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30m Banks and funds will never quite be forex friends
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - On U.S. election day last November, banking executive David Puth stood in line behind Woody Allen to vote in his Manhattan neighborhood and then got on a plane to be shouted at for the rest of the day by a group of rich fund managers.
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51m : British police stop sharing Manchester attack info with the U.S. after leaks: report
Market Watch
U.K. police investigating the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, have stopped sharing information with their U.S. counterparts, according to a BBC report. Theresa May is expected to express concerns to President Trump.
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52m Europe Markets: European stocks grapple with lower liquidity, oil-price volatility
Market Watch
European stocks swing between gains and losses Thursday, hampered by lower volume and a flip lower in oil prices before a production decision from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
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55m Futures Movers: Oil erases pre-OPEC summit gains as Saudis rule out deeper output cuts
Market Watch
Oil prices are on a roller-coaster ride Thursday trade as the highly anticipated meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries about whether or not to extend production cuts kicks off in Vienna.
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58m OPEC meets to extend oil output cut, fight global glut
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers began talks in Vienna on Thursday to extend output cuts, most likely by nine months, in an effort to clear a global stocks overhang and prop up crude prices.
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1h 5m Money Brain: What you don’t know about investing can hurt you
Market Watch
These mental tricks can trip up even professional traders, writes Meir Statman.
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1h 8m World stocks hit record after Fed minutes, oil up as OPEC meets
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hit record highs on Thursday and the dollar dipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled caution in raising interest rates, while oil prices rose in anticipation of top producers agreeing to extend output cuts for up to a year.
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1h 19m Robert Powell: How to find out what your broker is charging you
Market Watch
Brokers are starting to disclose certain account and service fees in uniform manner, but more is needed.
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1h 21m Not all jobs will be taken by robots
Market Watch
Technology doesn’t just eliminate jobs, it also creates them. Here’s how to stay relevant.
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1h 23m How to launch your own beer brand for $5,000
Market Watch
Starting a craft brewery is pricey. Here’s what you need to know about a lower-cost alternative: contract brewing.
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1h 24m Most Americans are driving blind when it comes to financial decisions
Market Watch
Americans’ knowledge of personal finance is low even among people who have already made important financial decisions.
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1h 26m Sick of renting? 5 signs you’re ready to buy a home
Market Watch
Is it better to rent or buy? Here are five signs you’re ready to be a homeowner.
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1h 33m Updated OPEC meets to extend oil cuts for up to one year
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers are gearing up to extend output cuts on Thursday, possibly by as long as 12 months, to help clear a global stocks overhang and prop up crude prices.
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1h 47m The New York Post: Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte accused of ‘body slamming’ reporter — and now faces assault charge
Market Watch
Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly body slamming a reporter who was trying to ask him a question on the eve of a special election, law enforcement authorities hae said.
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1h 51m The Wall Street Journal: Police hunt for Manchester suicide bomber’s terror network
Market Watch
A suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a Manchester pop concert likely had the help of a terror network, U.K. authorities have said, and his brother confessed to a Libyan militia that the two of them belonged to Islamic State.
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2h London Markets: FTSE 100 wobbles with OPEC decision in sight
Market Watch
U.K. stocks dipped Thursday, with oil shares moving lower ahead of a production decision from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
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2h Futures Movers: Oil rallies as investors gear up for key OPEC meeting on output cuts
Market Watch
Investors take their last position ahead of the OPEC meeting on Thursday, as oil recoups some losses following a pullback.
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3h Updated Oil prices rise in anticipation of extended OPEC-led output cut
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday that is expected to extend output cuts into 2018, adding at least nine months to an initial six-month curb in the first half of this year.
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4h Updated Slide Show: Forget Paris, these are the European spots you should visit this summer
Market Watch
The top ten European destinations this summer from Lonely Planet. And Paris isn’t one of them.
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4h The New York Post: Montana GOP candidate charged with assault after allegedly body slamming a reporter
Market Watch
Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly body slamming a reporter who was trying to ask him a question on the eve of a special election, law enforcement authorities hae said.
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4h Asia shares race to two-year high as Fed signals no rush to tighten
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled two-year highs on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a cautious approach to future rate hikes and the reduction of its $4.5 trillion of bond holdings.
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4h U.S. oilfield service firms lag shale recovery; old deals hold
Reuters
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. oil services companies have been doing a lot more work as recovering oil prices have lifted the shale industry from a two-year slump, but producers have been pocketing much of the new cash generated by rising output and squeezing service providers to keep costs down.
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4h Lack of new launches leaves Ford playing catchup with GM
Reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - James Hackett spent the last year plotting Ford Motor Co's long-term self-driving car strategy. In his first week as chief executive, he has more immediate concerns: stopping a skid in North American sales and fending off a market share grab by resurgent archrival General Motors Co.
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5h Asia Markets: Asia stocks higher; South Korea shares soar as interest rates hold steady
Market Watch
South Korea’s stock market has been on a roll, hitting record highs as strong local corporate results and economic optimism propelled gains.
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5h Futures Movers: Oil reverses some losses as investors get ready for OPEC meeting
Market Watch
Investors take their last position ahead of the OPEC meeting on Thursday, as oil recoups some losses following a pullback.
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5h Harley-Davidson plans a Thailand factory to serve SE Asian market
Reuters
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) said on Thursday it will build a plant in Thailand, a major Asian automotive hub, to serve the growing Southeast Asian market, a move criticized by a U.S. labor union.
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7h Asian shares hit two-year high after Fed signals gradual tightening
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled two-year highs on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a cautious approach to future rate hikes and the reduction of its $4.5 trillion of bond holdings.
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7h Updated Here’s how Trump wants to change the way you repay student loans
Market Watch
The White House’s proposed budget would hit graduate students, public servants hard
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7h Updated This is why women get a raw deal on student debt
Market Watch
It takes women about two years longer than men to pay off student loans
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7h Why Pope Francis did Donald Trump a huge favor when they met at the Vatican
Market Watch
By the last estimate, the president is indeed overweight — but just shy of obese.
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7h You can make a decent living (and actually save money) in these American cities
Market Watch
This annual study aims to name places that balance both income and cost of living.
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7h Here’s a list of all of the things millennials have ruined for everyone else...
Market Watch
They have been accused of spoiling movies, focus groups and even churchgoing.
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7h Why Trump’s proposal to slash Medicaid disproportionately impacts women
Market Watch
Trump’s budget includes more than $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid.
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7h Updated Oil prices rise in anticipation of extended OPEC-led production cut
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose by one percent ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday that is expected to extend output cuts into 2018, adding at least nine months to an initial six-month cut in the first half of this year.
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8h Updated Asian shares firm, dollar and U.S. bond yields slip after Fed
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares eked out modest gains on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled a cautious approach to future rate hikes and the reduction of its $4.5 trillion of bond holdings.
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9h MarketWatch First Take: HP boosted by double whammy of PC and printer growth
Market Watch
HP Inc. executives sounded the most optimistic since the separation from HP Enterprise, thanks in part to renewed growth in its printing business and its continued gains in the PC business, even as it raised prices due to rising memory costs.
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Why you may pay more for BET, MTV and Nickelodeon pay-TV channels9h Updated Why you may pay more for BET, MTV and Nickelodeon pay-TV channels
USA Today
Those wanting their MTV -- and BET, Comedy Central or Nickelodeon -- may have to pay more.
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10h Dollar on back foot after Fed minutes, euro resumes advance
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive early on Thursday after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting were not as hawkish as anticipated, while the euro edged back up towards a 6-1/2-month high.
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10h 40 travel companies ask Trump not to reinstate Cuba travel restrictions
Market Watch
The president has threatened to roll back trade agreements made by Barack Obama.
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Tesla workers saw higher-than-average injury rates10h Updated Tesla workers saw higher-than-average injury rates
USA Today
Tesla saw a worker injury rate that is 31% higher than the average, a new study finds.
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10h The New York Post: Jeff Sessions did not disclose Russia meetings on form for security clearance, report says
Market Watch
Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly failed to disclose meetings last year that he had with Russian officials when he filed for a security clearance at the Justice Department.
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10h Updated Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation.
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11h Most Japan firms favor cautious approach to any Toshiba delisting: poll
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Most Japanese firms believe the Tokyo bourse should be cautious in its approach to any delisting of embattled Toshiba Corp , concerned about the potential impact on its clients, subcontractors and financial markets, a Reuters poll showed.
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CBO: GOP Obamacare replacement plan increases uninsured by 23 million11h CBO: GOP Obamacare replacement plan increases uninsured by 23 million
USA Today
The Republican healthcare plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that passed the House in early May would decrease the deficit but increase the number of uninsured people, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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11h Another court case puts the CFPB in danger
Market Watch
These states would suffer the most if the CFPB gets shut down.
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The next Kodak moment: a smartphone?11h Updated The next Kodak moment: a smartphone?
USA Today
We tried out Kodak's new $399.99 'camera-first' Android phone, which plays to nostalgia.
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11h Updated The many failures of Elon Musk, captured in one giant infographic
Market Watch
The Tesla CEO has forged past many, many setbacks throughout the years.
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Five accused in D.C. to Wall Street insider trading scam11h Five accused in D.C. to Wall Street insider trading scam
USA Today
Federal health insider allegedly leaked secret data that helped traders profit
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12h Wilson on Religious ETFs Expanding to Bonds (Audio)
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Carolina Wilson says ETFs driven by ideology are coming to the bond market. She discusses the success of Inspire’s two equity ETFs and the methodology behind them (tickers: BLES, ISMD, CATH). This is a daily ETF podcast from Bloomberg’s Catherine Cowdery.
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12h Tesla factory has had higher injury rate than industry average, study finds
Market Watch
A report issued Wednesday by a California nonprofit claims that Tesla Inc. factory workers are injured at a higher rate than the industry average, and spend nearly twice as many days away from duty than the norm.
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12h Boeing, DARPA to build prototype spaceplane
Reuters
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Wednesday said it will invest up to $146 million in an alliance with Boeing to build an experimental spaceplane that can deliver small satellites into orbit on a daily basis.
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12h Updated 5 cities where you can make a decent living (and actually save money)
Market Watch
This annual study aims to name places that balance both income and cost of living.
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12h Updated New Ford CEO eligible for $13.4 million in annual compensation
Reuters
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that new Chief Executive James Hackett is eligible for at least $13.4 million in total annual compensation.
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12h BookWatch: 5 ways to protect yourself from outrageous hospital bills
Market Watch
Everything done to you or for you in the hospital will be billed at exorbitant rates, warns Elisabeth Rosenthal.
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12h Why Trump’s proposals to slash Medicaid disproportionately impacts women
Market Watch
Trump’s budget includes more than $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid.
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12h Here’s a list of all of the things millennials have been accused of ruining...
Market Watch
Movies, focus groups and even churchgoing are some of the things on the list.
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12h Updated 3 out of 4 American children in families rely on their mothers’ salaries
Market Watch
Whether married, cohabitating or single, moms have much lower salaries than their male counterparts.
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12h Why Pope Francis did Donald Trump a huge favor at the Vatican
Market Watch
By the last estimate, the president is indeed overweight — but just shy of obese.
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Sean Hannity loses first advertiser following Seth Rich conspiracy12h Sean Hannity loses first advertiser following Seth Rich conspiracy
USA Today
Fox News host Sean Hannity is apparently starting to lose advertisers. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
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12h Updated : How to stop being your own worst enemy in the stock market
Market Watch
6 ways to fight back against emotional impulses that hurt your investment portfolio.
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12h Updated Outside the Box: States should have their own economic visa programs for immigrants
Market Watch
This proposal would let states grant economic visas based on their specific needs.
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12h Updated Outside the Box: 4 reasons why Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020
Market Watch
The popular consensus is likely dead wrong — and no, impeachment isn’t going to happen.
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12h Updated Outside the Box: What 10 million simulations tell us about President Trump’s chances of achieving 3% economic growth
Market Watch
It comes down to changes in the labor-force participation rate, productivity and hours worked, not tax reform or regulatory reform.
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12h Updated S&P 500 hits record high close following Fed minutes
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended up slightly on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record high close, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers view a rate hike coming soon.
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12h Updated Bond Report: Treasury yields slump after Fed minutes show balance sheet talk
Market Watch
Treasury yields fell Wednesday after the minutes from the Federal Reserve policy-making panel’s meeting earlier this month showed senior central bankers largely agreed to reduce its balance sheet this year.
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Fox News asks court to throw out Andrea Tantaros lawsuit12h Fox News asks court to throw out Andrea Tantaros lawsuit
USA Today
On Wednesday, Fox News asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by former host Andrea Tantaros, saying her claims of fake Twitter accounts being set up to harass her were untrue.
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13h Updated Capitol Report: CBO says Republican health bill would leave 23 million fewer people insured
Market Watch
The Obamacare replacement bill narrowly passed by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million fewer people insured by 2026, while reducing the deficit by less than previously estimated, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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Are smartwatch heart rate monitors accurate?13h Are smartwatch heart rate monitors accurate?
USA Today
We had a certified nurse practitioner test the accuracy of six of the most popular smartwatches on the market.
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13h Ride-hailing industry expected to grow eightfold to $285 billion by 2030
Market Watch
The large valuations of Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. may be justified as analysts see the ride-hailing industry growing to $285 billion by 2030.
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13h The ‘Flintstone House’ outside of San Francisco has finally found a buyer after two years
Market Watch
“The Flintstone House,” located in the upscale San Francisco suburb Hillsborough, Calif., is on the market for $4.2 million, according to San Francisco Realtor Judy Meuschke, who is listing the house.
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13h Updated Market Snapshot: S&P 500 extends win streak to 5 sessions, posts record close
Market Watch
The S&P 500 extends gains for a fifth session to close at a record on Wednesday as minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting showed broad agreement on plans to begin shrinking the central bank’s balance sheet and also pointed to a likely rate increase next month as widely expected.
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13h Updated Fed ties rate hike to economic rebound, sees balance sheet cuts in 2017
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until it was clear a recent U.S. economic slowdown was temporary, though most said a hike was coming soon, minutes from their last policy meeting showed on Wednesday.
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13h Updated Bitcoin surges to record above $2,500, bringing 2017 gain to more than 150%
CNBC
Bitcoin hit a record Wednesday after a late Tuesday announcement from the Digital Currency Group.
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13h BNP Paribas to pay $350 million to settle New York currency-rigging probe
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday agreed to pay $350 million to New York’s banking watchdog to resolve a probe of misconduct in its foreign exchange business, which the regulator said enhanced the bank's profits at customers' expense.
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13h NewsWatch: The contrarian investor’s best bet is coming down the pike
Market Watch
Consumers saddled with debt will hurt the economy, affecting dividend stocks, bonds and gold, says Michael Brush.
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13h Market Extra: Bitcoin is up over 400% in the past year—what’s stopping it from going mainstream?
Market Watch
Bitcoin may not seem as though it needs much help these days, having soared more than 400% over the past 12 months, but the industry of digital currencies and blockchain—the underlying technology—needs to address some major issues if it is going to be viable for a broad and mainstream consumer base.
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13h HP Inc revenue beats on higher demand for PCs, printers
Reuters
(Reuters) - HP Inc , which was created through the breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, boosted by a stabilizing PC market and a recovery in its printer business.
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13h Updated Emerging Markets Report: Can investors afford to shrug off China’s credit downgrade?
Market Watch
Moody’s Investors Service’s downgrade of China’s sovereign rating on Wednesday has refocused attention on the country’s addiction to debt. But the subdued reaction from the global markets to the news has raised fears about complacency over mounting problems in the world’s second largest economy, according to strategists.
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13h Market Extra: U.S. Steel tug of war: Fundamental upgrade versus technical ‘death cross’
Market Watch
U.S. Steel’s stock rallies as investors weigh an upgrade at Credit Suisse against a looming bearish ‘death cross’ technical pattern.
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14h Updated Xilinx: A Cloudier Chip Play
The Wall Street Journal
Xilinx chips are in demand among cloud-service providers, but the outlook is still subdued.
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14h Updated Fannie and Freddie Endgame Takes Shape
The Wall Street Journal
A consensus is starting to emerge between lawmakers and the Trump administration on how to reform the U.S. housing finance market.
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14h Updated Drone Wars Shoot Down Profits
The Wall Street Journal
Consumer drone sales are taking off, but profits for most in the business have been grounded.
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14h Updated Ford’s move to replace longtime CEO is a credit negative, says Moody’s
Market Watch
News was a surprise and came without any seemingly major missteps at the company, says Moody’s.
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14h Updated This is how Best Buy gets so many of its customers to come into its stores
Market Watch
Best Buy customers often take advantage of the buy-online-pickup-in-store option for a variety of reasons
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14h Medill News Service: U.S. should act against proposed Russia gas pipeline, Democratic senator says
Market Watch
The U.S. should act against a contentious Russian gas pipeline, said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat of New Hampshire.
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8 facts about your 401(k) every Baby Boomer should know14h 8 facts about your 401(k) every Baby Boomer should know
USA Today
A 401(k) account can be a vital in generating future income that boosts your financial security.
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14h Trump Today: Trump Today: President calls his meeting with Pope Francis ‘fantastic’ before arriving in Belgium
Market Watch
President Donald Trump said he had a “fantastic meeting” with Pope Francis at the Vatican, before flying to Belgium on the next leg of his first overseas trip as commander-in-chief. In Brussels, he told Prime Minister Charles Michel that in the wake of Monday’s bombing at a concert in Manchester, England, “you realize how important it is to win this fight” against terrorism. “And we will win this fight,” Trump said.
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This Rubbermaid food storage set is our favorite, and it’s now under $2014h This Rubbermaid food storage set is our favorite, and it’s now under $20
USA Today
The Rubbermaid 42-piece easy find lid food storage set is on sale for under $20 on Amazon just in time to save all your backyard barbecue leftovers.
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14h The Fed: Seeing another rate hike ‘soon,’ Fed outlines plan to reduce bond holdings, minutes show
Market Watch
Minutes of the Federal Reserve meeting from May 2-3, released Wednesday, show broad agreement on a tentative plan to shrink its balance sheet
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14h Market Extra: When do markets close for Memorial Day?
Market Watch
U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.
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15h Updated OPEC, non-OPEC set for new oil cut, eye longer duration
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers are set to extend output cuts on Thursday, possibly by as long as 12 months, to help clear a global stocks overhang and prop up crude prices.
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Watching Amazon Video on the Xbox One S just got a whole lot better15h Watching Amazon Video on the Xbox One S just got a whole lot better
USA Today
The best console for 4K TVs is getting another upgrade.
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15h Updated Deep Dive: At these three restaurant companies, the stock is the main course
Market Watch
Unlike 54 competitors, they have increased sales per share by double digits while improving profit margins.
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15h Updated Deep Dive: 20 big winners in the S&P 500 this earnings season
Market Watch
These companies posted the largest sales increases while also expanding profit margins.
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15h Updated Insider-trading charges brought over ‘political intelligence’ trades
Market Watch
Criminal and civil charges were filed Wednesday in a landmark case that seeks to prevent insider trading off political intelligence.
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15h Currencies: Dollar weakens after Fed signals desire to shrink balance sheet
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar churned little changed against leading rivals Wednesday ahead of the release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes that are largely expected to back expectations for another Fed interest-rate hike come June.
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15h Updated Northern Ireland faces outsize risk as Brexit looms
Market Watch
Northern Ireland is the smallest of the four countries that make up the U.K., and the only one that shares a border with another EU member, the Republic of Ireland.
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15h The unpleasant reason half of Americans don’t take all their paid vacation
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats15h Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats
USA Today
A massive recall for car seats made at Graco Children’s Products. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
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15h Updated Money Milestones: This is how your finances should look in your 30s
Market Watch
The beginning of mortgages and marriages shouldn’t be the end of your retirement contributions.
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15h Futures Movers: Oil logs first loss in 6 sessions as traders weigh scenarios for OPEC meeting
Market Watch
Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting, a joint committee of OPEC and non-OPEC producers have recommended a nine-month extension the production-cut agreement that expires in June.
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15h Economic Report: The typical U.S. household at last has more income than 17 years ago
Market Watch
For the first time since the U.S. entered the worst recession of the post-war era, the typical U.S. household has more income than it did when the century started.
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15h Live Nation: Ariana Grande world tour suspended following Manchester attack
Market Watch
A terrorist attack outside the “Dangerous Woman” singer’s concert killed at least 22 people.
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15h Updated As down-payment needs swell, these companies step in to help — in exchange for a small stake
Market Watch
New companies will offer down payment assistance in return for a share of equity in the home.
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15h Capitol Report: Mulvaney says debt-ceiling deadline may move up as tax receipts fall short
Market Watch
President Donald Trump’s budget director suggested Wednesday that the government’s borrowing limit may need to be raised earlier than originally anticipated, citing “slower-than-expected” tax receipts.
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Midday report: Existing home sales retreat15h Midday report: Existing home sales retreat
USA Today
Stocks crept higher ahead the afternoon release of Federal Reserve minutes, an insight into the central bank's thinking before its next meeting in June. Video provided by TheStreet
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15h GM to cut jobs in international HQ in Singapore: source
Reuters
(Reuters) - General Motors Co will slash headcount in its international headquarters in Singapore as part of its efforts to reduce exposure to unprofitable and unpromising markets.
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15h Metals Stocks: Gold suffers back-to-back losses, sees knee-jerk reaction to Fed minutes
Market Watch
Gold prices suffer back-to-back losses Wednesday. After the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s May meeting, prices for the metal briefly inched higher then pulled back.
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15h Zillow hears your ‘Zestimate’ complaints: it’s offering a $1 million prize for a better algorithm
Market Watch
The real estate data web site wants to crowdsource a better measurement tool - and will pay a handsome reward for the best model
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15h Wall Street stays slightly higher following Fed minutes
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were volatile but still slightly higher on Wednesday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers agreed they should hold off on raising rates until evidence a recent economic slowdown was transitory.
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15h Updated The lower your self-esteem, the higher your credit card fees
Market Watch
New research says platinum credit cards are more popular than those with identical benefits.
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15h Bitcoin surges to record above $2,400, bringing 2017 gain to more than 150%
CNBC
Bitcoin hit a record Wednesday after a late Tuesday announcement from the Digital Currency Group.
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15h The Margin: There will be dragons: Internet goes nuts over new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer
Market Watch
“Enemies to the east. Enemies to the west. Enemies to the south. Enemies to the north. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it. We’re the Lannisters. The last ones who count.” That Cersei, so dramatic.
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This machine makes healthy frozen desserts out of fruit15h This machine makes healthy frozen desserts out of fruit
USA Today
The Gourmia GSI180 claims to make fruity desserts with the consistency of soft-serve ice cream, so we gave the machine a swirl.
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16h Disgruntled employees grill United at shareholders meeting
Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc executives faced disgruntled company and contracted employees at its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, as the airline tried to repair its public image damaged by recent customer relations fiascos.
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Nine ways for college grads to start life on the right financial foot16h Updated Nine ways for college grads to start life on the right financial foot
USA Today
Here’s how graduates should go about creating a sound financial plan, according to experts.
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16h Fed sets process to wind down $4.5 trillion balance sheet
CNBC
Fed officials appear to be in synch on how they plan to unravel the stimulus implemented during the financial crisis.
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16h OPEC, non-OPEC debating one-year oil cut extension
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers will debate on Thursday a proposal to extend output cuts by as long as 12 months in a move to help clear a global stocks overhang and prop up prices.
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16h Futures Movers: Oil prices fall as traders weigh scenarios for OPEC meeting
Market Watch
Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting, a joint committee of OPEC and non-OPEC producers have recommended a nine-month extension the production-cut agreement that expires in June.
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Moving to one of these 9 states could save you thousands16h Updated Moving to one of these 9 states could save you thousands
USA Today
Taxpayers could save an average of $1,977 a year by moving to a state with no income tax.
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16h Government pursues insider-trading case over ‘political intelligence’
Market Watch
Criminal and civil charges were filed Thursday in a landmark case that seeks to prevent insider trading off political intelligence.
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16h Market Extra: Who trades options the most? Millennial investors
Market Watch
Millennials are frequently criticized by market experts for the way they invest—or, more accurately, the way they’re not investing—but recent research indicates that at least some young market participants are going about things in a more sophisticated way than they’re typically given credit for.
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16h U.S. appeals court appears divided in CFPB regulator case
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court appeared sharply divided along partisan lines on Wednesday on whether the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional, tilting slightly toward the regulator in one of two cases that could weigh on the policing of Wall Street.
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16h Updated Home sales fall as tight supply boosts prices
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell from a more than 10-year high in April, weighed down by a chronic shortage of houses on the market that is keeping prices elevated and sidelining prospective buyers.
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17h Updated Young, married women should learn this skill
Market Watch
It isn’t enough to occasionally check an account — you need to be proactive about money.
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17h Updated This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba
Market Watch
Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors.
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17h Homeowners hate ‘Zestimates’ so Zillow awarding $1 million to improve its model
Market Watch
The real estate data web site wants to crowdsource a better measurement tool - and will pay a handsome reward for the best model
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17h Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of ruining...
Market Watch
Movies, focus groups and even churchgoing are some of the things on the list.
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17h The new Spark is DJI’s smallest, cheapest drone yet
Market Watch
DJI unveils a $499 drone called Spark, the company’s smallest drone to date.
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17h Wall St. edges higher as Fed minutes release draws near
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were modestly higher early on Wednesday afternoon, aiming for a fifth straight day of gains, ahead of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting that could cement the chances of a widely expected interest rate hike next month.
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5 tips to stay safe on the road this Memorial Day weekend17h 5 tips to stay safe on the road this Memorial Day weekend
USA Today
From flat tires to dead batteries, here's how to drive safely on Memorial Day weekend
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17h Loeb sees $20 billion more value from Dow-DuPont merger
Reuters
(Reuters) - Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said Dow Chemical and DuPont could unlock $20 billion in additional value by tweaking their plan to split into three companies following their merger.
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17h These people thought they’d get their student loans paid off — now they’re panicking
Market Watch
Recent reports suggest the Trump administration will push to get rid of loan forgiveness.
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17h Updated Women get a raw deal on student debt
Market Watch
It takes women about two years longer than men to pay off student loans
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17h Updated OPEC nearing deal to extend oil output cut to March 2018
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers moved closer on Wednesday to clinching a deal on extending output cuts by nine months to clear a global stocks overhang and prop up the price of crude.
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17h The Margin: Just don’t touch my tea bag: Brits deal with grief in the wake of the Manchester attack
Market Watch
The U.K. raised its threat level to “critical” from “severe,” but if that struck fear in the hearts of the good people of Great Britain, you wouldn’t know it from the reaction on social media.
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17h Why Trump’s proposals to slash Medicaid could disproportionately impact women
Market Watch
Trump’s budget includes more than $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid.
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Madoff fund has paid zero to fraud victims so far17h Updated Madoff fund has paid zero to fraud victims so far
USA Today
Madoff fraud victims have gotten no money from a firm the U.S. appointed to distribute funds
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17h Updated Market Snapshot: Stock market ticks up as investors await Fed minutes
Market Watch
U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Wednesday, through trading was subdued and moves were slightly ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate increase.
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17h Loeb says Dow-DuPont deal can create $20 billion more value
Reuters
(Reuters) - Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said Dow Chemical and DuPont could create $20 billion in additional shareholder value by tweaking their plan to split into three companies following the merger.
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17h Updated Why Pope Francis just did Donald Trump a huge favor
Market Watch
By the last estimate, the president is indeed overweight — but just shy of obese.
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17h Bad news, energy bulls and bears: Oil is not going to either $25 or $75 a barrel
Market Watch
There are opportunities to trade, but not to invest in, oil at this time, says Nigam Arora.
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This Kenmore gas grill is under $300 just in time for Memorial Day17h This Kenmore gas grill is under $300 just in time for Memorial Day
USA Today
You can buy this Kenmore 4-burner stainless steel gas grill is $120 off right now, just in time for a Memorial Day cookout.
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18h Sorry America, but this theory about being healthy and overweight has been debunked (again)
Market Watch
Good metabolic health and exercise don’t protect people who are obese from serious ailments.
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18h Updated House Democrats ask Deutsche for information on Trump Russia loans
CNBC
Congressional Democrats investigating alleged ties between President Donald Trump's political campaign and Russia are seeking information from Deutsche Bank.
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18h London Markets: FTSE 100 outperforms Europe to end at 1-week high
Market Watch
U.K. stocks end higher on Wednesday, outperforming the broader European markets as investors shook off disappointing corporate news and a credit downgrade for China.
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18h Wall St. creeps higher; Fed minutes eyed
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were modestly higher late on Wednesday morning, aiming for a fifth straight day of gains, as investors awaited Federal Reserve minutes of its May meeting that could cement the chances of an interest rate hike next month.
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18h Updated Metals Stocks: Gold prices drift south as U.S. rate-hike expectations rise
Market Watch
Gold prices are under moderate pressure as expectations rise for a U.S. interest-rate hike in June.
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18h NewsWatch: The nation’s newest hot housing market — Philadelphia
Market Watch
Philadelphia is in the sweet spot as its long-time strengths play into a recovering housing economy and one big local employer expands.
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18h Rex Nutting: America’s most successful companies are killing the economy
Market Watch
Winner-take-all companies, including Alphabet and Wal-Mart, are driving down wages and destroying communities, writes Rex Nutting.
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18h Weaker shopping malls leave mortgage-backed securities vulnerable
Market Watch
Ongoing struggles of malls throughout the country as they lose traditional retailer tenants who face increased competition from Amazon and other online sellers could put pressure on select, specialized mortgage-linked bond packages that came to market between 2011 and 2013, according to Fitch Ratings.
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Auction: The papers that created professional baseball as you know it18h Auction: The papers that created professional baseball as you know it
USA Today
The National League's founding documents are up for auction, and they may go for millions. Video provided by Newsy
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18h Updated Market Extra: Fidelity CEO has 4 reasons bitcoin still isn’t mainstream
Market Watch
Bitcoin may not seem as though it needs much help these days, having soared more than 400% over the past 12 months, but the industry of digital currencies and blockchain—the underlying technology—needs to address some major issues if it is going to be viable for a broad and mainstream consumer base.
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18h Updated Memorial Day gas prices set to be 22% cheaper than average
Market Watch
If you’re planning to kick off your summer with a Memorial Day road trip, you couldn’t have picked a better year to do so.
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19h Futures Movers: Oil struggles for direction as traders weigh likelihood of 9-month output-cut extension
Market Watch
Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting, a joint committee of OPEC and non-OPEC producers have recommended a nine-month extension the production-cut agreement that expires in June.
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19h Updated Caroline Baum: Trumponomics relies on fuzzy math, rosy scenarios
Market Watch
Defining Trumponomics isn’t easy with a president who frequently changes his mind, writes Caroline Baum.
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19h Linde, Praxair reach agreement on details of merger
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. peer Praxair have reached a deal in principle on details of their proposed $70 billion merger, Linde said on Wednesday.
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19h U.S. appeals court hears arguments weighing on Wall Street policing
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court panel questioned government lawyers at length on Wednesday in oral arguments on whether or not the Securities and Exchange Commission's hiring of administrative law judges for in-house proceedings violated the Constitution.
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19h Bitcoin soars above $2,400 to all-time high
Reuters
(Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.
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19h Europe Markets: European stock gains limited as auto, mining shares fall
Market Watch
Most major European markets ebbed lower, with automobile makers Daimler and Fiat Chrysler and mining stocks among those struggling, even as Draghi retained a dovish tone on policy.
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19h Does the Pope Francis think Donald Trump needs to lose weight?
Market Watch
By the last estimate, the president is indeed overweight — but just shy of obese.
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19h Donald Trump’s budget ignores what is actually ailing American workers
The Economist
PRESIDENTIAL budget requests, all of them, are worth exactly nothing. They carry no force of legislation. They land, heavy, bound and shrink-wrapped, so they can be immediately binned as Congress continues its now yearly stumble toward a “continuing resolution”—a supposedly temporary legislative act that in recent decades has almost entirely replaced the statutory budget process. The request from the President is the least consequential part of something that is completely broken. It functions like a bumper sticker on an old car. It only tells you about the person who’s driving.  Mick Mulvaney, a former congressman from South Carolina who won his seat in the Tea-Party wave of 2010, runs Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget. Mr Mulvaney has created the budget his wing of the Republican party always wanted: government as a service, paid for by its clients, the taxpayers. If you receive more than you pay, the system has failed, and must be fixed. The marketing copy that accompanied the budget calls this...
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19h Bitcoin surges to record above $2,400, bringing 2017 gain to nearly 150%
CNBC
Bitcoin hit a record Wednesday after a late Tuesday announcement from the Digital Currency Group.
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19h Microsoft reportedly buys Israeli cybersecurity firm Hexadite
CNBC
Microsoft is said to have acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Hexadite for $100 million, report says.
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Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.19h Updated Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.
USA Today
Vista High School will use a $10 million grant to make high school more personal.
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19h The New York Post: Tom Cruise stuns Australian TV hosts by revealing ‘Top Gun 2’ is a go
Market Watch
After years of speculation, the actor confirmed Tuesday that “Top Gun 2” is officially happening.
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19h U.S. inventories of oil, gasoline fall: EIA
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. crude stocks fell last week as refineries hiked output, while gasoline stocks decreased and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.
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19h Linde, Praxair reach deal on merger agreement
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. peer Praxair have reached a deal in principle on their proposed $70 billion merger, Linde said on Wednesday.
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20h Updated The Ratings Game: Cloudera has a big opportunity after IPO, but the costs may be tough to stomach
Market Watch
Shares of Cloudera Inc. got a boost Tuesday as the underwriters on its recent initial public offering outlined the opportunity ahead for its data-crunching software, and the cost of realizing it.
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20h The Fed wants to raise rates this year. One thing could stand in the way
CNBC
Substantially lower-than-expected inflation would be a hurdle for the Fed in its quest to normalize monetary policy.
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20h Updated Capitol Report: The nation’s newest hot housing market — Philadelphia
Market Watch
Philadelphia is in the sweet spot as its long-time strengths play into a recovering housing economy and one big local employer expands.
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20h Updated The contrarian investor’s best bet is coming down the pike
Market Watch
Consumers saddled with debt will hurt the economy, affecting dividend stocks, bonds and gold, says Michael Brush.
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20h Existing home sales fall as tight supply lifts prices
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell more than expected in April, weighed down by a chronic shortage of houses on the market that is keeping prices elevated and sidelining prospective buyers.
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20h The Wall Street Journal: Manchester police arrest 3 more in investigation into concert bombing
Market Watch
Police on Wednesday arrested at least three more men as part of their investigation into the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande pop concert, as authorities pursued the possibility that the assailant didn’t act alone.
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6 smart ways to travel cheaply and still have a memorable vacation20h 6 smart ways to travel cheaply and still have a memorable vacation
USA Today
You can travel cheaply and still have an experience worth remembering. Here's how.
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20h Beat the System: Theresa May will win the British general election — and catapult stocks and the pound
Market Watch
The terror bombing will presumably cause a right-wing shift in the public’s mood.
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20h Updated Imagine if everyone in the world had a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest
Market Watch
What life might be like if the fiduciary rule even applied to Starbucks baristas, barbers, real-estate agents and others.
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20h Wall St. little changed ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading on Wednesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve minutes of its May meeting that could cement the chances of a rate hike next month.
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20h Market Snapshot: Stock market holds ground as investors await Fed minutes
Market Watch
U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Wednesday, through trading was subdued and moves were slightly ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate increase.
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20h Your first trade for Wednesday, May 24
CNBC
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the early hours of the trading day.
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20h The New York Post: Neiman Marcus met with Related Cos. to discuss tie-up including merger
Market Watch
New York-based Related is concerned about the teetering financial health of Neiman, and that the retailer might require financial backing as it gears up to anchor Related’s massive Hudson Yards office-and-retail complex on Manhattan’s West Side that’s slated to open late next year, sources said.
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20h Updated Kuwait says OPEC, non-OPEC could deepen oil cuts
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers could deepen output cuts or extend them for a year at a meeting in Vienna this week, Kuwait said on Wednesday, as they seek to clear a global stocks overhang and prop up the price of crude.
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20h More than half of Americans are afraid to take their paid vacations
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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20h The Wall Street Journal: Armed soldiers patrol London streets after Manchester attack raises threat level
Market Watch
Visitors flocking to the U.K. will face an unusual sight: armed uniformed troops at some of London’s most famous landmarks as the country tightens security amid concerns more terrorist attacks could follow in the wake of Monday’s fatal bombing in Manchester.
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20h Updated Currencies: Dollar steadies ahead of Fed minutes expected to signal June hike
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar churned little changed against leading rivals Wednesday ahead of the release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes that are largely expected to back expectations for another Fed interest-rate hike come June.
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Diabetics: Roche says it can save you big money20h Updated Diabetics: Roche says it can save you big money
USA Today
"We knew that access was a problem," Roche diabetes executive says.
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20h Capitol Report: America has a new discrimination problem: political bias
Market Watch
A new kind of discrimination appears to be sweeping across America in neighborhoods, malls, even workplaces: bias against people on the other political side.
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20h Citi struggles to bring back shine to its Mexican crown jewel
Reuters
MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newly refurbished Citibanamex branch in Mexico City's affluent Del Valle neighborhood opens into a Scandinavian-chic space where salespeople chat with clients at touch screens. The next room, though, is filled with customers queueing up in front of tellers or waiting on benches. Outside, more line up to use the ATMs.
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20h Amazon’s new bookstore keeps shoppers on the Amazon website
Market Watch
Amazon is opening its seventh store in New York City’s Columbus Circle on Thursday.
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20h Bond Report: Treasury yields slip ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
Treasury yields fall ahead of the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s policy-making panel’s meeting in May as investors gauge the chance of a June rate hike.
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21h Updated This will be America’s new exodus
Market Watch
Millions of people will move out of cities, shaking up established models of global growth.
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21h Updated Your kids learn about money from the same people who teach them about sex
Market Watch
Research indicates that the example parents set is key in shaping their kids’ future financial health.
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21h Updated Why you could end up homeless in retirement
Market Watch
Housing prices are outpacing older adults’ incomes, and many retirees rely solely on Social Security.
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21h Anthem weighing Obamacare individual market in each state
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthem Inc is looking at each state to determine what its participation in the Obamacare individual market will be next year given the political and regulatory uncertainty, Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish said on Wednesday.
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How soon will the Fed hike rates again? Minutes may offer clues21h How soon will the Fed hike rates again? Minutes may offer clues
USA Today
Investors are searching for clues on how the Fed will act on interest rates at June meeting.
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21h NewsWatch: How to make money while everyone else racks up student debt and car loans
Market Watch
Stocks don’t seem that interested in giving back much after four up sessions in a row. The Dark Bid financial blog has thrown a bone to the doom-and-gloomers, however, saying “Big Short 2.0” is all about student debt and car loans.
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21h American workers are giving hundreds of dollars every year to their boss by doing this...
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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21h Wall St. set to open little changed ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks looked set to open little changed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve releasing the minutes of its May meeting that could cement the chances of a rate hike next month.
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21h Judge gives RBS a week to end investor suit or face trial
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - A judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland and thousands of investors until June 1 to agree a deal that would avert a trial over the bank's 12 billion pound cash call in 2008.
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21h Market Snapshot: Stock market aims for 5th day of gains as investors await Fed minutes
Market Watch
Stock-index futures point to a flat to slightly higher start for Wall Street as investors await minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate hike.
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22h American workers are give hundreds of dollars every year to their boss by doing this...
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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22h Updated FA Center: When to say ‘you’re fired!’ to your investment adviser
Market Watch
Mere market-lagging performance is not a sufficient reason.
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22h Outside the Box: Wind power will keep growing rapidly — and bring economic opportunity to rural America
Market Watch
Last year, wind surpassed hydropower to become the county’s largest source of renewable generating capacity, and the fourth-largest capacity source behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear.
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22h Updated Clean-energy jobs seen rising to 24 million by 2030, international energy agency says
Market Watch
The International Renewable Energy Agency said nearly 10 million people were employed in clean energy last year, and predicted 24 million jobs by 2030.
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22h Updated FA Center: Forget the fiduciary standard — financial advisers need a code of ethics
Market Watch
Financial advisers should be like doctors and take a ‘Hippocratic oath’.
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22h German prosecutor says is in touch with U.S. authorities on Daimler
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors, who searched Daimler's offices this week as part of an investigation into diesel pollution, are talking to U.S. authorities, the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
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22h Updated Amazon’s first New York City bookstore opens on Thursday
Market Watch
Amazon is opening its seventh store in New York City’s Columbus Circle on Thursday.
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22h Futures Movers: Oil prices stall ahead of OPEC meeting
Market Watch
Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting and a looming decision on output cuts by major producers, oil prices are rising. U.S. supply data is coming.
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22h Need to Know: How to make money while everyone else racks up student debt and car loans
Market Watch
Stocks don’t seem that interested in giving back much after four up sessions in a row. The Dark Bid financial blog has thrown a bone to the doom-and-gloomers, however, saying “Big Short 2.0” is all about student debt and car loans.
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22h Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks tries for 5th day of gains ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
Wall Street is headed for a choppy session on Wednesday, with stock futures for all three major benchmarks flickering around the flat ine ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate hike.
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22h Updated German prosecutor probing Daimler says is in touch with U.S. authorities
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German authorities involved in raiding Daimler's offices as part of a probe into diesel pollution are talking to authorities in the United States, the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
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22h World stocks slip on China downgrade, ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months.
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23h From Eiffel Tower to Burj Khalifa—world landmarks pay tribute to Manchester victims
Market Watch
Famous monuments around the world were Tuesday night paying tribute to the Manchester bombing victims, with landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to Burj Khalifa going dark completely dark or lighting up in the Union Jack flag.
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23h Updated MarketWatch First Take: Intel and AMD license rumors should finally be dead
Market Watch
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. stock continued on a volatile path Monday, as Chief Executive Lisa Su did her best to shoot down a rumor that just won’t seem to die.
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23h Updated More shoppers are saying ‘yes’ to their wedding dress by clicking ‘buy’online
Market Watch
E-commerce continues to branch out into unexpected categories such as weddings, jewelry and art
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23h Judge gives RBS week to end investor suit or face trial
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland a week to avoid a trial by reaching a deal with investors who allege the bank misled them over its 2008 fundraising.
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Milllennial, pursuing her acting dream, struggles to invest for the future23h Milllennial, pursuing her acting dream, struggles to invest for the future
USA Today
Kate Strauss, 24, tries to cut back on spending and hopes to put away money this fall.
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3 ways to save money and fight vampires23h 3 ways to save money and fight vampires
USA Today
Here are 3 ways you can save on your electricity bill, and you won’t need any garlic.
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23h Updated Auto lender Santander checked income on just 8% of subprime loans bundled into bonds
Market Watch
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., which is counted among the biggest subprime auto-loan firms, verified income on just 8% of borrowers on loans it recently bundled into $1 billion of bonds, Moody’s Investors Service said.
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23h The Wall Street Journal: Trump meets with Pope Francis amid policy clashes that include the environment
Market Watch
President Donald Trump met Wednesday morning with Pope Francis, in a much-anticipated encounter between two leaders who have clashed in the past and share few policy priorities.
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Amazon brings its physical bookstore to New York23h Amazon brings its physical bookstore to New York
USA Today
Unlike other bookstores, Amazon isn’t necessarily relying on the books themselves to keep the business afloat.
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A study guide for Fed’s upcoming meeting minutes23h A study guide for Fed’s upcoming meeting minutes
USA Today
Investors are searching for clues on how the Fed will act on interest rates at June meeting.
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Browse around a physical Amazon bookstore23h Browse around a physical Amazon bookstore
USA Today
Amazon now has physical bookstores for its customers. Here is a look inside one of them.
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How to check out a book at an Amazon Bookstore without your credit card23h How to check out a book at an Amazon Bookstore without your credit card
USA Today
You don't even need your credit card to get a book from an Amazon bookstore.
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What can you find in a physical Amazon bookstore?23h What can you find in a physical Amazon bookstore?
USA Today
Amazon Books Vice President Jennifer Cast talks about what you can find in a physical Amazon Bookstore.
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24h Linde board to vote on Praxair deal next week: WirtschaftsWoche
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde's supervisory board will vote next week on a merger agreement with U.S. peer Praxair , German weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported, citing sources close to the negotiations.
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24h Trump tax reforms could push Israeli tech companies to the U.S.
Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for sharp cuts to corporate taxes will lead Israeli technology companies, a lynchpin of Israel's economy, to consider shifting their domicile to the United States, industry and accountancy executives say.
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24h Caroline Baum: What exactly is Trumponomics?
Market Watch
Defining Trumponomics isn’t easy with a president who frequently changes his mind, writes Caroline Baum.
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Apple’s gift to schools: Free app development curriculum24h Apple’s gift to schools: Free app development curriculum
USA Today
Apple is creating a new curriculum designed to teach app development to high school and college students with little to no prior experience in coding.  The price: Free.
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24h Europe Markets: European stock gains limited as auto, mining shares fall; Draghi on deck
Market Watch
Most major European markets ebbed lower, with automobile makers Daimler and Fiat Chrysler and mining stocks among those struggling, while investors were preparing to hear from European Central Bank and Federal Reserve officials.
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24h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Moody’s downgrades China rating for the first time in nearly 30 years
Market Watch
Citing expectations that the country’s financial strength will deteriorate in the coming years, Moody’s Investors Service has slashed the credit rating of China for the first time since 1989.
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24h The Wall Street Journal: Ex-CIA director Brennan sheds light on probe into Russian election interference
Market Watch
The testimony by Brennan, while not citing evidence of collusion by Trump associates in Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, sheds new light on why federal agents decided last year to initiate a full investigation.
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24h Updated OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-OPEC ministers meet for informal consultations in Vienna on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to agree the duration of oil output cuts as they seek to clear a global stocks overhang that has pulled down the price of crude.
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25h Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks set for 5th day of gains ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
Wall Street eyes a fifth straight day of gains on Wednesday, with stock futures for all three major benchmarks advancing ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting that could quell doubts about a June interest-rate hike.
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25h General Electric signs 1 billion riyal deal to build gas turbines in Saudi Arabia
Reuters
RIYADH (Reuters) - General Electric (GE) signed a one billion riyal ($267 million) joint venture agreement on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's state-backed Dussur industrial development company to manufacture gas turbines in the eastern city of Dammam.
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25h The New York Post: NFL’s Odell Beckham could earn $48 million via a record-busting deal with Nike
Market Watch
Nike has officially retained Odell Beckham Jr. in a five-year deal worth more than $29 million, and the most lucrative shoe deal ever signed for an NFL player.
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25h Recent global stock upturn fizzles after China rating downgrade
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months.
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26h Updated Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years
Reuters
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars.
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26h London Markets: Mining, retail shares tug FTSE 100 slightly into the red
Market Watch
Blue-chip stocks in the U.K. slipped Wednesday, with pressure on mining shares setting up to pull the market lower for a second straight session.
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26h Updated Bunge says not in talks with Glencore following approach
Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. grains trader Bunge Ltd said on Tuesday it was not in talks with Swiss mining and commodities group Glencore Plc , after the latter said it had made an informal approach to discuss "a possible consensual business combination."
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26h Oil prices rise as market expects extended production cut
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by confidence that an OPEC-led output cut aimed at tightening supply would be extended to all of 2017 and the first quarter of next year.
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26h Updated The Fed: Fed minutes may quell doubt about a June interest-rate hike
Market Watch
Minutes of the Fed’s May 2-3 meeting are likely to put an end to doubts about a June interest rate hike.
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26h Updated Here’s one thing that could scuttle an extension of OPEC’s oil output cuts
Market Watch
To most oil analysts and traders, an extension to OPEC’s production cuts seems like a done deal, but there’s still one thing that could derail the whole thing: A flare-up in tensions between Saudi Arabia and other key cartel members.
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27h The New York Post: Uber owes its New York City drivers millions due to accounting mistake
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The company admitted Tuesday that it mistakenly was taking its fee before accounting for the 2.5 percent black car fee and taxes, which was costing drivers each trip.
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27h Updated Commodities Corner: 4 potential outcomes for OPEC’s crucial meeting
Market Watch
Saudi Arabia will have Saudi Aramco’s IPO in mind as OPEC makes its decision on whether to extend its production-cut deal beyond its June expiration.
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28h RBS struggles to seal deal over 2008 cash call dispute: sources
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is struggling to reach a deal with all the investors who allege the lender misled them during a 12 billion pound ($15.6 billion) cash call in 2008, two sources familiar with the situation said.
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28h Updated Futures Movers: Oil continues to gain ahead of OPEC meeting
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Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting and a looming decision on output cuts by major producers, oil prices are rising. U.S. supply data is coming.
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28h Asia Markets: China stocks pare losses, but remain weaker after Moody’s downgrade
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Shares in Shanghai slip back as a Moody’s downgrade reminds investors of China’s continued growth in outstanding borrowings—especially among companies.
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29h U.S. financial council reimagined as boon, not bane, for Wall Street
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which brings together all U.S. financial watchdogs, used to be the scourge of Wall Street but under Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin it can serve to ease its regulatory burdens.
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Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth29h Updated Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth
USA Today
Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead.
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29h U.S. appeals court to hear cases that could weigh on Wall Street policing
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will weigh whether certain hiring practices at two of the country's top financial market regulators violate the Constitution on Wednesday, in a pair of cases that could have major ramifications for the policing of Wall Street.
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Roche: Diabetics could save thousands on blood glucose monitoring system30h Roche: Diabetics could save thousands on blood glucose monitoring system
USA Today
"We knew that access was a problem," Roche diabetes executive says.
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