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17m 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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25m 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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Trump criticizes Amazon for 'great damage' to retailers27m 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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31m 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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32m 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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32m 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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34m 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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36m 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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Target gets boost from more customers, exclusive brands46m 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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48m 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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52m 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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57m 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 included1h 3m 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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1h 6m 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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1h 6m 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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3 rookie investing mistakes to avoid1h 8m 3 rookie investing mistakes to avoid
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In the world of investing, even a simple mistake can cost you a fortune.
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1h 10m 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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1h 21m 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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1h 23m 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 debate1h 25m 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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1h 25m 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.1h 26m 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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1h 27m 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 workers1h 29m 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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1h 30m 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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1h 30m 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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1h 31m 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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1h 32m 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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1h 33m 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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1h 33m 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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1h 35m 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 budge1h 56m 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'1h 56m 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 July2h U.S. home construction slumped in July
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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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2h 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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2h 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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2h 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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2h 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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2h NewsWatch: Dow heads for 4-day win streak ahead of Fed minutes
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Wall Street is set for a positive open on Wednesday, but with traders taking a cautious approach ahead of the latest Federal Reserve minutes that indicate if more rate increases are coming this year.
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At 19, he bought his first property from his parents' basement. But is real estate enough?2h 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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2h 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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2h 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 NYC2h 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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2h 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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2h 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 Korea2h 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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2h 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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2h 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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UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade2h 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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2h 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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2h 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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2h 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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2h 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 Twitter2h 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 alliance2h Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving car alliance
USA Today
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving car alliance
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2h 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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2h Updated This is what today’s college students really look like
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Nearly 40% of undergraduate students are older than 25.
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2h 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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3h Updated BookWatch: 6 ways you may be sabotaging your relationship — with your investments
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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 business3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h 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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3h Updated Tesla’s ‘cash burn’ likely peaked, one analyst says
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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?4h 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 risk4h 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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4h 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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4h 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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4h 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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5h 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 month5h 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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5h 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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5h 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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5h 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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5h 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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5h 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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5h 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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5h Europe Markets: European stocks bounce toward 3rd straight rise
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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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Who's on and off Trump's manufacturing council? Here's the list.5h 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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5h 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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5h 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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5h 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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6h 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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6h 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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6h 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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6h 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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7h 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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7h 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'7h 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'7h 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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7h 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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8h 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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8h 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 points9h 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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9h 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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9h 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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10h 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 Tennessee10h 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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12h Updated Wells Fargo changes board, names Duke chair in response to scandal
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Vice Chair Betsy Duke will replace retiring Chair Stephen Sanger next year, one of several changes announced on Tuesday in a board overhaul following a sales practices scandal.
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12h Updated Why the middle-aged ‘dad bod’ could be deadly instead of sexy
Market Watch
There are serious health hazards to being overweight at a certain age.
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12h Updated Why the First Amendment won’t protect Charlottesville white supremacists from being fired
Market Watch
Free speech laws are not designed to protect employees in the workplace.
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12h Updated How to make, spend and save money in college — while still having fun
Market Watch
College can be a great time to practice money-management strategies that will help in the real world.
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12h 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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12h 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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12h Updated Elliott Management raises stake in BHP to 5 percent
Reuters
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management has raised its stake in BHP Billiton to 5 percent, stepping up a campaign to make the top global miner quit all or part of its petroleum business, boost returns and ditch its dual listing.
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13h Updated Dollar revived by upbeat U.S. data, North Korea respite
Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions over North Korea simmered down little.
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14h The Wall Street Journal: AMC may block MoviePass discount-holders from its theaters
Market Watch
A subscription program designed to sell more movie tickets drastically cut its prices on Tuesday. The nation’s largest movie-theater chain thinks that is a bad idea.
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14h Updated Is MoviePass’s new $10-a-month movie ticket deal really as epic as it seems?
Market Watch
With MoviePass, moviegoers can see a movie a day for $9.95 a month (excluding on Imax and 3D screens), and MoviePass will pay theaters the full price of the ticket.
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14h Updated AFL-CIO leader quits Trump’s manufacturing council in disgust
Market Watch
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka resigned from President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council Tuesday, the fourth executive to quit the council in two days and the first in the wake of Trump’s unhinged press conference Tuesday.
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14h Market Snapshot: Dow closes higher for 3rd session in a row, but broader market ends slightly lower
Market Watch
The Dow industrials manage to eke out a third day of gains, but overall the main benchmarks ended little changed amid better-then-expected retail sales data and an abatement of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
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14h Bombardier applies for judicial review against Metrolinx
Reuters
(Reuters) - Bombardier Inc , which was excluded from bidding on a contract by Ontario-based transportation agency Metrolinx, said on Tuesday it had filed an application for judicial review.
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15h Updated AIG shops $2 billion death benefits portfolio: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - American International Group Inc wants to sell a $2 billion portfolio of life settlements that would pay out when sick or elderly customers die, two people familiar with the matter said.
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Eminem selling Mich. estate with 'wild game room'15h Eminem selling Mich. estate with 'wild game room'
USA Today
Eminem is looking to get a real-estate albatross off his neck, putting his little-used Rochester Hills estate on the market for $2 million.
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16h The Wall Street Journal: Elizabeth Duke to lead Wells Fargo board in historic first
Market Watch
Wells Fargo & Co. said Elizabeth Duke would replace its chairman, Stephen Sanger, on Jan. 1, making the former Federal Reserve governor the first woman to hold a top board role at one of the nation’s largest banks.
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Who may lose amid the CEO backlash and Trump? Americans.16h 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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16h The Wall Street Journal: Bill Gates donates nearly $4.7 billion in stock to his foundation
Market Watch
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates handed over 64 million shares of the software giant to his foundation in June, a $4.68 billion donation based on current share prices that would rank as his most valuable to the organization in more than a decade.
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16h After-hours buzz: A, URBN, LB & more
CNBC
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell on Tuesday: A, URBN, LB & more
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Judge: Costco must pay Tiffany $19.4 million for advertising knock-off rings16h 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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Costco owes 'Tiffany' $19.4 Million for 'fake' rings16h Costco owes 'Tiffany' $19.4 Million for 'fake' rings
USA Today
A U.S. District Judge ruled against COSTCO after the company was caught selling what appeared to be 'Tiffany' branded rings. The membership-only warehouse club claimed it used the name as a generic description.
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16h Fractured U.S. solar sector argues at tariff hearing
Reuters
(Reuters) - A bitterly divided U.S. solar power industry descended on Washington on Tuesday to testify before a government panel that has been asked to impose steep tariffs on imported solar panels.
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16h Updated MarketWatch First Take: New Pandora Media CEO good match for struggling music service
Market Watch
Pandora Media Inc.’s new chief executive, Roger Lynch, the CEO of SlingTV, a subscription streaming television company, seems a good fit for the struggling digital radio pioneer and investors hoping for a new strategy breathed a sigh of relief.
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Trump says CEOs leaving manufacturing council 'not taking their jobs seriously'17h Updated Trump says CEOs leaving manufacturing council 'not taking their jobs seriously'
USA Today
So far, five business leaders have quit Trump's manufacturing advisory council over his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
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17h FTC asks Clariant, Huntsman for more information on planned merger
Reuters
(Reuters) - Swiss chemicals maker Clariant AG and U.S.-based Huntsman Corp said on Tuesday U.S. regulators had asked for more information on their proposed merger, but they were confident of still closing the deal by the end of this year.
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17h The Wall Street Journal: Iran’s president says it may restart nuke program if U.S. keeps leveling sanctions
Market Watch
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to revive his country’s nuclear program within hours if the U.S. continues to pile on sanctions, a warning that Iran was prepared to tear up a deal that he championed.
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17h Amazon raises $16 billion to fund Whole Foods acquisition with debt that includes 40-year bond
CNBC
Amazon.com announced Tuesday a private debt offering to fund its acquisition of Whole Foods Market.
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17h Energy stocks may be a drag on the bull market this fall
CNBC
It's been another ugly day for Big Energy, with 52-week lows again for everything across the board.
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17h Trump administration could lead to more drinking—through deregulation
Market Watch
Proposed Trump administration policies, when combined with Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, could boost the already-booming sales of spirits, which includes whiskey, vodka and more.
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17h Wells Fargo board chairman to retire, be replaced at year end
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Vice Chair Betsy Duke will replace retiring Chairman Stephen Sanger next year, one of several changes announced on Tuesday in response to shareholder displeasure over the bank's sales practices scandal.
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17h Updated Wall Street ends flat; economic data offsets retailer results
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as declines in Home Depot and other retailers following results offset upbeat U.S. retail sales data.
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12 apps that will transform your mind, body, and spirit17h 12 apps that will transform your mind, body, and spirit
USA Today
These 12 apps help you take better care of yourself, whether you want to eat better, get in shape, or take care of your brain.
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18h Airlines want tighter control of alcohol sales in British airports
The Economist
TRYING to stop Britons from boozing can be a forlorn task. Drinking has been woven into the nation’s culture for centuries, from the “loose-tongued” pilgrims of Chaucer to the apprentices who ran amok on London’s streets in the 16th century. According to Susie Dent, a lexicographer, English has . Some take that list as a challenge. Whether at football matches or funerals, children’s parties or , Britons turn almost any occasion into an excuse to get ramsquaddled (thanks, Ms Dent). A visit to a British airport is a crash course in this culture. Regardless of the time of morning, the bars are full and the English breakfasts come accompanied with pints of Guinness. That is an increasing problem for airlines....
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18h Tech companies ramp up NAFTA lobbying on eve of trade talks
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Technology companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs.
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18h Capitol Report: Trump rips ‘alt-left’ as he again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence
Market Watch
President Donald Trump late Tuesday again assigned blame to both sides for last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., reverting to his original statement about the incident after saying “racism is evil” on Monday.
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Feds tell CSX: Stop delaying Amtrak trains; fix problems18h Feds tell CSX: Stop delaying Amtrak trains; fix problems
USA Today
CSX apologizes, blames delays on a new operational plan.
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18h NewsWatch: A bear market could hit U.S. stocks any time now
Market Watch
Stocks are overvalued, no matter how you measure prices, writes Mark Hulbert.
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18h Market Extra: Bitcoin’s rally seems closely tied to something you may do every day
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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18h Market Extra: Bank stocks are riding the wave of a steepening yield curve
Market Watch
Financial equities have largely rallied this week, and investors might want to thank shifts to one market indicator: a steepening yield curve.
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18h Trump Today: Trump Today: President bashes ‘grandstanders’ after more leaders quit manufacturing council
Market Watch
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped business leaders who have left his manufacturing advisory council and said he had others to take their place, retweeted controversial messages and later deleted them, and signed an executive order on infrastructure.
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18h Currencies: Dollar stronger as economic data beats expectations
Market Watch
July retail sales and Empire State Manufacturing Index beat consensus estimates, propelling greenback higher.
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18h Market Snapshot: Dow closes higher for 3rd day in a row, but broader market ends lower
Market Watch
The Dow industrials manage to eke out a third day of gains, but overall the main benchmarks ended little changed amid better-then-expected retail sales data and an abatement of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
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18h Updated Market Extra: Head of one of the most successful hedge funds 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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18h Updated Former Netflix executive wants to shake up moviegoing with $10 MoviePass service
Market Watch
Movie theater subscription service MoviePass is tearing a page right out of Netflix’s book in hopes of providing the Hollywood box office with an injection of innovation to drive audiences to cinemas and multiplexes.
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J.C. Penney stock is on a five-day losing streak18h Updated J.C. Penney stock is on a five-day losing streak
USA Today
J.C. Penney stock is on a five-day losing streak after reporting a steep loss in the second quarter.
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18h Wells Fargo announces board changes, names new chair
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday announced multiple changes in its board of directors, including a new chair, adding a new independent director and changing the composition of board committees.
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18h Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yield posts largest single-day gain in around six weeks
Market Watch
Treasury prices fell, driving yields lower, on Tuesday as investors off-loaded their holdings of U.S. government paper after North Korea backpedaled on its threat to launch a missile attack at Guam.
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Dick's Sporting Goods stumbles, plans to increase discounts18h Updated Dick's Sporting Goods stumbles, plans to increase discounts
USA Today
Dick's Sporting Goods warned Tuesday that sales are expected to fall despite its plans to increase discounts, compounding concerns over retail woes.
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18h Updated Mark Hulbert: A bear market could hit U.S. stocks any time now
Market Watch
Stocks are overvalued, no matter how you measure prices, writes Mark Hulbert.
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Here's how you can watch all local NFL games this year for free19h Here's how you can watch all local NFL games this year for free
USA Today
Want to catch your local NFL games? Here's how to do it with just a simple HDTV antenna.
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Column: Hidden cost of Verizon’s ‘free’ rewards program is your data19h Column: Hidden cost of Verizon’s ‘free’ rewards program is your data
USA Today
Nothing is free. Verizon is making you pay with your personal information instead of money.
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Should you own a home in retirement? Maybe not19h Updated Should you own a home in retirement? Maybe not
USA Today
A growing number of seniors are opting to rent during retirement rather than own. Here are some good reasons to go this route.
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19h The FTC orders Uber to better protect customer privacy
Market Watch
The ride-sharing company has agreed to 20 years of privacy and security audits.
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Who stands to lose amid the CEO backlash and Trump? Americans.19h Who stands to 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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19h Dick’s Sporting Goods’ stock slides 20%, but one analyst is still a fan
Market Watch
Dick’s Sporting Goods shares are down more than 21%, but the company is hanging on to a leadership position in the athletic sector, analysts say.
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19h Futures Movers: Oil holds at 3-week low as traders brace for U.S. supply data
Market Watch
WTI oil prices cut much of their earlier losses Tuesday to finish just a few cents lower, holding ground at a three-week low.
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19h Wall Street steady; economic data offsets retailer results
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were flat late Tuesday afternoon as declines in Home Depot and other retailers following results offset upbeat U.S. retail sales data.
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19h Updated Key Words: #FakeTesla: Former Uber exec slams Elon Musk in exchange with Travis Kalanick
Market Watch
Anthony Levandowski, who helped developed lidar technology at Google, called Musk a liar.
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20h Updated Massachusetts investigating whether top U.S. brokers have a kickback conflict
CNBC
State regulator asking whether top brokerages handle customer buy and sell orders in a way that gets them the best price.
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CEO backlash to Trump latest setback to president's economic agenda20h CEO backlash to Trump latest setback to president's economic agenda
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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20h Updated Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville
Reuters
(Reuters) - The chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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20h Updated Seeking the Next Safe Haven
The Wall Street Journal
When the world looks stormy, investors first reaction is to flock to the safety of American assets. But what will they do when the U.S. is where the tempest is brewing?
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Amazon launches instant pickup locations20h Amazon launches instant pickup locations
USA Today
Amazon launches 'instant pickup' locations. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more.
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20h The New York Post: Would-be Oklahoma City bank bomber: admired McVeigh, inspired by ‘Fight Club’
Market Watch
Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, was arrested Friday after his alleged attempt to blow up a fake 1,000-pound bomb inside a cargo van.
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20h Metals Stocks: Gold suffers largest one-day decline in almost 6 weeks
Market Watch
Gold prices retreat for a second straight session Tuesday, to suffer their steepest daily drop in nearly six weeks, as data on retail sales and U.S. manufacturing come in better than expected and as a modicum of calm takes hold on Wall Street.
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20h Blackstone ends talks for NSO Group stake that prompted protest: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - Blackstone Group has pulled out of discussions to buy part of Israeli mobile surveillance software maker NSO Group, according to people familiar with the talks that had been criticized by digital privacy activists.
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20h Earnings Outlook: Alibaba earnings: Expect a boost from better spending trends in China
Market Watch
E-commerce site Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to benefit from improved spending trends in China when it reports first-quarter earnings before the market opens Thursday.
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20h Market Snapshot: Stocks struggle after 2-day rally; S&P seen at ‘inflection point’
Market Watch
U.S. stocks struggle for gains on Tuesday as investors scale back buying after two straight sessions of advances amid better-then-expected retail sales data and abatement of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
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20h Updated Tax Guy: How to make your alimony payments tax-deductible
Market Watch
The payment must be in cash or cash equivalent — plus six other criteria that must be met.
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20h Apple plans to sell C$2.5 billion in bonds in Canada: IFR
Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to sell C$2.5 billion ($1.96 billion) in bonds in a Canadian-dollar-denominated issue, which would be a record amount for an issuer in the Maple bond market, Thomson Reuters IFR reported on Tuesday.
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20h The Fed: Dudley’s comments on Cohn raise eyebrows among Fed watchers
Market Watch
New York Fed President William Dudley surprised Fed watchers by weighing in on who might be the next head of the U.S. central bank.
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Don't miss these insane deals in the 2-day All-Clad cookware summer sale20h Don't miss these insane deals in the 2-day All-Clad cookware summer sale
USA Today
All-Clad cookware is among the best on the market, and the summer clearance sale boasts some of the best prices they've ever offered on their factory seconds.
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This new Costco hack gets you into the club without paying20h Updated This new Costco hack gets you into the club without paying
USA Today
With their exclusive offers and membership fees, some grocery stores seem more like a New York nightclub. If you don’t know someone on the inside, you’re not getting in. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
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Bill Gates makes $4.6 billion charity pledge, his largest since 200021h Updated Bill Gates makes $4.6 billion charity pledge, his largest since 2000
USA Today
Bill Gates donates $4.6 billion worth of Microsoft shares. The pledge is his largest since 2000. It reduces Gates' stake in the company to 1.3%.
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21h This coding boot camp offers students a novel way to pay for classes
Market Watch
The school essentially asks students to sell stock in themselves.
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Chick-fil-A just came out with its first breakfast bowl21h Updated Chick-fil-A just came out with its first breakfast bowl
USA Today
Brace yourselves. Breakfast at Chick-fil-A just got better.
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21h Uber settles U.S. allegations over data privacy
Reuters
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has agreed to two decades of audits after U.S. regulators found the ride-services company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers and deceived the public about efforts to prevent snooping by its employees.
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21h Updated Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad withdraws support
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Air Berlin , Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following years of losses, leaving valuable runway slots up for grabs.
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21h Market Extra: David Tepper says Wall Street ‘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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Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich21h Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich
USA Today
Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich.
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21h Millennials: How to be better investors than your parents
Market Watch
7 tips to help you be smarter — and become richer — than your elders.
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J.C. Penney is on a five day losing streak21h J.C. Penney is on a five day losing streak
USA Today
J.C. Penney is on a five-day losing streak after reporting a steep loss in the second quarter
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21h The New York Post: Errant Guam emergency alert leaves residents of U.S. territory in terror of North Korean attack
Market Watch
Guam residents feared the worst Tuesday when emergency alerts blared shortly after midnight.
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21h Updated Currencies: Dollar strengthens further as economic data beats expectations
Market Watch
July retail sales and Empire State Manufacturing Index beat consensus estimates, propelling greenback higher.
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Entrepreneurs, time to test your business knowledge21h Updated Entrepreneurs, time to test your business knowledge
USA Today
Get your spatulas — er, pencils — ready. This year it's the “Famous Business” edition.
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21h Wall Street little changed as discretionary stocks weigh
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed in early afternoon trading on Tuesday as losses in Home Depot and other consumer discretionary stocks limited gains on the S&P and the Dow.
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21h Updated Market Extra: CEOs give mixed marks to Trump on the economy
Market Watch
U.S. stocks have broadly risen ever since President Donald Trump’s November election, in large part on optimism his administration would push through legislation that would stoke consumer demand and support companies through deregulation. That optimism persists more than six months into Trump’s term, even as there have been few signs of tangible progress on these issues.
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Trump blasts CEOs as 'grandstanders' for departing his manufacturing council21h Trump blasts CEOs as 'grandstanders' for departing his manufacturing council
USA Today
As a fourth member of his manufacturing council quits over President Trump's response to Charlottesville, Trump says others will take their place.
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21h Coding boot camp backed by for-profit college turns to new funding model to lure students
Market Watch
The school essentially asks students to sell stock in themselves to attend a for-profit-backed school that doesn’t award degrees.
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22h Coach sinks more than 13%, but its market share is on the rise, analysts say
Market Watch
Coach’s pullback from department stores is paying off as the company builds a “house of brands.”
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22h Maria Sharapova gets wild card into the U.S. Open — her first Grand Slam in 19 months
Market Watch
Plus: Prize money at the tournament will be over $50 million — the most ever in the history of tennis.
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The surprising expenses of back-to-school shopping22h The surprising expenses of back-to-school shopping
USA Today
Parents of high school students can expect to pay an average $1,489 for school supplies and activity fees, according to the annual Huntington Bank Backpack Index.
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22h CEOs still optimistic about an economic acceleration under Trump, but have yet to see it
CNBC
Leaders from the biggest companies in the U.S. are still betting on a sharp economic pickup that has yet to take place.
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22h Maria Sharapova gets wild card into the U.S. Open
Market Watch
Plus: Prize money at the tournament will be over $50 million — the most ever in the history of tennis.
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22h The Technical Indicator: Bull trend intact, S&P 500 absorbs mid-August plunge
Market Watch
The S&P 500’s bull trend is technically intact in the wake of the most aggressive market downturn since May. Still, the market technicals have softened, on the margin, and the prevailing backdrop is not one-size-fits-all, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
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22h Strong U.S. retail sales bolster third quarter growth outlook
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles and raised discretionary spending, suggesting the economy continued to gain momentum early in the third quarter.
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22h Updated Key Words: Mooch vs. milk: Which has a longer shelf life?
Market Watch
Like the job of a baseball manager, the position Anthony Scaramucci briefly held as communications director in the Trump White House is the sort of proposition, he told Stephen Colbert on Monday, in which each day on the job brings you one day closer to your firing.
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You can use this wireless mouse anywhere—and it's at the lowest price ever right now22h You can use this wireless mouse anywhere—and it's at the lowest price ever right now
USA Today
The Logitech MX Master wireless mouse changes the way you use your computer, for the better. You have to try it to believe.
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22h Updated Europe Markets: European stocks cheer North Korea’s pullback on missile threat
Market Watch
European stocks continue to rise, with investors encouraged by North Korea’s decision not to follow through with its threat to attack U.S. island territory Guam following a war of words between the two nations.
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Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell boast new breakfast options22h 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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22h 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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22h Market Snapshot: Stocks stall after two-day rally; S&P seen at ‘inflection point’
Market Watch
U.S. stocks rise tepidly on Tuesday, putting major indexes in position for a third straight gain as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea appear to recede after Kim Jong Un pulled back on his threat to attack Guam.
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Under Armour, Intel CEOs quit Trump's job council over Charlottesville rally response22h Updated Under Armour, Intel CEOs quit Trump's job council over Charlottesville rally response
USA Today
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank joins Intel and Merck CEOs in quitting President Trump's manufacturing job council over Charlottesville rally response.
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Amazon's debt offering to fund Whole Foods acquisition includes 40-year bond22h Amazon's debt offering to fund Whole Foods acquisition includes 40-year bond
USA Today
Amazon.com announced in June it planned to issue debt to finance its proposed $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods Market. The debt offering will be private.
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22h Updated Earnings Outlook: Target earnings: Private labels are working, but food is still a weak spot
Market Watch
Target’s private labels, like Cat & Jack, are a boost to the retailer, but it still has issues with food and competition with Amazon.
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22h Financial stock surges after Warren Buffett adds it to his big banking bet
CNBC
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a 17.5 million share stake in Synchrony Financial, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.
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'Adulting': How not to break the bank at college22h Updated 'Adulting': How not to break the bank at college
USA Today
Students and experts weigh in on how to save money in college.
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23h NewsWatch: What the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will mean for stocks
Market Watch
Might the solar eclipse coincide with the final bull-market top? Mark Hulbert investigates and finds some studies show stock markets are indeed affected by astronomical (if not astrological) phenomena.
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23h London Markets: U.K. stocks rise for 2nd straight day as pound falters on softer-than-expected inflation
Market Watch
London-listed stocks climb on Tuesday, as the pound tanks after data show U.K. inflation unexpectedly stayed unchanged in July.
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23h Consumers Keep Spending, but Not in Stores
The Wall Street Journal
Solid retail sales at the national level aren’t turning into gains for store-based retailers as Amazon and other online merchants continue to grab share in most categories.
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23h Wall Street little changed as retail, energy stocks weigh
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed in late morning trading on Tuesday as a drop in consumer discretionary and energy shares offset gains in financials.
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23h Key Words: Larry Summers asks why all CEOs aren’t quitting Trump’s councils
Market Watch
Clinton-era Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has a question for the chief executives continuing to serve on President Donald Trump’s advisory councils: why are you still there?
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23h Updated Uber settles U.S. allegations over privacy, security: FTC
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that Uber Technologies Inc agreed to do more to protect the privacy of customer and driver data in settling allegations that the ride-hailing company had made deceptive privacy and data security claims.
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23h Wells Fargo shows erosion of corporate accountability under Trump
CNBC
If Wells Fargo hoped that the bogus accounts issue was its only problem, it was mistaken, N.Y. Times reports.
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23h Metals Stocks: Gold on track to suffer largest percentage decline in 6 weeks
Market Watch
Gold prices retreat for a second straight session Tuesday, on pace for their steepest daily percentage drop in about six weeks as data on retail sales and U.S. manufacturing come in better than expected and as a modicum of calm takes hold on Wall Street.
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23h Deutsche Bank says it will replace US chief with stock trading head
CNBC
Deutsche Bank is replacing its U.S. chief, Bill Woodley, with Thomas Patrick.
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23h The best hedge funds at picking tech stocks like these 10 names the most
CNBC
The top-performing technology hedge funds are betting on China, social media and gaming, according to analysis from Symmetric.
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23h Updated FA Center: Beware investment products so complicated it’s hard to even tell if they’re bad
Market Watch
If advisers routinely offer clients products that don’t serve them well, they’re failing those clients even if they don’t notice.
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23h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Is someone you know refusing to admit their memory loss?
Market Watch
What to do when your loved one has a memory problem but is refusing to see it or go to a doctor
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23h Updated FA Center: The fiduciary rule is about more than adviser pay. Here’s why that matters
Market Watch
The adviser’s “duty of care” is concerned with fiduciary advisers’ competence and commitment to thoughtful advice.
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23h Updated FA Center: Help your clients beat three classic ‘bad habits’
Market Watch
Here are a few tools to help your help clients get past some of the standard pitfalls around saving.
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Mazda recalls 80,000 cars, SUVs due to Takata air bags23h Mazda recalls 80,000 cars, SUVs due to Takata air bags
USA Today
The air bags can potentially inflate with too much force, killing or maiming passeengers
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24h 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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Don't make this one work email mistake24h Don't make this one work email mistake
USA Today
A typo here an emoji there, who's really paying attention right? Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.
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24h Futures Movers: Oil at 3-week low, pressured by growth in U.S. shale output
Market Watch
Oil prices extend their losses to a second-straight session Tuesday, holding ground at their lowest level in three weeks after data show that crude output from key U.S. shale regions is likely to continue to grow.
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24h Updated Economic anxiety is real - and robots are helping cause it
Market Watch
Robots are replacing humans in industrial workplaces, but mostly in the manufacturing hubs of the Midwest and South, suggesting that concerns about the future of the economy may in fact have played a role in the 2016 election.
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24h U.S. retail sales post biggest rise in seven months
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles and lifted discretionary spending, suggesting the economy continued to gain momentum early in the third quarter.
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Homebuilder sentiment soars in August on strong sales24h Homebuilder sentiment soars in August on strong sales
USA Today
U.S. homebuilders bounce back as current sales and sales expectations leap forward. National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index now stands at 68.
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24h 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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U.S. businesses increased stockpiles in June24h U.S. businesses increased stockpiles in June
USA Today
Commerce Department says business inventories rose by a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in June. It was the best showing since inventories had risen 0.9% in November.
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Bill Gates just gave 5% of his fortune to charity24h Bill Gates just gave 5% of his fortune to charity
USA Today
Microsoft founder Bill Gates just donated $4.6 billion to charity, marking his largest donation in 17 years.
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24h Currencies: Will Japan’s haven status hold up amid North Korean tensions?
Market Watch
The Japanese yen is considered a safe investment in times of trouble, but its proximity to North Korea paints a different picture.
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How to score free ice cream this summer with the tap of a button24h Updated How to score free ice cream this summer with the tap of a button
USA Today
For the rest of the summer, Uber is giving away free soft serve ice cream, plus free McDonald's ice cream cones every Friday until September 22nd! Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.
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24h Economic Report: Amazon Prime Day helps boost U.S. retail sales in July to 7-month high
Market Watch
Sales at U.S. retailers surged in July to the highest level of 2017, aided by strong demand for new autos and Amazon’s Prime Day shopping specials. Sales at retailers nationwide jumped 0.6% last month.
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25h Updated The Margin: Relive bitcoin’s historic rise with these 22 perfect internet memes
Market Watch
If you’re struggling to understand bitcoin’s rise — or just looking to relive the glory — come along with us on a trip down meme-ory lane.
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Southwest Airlines computer glitch denies perk to elite frequent fliers25h Southwest Airlines computer glitch denies perk to elite frequent fliers
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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25h Updated Wynn Resorts shares jump after Deutsche Bank says concern over China business overdone
CNBC
Deutsche Bank upgrades Wynn Resorts to buy from hold and increases its 12-month price target thanks to mass volume.
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25h Wall Street opens flat as North Korea tensions fade
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened flat on Tuesday after North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea.
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U-Haul introduces self-service using your smartphone camera25h U-Haul introduces self-service using your smartphone camera
USA Today
The company says being able to check a truck out on your own is an industry first
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25h Economic Report: Home builder sentiment roars back as buyers turn out in force
Market Watch
A confidence tracker from the builder industry group rebounded to a reading of 68 in August
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Amazon may have a new plan to take on takeout25h Amazon may have a new plan to take on takeout
USA Today
The company has reportedly been testing a technology most people associate with the military and survivalists: ready-to-eat meals that don't require refrigeration.
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Target takes a step to compete with Amazon25h Target takes a step to compete with Amazon
USA Today
The bricks-and-mortar retailer has purchased a company that specializes in shipping logistics.
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25h Young people: Be better investors than your parents
Market Watch
7 tips to help you end up richer than your elders.
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25h More people 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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25h Metals Stocks: Gold on pace to fall the most in 6 weeks after strong data, easing geopolitical tension
Market Watch
Gold futures retreat for a second straight session early Tuesday and are on pace for their steepest daily drop in about six weeks as data on retail sales and U.S. manufacturing come in better than expected and as a modicum of calm takes hold on Wall Street.
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25h Updated Economic Report: U.S. retail sales soar in July to 7-month high
Market Watch
Sales at U.S. retailers surged in July to the highest level of 2017, aided by strong demand for new autos and Amazon’s Prime Day shopping specials. Sales at retailers nationwide jumped 0.6% last month.
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25h Air Berlin files for insolvency, Lufthansa waits in the wings
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Air Berlin , Germany's second largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday following years of losses and after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding, with bigger rival Lufthansa saying it is in talks to take over parts of the business.
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25h Updated Capitol Report: Trump retweets, then deletes, message saying ‘He’s a fascist’
Market Watch
President Donald Trump on Tuesday retweeted, and later deleted, a Twitter message that said he is a “fascist.”
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Timberland, Vans parent VF to buy Dickies for $820 million25h Updated Timberland, Vans parent VF to buy Dickies for $820 million
USA Today
VF Corporation, parent company of Timberland, North Face and Vans will buy the owner of Dickies for $820 million in cash.
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25h Bond Report: Treasury yields extend weeklong gains as North Korea risk abates further
Market Watch
Treasury prices fell, driving yields lower, on Tuesday as investors off-loaded their holdings of U.S. government paper after North Korea backpedaled on its threat to launch a missile attack at Guam.
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U.S. retail sales jumped 0.6% in July25h Updated U.S. retail sales jumped 0.6% in July
USA Today
The Commerce Department says retail sales advanced 0.6 percent last month, the best showing since a gain of 0.9% last December.
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25h Wall Street opens higher as North Korea tensions ease
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday on improving risk appetite as fears of conflict between North Korea and the United States receded.
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25h U.S. retail sales post biggest increase in seven months
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles and lifted discretionary spending, suggesting the economy continued to gain momentum early in the third quarter.
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Safety council: Motor vehicle deaths dip slightly in 201725h Safety council: Motor vehicle deaths dip slightly in 2017
USA Today
There were 18,689 motor vehicle deaths through June 30, said the council. That's 250 fewer deaths, or a 1% decline, from the same period in 2016.
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25h Updated Caroline Baum: The Fed’s idiosyncratic excuses for inflation’s ‘anomalies’ are wearing thin
Market Watch
Janet Yellen struggles to explain the persistent undershoot in inflation at a time when the economy is perceived to be close to full employment.
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China says U.S. trade probe would violate international rules25h China says U.S. trade probe would violate international rules
USA Today
China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules.
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Intel CEO joins Merck, Under Armour in quitting Trump's jobs council26h Updated Intel CEO joins Merck, Under Armour in quitting Trump's jobs council
USA Today
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich distances his company from the Trump administration after Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally.
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26h NewsWatch: Stock market on track for 3rd gain in a row as North Korea pulls back on Guam threat
Market Watch
U.S. stock-index futures were higher on Tuesday, pointing to a third straight advance as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea appeared to recede after Kim Jong Un pulled back on his threat to attack Guam.
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Chinese automaker reportedly bids for Fiat Chrysler26h Updated Chinese automaker reportedly bids for Fiat Chrysler
USA Today
A deal would raise the prospect that the traditional member of the Detroit Three, bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, could wind up with Chinese ownership.
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Why a sale of Fiat Chrysler to a Chinese automaker could happen26h Why a sale of Fiat Chrysler to a Chinese automaker could happen
USA Today
In today's political environment, a sale of Fiat Chrysler, the Italian-American automaker, to a Chinese company seems far-fetched. But analysts say it could happen. Here's why:
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Chick-fil-A is serving breakfast bowls with chicken nuggets26h Updated Chick-fil-A is serving breakfast bowls with chicken nuggets
USA Today
The Hash Brown Scramble is a breakfast bowl made up of hash browns, scrambled eggs, a cheese blend and Chick-fil-A nuggets or pork sausage.
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26h Economic Report: Cost of imported goods rose for first time in three months
Market Watch
The cost of imported goods rose in July for the first time in three months owing to higher fuel prices, but inflation still appeared to be well contained.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in Synchrony Financial, trims GE position26h Updated Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in Synchrony Financial, trims GE position
USA Today
Warren Buffett, arguably the world's best known investor, buys 17.46 million shares of Synchrony Financial.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sheds GE26h Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sheds GE
USA Today
Dow component General Electric was slightly lower on Tuesday after billionaire Warren Buffett and his firm Berkshire Hathaway dropped its position in the company.
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26h Updated Mark Hulbert: What the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will mean for stocks
Market Watch
Might the solar eclipse coincide with the final bull-market top? Mark Hulbert investigates and finds some studies show stock markets are indeed affected by astronomical (if not astrological) phenomena.
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26h Wall Street set to open higher as North Korea tensions fade
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street was poised to open higher on Tuesday after North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea.
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26h U.S. retail sales post biggest gain in seven months
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles as well as discretionary spending, suggesting the economy continued to gain momentum early in the third quarter.
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26h Metals Stocks: Gold sinks for second straight day as North Korea backs off Guam threat
Market Watch
Gold futures retreated for a second straight session early Tuesdays as calm on Wall Street returned amid easing geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the U.S., diminishing haven demand for the precious metal.
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26h Economic Report: Empire State factory index throttles to highest in nearly three years
Market Watch
The manufacturing index for the New York region jumped to its highest since September 2014
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26h Updated Outside the Box: Why apartment REITS are not a good home for your money
Market Watch
Rent growth is the lowest in seven years for some apartment landlords.
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26h Updated Merck CEO quits presidential council after Charlottesville violence ‘as a matter of personal conscience,’ and Trump attacks him
Market Watch
Merck’s Frazier is one of the only black CEOs of a major U.S. company and the only black member of the president’s manufacturing jobs initiative.
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26h Updated Amazon to issue up to $16 billion in debt to fund Whole Foods acquisition
Market Watch
Moody’s assigned the deal an investment-grade rating and revised its outlook to positive from stable, as the strength of the company’s cloud business weighed against a lack of transparency on strategy.
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26h RBS plans to cut 880 IT jobs by 2020, UK labor union says
CNBC
The Royal Bank of Scotland plans to cut 880 jobs from its IT department in London by 2020, according to a U.K. labor union.
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27h Updated Shares rally, yen and gold fall as Korea tensions ease
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares rose on Tuesday, while the Japanese yen and gold dropped after North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam, easing tensions and prompting investors to buy riskier assets.
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Home Depot hits all-time high for sales, profit27h Home Depot hits all-time high for sales, profit
USA Today
Encouraged by the strong job market and housing sector, Home Depot customers splurged in the second quarter.
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27h Futures higher as North Korea tensions fade
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea.
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27h Updated Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices
Market Watch
Amazon, as well as all other public companies across the consumer spectrum, have begun analyzing how a new accounting rule will impact the way it recognizes things like sales and unredeemed gift cards.
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27h Currencies: Pound slides below $1.29 as U.K. inflation unexpectedly stalls
Market Watch
The pound tumbles on Tuesday after U.K. inflation comes in softer than expected and quells speculation the Bank of England would soon raise interest rates.
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27h Updated CEOs of Intel, Under Armour quit Trump’s manufacturing council
Market Watch
Two more chief executives have stepped down from President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council in the wake of Trump’s heavily-criticized response to this weekend’s violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
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27h Need to Know: It’s these factors that really matter to investors so don’t flinch, strategist says
Market Watch
It’s another day of headlines tied to Charlottesville and North Korea, while stocks try to stretch their rally into a third session. But it’s other big issues that matter more, and investors should stick to their plans, says our call of the day.
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27h Updated The Ratings Game: Fossil’s struggles with wearables sends shares plummeting 25%
Market Watch
Fossil’s shares tanked after second-quarter earnings showing that the company’s wearables business still hasn’t taken off.
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27h Updated Capitol Report: Biggest banks prefer full Volcker Rule repeal, but a rewrite would do
Market Watch
The biggest banks have already digested the myriad requirements of the complex 950-page Volcker Rule and spun-off prohibited proprietary trading units, but the industry is still pushing Congress to fully repeal the rule.
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28h Updated Home Depot tops profit, comp sales estimates; raises forecast
Reuters
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc's quarterly profit and comparable sales beat Street estimates as homeowners continued to invest in their homes that are appreciating in value.
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28h Oil traders expect Asia to import more Venezuelan crude if U.S. sanctions kick in
Reuters
SINGAPORE/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Asia would be the biggest beneficiary of any potential sanctions by the United States on Venezuela's oil sector, said traders and analysts, as exports from the South American OPEC member could be redirected to the region, filling a vacuum left by producer supply cuts.
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28h Updated How to Fight a Giant Like Alibaba? Lots of Friends
The Wall Street Journal
JD.com, China’s No. 2 online e-commerce player, has lined up formidable friends in its fight against bigger rival Alibaba.
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29h Asia Markets: Asian stocks bounce back as North Korean threat recedes
Market Watch
Asian stocks continued to rebound Tuesday, getting a fresh lift as North Korea pulled back its threat to attack Guam.
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Trump criticizes Merck again after his delayed denunciation of racist groups29h Updated Trump criticizes Merck again after his delayed denunciation of racist groups
USA Today
New presidential tweets take aim at both drug price hikes and workforce issues
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29h Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks eye opening gains as North Korea pulls back on Guam threat
Market Watch
Wall Street is set for another positive open on Tuesday, as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to recede after Kim Jong Un pulled back on his threat to attack Guam.
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29h Updated China says it will defend interests if U.S. harms trade ties
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property.
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29h More people give money to local civil rights causes following Charlottesville violence
Market Watch
’People are donating to their churches and local organizations.’
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Southwest Airlines computer glitch hits frequent fliers29h Southwest Airlines computer glitch hits frequent fliers
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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30h The Wall Street Journal: U.K. to open temporary customs union with European Union after Brexit
Market Watch
The U.K. government will formally signal it is open to creating a temporary customs union with the European Union after Brexit as it prepares for fresh talks on its separation from the bloc later this month
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30h 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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30h 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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30h Linde says acceptance period for Praxair merger starts
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde said the 10-week acceptance period for its proposed $74 billion merger with U.S. peer Praxair started on Tuesday and would run through Oct. 24.
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30h German court sends challenge to ECB scheme to European Court
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's constitutional court said on Tuesday it had declined to hear a challenge to the European Central Bank's 2.3 trillion euro ($2.7 trillion) asset purchase scheme, referring the case instead to the European Court of Justice.
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31h German court sends challenge of ECB scheme to the European Court
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Constitutional Court declined to hear a challenge of the European Central Bank's 2.3 trillion euro ($2.7 trillion)asset purchase scheme, referring the case instead to the European Court of Justice, it said on Tuesday.
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31h London Markets: U.K. stocks rise for 2nd straight day ahead of key inflation data
Market Watch
U.K. blue-chip stocks rise on Tuesday, as fears of a nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea continue to recede and as investors look ahead to a closely watched U.K. inflation report.
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32h Updated The Margin: Danish inventor accused of purposely sinking his own submarine as Swedish journalist disappears
Market Watch
In what has turned into a Scandinavian murder mystery, a Danish amateur submarine maker was this weekend taken into custody after he allegedly deliberately sunk his vessel that is now at the heart of an investigation into a missing Swedish journalist.
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32h Updated Asian shares, dollar rally as North Korea blinks
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rose and the dollar rallied on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signaled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into beaten-down riskier assets.
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33h RVs are looking like a new alternative investment opportunity
CNBC
It was the afternoon of Sunday, July 23 in a muddy field in Oxfordshire that I succumbed to the inevitable.
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Merck's CEO quits Trump's council over Charlottesville, the president claps back33h Updated Merck's CEO quits Trump's council over Charlottesville, the president claps back
USA Today
Merck's CEO quits Trump's manufacturing business council over president's reaction to Charlottesville incident.
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