce sales, says it will continue to invest in the channel, setting up a bigger online battle with Amazon.
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L.L. Bean boosting production of iconic rubber 'duck boot'8h L.L. Bean boosting production of iconic rubber 'duck boot'
USA Today
The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand.
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8h Metals Stocks: Gold lifted by haven demand; palladium logs 16-year high
Market Watch
Gold prices score back-to-back gains Thursday, boosted by haven demand, while the latest rally for palladium lifts its prices to a more than 16-year high.
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8h Updated The Margin: Footage of Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ includes glimpse of the Steve Jobs Theater
Market Watch
The video is the latest in a beautifully captured series from Matthew Roberts showing the various stages of the 175-acre “Apple Park” campus’s construction.
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8h How Google parent Alphabet exercises massive influence over start-ups in Silicon Valley
CNBC
Here are Alphabet's main investment vehicles, which help it keep an eye on the hottest technologies made beyond the Googleplex walls.
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9h Updated Beat the System: It’s bad news for stocks if Trump is now a lame duck
Market Watch
Brett Arends looks at how the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fared under past lame-duck presidents.
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9h Updated FA Center: A disastrous car crash inspired an adviser to change the advice she gives clients
Market Watch
Sarah Carlson wants to make sure her clients are prepared for the absolute worst.
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9h Market Snapshot: Stock market drops as Barcelona attack combines with tech tumble
Market Watch
U.S. stock losses accelerate on Thursday as news of a terrorist attack in Barcelona undercuts a market already weakened by rumors that White House economic adviser Gary Cohn was resigning and battered tech shares following disappointing results from Cisco Systems Inc.
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9h Key Words: Country music legend defends Trump, compares tearing down statues to ISIS
Market Watch
Charlie Daniels compared taking down the Confederate statues to Islamic State’s destruction of ancient Middle East monuments in recent years. “That’s what ISIS is doing,” he said.
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9h Economic Report: Yellen should just say no if Trump wants to keep her on as Fed chief, ex-colleague says
Market Watch
A former colleague of Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen said she should walk away from central bank at the end of her term in 2018 to preserve her reputation even if President Trump reappoints her.
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9h Updated Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement
Reuters
BOSTON (Reuters) - Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases.
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9h As the Powerball prize hits $510 million, why you should resist playing the lottery
Market Watch
Saturday’s blockbuster jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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Lawsuit: Esurance supervisor called employee 'whiny Jew'9h Lawsuit: Esurance supervisor called employee 'whiny Jew'
USA Today
The lawsuit filed in South Dakota claims former employee was called a "whiny Jew" and that he was wrongly terminated after reporting the issues.
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A new lawsuit says Poland Spring water is a ‘colossal fraud’9h A new lawsuit says Poland Spring water is a ‘colossal fraud’
USA Today
A new class action lawsuit claims that Poland Spring water doesn’t come from a spring at all.
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9h Updated Netflix wants exclusive rights to films, TV shows and the talent creating them
Market Watch
Netflix has had success producing original content, now it’s tearing a page out of Disney’s book, by signing some of the industry’s best writers, producers and creative talent to deals to create work solely for the platform.
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9h Updated MarketWatch First Take: Cisco remains optimistic about repatriation holiday, possibly next year
Market Watch
Cisco Systems Inc. added even more cash to its massive cash pile that is outside the U.S. in its most recent quarter, and despite the current falling out between corporate America and President Trump, the company is still optimistic that a repatriation holiday may occur, possibly next year.
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9h Updated Analyst initiates three social media stocks, and guess which one is a sell?
Market Watch
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated three big social media platforms, taking a bearish stance on one platform, which it says has “farther to fall.”
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9h Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.
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10h Wall Street extends losses on Trump policy worries
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S stocks hit session lows in early afternoon trading on Thursday as investors worried about President Donald Trump's ability to pursue his pro-growth policies.
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10h Updated Raising the minimum wage leads workers in these industries to be replaced by robots
Market Watch
Some workers are more likely to be replaced by robots than others.
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10h Updated Millennials are financing everything from bed sheets to concert tickets
Market Watch
You can now finance every small item for your home and social life — but should you?
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10h Updated One major way U.S. credit card debt is getting worse
Market Watch
American debt continues to rise, according to the New York Federal Reserve
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How to make sense of your credit card number10h How to make sense of your credit card number
USA Today
Here’s a fun trick to entertain friends and win bar bets: Guess the first number on somebody’s credit card tucked away in their wallet.
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10h Updated This city has the best quality of life in the world (hint: it’s not in the U.S.)
Market Watch
Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt the score of many cities.
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10h Updated Alibaba beats on earnings as e-commerce remains core revenue driver
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba, China's top e-commerce firm, beat analyst estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by strong online sales.
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The solar eclipse could cost employers a ton of money10h The solar eclipse could cost employers a ton of money
USA Today
The total solar eclipse will be on Monday August 21, and it could cost employers millions in lost productivity.
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10h Bond Report: Treasury yields tick lower after lackluster industrial-production number
Market Watch
Treasury yields fell, pushing bond prices higher, on Thursday after a weaker-than-expected reading for industrial production highlighted that the U.S. remains stuck in a slow-and-steady growth track, drawing modest demand for government paper.
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Former Esurance employee alleges discrimination, anti-Semitic harassment10h Former Esurance employee alleges discrimination, anti-Semitic harassment
USA Today
The lawsuit filed in South Dakota claims former employee was called a "whiny Jew" and that he was wrongly terminated after reporting the issues.
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10h Uber wins reversal in lawsuit over price-fixing, arbitration
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case into arbitration.
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10h Updated Outside the Box: Can your retirement investments handle ‘fire and fury’?
Market Watch
What to do about the market correction you keep hearing about.
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10h London Markets: FTSE 100 snaps streak of gains, as banks and retail shares tumble
Market Watch
U.K. stocks fall Thursday, with bank shares driven down as Federal Reserve officials wrestle over whether to keep raising U.S. interest rates this year, while retail stocks slip after British retail sales showed only modest growth.
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10h The Ratings Game: Cisco analysts urge investors to give the company more time as it shifts to software
Market Watch
Shares of Cisco Systems Inc. fall even as analysts encourage investors to be patient as the company shifts toward a software-based model.
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This wireless keyboard makes your tablet look like an Apple MacBook Pro10h This wireless keyboard makes your tablet look like an Apple MacBook Pro
USA Today
The Brydge keyboard is heavy, durable, and looks a lot like the keyboard on a Mac laptop.
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10h Trump should thank Europe for propping up the U.S. stock market
Market Watch
The president isn’t getting anything done, but it doesn’t matter because the ECB is boosting liquidity
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11h Bitcoin hits record and its market value now tops big tech companies like Netflix, Paypal
CNBC
Bitcoin climbed above $4,500 to a record high Thursday, giving it a market valuation larger than that of Netflix.
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11h U.S. labor market tightening; autos weigh on manufacturing
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a six-month low last week, pointing to a further tightening in the labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to lay out a plan to start unwinding its massive bond portfolio.
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Our favorite cold brew coffee maker is a great low price right now11h Our favorite cold brew coffee maker is a great low price right now
USA Today
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker is an easy way to curb your coffee-shop spending without sacrificing your caffeine addiction. Right now it's only $19 on Amazon.
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11h Europe Markets: European stocks pull back as Fed rate-hike doubts hurt bank shares
Market Watch
European stocks break a three-day win streak on Thursday, with bank shares dragged down by doubts about another U.S. interest rate hike in 2017, while the euro came under further pressure following minutes from the European Central Bank’s meeting last month.
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11h Market Snapshot: Stock market retreats as tech shares lead decline
Market Watch
U.S. stocks fall, with the Dow on track to snap a four-day streak of gains as a pair of bellwether stocks disappointed with their latest results.
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11h GM creditor trust drops settlement with ignition switch plaintiffs
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a blow to people suing General Motors Co over faulty ignition switches and other alleged vehicle defects, a trust that holds many GM liabilities from before its 2009 bankruptcy has canceled a settlement that sought to force the automaker to pay $1 billion in shares to resolve millions of claims.
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11h Updated Why you’re more likely to die in an accident during the summer months
Market Watch
July and August could be hazardous for your health.
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11h Futures Movers: Oil prices tiptoe higher after EIA-fueled selloff
Market Watch
Oil prices edge higher, attempting to recoup some of the losses they suffered a day earlier, as traders continue to weigh data showing the biggest weekly fall in U.S. crude supplies in 11 months, but also the highest total domestic production level in more than two years.
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11h Updated Here are all the companies trying to stop white supremacists from raising money
Market Watch
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for hate groups to organize.
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11h The Margin: Barack Obama’s tweet is the most ‘liked’, 4th most retweeted, in Twitter’s history
Market Watch
Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears. This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s violent and racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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11h Updated Outside the Box: College costs are soaring — 6 things parents need to know about 529 tax deductions
Market Watch
Your 529 plan has more in common with your 401(k) than your savings account.
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How to get the most out of your internship 11h How to get the most out of your internship
USA Today
Here are 4 strategies you can use as an intern to get that network up and running
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First look at Homesense, the new store from HomeGoods12h First look at Homesense, the new store from HomeGoods
USA Today
HomeGoods is experimenting with a new line of stores called Homesense. The first store opened Aug. 17 in Framingham, Mass.
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12h Updated Apple issues Canadian-dollar bond for first time — and sets a record
Market Watch
The iPhone maker sold C$2.5 billion of maple bonds to raise funds to pay dividends and buy back shares.
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12h This start-up aims to replace 40,000 worth of man hours with one click
CNBC
ThoughtSpot has raised $60 million in new venture funding to automate the work of business analysts.
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12h Wall Street pares losses after Cohn resignation rumor knock-down
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pared losses in choppy, late-morning trading Thursday as rumors circulating that Gary Cohn is resigning as director of the National Economic Council were called "100 (percent) false" by an Axios reporter on Twitter.
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12h Updated Metals Stocks: Gold marches higher as haven demand persists after Trump dissolves councils
Market Watch
Gold prices continue higher Thursday, boosted by haven demand after President Donald Trump disbanded two business councils and minutes from the Federal Reserve pointed to concerns over sluggish inflation.
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12h Market Snapshot: Stock market steps firmly lower, with Dow’s 4-day streak in jeopardy
Market Watch
U.S. stocks fall Thursday, with the Dow on track to snap a four-day streak of gains as a pair of bellwether stocks disappointed with their latest results.
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12h Sixt CEO hints at car-sharing merger talks between BMW and Daimler
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted on Thursday.
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12h Alibaba Cashes In on Data Trove
The Wall Street Journal
Alibaba earnings are strong and shares are up 90% this year as the Chinese e-commerce giant leverages its trove of data to boost growth
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12h Capitol Report: Trump accuses Graham of ‘disgusting lie’ about Charlottesville comments | Lobbyists see hard road for tax reform
Market Watch
President Donald Trump accuses Sen. Lindsey Graham of a “disgusting lie” over his Charlottesville comments; lobbyists see a hard road for tax reform; what Steve Bannon said about war with China; and more.
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12h Economic Report: Leading indicators offer more evidence U.S. economy shows no sign of slowing
Market Watch
A broad measure of how well the U.S. economy is performing climbed again in July and signaled potentially faster growth in the final six months of 2017.
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12h Economic Report: Industrial output gets boost in July from utilities, but car makers are a drag again
Market Watch
Industrial production rose in July for the second month in a row, spearheaded by a large increase in output at utilities to cool U.S. homes, the Federal Reserve reports Thursday.
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13h In One Chart: This is the ‘wall of worry’ that stocks have climbed to rally 271%
Market Watch
Even as humanity faced the specter of a nuclear war and violence broke out on the streets of Charlottesville, Va., stocks took the alarming news in stride, continuing to scale the “wall of worry” in defiance of doomsday predictions of an imminent selloff.
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13h Bond Report: Treasury yields tick higher after jobless claims, industrial production
Market Watch
Most Treasury yields rise on Thursday after a spate of data showed the U.S. labor market remained in the pink and the economy was growing at a steady clip, even as growth for industrial production came in lower-than-expected.
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13h Wall Street opens lower on inflation, Trump policy worries
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed growing concerns over weak inflation, while investors worried about President Donald Trump's ability to pursue his pro-growth policies.
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7 ways to build wealth your financial adviser won't tell you13h 7 ways to build wealth your financial adviser won't tell you
USA Today
While financial planners are trained to improve your long-term investing returns, traditional investing will always be their main focus.
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13h Economic Report: Mortgage rates resume free fall as ‘uncertainty’ swirls
Market Watch
Rates for home loans remain subdued thanks to investor appetite for safe-haven assets like bonds
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13h Updated Next Avenue: 10 of the best places to retire abroad
Market Watch
Europe, Mexico and Malaysia are improving for retirees, as parts of Latin America grow more expensive.
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13h Updated Next Avenue: Many Americans are only just getting by
Market Watch
Despite a growing economy and the lowest U.S. unemployment rate in 16 years, things aren’t looking up for many Americans
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13h Updated Next Avenue: Think you can phase into retirement? Think again
Market Watch
Employees who hope for a phased retirement by downshifting to fewer hours are mostly out of luck
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13h Market Snapshot: Cisco, Wal-Mart lead stock market lower; Dow set to break 4-day win streak
Market Watch
U.S. stocks fall Thursday, with the Dow on track to snap a four-day streak of gains as a pair of bellwether stocks disappointed with their latest results.
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13h Updated Grow: 7 daily habits of rich people that you should copy
Market Watch
The habits of successful people may extend well beyond the obvious financial moves.
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13h Updated Grow: Make life easier by putting these 5 things on autopilot
Market Watch
Five tasks you can automate to help you save money and time.
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13h The share of student loan borrowers owing more than $20,000 has doubled
Market Watch
Today’s student loan borrowers have struggled more to pay off debt over the past decade.
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13h U.S. appeals court rules for Uber in arbitration dispute
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in a lawsuit over whether passengers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its taxi-hailing service,
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With Amazon looming, Walmart tout surging online grocery sales13h Updated With Amazon looming, Walmart tout surging online grocery sales
USA Today
Grocery sales strong but Walmart's momentum cools off
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13h India clears purchase of six Boeing helicopters in $650 million deal
Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Thursday cleared the purchase of six more Boeing Co Apache helicopters in a deal worth close to 42 billion rupees ($654.6 million), a defence ministry official said.
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13h Updated NerdWallet: How you can retire by the time you’re 40
Market Watch
Retiring young takes commitment. Here’s how to figure out how much money you need and where to get it.
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13h Updated NerdWallet: How to make your teen into a millionaire
Market Watch
Set your child up for a sound financial future with the income they make from actual work
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13h Wall Street lower on inflation, Trump policy worries
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed growing concerns over weak inflation, while investors worried about President Donald Trump's ability to pursue his pro-growth policies.
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13h U.S. jobless claims drop to near six-month low
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a six-month low last week, pointing to a further tightening in the labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to lay out a plan to start unwinding its massive bond portfolio.
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14h Your first trade for Thursday, August 17
CNBC
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the market open.
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14h Updated Market Snapshot: Dow looks set to break 4-day win streak
Market Watch
U.S. stock futures are heading lower on Thursday, as investors digest the latest Federal Reserve minutes and President Donald Trump’s decision to disband a pair of his advisory business panels.
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14h Trump policy doubts, weak inflation to weigh on Wall Street
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Thursday as minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed growing concerns over weak inflation, while investors worried about President Donald Trump's ability to pursue his pro-growth policies.
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14h NewsWatch: Dow looks set to break 4-day win streak
Market Watch
U.S. stock futures are heading lower on Thursday, as investors digest the latest Federal Reserve minutes and President Donald Trump’s decision to disband a pair of his advisory business panels.
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United Rentals acquires Neff in shakeup for equipment-rental business14h United Rentals acquires Neff in shakeup for equipment-rental business
USA Today
United Rentals said Thursday that it had reached a deal to acquire Miami-based Neff, winning a bidding war.
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14h Updated Need to Know: The ‘smart’ money is betting on these tech stocks, but it’s not the FAANG gang
Market Watch
Investors have shown the love for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google this year. But our call of the day looks at three non-FAANG members who have been getting some hedge-fund love.
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14h Cautious tone from central banks sends global stocks lower
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks fell on Thursday as investors trimmed their exposure to riskier assets after central bank minutes revealed a wary take on the economic outlook from ratesetters on both sides of the Atlantic.
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14h Updated Capitol Report: Trump’s pro-business agenda at risk after corporate America abandons president
Market Watch
Business leaders on Wednesday fled en masse from a pair of President Trump’s advisory boards, a big setback for a pro-business president who based his campaign on boosting the economy.
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14h Updated Why Amazon’s seven-part bond deal is a bargain
Market Watch
Amazon sold $16 billion of bonds Tuesday to finance its planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, and CreditSights analysts said the deal is a buy.
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14h Updated Capitol Report: SEC, DOJ charge seven with insider trading off stolen bank data
Market Watch
SEC trade surveillance caught activity even though traders allegedly attempted to evade detection by using shell companies, code words, and an encrypted, self-destructing messaging application.
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14h Economic Report: U.S. jobless claims fall to six-month low of 232,000
Market Watch
The number of Americans who sought unemployment benefits in mid-August fell to the lowest level in six months, mirroring the strongest U.S. labor market in almost two decades. Initial jobless claims in the period running from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12 declined by 12,000 to 232,000.
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14h India clears purchase of six Boeing helicopters in $650 million deal: official
Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Defence Acquisition Council on Thursday cleared the purchase of six more Boeing Co Apache helicopters in a deal worth 42 billion rupees ($654.6 million), a defense ministry official said.
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14h U.S. jobless claims fall to near six-month low
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a six-month low last week, pointing to a further tightening in the labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to lay out a plan to start unwinding its massive bond portfolio.
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Two holes in one more likely than lotto win14h Two holes in one more likely than lotto win
USA Today
NYU Stern School of Business Statistics professor Aaron Tenenbeim says the average person has a better chance of golfing a hole in one twice in a row than winning a Powerball lottery jackpot.
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Powerball surges to $510 million after no winner drawn14h Updated Powerball surges to $510 million after no winner drawn
USA Today
The winning numbers for Wednesday's drawing were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64, and the Powerball was 4, according to the Powerball website.
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15h Updated The Ratings Game: Urban Outfitters shares spike 22% after earnings, but analysts say there’s little to cheer about
Market Watch
Urban Outfitters shares jump, but some analysts say there was a low bar set for quarterly earnings.
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Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?15h Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
USA Today
Mexico's prickly pear cactus could turn out to be a great energy source for the future. Video provided by AFP
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15h Updated This is what today’s college students really look like
Market Watch
Nearly 40% of undergraduate students are older than 25.
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With Amazon looming, Walmart brags of surging online grocery sales15h With Amazon looming, Walmart brags of surging online grocery sales
USA Today
Grocery sales strong but Walmart's momentum cools off
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15h Updated NetApp beats on earnings, has high hopes for new hyperconvergence offering
Market Watch
Storage appliance maker NetApp Inc. added to its string of stronger than expected earnings, as it announced its fifth beat in a row, and issued projections for its second quarter.
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15h Wal-Mart comparable sales beat estimates, margins dip
Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported its 12th straight quarterly increase in comparable sales, but margins fell as the retailer continued to cut prices and invest in its e-commerce operations.
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15h Updated The ‘Great American Eclipse’ is coming — but are your glasses really safe?
Market Watch
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is almost here. Be sure to wear the correct eyewear.
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15h Futures lower on weak inflation concerns
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting showed policymakers appeared wary about weak inflation, muddying the path of future interest rate hikes.
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15h Updated Market Snapshot: Dow looks set to break 4-day win streak as Fed minutes sink in
Market Watch
U.S. stock futures are heading lower on Thursday, as investors digest the latest Federal Reserve minutes and President Donald Trump’s decision to disband a pair of his advisory business panels.
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15h Updated Wisconsin lawmakers debate billions in incentives for Foxconn plant
Reuters
(Reuters) - The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday will consider a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display factory by Taiwan's Foxconn, the first vote on the deal by a chamber of the state's Republican-controlled legislature.
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15h Emerging market stocks may be set to break out after struggling for five years
CNBC
By the charts and economic fundamentals, emerging market stocks look ready to run higher, according to Triogem's Tim Seymour.
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Wiles: At small Phoenix company, 401(k) plan is taken seriously16h Wiles: At small Phoenix company, 401(k) plan is taken seriously
USA Today
Large employers move the needle when it comes to offering the best 401(k) plans, but small companies can do a good job too.
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16h Updated The Ratings Game: Agilent shares jump 4% after earnings blow past estimates
Market Watch
The maker of scientific and medical equipment blew past estimates for its fiscal third quarter and raised guidance for the year.
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16h Updated A quarter of people hurt themselves while grooming their pubic hair
Market Watch
In a small percentage of cases, some injuries require medical attention.
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16h Updated Earnings Outlook: Wal-Mart earnings: Some analysts say traffic has fallen, others say it has grown
Market Watch
Two traffic reports from different sets of analysts come to differing conclusions about Wal-Mart’s second-quarter traffic, once saying it grew, and another saying it slipped.
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16h American business leaders break with Donald Trump
The Economist
“I’VE never known it to be an embarrassment for a business leader to be associated with an American president,” declares Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School. Donald Trump, in particular, has positioned himself as a businessman-president, whose corporate acumen would unleash a new era for American business. Investors seemed to believe him—his election prompted a giddy “Trump bump” in the stockmarket—and corporate bosses flocked to his side. This week they fled. For many, it seems as much a clear-eyed business calculation as a moral awakening. Some distanced themselves more quickly than others. The trigger was Mr Trump’s reluctance to condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists who staged violent protests in Virginia on August 12th. Kenneth Frazier (pictured), chief executive of Merck, a big pharmaceutical firm, was the first to leave Mr Trump’s advisory council on manufacturing. On August 14th Mr Trump denounced...
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16h Why we should pour one out for sports bars
Market Watch
Foot traffic is declining on Sundays, according to Foursquare.
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Ask a Fool: Is investing in IPOs a good idea?16h Ask a Fool: Is investing in IPOs a good idea?
USA Today
IPOs can be volatile investments, and should be approached with caution.
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16h Another country joins China and Japan in cracking down on bitcoin exchanges
CNBC
Australia joins China and Japan in trying to regulate and crackdown on bitcoin and digital currency exchange providers.
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17h The Wall Street Journal: Trump agrees to seek Seoul’s OK before any action on North Korea, says President Moon
Market Watch
South Korea’s leader said President Donald Trump agreed to discuss options, including a U.S. military strike, with him before taking any action to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
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17h This chipmaker could be a ‘hidden value’ stock worth watching, according to a portfolio manager
CNBC
Intel could be a technology stock worth investing in as it looks to expand its chip business in the second half, an asset portfolio manager told CNBC.
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17h Futures Movers: Oil prices wobble after EIA-fueled selloff
Market Watch
Oil futures struggle for direction on Thursday, a day after heavy selling that came on the back of data showing U.S. oil production has jumped to an over two-year high.
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Why Merck's CEO says he left Trump's manufacturing council17h Why Merck's CEO says he left Trump's manufacturing council
USA Today
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier appeared to resign over President Donald Trump's immediate response to Charlottesville protest violence. Video provided by Newsy
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17h Europe Markets: European stocks veer lower as Fed rate-hike doubts hurt bank shares
Market Watch
European stocks fell Thursday, with bank shares dragged down by doubts about another U.S. interest rate hike in 2017, while investors waited for more details about the policy discussion officials at the European Central Bank had last month.
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18h Asia Markets: Asian tech stocks jump, but broad gauges end mixed
Market Watch
Equities extended this week’s gains a bit further early Thursday as minutes of the Federal Reserve’s meeting revealed a deeper-than-expected divide on the timing of the next interest rate increase.
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18h Next Avenue: This is how much fees are hurting your retirement
Market Watch
A personal finance professor shows how much expenses can sock you, and how you can boost your savings.
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18h Tim Mullaney: This is the lesson the stock market has learned from Charlottesville
Market Watch
There’s no net price to pay for investors, CEOs and even politicians to defy President Trump anymore, and no reason to bet on his success, writes Tim Mullaney.
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18h NerdWallet: Start protecting yourself from mobile banking hackers
Market Watch
As millions more consumers move to mobile banking, more hackers will target financial apps.
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18h Outside the Box: What you can do now if you regret your college major
Market Watch
More than half of adults would change one education decision — whether it’s their degree, institution, or college major.
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18h European stocks and bond yields fall after Fed flags weak inflation
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks and bond yields fell in early trade on Thursday after the Federal Reserve expressed concern over weak U.S. inflation, a trend which has clouded the outlook for the world's largest economy.
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18h Key Words: ‘No difference’ between Robert E. Lee and George Washington, says email forwarded by Trump’s lawyer
Market Watch
As the furor continues over President Donald Trump’s Charlottesville comments, his personal lawyer appears to have added fuel to the fire.
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18h Futures Movers: Oil prices rebound after EIA-fueled selloff
Market Watch
Oil futures rebound slightly on Thursday, a day after heavy selling that came on the back of EIA data showing a rise in U.S. oil production to an over two-year high.
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19h London Markets: FTSE 100 slips, with banks bitten after Fed rate-hike debate
Market Watch
U.K. stocks slipped Thursday, with bank shares and DIY retailer Kingfisher struggling, as investors waited for a reading on how well British consumers fared last month.
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20h Updated Market Extra: The pound is ‘extremely undervalued’ right now, according to UBS
Market Watch
With the pound falling to a seven-year low against the euro this week, sterling’s “journey south against the euro is probably closer to the end than the beginning,” UBS says.
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21h Asia shares up as North Korea tensions ease, wary Fed pressures dollar
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as tensions between the United States and North Korea came off the boil, while the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak U.S. inflation weighed on the dollar.
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Cancer centers accused of Medicare fraud, unsafe practices22h Cancer centers accused of Medicare fraud, unsafe practices
USA Today
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute and 21st Century Oncology accused of gender bias, fraudulent Medicare billing and unsafe practices
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23h Key Words: Steve Bannon: ‘We’re at economic war with China,’ there’s no North Korea solution
Market Watch
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, said in a surprisingly candid report Wednesday that the U.S. is at economic war with China, there’s no military solution to North Korea and that infighting is an everyday occurrence in the White House.
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24h Asia shares up as North Korea tensions ease, wary Fed weighs on dollar
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as tensions between the United States and North Korea came off the boil, while the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak U.S. inflation weighed on the dollar.
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24h Asia Markets: Asian stocks broadly bounce higher on tech gains
Market Watch
Equities extended this week’s gains a bit further early Thursday as minutes of the Federal Reserve’s meeting revealed a deeper-than-expected divide on the timing of the next interest rate increase.
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24h Raising the minimum wage leads to these workers being replaced by robots
Market Watch
Some workers are more likely to be replaced by robots than others.
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24h Updated After Costco is accused of selling fake Tiffany rings, how to spot a fake diamond
Market Watch
Engagement rings may be a symbol of true love, but that doesn’t mean they’re real.
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24h Ryanair backs two-drink limit at airports: Why unruly passengers are out of control
Market Watch
Several recent incidents reveal the worsening problems of traveling by air.
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25h Here are all the companies stopping white supremacist groups from making money
Market Watch
It’s getting increasingly difficult for hate groups to fundraise
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Trump's fractured ties to businesses could hurt policy-making25h Updated Trump's fractured ties to businesses could hurt policy-making
USA Today
Trump's fractured ties to businesses could hurt policy-making
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Trump economic councils disbanded after Charlottesville response25h Updated Trump economic councils disbanded after Charlottesville response
USA Today
The fallout from President Trump's response to the Charlottesville tragedy escalated Wednesday, resulting in him disbanded his manufacturing and business policy councils.
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25h Updated U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as NAFTA discussions begin
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and boosting U.S. content for autos.
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26h Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea came off the boil, while worries about President Donald Trump's ability to implement his pro-growth agenda and the Federal Reserve's concerns about low U.S. inflation hit the dollar.
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26h Updated Does the World Really Want Content From Apple?
The Wall Street Journal
Big money can’t guarantee Apple success in Hollywood, especially when competitors are spending more.
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26h Updated Key Words: Cloudflare CEO drops neo-Nazi site, then explains why that was dangerous
Market Watch
Cloudflare Inc., an internet security company, cut ties with the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer on Wednesday, even though the company’s chief executive said it was a “dangerous” decision.
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27h Updated Costco owes Tiffany $19.4 million for fake Tiffany rings: U.S. judge
Reuters
(This Aug. 14 story has been corrected to clarify the judge's decision.)
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27h Updated Market Extra: One of the most successful hedge-fund pros says we’re ‘nowhere near an overheated’ stock market
Market Watch
Billionaire David Tepper thinks comparing this current stock-market environment with the overheated markets of 1999 is ridiculous.
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27h The Margin: Barack Obama’s tweet just became the most ‘liked’ and the 4th most retweeted in Twitter’s history
Market Watch
Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears. This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s violent and racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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27h Updated Fed, split by inflation, should forge on with rate hikes: Mester
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Federal Reserve policymaker on Wednesday staked out the hawkish argument for carrying on with U.S. interest rate hikes even while weak recent inflation readings have split opinions among her colleagues at the U.S. central bank.
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27h Updated U.S. takes tough lines as NAFTA negotiations begin
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and boosting U.S. content for autos.
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New York Times’ editorial page editor: No apology for Sarah Palin27h New York Times’ editorial page editor: No apology for Sarah Palin
USA Today
Times editorial page editor James Bennet testified Wednesday that the newspaper didn’t apologize to Palin for the error.
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28h Updated In One Chart: This is the ‘wall of worry’ that stocks have climbed to rally 271% since 2009
Market Watch
Even as humanity faced the specter of a nuclear war and violence broke out on the streets of Charlottesville, Va., stocks took the alarming news in stride, continuing to scale the “wall of worry” in defiance of doomsday predictions of an imminent selloff.
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28h Updated Here are all the companies kicking white supremacists off their services
Market Watch
It’s getting increasingly difficult for hate groups to raise money.
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28h Union Pacific to layoff 750 U.S. employees amid broader cost-cutting
Reuters
(Reuters) - Union Pacific Corp said on Wednesday it will cut roughly 500 management jobs and 250 railroad workers by mid-September as the No. 1 U.S. railroad continues broader cost-cutting.
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Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell boast new breakfast options28h Updated Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell boast new breakfast options
USA Today
Breakfast remains a growth area for fast-food chains, experts say.
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28h Ryanair backs two-drink limit at airports to rein in unruly passengers
Market Watch
Several recent incidents reveal the worsening problems of traveling by air.
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28h Updated Raising the minimum wage spurs these companies to replace workers with automation
Market Watch
Some workers are more likely to be replaced by robots than others.
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Judge OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags29h Judge OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags
USA Today
A Delaware judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Takata.
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29h After-hours buzz: LB, CSCO, SNPS & more
CNBC
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell on Wednesday: LB, CSCO, SNPS & more
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29h Updated The Number One: This is the ‘smiliest’ company in America
Market Watch
Disneyland is, indeed, “the Happiest Place on Earth,” at least if the grins plastered across its workforce are any indication.
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29h Seven charged in U.S. insider trading ring
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced insider trading charges accusing seven people of generating more than $5 million of profit based on tips from a Bank of America Corp employee about dozens of pending corporate transactions.
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NAFTA talks kick off with U.S. demanding big changes — or else29h NAFTA talks kick off with U.S. demanding big changes — or else
USA Today
The U.S. won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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29h Updated Wall Street ends up but off highs after Trump announcement, Fed minutes
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended slightly firmer on Wednesday but off the day's highs as worries mounted over President Donald Trump's agenda and minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting suggested policymakers are worried about weak inflation.
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30h Updated Fed policymakers grow more worried about weak inflation
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and some called for halting interest rate hikes until it was clear the trend was transitory, according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting.
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30h The Wall Street Journal: August payments to health insurers will be made, White House says
Market Watch
The Trump administration said Wednesday the federal government would make a set of payments to insurers for August, despite threats from the president that the funding would be halted following the failure of Senate Republicans to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act.
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30h Updated The Margin: Barack Obama’s tweet just became the most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history
Market Watch
Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears. This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s violent and racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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30h The Wall Street Journal: Trump administration plans to allow more employers an out from offering birth control coverage
Market Watch
Under the Obama-era requirement, which has been in place for six years, very few women have to pay out of pocket for contraception.
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30h NewsWatch: A quarter of people hurt themselves while grooming their pubic hair
Market Watch
In a small percentage of cases, some injuries require medical attention.
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30h Updated The Moneyologist: This man fathered a child after four dates — and wants to forget it ever happened
Market Watch
His aunt wonders if this child will have any claim on her nephew’s estate.
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30h NAFTA renegotiation could affect supply chains, raise costs—or end the deal entirely
CNBC
NAFTA negotiations around "rules of origin" could affect supply chains and raise costs.
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30h ETF Focus: Snap and Blue Apron aside, IPO-themed ETF strategies are winning in 2017
Market Watch
Two high-profile initial public offerings this year may have resulted in disappointment for market participants, but the general strategy of putting money into Wall Street’s newest names has performed well in 2017, with a pair of exchange-traded funds dedicated to the idea outperforming the broader market.
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3 rookie investing mistakes to avoid30h Updated 3 rookie investing mistakes to avoid
USA Today
In the world of investing, even a simple mistake can cost you a fortune.
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8 smart purchases to make in your 20s30h Updated 8 smart purchases to make in your 20s
USA Today
You might feel strapped for cash in your 20s, but smart buyers will make purchases that will last them into their 30s and beyond.
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30h Updated Stop spending thousands of dollars on back pain surgery and treatments that don’t work
Market Watch
A $100 billion industry has little evidence supporting its effectiveness, says investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin.
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30h Updated New CEO, no problems: UnitedHealth leadership transition praised by Wall Street analysts
Market Watch
“The guardians of the UnitedHealth galaxy are firmly in place,” one analyst concluded.
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Trump can't blame Amazon.com for woes of American retailers30h Updated Trump can't blame Amazon.com for woes of American retailers
USA Today
The e-commerce giant is hardly killing the retail sector all by itself -- or at all, for that matter.
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30h Market Snapshot: Dow extends win streak to reclaim 22,000-mark on Fed minutes
Market Watch
U.S. stocks close moderately higher on Wednesday, with the Dow rising for a fourth day, after Federal Reserve minutes suggested that the central bank is wrestling with sluggish inflation but eager to commence an unwind of its $4.5 trillion asset portfolio.
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30h Market Extra: Here’s what Snap’s ‘bullish engulfing’ chart pattern means to a candlestick guru
Market Watch
There are a number of signs in Snap’s stock chart that suggest a bottom has been seen, but candlestick chart guru Steve Nison recommends waiting until resistance gives was before buying.
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Student loan borrowers owe more, need longer to repay in full30h Updated Student loan borrowers owe more, need longer to repay in full
USA Today
Fewer student loan borrowers are paying down their debt in five years, federal consumer report finds
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Emma Stone lands on Forbes highest paid list31h Emma Stone lands on Forbes highest paid list
USA Today
Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses.
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Trump disbands economic councils over Charlottesville tragedy pushback31h Trump disbands economic councils over Charlottesville tragedy pushback
USA Today
The fallout from President Trump's response to the Charlottesville tragedy escalated Wednesday, resulting in him disbanded his manufacturing and business policy councils.
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How to stop being the family ATM and learn to say 'no'31h How to stop being the family ATM and learn to say 'no'
USA Today
If you want someone to stop asking you for money, the worst thing you can do is say no and then give in after persistent pleading.
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31h Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield falls the most in 3 weeks amid Fed minutes, political drama
Market Watch
Treasury prices rise, and yields fall, in Wednesday trade after dovish minutes from the Federal Reserve, President Trump’s announcement that he was disbanding key business advisory councils, and a tepid reading for housing starts all helped to lift demand for U.S. government paper.
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31h Outside the Box: This technology shift opens up new possibilities for iPhones, Androids and virtual reality
Market Watch
Advances in depth sensing by Qualcomm and Apple will give consumers more better security features
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Trump disbands economic councils as Charlottesville fallout continues31h Updated Trump disbands economic councils as Charlottesville fallout continues
USA Today
Trump disbands economic councils as Charlottesville fallout continues
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31h Updated Earnings Outlook: Cisco earnings: Did Trump slump continue?
Market Watch
Cisco Systems Inc. stock plunged after last quarter’s results, when the company blamed uncertainty during the federal government’s transition to President Donald Trump for a weak forecast. On Wednesday, Cisco will show if it was right.
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Judge: Costco must pay Tiffany $19.4 million for advertising knock-off rings31h Updated Judge: Costco must pay Tiffany $19.4 million for advertising knock-off rings
USA Today
Judge's ruling says Costco must pay Tiffany for trademark infringement of the luxury jewelry company's world famous name to sell non-Tiffany rings
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31h Futures Movers: Oil prices settle lower as U.S. output hits a 2-year high
Market Watch
Oil prices settle lower Wednesday after the Energy Information Administration report revealed a weekly climb in domestic production to their highest level in over two years.
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31h Currencies: Dollar weakens after Fed minutes, Trump’s business councils disband
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar weakens against its main rivals on Wednesday afternoon, erasing earlier gains, as traders reacted to a one-two punch of the dissolution of a pair of business advisory groups to the White House, and a dovish read of minute from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting.
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31h Amazon obsession: E-commerce invader fretted about on 15% of S&P 500 earnings calls
CNBC
The e-commerce giant was mentioned by mall operators, a satellite TV provider, consumer products makers, an auto parts retailer and pharmacy and drug companies.
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Fed officials split in July over inflation worries31h Fed officials split in July over inflation worries
USA Today
One group of Federal Reserve policymakers felt inflation was falling too low and argued for caution in raising interest rates.
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31h The Margin: Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ episode accidentally leaked by HBO Spain — vergüenza!
Market Watch
“Game of Thrones,” Season 7, Episode 6, may have been making its way around the internet on Wednesday, after HBO Spain accidentally pushed the button on the wrong episode.
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32h Updated Black banker sues Goldman Sachs for racial discrimination
Reuters
(Reuters) - A black banker in Goldman Sachs Group Inc's personal wealth management unit filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing the firm of steering top clients to her white colleagues and denying her promotions because of her race.
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32h Wall Street near flat; Trump disbands two advisory councils
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were near flat on Wednesday as President Donald Trump's move to disband his manufacturing council as well as the strategy and policy forum added to worries about the future of the White House's agenda.
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32h Carmakers win brief reprieve from lawsuits over faulty Takata air bags
Reuters
(Reuters) - Automakers on Wednesday won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata Corp that led to the largest-ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.
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32h Market Snapshot: Stock market struggles to hold gains after Fed minutes, White House political turmoil
Market Watch
U.S. stocks face up-and-down trade on Wednesday after Federal Reserve minutes suggest that the central bank is wrestling with sluggish inflation but eager to commence an unwind of its $4.5 trillion asset portfolio.
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Trump criticizes Amazon, alleging 'great damage' to retailers32h Trump criticizes Amazon, alleging 'great damage' to retailers
USA Today
Trump criticizes Amazon after the Washington Post, owned by Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos, runs an editorial critical of Trump's Charlottesville response.
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32h Metals Stocks: Gold ends higher as Trump disbands 2 White House advisory groups
Market Watch
Gold prices turn higher ahead of the settlement Wednesday to finish with their first gain in three sessions, with news that two White House business advisory groups have disbanded fueling haven demand for the yellow metal.
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32h Updated Would you pay $9,433 to see Disney’s ‘Frozen’ on Broadway?
Market Watch
The resale market for tickets to the Disney musical adaptation is already overheated
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32h Capitol Report: Trump business councils disband amid wave of CEO exits
Market Watch
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was ending a pair of business advisory councils, appearing to attempt to get ahead of the imminent disbanding of one and acting after the departure of several executives from the other.
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32h The Margin: Obama’s tweet just became the most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history
Market Watch
Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears. This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s violent and racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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32h Capitol Report: Here’s the full text on the decision to dissolve Trump’s strategic and policy forum
Market Watch
Full text on the disbanding of the White House’s strategic and policy forum, as released by the members.
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32h Ackman says owned stake in Hilton, a previously unnamed bet
Reuters
BOSTON (Reuters) - Investor William Ackman said on Wednesday his hedge fund had bought and sold a stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings, identifying the portfolio company that recently earned him a double digit return.
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33h Fed policymakers grow more worried about weak inflation: minutes
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and some called for a halt to further interest rate hikes until it was clear the trend was transitory, according to the minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting.
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33h The Fed: Some Fed members say bank can be ‘patient’ on interest rates due to low inflation
Market Watch
Senior Federal Reserve officials engaged in deep debate in July about the path of U.S. inflation after a spate of surprisingly low readings, with some suggesting the central bank “could afford to be patient” in deciding when to raise interest rates again.
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33h Fed members say they are not worried about stock market surge
CNBC
At their meeting in July, central bank officials discussed whether the rise in equity prices was posing broader financial dangers.
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Who may lose amid the CEO backlash and Trump? Americans.33h Updated Who may lose amid the CEO backlash and Trump? Americans.
USA Today
CEOs distance themselves from President Trump over his initial response to Charlottesville violence, creating fresh headwind for Trump's agenda.
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This USB-C charging cable is the last one you'll ever need—and it's only $10 right now33h This USB-C charging cable is the last one you'll ever need—and it's only $10 right now
USA Today
This Anker USB-C to USB braided cable is highly durable and strong, and it's at the lowest prices we've ever seen.
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33h Fed minutes: Central bank split over path of rate hikes
CNBC
A fissure appears to be developing at the Federal Reserve over when to raise interest rates.
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33h Beat the System: How you can make easy money from the bitcoin bubble
Market Watch
Just steel your nerves, jump in — oh, and remember to get out before the whole thing comes crashing down.
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Amazon loses $6 billion after a Trump tweet33h Amazon loses $6 billion after a Trump tweet
USA Today
President Trump’s twitter finger’s just lost retailer, Amazon 6 billion dollars. Veuer's Natasha Abellard (@Natasha Abellard) has the story
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33h Ireland says EU demand that Apple pay it 13 billion euros in back taxes unjustified
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's finance minister said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to 13 billion euros ($13.8 bln) in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.
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33h Wall Street pares gains after Trump disbands two advisory councils
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks pared gains on Wednesday afternoon after President Donald Trump said he is disbanding his manufacturing council as well as the strategy and policy forum.
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33h Samsung, Foxconn to back cable-free phone tech
Reuters
(Reuters) - A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd , Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or WiFi connections.
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33h Market Snapshot: Dow on track for 4-day win streak as Fed minutes due
Market Watch
U.S. stocks trade higher on Wednesday, putting the Dow on track for its fourth straight daily rise, though traders are taking a cautious approach ahead of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.
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34h Ryanair backs two-drink limit at airports to rein in unruly passenger behavior
Market Watch
Several recent incidents reveal the worsening problems of traveling by air.
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34h Updated Sale of Air Berlin slots offers rare German entry ticket
Reuters
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Air Berlin's administrators will focus on selling its attractive take-off and landing slots in Germany, a source familiar with the process said, potentially opening up the market to new players.
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34h Chinese automakers kick tires at FCA, but any deal faces obstacles
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday it was not planning a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , and while other potential Chinese suitors remain any tie-up could face significant U.S. regulatory obstacles.
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34h Involuntary bumping seems to be a thing of the past
The Economist
IF AVIATION had an astrological sign, 2017 would surely be the Year of the Bump. Most infamously, it was the year that a United Airlines passenger who refused to leave an overbooked flight in April was from the plane. There followed airline to reduce involuntary bumping, a to make bumping less inconvenient, and even to render involuntary bumping illegal. Such headlines suggest that the practice is spiralling out of control. In fact it is at its lowest level since the government began recording data in 1995, according to a Department of Transportation 
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34h Updated In One Chart: The two ‘most important charts in the world’ point to more fun for stock-market bulls
Market Watch
The S&P 500 generally steals the most ink when it comes to the performance of the stock market. But, in the current climate, there’s a pair of indexes that perhaps deserve more attention, writes J.C. Parets of the All Star Charts blog.
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34h Metals Stocks: Gold futures poised for third straight losing session
Market Watch
Gold prices look set to extend their declines to a third session Wednesday as a trio of a strengthening dollar, rising stocks and subsiding tensions around the globe weigh on so-called haven assets.
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34h London Markets: U.K. stocks score 3rd straight gain after June jobs data
Market Watch
U.K. stocks are rising Wednesday, with gains for BHP Billiton and other miners helping to guide the market to a third consecutive advance, while an update from the British labor market came in better than had been anticipated.
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Who's on and off Trump's manufacturing council? Here's the list.34h Updated Who's on and off Trump's manufacturing council? Here's the list.
USA Today
More members of Trump's Manufacturing Council have quit. Here's who left and who staying.
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34h This is the most livable city in the world (and it’s a long way from the U.S.)
Market Watch
Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt the score of many cities.
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34h The top 10 states to raise a baby
CNBC
Raising a baby doesn't come cheap. Which states are best.
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35h The Fed: Fed’s Fischer calls Trump-led rollback of Wall Street regulations ‘mind-boggling’
Market Watch
The Federal Reserve’s second in command warns the Trump administration’s rollback of bank regulations may be “very dangerous” and another senior Fed official suggests the White House’s goal of 3% annual economic growth is unrealistic.
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Trump criticizes Amazon for 'great damage' to retailers35h Updated Trump criticizes Amazon for 'great damage' to retailers
USA Today
Trump criticizes Amazon after the Washington Post, owned by Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos, runs an editorial critical of Trump's Charlottesville response.
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35h The Wall Street Journal: Hope Hicks named Trump’s interim communications director
Market Watch
President Donald Trump named longtime aide Hope Hicks as interim communications director on Wednesday, giving one of the White House’s key behind-the-scenes staffers more responsibility in a corner of the West Wing that has seen heavy turnover and instability.
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35h Key Words: Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush make joint statement against hate and racism
Market Watch
Statement quotes Thomas Jefferson as most prominent citizen of racial flash point Charlottesville, Va.
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Wells Fargo board shakeup marks latest response to unauthorized accounts scandal35h Updated Wells Fargo board shakeup marks latest response to unauthorized accounts scandal
USA Today
Wells Fargo names former Fed governor Elizabeth Duke as chair, making her the first woman to lead one of the nation's largest banks.
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35h Updated Market Extra: Euro slides after ECB hints at no hawkish shift at Jackson Hole
Market Watch
In a Reuters report on Wednesday, ECB sources pour cold water on any hopes for a hawkish shift from Draghi at Fed’s symposium next week.
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Buying a smart bulb? Here's what you should know first35h Buying a smart bulb? Here's what you should know first
USA Today
If you want to dip your toe into the world of smart home tech, the easiest place to start is with smart light bulbs.
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35h Updated NewsWatch: Dow heads for 4-day win streak ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
U.S. stocks trade tepidly higher on Wednesday, putting the Dow on track for its fourth straight daily rise, though traders are taking a cautious approach ahead of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.
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35h Key Words: McConnell says there are ‘no good neo-Nazis’ after Trump’s ‘very fine people’ comment
Market Watch
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the messages of white supremacist and other groups planning a rally in his home state are not welcome, and implicitly criticized comments made a day earlier by President Donald Trump.
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35h Bond Report: Treasury yields slip after housing starts as investors brace for Fed minutes
Market Watch
Treasurys rallied, and yields fell, in early Wednesday trade after a tepid reading for housing starts cast a shadow on the pace of economic growth and the picture for higher inflation, lifting demand for U.S. government paper.
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35h U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs automakers
Reuters
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp's U.S. business has halted for 90 days the lawsuits brought by victims of its faulty air bag inflators against automakers, a ruling that temporarily smooths its efforts to exit bankruptcy.
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35h Updated Europe Markets: European stocks log 3rd straight rise as euro weakens
Market Watch
European stocks push higher Wednesday, with stocks continuing to recover after the flare-up in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and big exporters getting a boost from a weaker euro.
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35h Chinese takeovers of US companies plummet this year amid tough Trump talk
CNBC
Chinese investments into the U.S. have more than halved this year, according to Dealogic.
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35h Updated The Margin: Barack Obama tweet’s just became the most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history
Market Watch
Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears. This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s violent and racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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35h Futures Movers: Oil moves lower as U.S. supplies drop a seventh week, but output hits 2-year high
Market Watch
Oil prices head lower Wednesday after the Energy Information Administration report reveals a seventh-straight weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies, along with a climb in domestic production to their highest weekly level in over two years.
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35h Updated Michael Moore predicts Trump-driven economic crash and advises not to invest in stock market
Market Watch
Left-wing polemicist forecasts economic apocalypse at the opening of his Broadway show.
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35h Updated ‘Game of Thrones’ analysis: Is Jorah’s greyscale still infectious?
Market Watch
Daenerys could still fall ill to the dreaded disease.
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35h Updated How Shonda Rhimes signaled she would move away from network TV
Market Watch
Shonda Rhimes’s exit from ABC was a long time coming.
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35h Wall Street rises as consumer stocks gain; Fed minutes eyed
Reuters
(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow rose higher in late morning trading on Wednesday on gains from consumer discretionary stocks, with investors awaiting the minutes on the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
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35h U.S. regulators charge bank employee, six others with insider trading
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday accused an employee of a large multinational bank and six other people of taking part in an insider trading scheme that reaped more than $5 million in profits.
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35h U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs. automakers
Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Takata Corp's U.S. business on Wednesday halted lawsuits for 90 days against automakers brought by victims of its faulty air bag inflators.
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36h U.S. talks tough as NAFTA negotiations get under way
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. content for autos.
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36h Updated Market Extra: Bitcoin rises, so people Google ‘bitcoin,’ so then bitcoin rises, so then people Google...
Market Watch
If you’ve heard about the massive gains being enjoyed by bitcoin recently, then googled the digital currency to see what all the fuss is about, some of the cryptocurrency’s investors may want to thank you.
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36h The most livable city in the world is a long way from the U.S.
Market Watch
Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt the score of many cities.
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36h Updated Wall Street opens higher; investors eye Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday morning ahead of the latest Federal Reserve's minutes, which will offer investors clues on future interest rake hikes this year.
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Target gets boost from more customers, exclusive brands36h Updated Target gets boost from more customers, exclusive brands
USA Today
Big-box retailer Target plans to accelerate store remodeling plans and continue testing new online order services to maintain its renewed momentum.
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36h Bond Report: Treasury yields steady ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
Treasury yields are little changed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s minutes from the July policy meeting, which is widely expected to involve some discussion of the balance sheet wind-down, a form of monetary tightening that could drive yields higher.
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37h Updated Need to Know: ‘Just say no’ to the S&P 500 and buy these stocks instead, say GMO’s strategists
Market Watch
The Dow seems to be whispering, “Let’s make it four up days in a row,” while the world appears fixated on the double-downer-in-chief. Today’s call comes from GMO strategists, whose view on the S&P 500 is “just say no.”
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IKEA is throwing an all-you-can-eat crayfish party, meatballs included37h IKEA is throwing an all-you-can-eat crayfish party, meatballs included
USA Today
Not sure how to peel a crayfish? IKEA has instructions for that.
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37h Updated Air Berlin CEO blames delays to new airport for insolvency
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Air Berlin's chief executive blamed long delays in the opening of a new Berlin airport for the German airline's insolvency in an interview published by Germany's Die Zeit.
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37h Updated The Margin: Vergüenza! Spain accidentally leaks Game of Thrones, episode 6
Market Watch
Game of Thrones, season 7, episode 6 may have been making its way around the internet on Wednesday, after HBO Spain accidentally pushed the button on the wrong episode.
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37h Updated Market Snapshot: Dow heads for 4-day win streak ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
U.S. stocks trade tepidly higher on Wednesday, putting the Dow on track for its fourth straight daily rise, though traders are taking a cautious approach ahead of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.
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37h Updated The Wall Street Journal: The problems with doing your own estate planning
Market Watch
Before crafting a last will on your own, here are some issues to keep in mind
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37h Maersk upbeat on shipping outlook, faces hefty cyber attack bill
Reuters
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's A.P. Moller Maersk gave an upbeat outlook for container shipping on Wednesday, lifting its shares by as much as 4.5 percent as investors looked beyond one-off second-quarter charges and a costly cyber attack on its operations.
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Justice Department demand for data on 1.3M anti-Trump protesters sparks debate37h Justice Department demand for data on 1.3M anti-Trump protesters sparks debate
USA Today
Government hunts for 1.3M anti-Trump protesters online, claiming web-hosting service contributed to "violent riot" at presidential inauguration.
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37h The Margin: This Barack Obama tweet just became the most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history
Market Watch
Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears. This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s violent and racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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Women coders respond to ex-Googler Damore: Nope.37h Updated Women coders respond to ex-Googler Damore: Nope.
USA Today
Ex-Google engineer James Damore says programs that teach girls coding are “deceitful” because they make it look more people-oriented than it really is.
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37h Your first trade for Wednesday, August 16
CNBC
The "Fast Money" traders share their moves for the first hours of the trading day.
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Union Pacific lays off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers37h Union Pacific lays off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers
USA Today
The cuts will eliminate about 8% of Union Pacific's managers. The railroad told the affected workers that their jobs will be eliminated by mid-September.
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37h Updated Next Avenue: As the boomer generation retires, their companies go up for sale
Market Watch
Boomers own 2.34 million privately held businesses, and investment firms are eager to buy
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37h Updated Deep Dive: Fear North Korea or Trump or an expensive stock market? This fund plays defense
Market Watch
The Permanent Portfolio might serve as a good hedge for a portion of your investments.
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37h Updated Deep Dive: Palo Alto Networks and Twitter show the good and bad of fat stock-based pay for bosses
Market Watch
Dilution from stock-based compensation can be painful for shareholders, writes Phil van Doorn.
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37h Earnings Outlook: Target revises reporting after SEC calls out non-GAAP gross margin
Market Watch
Coming around to the regulator’s way of thinking cost the company 4/10 of 1% in gross margin for fiscal 2016 and adjusts its go-forward cost of sales reporting.
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37h Wall Street opens higher; investors await Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, with investors awaiting the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting minutes for clues on future interest rake hikes this year.
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Mortgage rates drop to lowest since election, but borrowers barely budge38h Mortgage rates drop to lowest since election, but borrowers barely budge
USA Today
Total mortgage application volume rose just 0.1% last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Volume is nearly 22% lower than a year ago.
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Taco Bell tests its 'firecracker burrito'38h Updated Taco Bell tests its 'firecracker burrito'
USA Today
The fast-food chain brings the surprising popping noise similar to Pop Rocks candy to a burrito
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U.S. home construction slumped in July38h U.S. home construction slumped in July
USA Today
Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low.
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38h UnitedHealth names Wichmann CEO, Helmsley executive chairman
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Wednesday president David Wichmann will become the company's chief executive, succeeding Stephen Hemsley, who is moving to the newly created role of executive chairman after more than a decade at the helm of the largest U.S. health insurer.
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38h The Wall Street Journal: Apple is ready to invest $1 billion in its quest for Hollywood programming
Market Watch
Apple has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with the matter—a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood.
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38h U.S. stocks set to open higher ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday, with investors awaiting the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting minutes for clues on future interest rake hikes this year.
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38h Weaker euro, stronger growth lift Europe shares
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares were on track for their best week since late April on Wednesday, gaining almost 1 percent on forecast-beating growth data, rising metals prices and a weakening euro.
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At 19, he bought his first property from his parents' basement. But is real estate enough?38h Updated At 19, he bought his first property from his parents' basement. But is real estate enough?
USA Today
Adam Ailion is a third-generation realtor who needs to put his money to work outside the business.
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38h Merkel vows to pressure auto firms to boost electric cars
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany must exert pressure on auto companies to accelerate the transition to electric cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday as German firms try to mend their reputation after a diesel emissions scandal.
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Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC38h Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC
USA Today
A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners.
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38h Trump Today: Trump Today: President blames Amazon for ‘great damage’ to retailers
Market Watch
President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed online retailer Amazon for “great damage” to U.S. retailers, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “wise” to pull back on his plan to launch missiles at Guam and congratulated the top two finishers in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary.
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38h Weaker euro, strong stronger growth lift Europe shares
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares were on track for their best week since late April on Wednesday, gaining almost 1 percent on forecast-beating growth data, rising metals prices and a weakening euro.
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Teflon Dow shrugs off Trump woes, North Korea38h Updated Teflon Dow shrugs off Trump woes, North Korea
USA Today
The market has been hit hard by bears warning of overvaluation. But despite repeated blows from negative headlines, the market has not been knocked down.
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38h Economic Report: Housing starts stumble in July as new-home construction churns gradually higher
Market Watch
Builders started fewer new homes in July but such construction is still higher in 2017 than in the same period a year ago.
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UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade38h UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade
USA Today
UnitedHealth Group will change leaders next month, promoting long-time executive David Wichmann to replace CEO Stephen Hemsley.
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38h The Margin: Is this Barack Obama tweet the most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history?
Market Watch
Former President Barack Obama is on his way to make history. This time in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted on Aug. 13 in reaction to last weekend’s violent, racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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38h Target second-quarter profit, sales beat view as customer traffic rises
Reuters
(Reuters) - Target Corp on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and comparable-store sales after four straight quarters of declines as more customers visited its stores and website.
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38h Trump, in tweet, hits Amazon over taxes, jobs
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Amazon.com on Twitter over taxes and jobs and accused the global retailer, without offering evidence, of hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses.
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President Trump goes after Amazon and Jeff Bezos on Twitter38h President Trump goes after Amazon and Jeff Bezos on Twitter
USA Today
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday once more to go after Amazon and Jeff Bezos. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.
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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving car alliance38h Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving car alliance
USA Today
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving car alliance
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38h Walnut whipped out as Nestle introduces nut-free fondants
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle risked an outbreak of consumer mockery on Wednesday by launching new versions of its popular Walnut Whip candies lacking the nutty ingredient after which they are named.
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38h Atlanta Fed president: Great Recession caused people to distrust long-term investments
CNBC
The recession "scarred people so significantly" that they don't trust long-term investments, Raphael Bostic says.
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39h Updated BookWatch: 6 ways you may be sabotaging your relationship — with your investments
Market Watch
Holding on too long, being stubborn and setting the wrong priorities: Just like in a personal relationship, unlearning behavior you’ve been doing for years, if not decades, takes work.
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Rhonda Abrams - millennials and small business39h Rhonda Abrams - millennials and small business
USA Today
Millennials have good reasons to consider striking out on their own and launching a business.
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39h Russian ex-minister accuses Putin lieutenant of framing him
CNBC
Former Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told his bribery trial on Wednesday that he had been framed by a close lieutenant of President Vladimir Putin into accepting a payment of $2 million.
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39h Updated Beat the System: iPhone 8 buzz has rescued Tim Cook’s $90 million bonus
Market Watch
The size of Tim Cook’s bonus was in peril earlier this year. Then the stock price soared.
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39h Updated Dollar holds firm before Fed minutes, stocks rise
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar held on to big gains on Wednesday before minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting, while European shares followed Asian stocks higher.
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39h Updated Key Words: Watch New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu defend removal of monuments to heroes of a ‘four-year historical aberration’
Market Watch
The Confederacy was on the wrong side of history and of humanity and does not belong “on a pedestal to be revered.”
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39h Futures higher ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of the minutes on the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting, which will offer clues on the future path of interest rate hikes.
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40h How Fast Can Europe Really Grow?
The Wall Street Journal
The eurozone is consistently growing faster than estimates of its potential
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40h Updated Trump’s failure to enact policy is having a ‘chilling effect’ on earnings
Market Watch
The double-digit growth in S&P 500 earnings is masking underlying weakness in consumer spending as subdued wage growth and unfilled policy promises have hampered business investment.
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40h Updated Tesla’s ‘cash burn’ likely peaked, one analyst says
Market Watch
Fresh from a successful bond sale, Tesla Inc. may have seen the worst of its cash burn, one analyst says.
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Should credit card perks coax you to go steady with a bank?40h Should credit card perks coax you to go steady with a bank?
USA Today
Banks are increasingly using credit card rewards to woo consumers into long-term relationships.
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Why real estate investment is worth the risk40h Why real estate investment is worth the risk
USA Today
Using real estate to secure your financial future isn't for the faint of heart, but if done right, it has a lot to offer.
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40h Trump, in tweet, again blasts Amazon over taxes, jobs
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Amazon.com on Twitter over taxes and jobs and accused the global retailer, without evidence, of hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses.
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40h Target posts higher quarterly comp sales after a year of declines
Reuters
(Reuters) - Target Corp reported a 1.3 percent rise in quarterly comparable sales, after a year of declines, helped by higher customer visits to its stores and website.
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40h London Markets: U.K. stocks on course for 3rd straight gain after June jobs data
Market Watch
U.K. stocks are rising Wednesday, with BHP Billiton gain helping to guide the market toward a third consecutive advance, while an update from the British labor market came in better than had been anticipated.
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41h Currencies: Dollar stronger as economic data beat expectations
Market Watch
July retail sales and Empire State Manufacturing Index beat consensus estimates, propelling greenback higher.
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See one movie a day in theaters for only $10 a month41h See one movie a day in theaters for only $10 a month
USA Today
Netflix cofounder Mitch Lowe has a radical new business model for his startup MoviePass.
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41h Fog lifting for Maersk as CEO gives upbeat shipping forecast
CNBC
Denmark's A.P. Moller Maersk gave an upbeat outlook for container shipping on Wednesday.
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41h Deutsche Bank to beef up trade finance in emerging markets
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank plans to beef up its trade finance business in the developing world, creating new jobs and investing in technology, it said on Wednesday.
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41h Asia Markets: Asian markets advance as Korean Peninsula tensions ease
Market Watch
Asian equity markets lacked direction Wednesday following a rebound earlier in the week, tracking a muted performance overnight on Wall Street.
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41h Hedge fund Elliott ups stakes at BHP by crossing threshold
Reuters
MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management has upped the stakes at BHP , gaining powers to push for change by raising its holding in the miner's London-listed arm to 5 percent.
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41h This is how much you should spend to get a good umbrella
Market Watch
Spending more than a couple of dollars for an umbrella can be worth it.
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41h Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel self-driving car alliance
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler will join an alliance led by BMW to develop self-driving cars, intensifying a race by carmakers and technology companies to develop "robotaxis" which can be called up via smartphone and paid for by the minute.
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41h Europe Markets: European stocks bounce toward 3rd straight rise
Market Watch
European stocks push higher Wednesday, with stocks continuing to recover after the flare-up in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
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41h Beer Goggles: San Francisco beer embraces Silicon Valley-style buyouts
Market Watch
There are plenty of reasons for small brewers to leave the city, and for big ones to enter, writes Jason Notte.
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41h Updated Currencies: Dollar steady ahead of Fed minutes; pound firms after jobless data
Market Watch
Minutes of the Fed’s latest meeting will be a highlight for investors on Wednesday, with the dollar holding steady ahead of that event. Meanwhile, the pound has firmed up after the latest update on employment and wages for the U.K.
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42h Just one change encourages companies to automate jobs
Market Watch
Some workers are more likely to be replaced by robots than others.
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42h The Moneyologist: My late partner left me with survivorship rights – her son refuses to sell
Market Watch
This man fears a costly legal battle to live in the home they once shared.
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42h NerdWallet: Here’s how you can retire by the time you’re 40
Market Watch
Retiring young takes commitment. Here’s how to figure out how much money you need and where to get it.
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42h There’s a new way to mine for lithium and it’s right here in the U.S.
Market Watch
A study by Stanford University researchers say there’s a new way to detect lithium in supervolcanoes.
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42h UK unemployment falls again to lowest since 1975, wage growth still lacklustre
CNBC
Britain's unemployment labor market bucked tepid economic growth in the second quarter as the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to its lowest since 1975.
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43h London Markets: U.K. stocks on course for 3rd straight gain before June jobs data
Market Watch
U.K. stocks climbed Wednesday, with BHP Billiton’s gain helping to guide the market toward a third consecutive advance, while investors waited for monthly data on British wages and unemployment.
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43h Fiat Chrysler joins autonomous driving team of BMW, Intel, Mobileye
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW Group, Intel Corp and its Mobileye subsidiary, becoming the second automaker in the year-old group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform.
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43h Hedge fund Elliott raises stake in BHP in push for change
Reuters
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management has raised its stake in BHP Billiton to 5 percent, bolstering its position to agitate for change at the top global miner, but signaled its support for the incoming chairman.
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Pop Rocks in a burrito? Taco Bell creates a 'firecracker'43h Pop Rocks in a burrito? Taco Bell creates a 'firecracker'
USA Today
The Firecracker Burrito, topped with cayenne-flavored Pop Rocks-style candy, is for sale only at four California locations for now.
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Taco Bell tests its 'fireworks burrito'43h Updated Taco Bell tests its 'fireworks burrito'
USA Today
The fast-food chain brings the surprising popping noise of Pop Rocks candy to a burrito
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43h Plans to unwind banking regulation ‘very, very dangerous’, says Fed’s Fischer
CNBC
Leading Federal Reserve policymaker Stanley Fischer has hit out at plans to unwind banking regulation, brandishing it a “terrible mistake.”
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44h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Verizon building first-responder network to compete with AT&T
Market Watch
Verizon says it controls about two-thirds of the market for police, fire and other first responders, and in its announcement signaled that it plans to hold on to them.
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44h Updated Dollar revived by U.S. data tonic, North Korea respite
Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail sales revived the chance of another Federal Reserve rate hike this year, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula went off the boil.
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Southwest elite frequent-fliers hit by computer glitch will get bonus points45h Southwest elite frequent-fliers hit by computer glitch will get bonus points
USA Today
Southwest Airlines' elite frequent fliers are fuming because a computer glitch is taking away a treasured perk: early boarding.
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45h The Wall Street Journal: Report indicates North Korea may not be reliant on foreign rocket engines
Market Watch
A report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies released Monday said the liquid-propellant rocket engines North Korea has used in recent tests resemble those originating from Soviet designs and theorized that North Korea had somehow illicitly purchased engines smuggled out of Russia or Ukraine.
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45h Updated Asia Markets: Asian markets take a breather after early-week rebound
Market Watch
Asian equity markets lacked direction Wednesday following a rebound earlier in the week, tracking a muted performance overnight on Wall Street.
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46h Futures Movers: Oil prices rise on hopes for another big drop in U.S. inventories
Market Watch
The American Petroleum Institute said U.S. inventories fell 9.2 million barrels last week. That’s triple the projected drop anticipated in later Wednesday’s government report.
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Miley Cyrus pays $5.8M for this stunning farmhouse in Tennessee46h Miley Cyrus pays $5.8M for this stunning farmhouse in Tennessee
USA Today
A trust linked to the "Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus has paid $5.8 million for a 6,869-square-foot home in Williamson County, Tenn.
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