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26m Updated Why middle-class millennials are taking out hefty loans to travel the world
Market Watch
These young Americans are seeking fun experiences and ‘cultural capital.’
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28m Asia Markets: Hong Kong leads slight Asian market gains
Market Watch
Equity markets in Asia gained slightly Thursday, with indexes trading in a tight range as investors await guidance from a key meeting of global central bankers.
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29m Updated Why Americans should steer clear of Mexico
Market Watch
U.S. government warns citizens about traveling to parts of Mexico.
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30m Updated What I learned after being robbed at gunpoint in Mexico
Market Watch
Before you take that last-ditch summer vacation, do this to stay safe.
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35m Dollar regains some footing; focus on central bankers
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar inched higher on Thursday, paring some of the losses it suffered after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a shutdown of the government was possible and threatened to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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54m Updated What time is the $700 million Powerball drawing?
Market Watch
The drawing for this week’s estimated $650 million Powerball jackpot will take place at 10.59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
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Used electric cars: the best bang for your buck?1h 33m Updated Used electric cars: the best bang for your buck?
USA Today
Consider buying a used electric car, said AAA, which releases its annual True Cost of Vehicle Ownership report Wednesday.
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1h 43m Updated The Tell: Blood in the streets? Not yet, but when it happens, here’s what you shouldn’t do
Market Watch
Stocks have weakened a bit lately, and the recent decline, however mild, serves as a reminder that this relentless bull market won’t last forever. When that fateful day finally comes and stocks begin their painful unwind, will you be ready?
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1h 44m Updated Market Extra: Trump ‘shutdown’ threat rattles stock market
Market Watch
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. government if Congress doesn't’ fund his plan for a border wall unsettles markets somewhat, though analysts question whether the White House is bluffing.
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2h Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins U.S. regulatory, shareholder approvals
Reuters
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday cleared two of the biggest hurdles it needed to close its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc , with approvals from a U.S. regulator and the grocery chain's shareholders.
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3h The Wall Street Journal: Fairfax sells Singapore’s First Capital to Mitsui Sumitomo for $1.6 billion
Market Watch
Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. confirmed Wednesday evening that it sold Singapore-based property-and-casualty insurer First Capital to Japanese insurer Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. for $1.6 billion.
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Verizon’s cheaper 'unlimited' data plan means serious tradeoffs3h Updated Verizon’s cheaper 'unlimited' data plan means serious tradeoffs
USA Today
The fine print in these two new plans requires choices on video quality and hot-spot use.
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3h Hershey Trust to sell 4.5 million shares of Hershey Co
Reuters
(Reuters) - Hershey Trust Co, the charitable trust which controls chocolate maker Hershey Co , said on Wednesday it would sell 4.5 million shares of Hershey's common stock.
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The lines at Lowe's are too long, Jim Cramer explains3h Updated The lines at Lowe's are too long, Jim Cramer explains
USA Today
As an avid gardener, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said the lines at Lowe's are too long and he tends to like shopping at Home Depot better. Video provided by TheStreet
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4h The Wall Street Journal: Uber narrows quarterly loss as bookings surge
Market Watch
Uber Technologies Inc.’s scandal-plagued year apparently hasn’t deterred ridership, though the ride-hailing company is still reporting heavy financial losses.
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4h The Wall Street Journal: New investment vehicle gives tech startups an alternative to IPO
Market Watch
A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs plans to launch an investment vehicle that will offer a richly valued technology startup an alternative route to public ownership.
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4h Uber second-quarter bookings increase, loss narrows
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Wednesday reported a 16 percent increase in quarterly bookings and a smaller loss than the previous period as the ride-services company showed signs of inching toward profitability.
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Could hackers be behind the U.S. Navy collisions?4h Updated Could hackers be behind the U.S. Navy collisions?
USA Today
Was a hack attack behind two separate instances of Navy ships colliding with commercial vessels?  Experts say it’s highly unlikely, but not impossible.
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4h Ford names former Key Safety exec Lou to head China operations
Reuters
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and chief executive of its China operations.
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4h Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins regulatory, shareholder approvals
Reuters
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday cleared two major hurdles needed to close Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of the natural grocery chain, with approvals from a U.S. competition regulator and Whole Foods shareholders.
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4h The Wall Street Journal: Meg Whitman on Uber CEO rumors: No, nope, nuh-uh, no way
Market Watch
Meg Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., on Wednesday repeated that she won’t be the next CEO of Uber Technologies Inc. following news that the board is considering her again as a candidate.
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4h The Wall Street Journal: Amazon’s deal for Whole Foods gets green light from FTC
Market Watch
Amazon.com Inc.’s takeover of Whole Foods Market Inc. cleared its biggest hurdle on Wednesday as federal regulators approved the e-commerce giant’s big bet on the more than $700 billion food retail market.
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5h GE, ABB restart talks over industrial solutions deal: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - General Electric Co has resumed negotiations to sell its industrial solutions business to Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd , after the U.S. industrial conglomerate moderated its price expectations, people familiar with the matter said.
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5h Uber reports second-quarter loss of $645 million; ride bookings grow
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] reported on Wednesday that its losses narrowed in the second quarter by 9 percent and ride bookings rose, but the company is still a long way from being profitable.
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5h Updated Outside the Box: Here’s how Republicans and Democrats can come together to fix health care
Market Watch
Lasting health-care reform calls for sensibility and feasibility, writes Robert C. Pozen.
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5h Updated Outside the Box: Why nursing homes are suffering from old age problems
Market Watch
Demographics, Medicaid, and competition are making traditional rest homes less attractive, writes Betsy Rust.
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5h Updated U.S. new home sales hit seven-month low as prices soar
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in July, dropping to their lowest in seven months amid a surge in prices, raising concerns of a slowdown in the housing market recovery.
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Watch GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving answer 10 questions in 60 seconds5h Watch GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving answer 10 questions in 60 seconds
USA Today
From his first pet to predictions about who will get a human on Mars first.
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5h Updated Wall Street falls as Trump threatens government shutdown
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors grappled with a threat from President Donald Trump to shut down the government if Congress fails to fund a Mexico border wall.
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WOW Air, known for $99 Europe fares, adds four new U.S. cities5h Updated WOW Air, known for $99 Europe fares, adds four new U.S. cities
USA Today
Can St. Louis support a non-stop route to Iceland? How about Cleveland, Cincinnati and Detroit? Icelandic budget carrier WOW Air thinks so.
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Investing advice: What makes small-cap stocks mighty (and risky)5h Updated Investing advice: What makes small-cap stocks mighty (and risky)
USA Today
Small caps can diversify portfolios and bring higher growth potential — albeit with higher risks. Here’s what you need to know.
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Penny stocks for beginners5h Penny stocks for beginners
USA Today
It's hard to check your email without hearing about the next "hot" penny stock that's going to make you rich. But what are penny stocks, and can they really deliver on those promises? Here's my 2 cents worth on penny stocks. Low-priced, small-cap stocks are known as penny stocks. Contrary to their name, penny stocks rarely cost a penny. The SEC considers a penny stock to be pretty much anything under $5. And while there are sub $5 stocks trading on big exchanges like NYSE and NASDAQ, most investors don't think of these when asked to describe a penny stock. READ MORE: How to Buy Penny Stocks (for Beginners) Video provided by TheStreet
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Whole Foods shareholders vote in favor of Amazon deal5h Updated Whole Foods shareholders vote in favor of Amazon deal
USA Today
Shareholders will get $42 per share.
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5h Facebook picks veteran executive to lead hardware efforts: Business Insider
Reuters
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday named one of its veteran executives Andrew Bosworth to lead all of its consumer hardware efforts, including its Building 8 division, the Business Insider reported.
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'No thanks, Alexa.' Walmart teams with Google to offer voice shopping5h Updated 'No thanks, Alexa.' Walmart teams with Google to offer voice shopping
USA Today
Starting next month, shoppers will be able to order Walmart items from Google Express in a challenge to Amazon.
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Lowe's to boost staffing as Home Depot rivalry intensifies5h Updated Lowe's to boost staffing as Home Depot rivalry intensifies
USA Today
Lowe's will increase store hours as it trails archrival Home Depot despite a strong housing sector that continues to boost the bottom line.
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Harley-Davidson reveals eight revamped cruiser motorcycles5h Updated Harley-Davidson reveals eight revamped cruiser motorcycles
USA Today
The new bikes, aimed at Harley's 115th anniversary year, are being rolled out as manufacturers of motorcycles have seen a decline in U.S. sales.
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Trump shutdown threat, ratings-downgrade fears rattle stocks5h Updated Trump shutdown threat, ratings-downgrade fears rattle stocks
USA Today
Markets flinched Wednesday after the president threatened to shut down the government and a ratings agency said U.S. top credit could be at risk.
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6h After-hours buzz: GES, WSM, PVH & more
CNBC
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell on Wednesday: GES, WSM, PVH & more
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6h Updated Project Syndicate: Is Trump killing the dollar?
Market Watch
Not since World War II has the safety of the dollar been in such doubt, writes Benjamin Cohen.
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6h Google memo writer hires Republican Party official as lawyer
Reuters
(Reuters) - The engineer fired from Google for writing a memo critical of the company's diversity hiring policies has hired a lawyer who is a member of the Republican National Committee to represent him.
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6h FTC clears Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday it has cleared Amazon.com Inc's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc .
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These $99 earbuds are great for athletes but there's a catch6h These $99 earbuds are great for athletes but there's a catch
USA Today
They don't cost a lot but will they do the job? Watch to find out!
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6h Updated Cheap oil undercuts U.S. rail, bus service: study
Reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Cheap gasoline is squeezing U.S. bus companies and the Amtrak passenger rail system that bet more consumers would embrace alternatives to driving for trips shorter than 400 miles, a study by researchers at DePaul University concluded.
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6h The Tell: Gundlach’s favored gauge says the 10-year Treasury yield is due for a breakout
Market Watch
A composite measure melding prices for copper and gold suggest the 10-year benchmark Treasury yield should return to peaks last seen when the reflation trade was in full force back in December.
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6h NewsWatch: Trump ‘shutdown’ threat rattles stock market
Market Watch
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. government if Congress doesn't’ fund his plan for a border wall unsettles markets somewhat, though analysts question whether the White House is bluffing.
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6h Updated Whole Foods shareholders approve sale to Amazon
Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said shareholders in the natural and organic grocery chain cleared the way for its proposed $13.7 billion sale to Amazon.com Inc.
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6h Nothing to be worried about with Salesforce, analysts say
Market Watch
Analysts loved Salesforce last quarter, but this quarter they have deepened their affection as the cloud-computing company yet again beat earnings expectations.
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6h Updated Project Syndicate: The age of nuclear deterrence is over
Market Watch
The nuclearization of East Asia and the Persian Gulf threatens world peace, writes Joschka Fischer.
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6h Currencies: Dollar retreats as Trump sparks fresh worries about U.S. policy
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar weakens against the euro, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc on Wednesday as U.S. trade and domestic policy issues reclaim center stage and questions about the prospects for tax reform resurface.
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6h Market Snapshot: Stock market closes lower as optimism fades before Jackson Hole
Market Watch
U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday on light volume, with the main indexes undoing some of the solid gains from the previous session as investors turn their attention to the Jackson Hole, Wyo., meeting of global central bankers and digested comments from President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night rally.
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Here’s why the Note 8's camera could be better than iPhone's7h Here’s why the Note 8's camera could be better than iPhone's
USA Today
Samsung's new flagship might have the best camera we've ever seen.
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7h Updated Mexico, Canada dismiss Trump threats to scrap NAFTA trade pact
Reuters
MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Mexico and Canada on Wednesday dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to scrap NAFTA, describing it as a negotiating tactic aimed at winning the upper hand in talks to update one of the world's biggest trading blocs.
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7h Updated The Margin: Elon Musk reveals what an actual SpaceX spacesuit will look like, and his fans swoon
Market Watch
Elon Musk knows how to play the social-media game. From throwing shade at Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to sounding the alarm on artificial intelligence, when the Tesla boss posts, people listen. It happened again on Wednesday
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7h Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield falls by the most in 6 weeks on government shutdown fears
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Treasurys saw mild buying, dragging yields lower, on Wednesday after President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government, challenging key congressional leaders and White House officials remarks that the looming debt ceiling deadline wouldn’t end in a temporary closure of the Federal government.
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One of the best instant cameras is back down to its lowest price ever7h One of the best instant cameras is back down to its lowest price ever
USA Today
Fujifilm's Instax instant cameras are top-notch, and the Mini 9 is our pick for best value, especially when it's back on sale for the lowest price it's ever been.
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Diversified portfolio: 5 ways to invest in real estate7h Diversified portfolio: 5 ways to invest in real estate
USA Today
Many new investors don’t know where or how to invest in real estate. So here are five options, ranging from high maintenance to low.
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7h Student loan company accused of delaying debt forgiveness for teachers and social workers
Market Watch
Massachusetts AG sues student loan servicer, accusing the company of mistreating borrowers
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7h Updated La-Z-Boy in talks with Amazon as it seeks to connect with millennials, Gen X
Market Watch
Furniture maker La-Z-Boy is beefing up its e-commerce business in an effort to connect with younger shoppers who are comfortable making bigger purchases online.
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7h Trump Today: Trump Today: President urges unity in American Legion speech and bashes Sen. Flake on Twitter
Market Watch
President Donald Trump told the American Legion convention on Wednesday that there’s no division “too deep for us to heal,” as he signed a bill to benefit veterans and took aim at a fellow Republican lawmaker.
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7h Updated How Herbalife’s share buyback could force Bill Ackman to trim his short position
Market Watch
Herbalife’s $600 million share buyback will reduce the number of shares available for short sellers to borrow and sharply increase the cost of Ackman’s $1 billion short position.
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7h Market Extra: What currency analysts worry about as Trump threatens to scrap Nafta
Market Watch
President Donald Trump’s threat to scrap a longstanding trade agreement with its closest North American partners rattled Mexico’s peso and the Canadian loonie, but currency strategists are wagering that the president’s comments were more sizzle than steak.
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8h Market Extra: More active managers are beating the market, but it won’t last
Market Watch
More active managers are demonstrating better performance than the overall market thus far this year, but make no mistake: long-term performance stats remain dire.
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8h Futures Movers: Oil tallies a gain as U.S. crude supplies drop for eighth week
Market Watch
An eighth weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies lifts oil prices Wednesday, but domestic production continues its climb to levels not seen since July 2015—setting a limit on crude’s price strength.
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8h Updated Called to Account: Boeing and other big defense companies face special challenge in new revenue rules
Market Watch
Defense companies can soon recognize revenues as costs are incurred rather than waiting until deliveries are made
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8h Google throws lifeline to desperate retail industry besieged by Amazon
CNBC
Wal-Mart's teaming up to sell products on Google Home could spark hope for struggling retailers.
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Trump risks backlash in farm belt states if NAFTA gets scrapped8h Trump risks backlash in farm belt states if NAFTA gets scrapped
USA Today
Mexico and Canada together represent one-third of total U.S. agricultural exports but that could change if the North American Free Trade Agreement gets terminated.
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We never had school lunch like this8h We never had school lunch like this
USA Today
These kid-friendly bento-style lunch boxes put paper bags to shame.
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8h Top Wall Street quant could be entering the ETF game
CNBC
Cliff Asness' AQR Capital filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last Thursday for an exemption that would allow it to potentially launch ETFs.
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9h Metals Stocks: Gold ends higher with dollar nicked by economic agenda uncertainty
Market Watch
Gold prices end higher to recoup much of the losses suffered in the previous session, as a wobbly dollar and losses in U.S. equities support the yellow metal.
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9h Updated The Problem With Dissing Teen Retailers
The Wall Street Journal
Investing in teen retailer stocks has always been treacherous. Now their volatility is being further compounded by low expectations.
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9h Updated Invesco Has Right Mix at the Right Price
The Wall Street Journal
A sharp correction in asset managers provides an opportunity to buy into Invesco.
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9h The Tell: These are the world’s 10 most crowded trades in the stock market right now
Market Watch
UBS this week released its list of the 10 most crowded trades, and among the mostly familiar crop of names are a few you probably wouldn’t expect to see, including the stock holding the top spot.
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9h This is what energy majors like Chevron are looking for in their next leaders
Market Watch
Chevron is reportedly looking to replace its CEO, and top contender comes from its chemicals and refining business — historically, a line where penny-pinching is the norm.
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9h Updated The Margin: You can get a ‘nothingburger’ at McDonald’s, but it takes some work
Market Watch
Not content to leave the political-talking-point term in the metaphorical domain, though, one U.K.-based Twitter user set about the task of determining whether the world’s largest burger purveyor would be willing to serve up a literal nothingburger:
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9h Market Snapshot: Dow rally fades along with optimism as Jackson Hole comes into focus
Market Watch
U.S. stocks trade lower Wednesday, with the main indexes undoing some of the solid gains from the previous session as investors turned their attention to the Jackson Hole, Wyo., meeting of global central bankers.
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World’s 1st trillionaire; Vladimir Putin or Jeff Bezos?9h World’s 1st trillionaire; Vladimir Putin or Jeff Bezos?
USA Today
There are plenty of billionaires on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people. But who will be the world’s first trillionaire? Well, it's a toss up at the moment between Jeff Bezos and Vladimir Putin. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.
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Would you check in your phone at a restaurant to save money?10h Would you check in your phone at a restaurant to save money?
USA Today
How much money would it take to have you check your phone at the door? Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.
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10h Updated 4 reasons NOT buy a $700 million Powerball ticket (that have nothing to do with the crazy odds)
Market Watch
Wednesday’s blockbuster lottery jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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10h American Express to pay $96 million over discriminatory card terms
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American Express will end up paying $96 million to credit card customers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories for charging higher interest rates and engaging in other discriminatory practices, federal regulators said on Wednesday.
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10h BookWatch: These 6 books can make you a better college student
Market Watch
Understand statistics, gain financial literacy and get out of your comfort zone.
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Edmunds: Good deals for car shoppers on Labor Day weekend10h Edmunds: Good deals for car shoppers on Labor Day weekend
USA Today
Edmunds selected five of the best deals: two sedans, an SUV, a minivan and a truck. These deals are good now and should be available through Sept. 5.
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10h The New York Post: Jared Kushner snubbed by Egypt’s foreign minister
Market Watch
Egypt snubbed Jared Kushner on Wednesday, calling off a scheduled meeting between President Trump’s son-in-law and the country’s foreign minister after the U.S. withheld millions of dollars in aid.
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10h Market Extra: Bitcoin and Ether rise, helping take crypto space above $150 billion market cap
Market Watch
The price of the digital currency Bitcoin rose on Wednesday, putting it on track for a second straight daily increase, a rally that took the total market capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency space above $150 billion.
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10h American Express to pay $96 million to consumers over discriminatory card terms
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American Express will pay $96 million to consumers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories over discriminatory terms in its credit card agreements, according to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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The Best Backpacks for School and College10h The Best Backpacks for School and College
USA Today
We tested 11 popular backpacks to see which ones we liked best in terms of comfort, looks, and storage.
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11h Europe Markets: European stocks end lower amid strong factory activity
Market Watch
European stocks slump Wednesday, with investors assessing fresh data on the health of the eurozone economy, as market participants count down to a key meeting of central bankers.
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11h The best mega-cap technology stock may not be in the US
CNBC
MKM raises expectations for Alibaba, saying the e-commerce giant has the "best fundamentals of the mega-caps."
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11h London Markets: FTSE 100 logs minuscule gain as weak pound offsets wider European selloff
Market Watch
U.K. stocks end a choppy session little changed Wednesday as a falling pound buoyed exporters, but the benchmark index still struggled to shake off a downbeat trend in European equities.
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11h Updated ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 episode 6: The 4 biggest takeaways from ‘Beyond the Wall’
Market Watch
What’s more powerful than a dragon? Try a White Walker dragon.
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Our favorite drip coffee maker is at a rare low price right now11h Our favorite drip coffee maker is at a rare low price right now
USA Today
The Technivorm Moccamaster is the best drip coffee maker we've ever tested, and the price just dropped, making it a great time to invest in your morning routine.
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11h Futures Movers: Oil prices climb as U.S. crude supplies drop an eighth week
Market Watch
An eighth weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies lifts oil prices Wednesday, but domestic production continues its climb to levels not seen since July 2015—setting a limit on crude’s price strength.
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11h NewsWatch: Dow rally fades as Jackson Hole comes into focus
Market Watch
U.S. stocks are trading lower in early trade Wednesday, with the main indexes undoing some of the solid gains from the previous session as investors turned their attention to the Jackson Hole meeting of global central bankers.
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More businesses are opening up to people with disabilities11h Updated More businesses are opening up to people with disabilities
USA Today
The 2017 Disability Equality Index reports more U.S. businesses are becoming accessible to people with disabilities.
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11h Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chip business sale: sources
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is prioritizing negotiations with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business after talks stalled with a previously preferred bidder, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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Court upholds insider trading conviction of money manager11h Updated Court upholds insider trading conviction of money manager
USA Today
A New York federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of an Ivy League-educated ex-portfolio manager convicted on insider trading.
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11h The Wall Street Journal: Vanguard plans low-cost corporate bond ETF that will pressure rivals on fees
Market Watch
The Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF would track an index tied to the U.S. investment grade corporate bond market and is expected to launch with an expense ratio of 0.07% per year.
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11h ‘Back up, you creep’ — and 10 other things you should never say to a co-worker
Market Watch
Hillary Clinton’s new book reveals what she (almost) said to Donald Trump during their debates.
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11h Updated Deep Dive: This could be the perfect time to buy shares of Exxon Mobil and Chevron
Market Watch
If production cuts cause crude-oil prices to rise, the beleaguered Big Oil companies could finally rebound.
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12h These charts show which group of stocks could survive the Amazon threat
Market Watch
Stick with those the stock market likes, writes Michael Kahn.
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12h Currencies: Dollar wanes as Trump sparks renewed worries about U.S. policy
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar edges lower against haven currencies and the euro Wednesday, as questions about the prospects for U.S. tax-policy reforms resurface.
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12h Updated U.S. new home sales fall to seven-month low
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in July, dropping to their lowest in seven months, which could raise concerns of a slowdown in the housing market recovery.
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12h Updated It’s getting harder for white supremacists to find romance online
Market Watch
On these dating apps, it’s all love and no hate.
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12h The Wall Street Journal: Saudis open Iraqi border and forge ties to counter Iran
Market Watch
Saudi Arabia, with U.S. assistance, is pushing aside years of rancor with its neighbor Iraq and mounting a broad effort to win Baghdad’s allegiance and dilute Iran’s influence over the pivotal U.S. ally.
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12h Bond Report: Treasurys catch haven bid on government shutdown fears
Market Watch
Treasurys saw mild buying, dragging yields lower, on Wednesday after President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government, challenging key congressional leaders and White House officials remarks that the looming debt ceiling deadline wouldn’t end in a temporary closure of the Federal government.
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12h If you received this spam call, you may be entitled to $900 in cash
Market Watch
Cruise companies are paying up for hitting consumers with robocalls.
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U.S. new-home sales plummet in July, yet still ahead of last year12h U.S. new-home sales plummet in July, yet still ahead of last year
USA Today
Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4% in July. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year's.
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12h Metals Stocks: Gold higher with dollar nicked by economic agenda uncertainty
Market Watch
Gold prices tilt higher, aiming for a return to the nearly three-month high they hit earlier this week, as a wobbly dollar and losses in U.S. equities support the yellow metal.
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12h Economic Report: New-home sales skid to 7-month low in July
Market Watch
Sales of newly-constructed homes ran at a 571,000 annual pace in July, defying expectations and hopes for a sturdier pace of sales in a tight market.
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13h Updated Clouds Part for Europe This Year
The Wall Street Journal
The latest cloud on the horizon has been the rising euro, but the eurozone of 2017 appears to be proving a resilient place.
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13h Outside the Box: 5 surprising ways to make money off your home
Market Watch
Earn passive income to offset — or even cover — your mortgage.
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13h The Tell: 5 things you don’t know about Germany’s Angela Merkel
Market Watch
While German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a known quantity after more than a decade on the world stage, there are still some not-as-well-known things about the 63-year-old politician.
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13h Updated Market Extra: Bad news for the stock market: The Hindenburg Omen is back
Market Watch
The appearance on the scene of a Hindenburg Omen sometimes portends a stock-market crash.
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Samsung Note 7 owners are a forgiving bunch13h Updated Samsung Note 7 owners are a forgiving bunch
USA Today
But not everyone is ready to snap up the new Note 8
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13h Updated Market Extra: 7 signs the stock market is ready to run smack into a wall
Market Watch
The stock market’s relentless rally to records may be facing its fiercest test of late.
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Winning the Powerball? You'll instantly be richer than these 7 stars13h Winning the Powerball? You'll instantly be richer than these 7 stars
USA Today
The lottery jack pot is worth $700 Million. If a single person were to win the prize they'd instantly become richer than these 7 celebrities.
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13h Key Words: Hillary Clinton says her ‘skin crawled’ during debate with Donald Trump
Market Watch
Hillary Clinton says in her forthcoming book that she was “incredibly uncomfortable” during the second presidential debate with Donald Trump, which came just two days after Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape was released.
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13h Market Snapshot: Dow rally fades as Jackson Hole comes into focus
Market Watch
U.S. stocks are trading lower in early trade Wednesday, with the main indexes undoing some of the solid gains from the previous session as investors turned their attention to the Jackson Hole meeting of global central bankers.
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13h Goldman Sachs sees an opening in Trump’s White House
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After Obama-era battering, Goldman Sachs is now targeting Volcker rule under Trump administration, Financial Times reports.
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13h Key Words: ESPN under fire for removing announcer Robert Lee from Virginia football game
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ESPN moved an Asian-American announcer named Robert Lee off the University of Virginia’s September 2 home opener against the College of William and Mary “simply because of the coincidence of his name.”
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13h Wall Street opens lower as Trump comments worry investors
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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were lower at the open on Wednesday after President Donald Trump warned of a government shutdown to build a Mexico border wall and threatened to terminate a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.
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14h Capitol Report: Clapper questions Trump’s fitness for office | Trump’s approval rating hits new post-Charlottesville low in poll
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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper questions President Trump’s fitness for office; Trump’s approval rating hits new post-Charlottesville low in poll; the 7 Senate seats most likely to flip next year; and more.
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14h Updated Need to Know: This indicator says the ‘billionaire bears’ are wrong
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A former RBC derivatives trader has mulled over the bearish growls coming from Ray Dalio and other billionaire investors, and he’s not that impressed. Instead, he is dazzled by an indicator that “magically continues to work.”
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14h Popular study app, Quizlet, faces a moment of truth as a new school year begins
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After reaching 1 in 2 high school students in the U.S., Quizlet is on a quest to reach the world's 1.5 billion students.
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14h Market Extra: Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund has $50 billion in shares on its shopping list
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Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund’s equity mandate was expanded last December, but the fund still has work to do to fulfill it.
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14h Updated How Apple could make smartwatches more popular, and potentially help Fitbit
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The smartwatch industry is poised to reaccelerate in the next few years, which is good news for Fitbit Inc. and Sequans Communications, a company that could power the watches.
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14h Actor Danny Glover joins Airbnb as adviser
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(Reuters) - Hollywood actor and political activist Danny Glover joined online rental marketplace Airbnb as an adviser to engage communities of color to help the website turn around its image of discrimination against non-white guests.
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14h Updated Stop spending thousands of dollars on back pain surgery and treatments that don’t work
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A $100 billion industry has little evidence supporting its effectiveness, says investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin.
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14h Updated Under new law, over-the-counter hearing aids could be cheaper and more widely used
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Hearing aids cost more than $2,000 on average and aren’t covered by Medicare or many health plans.
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14h NewsWatch: This indicator says the ‘billionaire bears’ are wrong
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A former RBC derivatives trader has mulled over the bearish growls coming from Ray Dalio and other billionaire investors, and he’s not that impressed. Instead, he is dazzled by an indicator that “magically continues to work.”
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Malls become models of reinvention to cope with closing stores14h Updated Malls become models of reinvention to cope with closing stores
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Malls are reinventing themselves at a time when stores are closing and more consumers are shopping online
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Lowe's to boost hours as Home Depot rivalry intensifies14h Lowe's to boost hours as Home Depot rivalry intensifies
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Lowe's will increase store hours as it trails archrival Home Depot despite a strong housing sector that continues to boost the bottom line.
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Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter and ban Trump from it14h Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter and ban Trump from it
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Valerie Plame Wilson is planning to take President Trump off twitter by buying a chunk of the social media platform. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.
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Weekly mortgage applications drop 0.5%, but jumbo loans get cheaper14h Weekly mortgage applications drop 0.5%, but jumbo loans get cheaper
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Overall mortgage applications to purchase a home fell 2% for the week. They remain 9% higher than the same week one year ago.
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14h Updated The Margin: FA Cup stardust sprinkled on lower-division sub as he nearly enters match while tweeting
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England is home to soccer’s — and, indeed, the whole professional sporting world’s — richest league. But that’s the Premier League, populated by such famed clubs as Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. Many rungs lower, you’ll find a club like Baldock Town. It plays in Division 1 of the South Midlands League.
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15h Updated Market Snapshot: Dow rally poised to fade as Jackson Hole comes into focus
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Wall Street is set for a slightly downbeat open on Wednesday, pulling back after a solid rally as the countdown to the closely watched powwow of global central bankers in Jackson Hole that starts later in the week.
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15h Metals Stocks: Gold higher as dollar nicked by economic agenda uncertainty
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Gold prices recovered Wednesday, aiming for a return to the nearly three-month high hit to start the week, as a wobbly dollar supported the yellow metal.
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15h Updated Market Extra: Here’s why domestic unrest isn’t a worry for Wall Street
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The recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. — where a woman died after a rally by white supremacists was met with a fierce counterprotest — was no doubt a harrowing sight for Americans across the country. In the economy, however, the violence in the streets failed to echo in any meaningful way on Wall Street.
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Waiting for stocks to get cheaper? Don't wait too long, pros say15h Waiting for stocks to get cheaper? Don't wait too long, pros say
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The market's been so calm this year, with no drops of 3%, that many investors are stuck waiting for stocks to go on sale.
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15h Updated Beat the System: Want to win the Powerball? These numbers come up more than others
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Statistically they shouldn’t, but they do — make of it what you will, says Brett Arends.
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15h People in the UK will soon be able to make payments by asking Siri
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Barclays customers are now able to use Apple’s virtual assistant Siri to make payments on their phones.
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Small businesses: Avoid these 8 mistakes the big guys make15h Small businesses: Avoid these 8 mistakes the big guys make
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Big Company Inc. can afford to lose customers. You can’t!
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Waiting for stocks to get cheaper? Don't wait too long, pros says15h Updated Waiting for stocks to get cheaper? Don't wait too long, pros says
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The market's been so calm this year, with no drops of 3%, that many investors are stuck waiting for stocks to go on sale.
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15h Currencies: Dollar wanes against euro, yen as U.S. tax-reform doubts resurface
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The U.S. dollar edged lower against the euro and the Japanese yen Wednesday, in part as questions about the prospects for U.S. tax-policy reforms resurfaced.
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15h Updated Euro, bond yields rise on buoyant business surveys
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LONDON (Reuters) - The European single currency and euro zone government bond yields rose on Wednesday after a survey showed the bloc's manufacturing businesses had their best month of growth in six-and-a-half years.
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16h Updated Netflix depends less and less on licensed content from the likes of Disney
Market Watch
When Walt Disney said it would stop licensing its movies and TV shows to Netflix Inc. in favor of launching its own service investors were concerned—but Netflix will be fine.
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16h Updated DSW stock closes at biggest one-day gain in 12-year history as sales turn positive
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DSW says it’s now prepared for the all-important holiday shopping season, with a solid online setup that’s already reaping rewards, with increases in mobile traffic driving a 27% increase in digital sales.
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Walmart products to be available via Google Express16h Updated Walmart products to be available via Google Express
USA Today
Starting next month, shoppers will be able to order items from detergent to orange juice from Google Express.
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Walmart teams up with Google to take on Amazon16h Walmart teams up with Google to take on Amazon
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Under a new partnership with Google, Walmart will allow shoppers to make purchases through the voice-activated device Google Home, the Google Express app or its website.
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16h Updated Deep Dive: Here’s a way to make more money with your dividend stocks
Market Watch
A covered-call option strategy can give you downside protection and higher income, says Ken Roberts of IWC Asset Management.
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U.S. businesses are becoming increasingly accessible to people with disabilities16h U.S. businesses are becoming increasingly accessible to people with disabilities
USA Today
The 2017 Disability Equality Index reports more U.S. businesses are becoming accessible to people with disabilities.
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4 salary negotiation tactics that really worked16h 4 salary negotiation tactics that really worked
USA Today
There are many ways to negotiate your salary, and some of the most effective are learned through personal experience.
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16h A small European nation is launching its own version of bitcoin
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Estonia wants to issue its own virtual currency with the help of Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin.
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16h Toshiba sells $58.5 million in shares of Mitsubishi UFJ: source
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp sold $58.5 million worth of shares in Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group on Wednesday, a source told Reuters, as the conglomerate struggles with losses from its bankrupt U.S. nuclear business.
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16h Futures Movers: Oil prices slide as confusion over Libyan production reigns
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Oil prices drop on Wednesday, as investors assess mixed messages about Libya’s oil supply and waited for weekly data on U.S. oil production.
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Investors’ angst: Puny gains for small stocks16h Investors’ angst: Puny gains for small stocks
USA Today
The weak link in the rally of 2017 has been the Russell 2000 index of small stocks. Small firms have benefited less from stronger growth abroad.
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17h Young middle-class adults spend their money (to help them in job interviews)
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A summer abroad could give job seekers crucial “cultural capital.”
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17h Market Snapshot: Dow rally poised to peter out, as Jackson Hole comes back into focus
Market Watch
Wall Street is set for a slightly downbeat open on Wednesday, pulling back after a solid rally as the countdown to the closely watched powwow of global central bankers in Jackson Hole that starts later in the week.
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17h London Markets: FTSE 100 wobbles as WPP shares tumble
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U.K. stocks lacked firm direction Wednesday, but WPP shares careened toward their worst session in more than a decade after a disappointing outlook from the advertising behemoth.
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18h Beer Goggles: Heineken throws everything it has at the U.S. beer market
Market Watch
The brewer uses big data and marketing to go head to head with its larger rivals, selling everything from cider to craft beer to Mexican lager, says Jason Notte.
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18h In One Chart: The unexpected benefit of renting an older apartment
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Pre-war buildings don’t just offer stunning architecture — renters can find significant savings, too.
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18h Next Avenue: Most Americans can’t kick this habit, and it’s killing them
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Sugar is highly addictive, but the benefits of giving it up are many. Here’s how to quit.
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18h NerdWallet: Watch for these tax errors on your paycheck
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Here are three hidden payroll tax errors employers can make — and how you can spot them.
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18h The Wall Street Journal: Why gas stations will become relics
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Those places where you stop to go to the restroom and buy lotto tickets and sodas won’t be needed in an EV world
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18h Updated The stock market is now in ‘correction mode’
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Technical charts say the key test for the S&P 500 is support at 2,400, writes Lawrence McMillan.
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18h Updated Market Extra: Here’s what investors will be watching when Draghi, Yellen speak at Jackson Hole
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Investors are watching closely for policy indications at the annual central banker meeting at Jackson Hole, Wyo., but they might wind up disappointed.
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18h Updated This is the one stock to buy if the stock market crashes
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The company’s stock is much cheaper than Amazon, and the company itself has better growth prospects and a better business model, says Nigam Arora.
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18h Europe Markets: European stocks tilt lower even as factory activity stays strong
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European stocks slipped Wednesday, with investors waiting for figures on how well business activity fared in the eurozone this month.
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20h Market Extra: What could lift German stocks out of their summer slump
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Germany’s blue-chip benchmark is set to rebound after struggling over the past two months, as the euro is due to pullback and Germany’s economic “remains rosy,” says one economist.
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21h Updated Mutual funds mark down investments in Uber by as much as 15 percent
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four mutual fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] by as much as 15 percent following a scandal-ridden year for the ride-hailing company.
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21h Asia shares settle after rally, dollar squares losses on Trump comments
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday, taking a breather after the previous day's surge, lacking the momentum to keep up with a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe.
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21h Mutual funds reportedly mark down investments in Uber by up to 15%
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Four mutual fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber by up to 15 percent, the WSJ reported Tuesday.
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22h Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market via Google platform
Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is teaming up with Alphabet Inc's Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc , adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore.
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23h The Wall Street Journal: Wal-Mart, Google team up to battle Amazon
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Google and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are joining forces in a partnership that includes enabling voice-ordered purchases from the retail giant on Google’s virtual assistant, challenging rival Amazon.com Inc.’s grip on the next wave of e-commerce.
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23h Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chips business sale: Nikkei
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is prioritizing talks with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business, as negotiations with a previously preferred bidder have stalled, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.
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23h Updated Key Words: Trump threatens shutdown over border-wall funding, predicts end of Nafta
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In a bombastic, angry and divisive speech to his core supporters, President Donald Trump said Tuesday night in Phoenix that he was ready to shut down the government in order to secure funding for a proposed border wall and that Nafta will probably be eliminated.
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IIHS auto safety study: Lane-departure, blind-spot warning could save thousands of lives23h IIHS auto safety study: Lane-departure, blind-spot warning could save thousands of lives
USA Today
Technologies that warn motorists when they're risking a collision could save thousands of lives if widely adopted, according to two new studies.
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24h Asia Markets: Asian markets gain despite Jackson Hole uncertainties
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Global stocks kept rising and investors added to risk positions despite uncertainties about what could emerge from a central banking conclave in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which begins Thursday.
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24h The Wall Street Journal: Uber board still pursuing Meg Whitman as CEO candidate, despite her rebuff
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Uber Technologies Inc. board members are again considering Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.  Chief Executive Meg Whitman as a possible candidate for the ride-hailing giant’s CEO job despite her public statement last month pulling out of contention, people familiar with the matter said.
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24h Asia steadies after rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday, taking a breather after the previous day's surge and unable to keep up with a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe.
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25h The Wall Street Journal: LG Electronics plans Michigan factory for electric-car parts
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LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday that it will spend about $25 million to build a factory for electric-car parts in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park, Mich., as the company seeks new engines of growth while it reels from losses at its once-lucrative mobile business.
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25h The Wall Street Journal: Tillerson hopeful North Korean ‘restraint’ could lead to negotiations
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed hope Tuesday that North Korea had abstained from missile launches and other provocative acts in recent weeks to signal a readiness for dialogue sometime in the near future.
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25h Updated Mutual funds mark down investments in Uber by up to 15 percent: WSJ
Reuters
(Reuters) - Four mutual fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] by as much as 15 percent following the ride-hailing company's scandal-ridden year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
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Wells Fargo CEO warns workers that scandal could grow25h Updated Wells Fargo CEO warns workers that scandal could grow
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CEO Tim Sloan says its part of the bank's latest attempt to find authorized accounts
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26h Updated Blackstone explores IPO of Gates Global: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of Gates Global LLC, three years after it acquired the U.S. auto parts and building products maker for $5.4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
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Macy's new president marks a bold move in the fight against Amazon26h Updated Macy's new president marks a bold move in the fight against Amazon
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Macy's new president marks a bold move in the fight against Amazon
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26h Asia joins global stocks rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Wednesday to extend a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe, while the dollar was buoyant against the euro and yen ahead of a meeting of central bankers later in the week.
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27h The Wall Street Journal: Uber gets knocked down a peg by top mutual funds
Market Watch
Four mutual-fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber Technologies Inc. by as much as 15%, the first such price cuts that suggest these investors are souring on the ride-hailing giant following a scandal-ridden year.
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27h North American exodus at PetroChina sparks speculation of company shift
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A flurry of departures across the U.S. and Canadian units of Chinese state energy firm PetroChina Co Ltd have sparked speculation that the oil trader is reducing its presence in North America, even though the company says it is committed to the region.
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27h The Wall Street Journal: Trump focuses on immigration ahead of Phoenix rally
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President Donald Trump toured a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility and its equipment, at one point patting the side of a drone, in Yuma, Ariz., Tuesday as he called attention to his immigration policy.
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28h Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chips business: Nikkei
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is prioritizing talks with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business, as negotiations with a previously preferred bidder have stalled, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.
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28h The Wall Street Journal: EU regulators have ‘serious doubts’ over Bayer-Monsanto merger
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Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto Co. faces deeper scrutiny from European antitrust regulators who say they have “serious doubts” about uniting two of the world’s largest manufacturers of genetically engineered crop seeds and pesticides.
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28h Trump, McConnell not on speaking terms: report
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Relations between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are so bad that the two haven’t spoken in weeks, according to a New York Times report Tuesday.
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28h Updated Chevron CEO Watson to step down, Wirth likely successor: source
Reuters
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chevron Corp Chief Executive John Watson will step down by the end of next month and likely be replaced by Vice Chairman Mike Wirth, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
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29h The Wall Street Journal: Verizon to start throttling video for all customers
Market Watch
Verizon Communications Inc. said it would start limiting video quality for all customers across its network, months after the No. 1 U.S. carrier by subscribers launched unlimited data plans.
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29h Wall Street rallies on optimism about tax reform
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended up on Tuesday, with each of the three major indexes posting their best one-day percentage gains in over a week, as lawmakers' comments on tax reform and the debt ceiling boosted investor optimism.
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This Canon point-and-shoot is one of our favorites—and a refurbished model is 25% cheaper right now29h This Canon point-and-shoot is one of our favorites—and a refurbished model is 25% cheaper right now
USA Today
The Canon PowerShot GX 9 point-and-shoot digital camera is among the best, and a refurbished model direct from Canon is 25% cheaper than buying new.
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Panera Bread is officially a private company29h Updated Panera Bread is officially a private company
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Panera Bread is the latest food brand gobbled up by European conglomerate JAB Holdings. Video provided by TheStreet
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29h After-hours buzz: WFC, CRM, CREE & more
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Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell on Tuesday: WFC, CRM, CREE & more
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30h Currencies: Dollar little changed ahead of Fed’s Jackson Hole retreat
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The U.S. dollar scratches its way higher against chief rivals on Tuesday although in relatively thin trading conditions ahead of what could be refreshed perspective on interest rates this week when the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank hosts global policy makers at its Jackson Hole, Wyo., retreat.
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Blue Apron puts hiring freeze in place, cuts recruiting staff30h Blue Apron puts hiring freeze in place, cuts recruiting staff
USA Today
Blue Apron has instituted a hiring freeze for its salaried employees and laid off 14 members of its recruiting team.
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30h Wells Fargo CEO tells employees to brace for more negative headlines
CNBC
Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan said forthcoming results from the bank's review of its consumer sales scandal could cause more negative attention.
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30h Updated Google touts Titan security chip to market cloud services
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature for its cloud computing network that the company hopes will enable it to steal a march on Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp .
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The 10 best music streaming apps of 201730h The 10 best music streaming apps of 2017
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Radio isn't dead—it's just streaming
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30h The Tell: Bitcoin rebounds after briefly entering correction territory
Market Watch
Prices of bitcoin and bitcoin cash rebounded on Tuesday, while ethereum remained under pressure, further retreating from recent all-time highs
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30h NewsWatch: The stock market’s next Trump challenge starts right after Labor Day
Market Watch
Watch the administration struggle with the coming trifecta of passing a new budget, avoiding a government shutdown and raising the debt limit to avoid default, writes Howard Gold.
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30h Updated Key Words: Lindsey Graham’s spirited defense of Trump White House’s ‘solid plan’ for Afghanistan
Market Watch
A reminder that the South Carolinian is not a member of the Republican Party’s never-Trump wing.
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30h As tax debate heats up, Republicans tweak business interest plan
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans, seeking to address the complaints of small businesses, are floating changes to their controversial proposal to eliminate business tax deductions for debt interest payments, business lobbyists said on Tuesday.
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30h Updated U.S. targets Chinese, Russia entities for helping North Korea
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang's weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks.
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30h As tax debate heats up, U.S. Republicans tweak business interest plan
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans, seeking to address the complaints of small businesses, are floating changes to their controversial proposal to eliminate business tax deductions for debt interest payments, business lobbyists said on Tuesday.
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30h Teens are expected to leave Facebook for Snapchat and Instagram, according to research firm
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Facebook usage among U.S. users between the ages of 12 and 17 is expected to decline for the first time this year, falling 3.4% from the previous year, according to research firm eMarketer.
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30h Market Snapshot: Dow posts biggest one-day gain in nearly 4 months
Market Watch
U.S. stocks close higher Tuesday with the Dow industrials and the Nasdaq turning in their best session in months, as a surge in appetite for technology shares and health-care underline a measure of bullishness returning to markets after a rough patch.
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30h Twice-convicted ex-Jefferies trader faces prison after losing bail request
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected former Jefferies Group mortgage bond trader Jesse Litvak's request to stay out of prison while he appeals his second conviction and two-year sentence for defrauding customers on bond prices.
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'The Village Voice' to end free print publication30h 'The Village Voice' to end free print publication
USA Today
The publication is having to face the financial realities of print advertising as it works to pivot to a digital-only publication.
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30h The Wall Street Journal: Chevron CEO John Watson plans to retire soon
Market Watch
Chevron Corp. Chief Executive John Watson is planning to step down as the energy giant seeks new leadership for a changing oil world, according to people familiar with the matter.
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31h Not all FAANG stocks are created equal — here’s a ranking of best to worst
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Nigam Arora also provides money flows for the popular tech stocks.
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Macy's needs more technology, Jim Cramer says31h Macy's needs more technology, Jim Cramer says
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TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Macy's hiring of an eBay executive is "terrific" and that the retailer needs more technology. Cramer also doesn't think Macy's will be as promotional with its product pricing for Christmas. Video provided by TheStreet
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Macy's names new president, cuts about 100 jobs31h Updated Macy's names new president, cuts about 100 jobs
USA Today
The department store is working to navigate the volatile changes in retail as online shopping grow more popular.
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31h Wall Street rises on hopes for tax reform
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended up on Tuesday, with each of the three major indexes posting their best one-day percentage gains in over a week, as lawmakers' comments on tax reform and the debt ceiling boosted investor optimism.
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Panera to print calories, added sugar info on its fountain-drink cups31h Updated Panera to print calories, added sugar info on its fountain-drink cups
USA Today
The new 20-ounce disposable plastic cups are available in eight U.S. markets and will be available across the country in September.
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31h The Margin: Treasury secretary Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton wants you to know her life is better than yours
Market Watch
Somebody like this probably already takes up way too much space in your social-media feeds. She flashes only the finest bling, wouldn’t be caught dead in anything short of couture, travels in style to the most exotic locales, and, most important, wants you to know all about how fabulous it all is.
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31h Bond Report: Treasury yields rise as haven demand ebbs
Market Watch
Treasury yields rose on Tuesday as investors shun traditional havens in favor of stocks on talk of progress on tax cuts.
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Here are 2017's best and worst cities to retire31h Updated Here are 2017's best and worst cities to retire
USA Today
Not sure where to live as a senior? This guide will help you better explore your choices.
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Kohl’s cutting retail floor space in move toward digital31h Updated Kohl’s cutting retail floor space in move toward digital
USA Today
Kohl's said Tuesday that it is overhauling "nearly half" of its stores to reduce floor space for products and bolster its digital offerings.
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31h Market Snapshot: Stock market set for best day in months as investor optimism perks up
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday is poised for its best daily rise in four months, as a surge in appetite for technology shares and health-care, underlined a measure of bullishness returning to markets after a rough patch.
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31h Updated Money Brain: Here’s a way for you to get a better handle on debt
Market Watch
Borrowing decisions fall into two categories: ‘how to pay’ and ‘whether to buy’
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31h Updated Outside the Box: U.S. stock valuations haven’t been this extreme since 1929 and 2000
Market Watch
Indexing the S&P 500 is a speculative bet at these prices: GMO
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31h Futures Movers: Oil ends higher on bets for an eighth-straight weekly fall in U.S. crude supplies
Market Watch
Oil prices end higher Tuesday, buoyed by expectations for an eighth-consecutive weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies.
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31h Intuit shares fall on weak guidance
CNBC
Intuit reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday.
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There is a reason why retail is crashing, and it's not Amazon31h There is a reason why retail is crashing, and it's not Amazon
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Retail stocks have slumped this year. Video provided by TheStreet
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31h Berkshire Hathaway no longer faces risk of S&P downgrade
CNBC
Berkshire Hathaway's failure to clinch a $9 billion takeover of the Texas utility Oncor prompted the decision.
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Hyundai to make version of 'crossover truck' concept vehicle for U.S.31h Hyundai to make version of 'crossover truck' concept vehicle for U.S.
USA Today
Hyundai confirmed that it would make a production version of a "crossover truck" concept it first revealed at the Detroit auto show in January.
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31h Wall Street rallies on tax reform hopes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were trading higher on Tuesday, with each of the three major indexes on track for their best one-day percentage gains in over a week, as investors responded positively to lawmakers' comments on tax reform and the debt ceiling.
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32h Updated Chevron CEO Watson to step down by next month: source
Reuters
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chevron Corp Chief Executive John Watson will step down by next month and likely be replaced by Vice Chairman Mike Wirth, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Why billionaire investors like Warren Buffett are chasing after this energy investment32h Why billionaire investors like Warren Buffett are chasing after this energy investment
USA Today
Sempra Energy upended Buffett's plans to buy Oncor. Transmission companies are attracting investors' attention because they produce a reliable stream of income.
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32h Brazil sees Eletrobras privatization boosting sector, shares soar
Reuters
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's plan to privatize power holding company Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA could help lure investment into the industry rather than simply help cut the budget deficit, officials said on Tuesday as the move sparked a surge in shares of state-controlled firms.
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32h Berkshire Hathaway no longer faces risk of S&P downgrade
Reuters
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's failure to clinch a $9 billion takeover of the Texas utility Oncor prompted S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday to say the billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is no longer at risk of a credit rating downgrade.
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Another airline says goodbye to the Boeing 747 passenger jet32h Updated Another airline says goodbye to the Boeing 747 passenger jet
USA Today
Throngs of aviation enthusiasts gathered in Hong Kong to see EVA Air's final passenger 747 take off on its last revenue flight.
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33h Market Snapshot: Dow surges as stock market looks to snap out of funk
Market Watch
U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 on track for their second straight daily gain, while the Nasdaq was poised to snap a four-session losing streak as recent weakness inspired some investors to hunt for investment opportunities.
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33h Updated BookWatch: 5 ways to tell if you belong among the new elites — the ‘aspirational class’
Market Watch
It’s not about your income or how much you spend — it’s what you spend your money on, says author Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.
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'Delivery economy' creates wave of low-wage jobs33h Updated 'Delivery economy' creates wave of low-wage jobs
USA Today
Third-party delivery apps are on the rise, and so are the delivery people bringing the goods, by way of car, bicycle, scooter and even on foot.
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33h Metals Stocks: Gold falls back from nearly 3-month high
Market Watch
Gold prices fall on Tuesday, as strength in the U.S. dollar pressures the precious metal into giving back all of the previous session’s gains and then some.
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33h The Tell: Bitcoin briefly enters correction territory
Market Watch
Digital currencies such as bitcoin and Ethereum’s Ether continue to retreat Tuesday, coming off recent records.
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33h Updated Market Extra: Do stock-market investors really care about Gary Cohn and the Trump agenda?
Market Watch
The stock market hiccupped amid unfounded rumors ex-Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn was set to leave the White House. But the market’s overall resilience has some analysts convinced Donald Trump’s policy agenda isn’t a major factor in the market’s record run.
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33h Fed banks unanimous in keeping discount rate unchanged in July: minutes
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks wanted to hold steady the rate commercial banks are charged for emergency loans ahead of the U.S central bank's last policy meeting, minutes from a discussion of the discount rate showed on Tuesday.
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33h DSW stock heads for biggest one-day gain in 12-year history as sales turn positive
Market Watch
DSW says it’s now prepared for the all-important holiday shopping season, with a solid online setup that’s already reaping rewards, with increases in mobile traffic driving a 27% increase in digital sales.
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33h Chevron CEO John Watson to step down: WSJ
Reuters
(Reuters) - Chevron Corp Chief Executive John Watson is stepping down from his post atop the nation's second-largest oil company, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
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33h Wells Fargo raises its year-end S&P 500 target
CNBC
Wells Fargo raised its year-end S&P 500 price target, citing strong overseas growth and strong second-quarter earnings.
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33h Updated What time is the $650 million Powerball drawing?
Market Watch
The drawing for this week’s estimated $650 million Powerball jackpot will take place at 10.59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
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33h What the Fed needs to do for minimal market impact at Jackson Hole
CNBC
This weekend's Jackson Hole symposium will reveal clues about the Fed's upcoming balance-sheet reduction strategy.
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33h U.S. targets Chinese and Russia entities over North Korea
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is imposing new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang's weapons programs, U.S. officials announced on Tuesday, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks.
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34h Powerball lottery prize hits $700 million — why you still shouldn’t buy any tickets
Market Watch
Saturday’s blockbuster lottery jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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U.K. subprime lender suffers 70% share price drubbing34h Updated U.K. subprime lender suffers 70% share price drubbing
USA Today
Shares in Provident Financial, a British subprime lender, plummeted Tuesday after the company issued another profit warning and revealed its CEO was leaving.
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34h South Korea, U.S. at odds over next steps on free trade deal revisions
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. officials failed to agree on Tuesday on how to move forward on discussions over their five-year-old free trade agreement that Washington is seeking to change to help cut its trade deficit with Asia's fourth-largest economy.
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34h Wall Street bounces back with gains in tech stocks
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, with all the three major indexes poised for their best one-day percentage gains in more than a week, led by technology stocks.
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34h Updated The Technical Indicator: Charting a corrective bounce, S&P 500 rallies to the 2,450 breakdown point
Market Watch
The S&P 500 has reversed from one-month lows, rising respectably after a technically damaging August downturn. In the process, the S&P has rallied within striking distance of the breakdown point — circa 2,450 — an area matching a headline U.S. technical test.
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Heidi Klum fashion at a supermarket? Grocers now sell more than food34h Updated Heidi Klum fashion at a supermarket? Grocers now sell more than food
USA Today
Non--food items mean higher margins and help supermarkets stand out.
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34h Updated FA Center: Here’s how to boost returns while reducing risk
Market Watch
The riskiest investing newsletters have regularly produced some of the very worst returns. Thankfully, there’s another way.
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34h Updated FA Center: Financial advisers that invest in technology need to accomplish these two things
Market Watch
They need to provide speed along with service, and demonstrate value in every interaction.
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34h Updated FA Center: This financial adviser lost his office in a fire — but he didn’t lose a single client
Market Watch
Today, Kirk Francis counsels colleagues to treat their disaster recovery plan as a serious exercise rather than an annoying bureaucratic requirement.
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34h Updated Financial News: There are a lot of bad ‘scare stories’ about ETFs going around
Market Watch
The rapid growth of exchange traded funds is being blamed for an array of current and future threats. Many of the claims are way off target.
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34h Updated BookWatch: Powerball and other lotteries don’t replace taxes — they add to them
Market Watch
Lottery sales remind this ex-SEC enforcement lawyer of penny stock brokers hard-selling from a boiler room.
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34h The Ratings Game: Redfin’s stock upside may be limited after rocketing 84% since IPO
Market Watch
Analysts believe the real-estate brokerage has a tough road ahead to profitability and market share, and the stock has already appreciated significantly
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Small Business head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers34h Small Business head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers
USA Today
Small business owners say they are increasingly optimistic, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs.
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34h Ryanair says would be interested in buying all of Air Berlin
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair would be interested in making a bid for the whole of insolvent German carrier Air Berlin , but it needs access to more data on the airline's finances, its chief executive told Reuters.
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A new unlimited battle? Verizon revamps unlimited plans with two new options34h Updated A new unlimited battle? Verizon revamps unlimited plans with two new options
USA Today
Verizon is revamping its unlimited plans, and just in time for the new smartphone season.
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Replace your gross old comforter with this best-seller for less than $2534h Replace your gross old comforter with this best-seller for less than $25
USA Today
Get a better night's sleep with this best-selling hypoallergenic down-alternative comforter at a great low price.
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34h Rex Nutting: Retailers aren’t hurting because people are buying ‘experiences’ instead of stuff
Market Watch
We are spending a smaller portion of our budget at the mall, but the money we’re saving is mostly paying for the most expensive health care in the universe. says Rex Nutting.
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34h The Margin: Treasury secretary wife Louise Linton wants you to know her life is better than yours
Market Watch
Somebody like this probably already takes up way too much space in your social-media feeds. She flashes only the finest bling, wouldn’t be caught dead in anything short of couture, travels in style to the most exotic locales, and, most important, wants you to know all about how fabulous it all is.
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34h Europe Markets: European stocks snap 3-day losing run as miners jump on ‘Turnaround Tuesday’
Market Watch
European stocks push higher Tuesday, with investor optimism returning ahead of the closely watched gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., later this week.
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Sushi burritos are now a thing at Starbucks35h Sushi burritos are now a thing at Starbucks
USA Today
A tall caramel macchiato and a sushi burrito for lunch? That is actually a thing now thanks to Starbucks. Veuer's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.
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35h Updated Intel, once a sleeping giant, readies for battle with AMD and Qualcomm
Market Watch
The chipmaker had been resting on its laurels for a decade, says Ryan Shrout.
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35h London Markets: FTSE 100 led higher by miners; Provident plunges 66%
Market Watch
U.K. stocks marched higher Tuesday, snapping a three-session losing streak following well-received financial updates from mining heavyweight BHP Billiton and home builder Persimmon.
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35h FAANG stocks are back, but should you buy them?
Market Watch
Nigam Arora provides a ranking of the popular tech stocks.
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35h EU starts in-depth probe of Bayer, Monsanto deal
Reuters
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer's planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in various pesticide and seeds markets.
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35h Racking up the ‘favorites’ on Zillow make homes sell faster and for more
Market Watch
The more “favorites” a property for sale receives, the better it does, according to an analysis from a leading real estate web site.
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35h Next Avenue: These are the 10 best states in which to grow older
Market Watch
A new report ranks the best—and worst—states to grow old when it comes to financial costs, health care and quality of life.
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35h Bond Report: Treasury yields reverse week’s early decline as haven bid ebbs
Market Watch
Treasury yields rose on Tuesday trade as bond investors got rid of their holdings of government paper and other assets perceived as safe after geopolitical concerns from Washington abated.
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5 insane McDonald's meals you can only try abroad35h 5 insane McDonald's meals you can only try abroad
USA Today
If you grab a passport and hop on a plane, you're likely to find that international McDonald's menus diverge from the American menu you know and...tolerate. Check out these offerings
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35h Updated Wall Street rises, led by tech and materials stocks
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher in late morning trading on Tuesday, with the three major indexes poised for their best one-day percentage gains in more than a week, led by a bounce in technology and materials companies.
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35h NewsWatch: The Dow Theory is telling us to chill about the health of the bull market
Market Watch
One reason so many investors are concerned about the stock market: The Dow Jones Transportation Average  has nose-dived.
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Sushi burritos are now a thing now at Starbucks35h Sushi burritos are now a thing now at Starbucks
USA Today
A tall caramel macchiato and a sushi burrito for lunch? That is actually a thing now thanks to Starbucks. Veuer's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.
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35h Updated South Korea, U.S. fail to reach agreement on possible revision to FTA deal
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. officials failed to agree on Tuesday on how to move forward on discussions over their five-year-old free trade agreement that Washington is seeking to change to help cut its trade deficit with Asia's fourth-largest economy.
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35h The Wall Street Journal: Treasury sanctions Chinese, Russian firms for helping North Korea’s weapons program
Market Watch
The U.S. Treasury named 10 Chinese and Russian firms and six related individuals to its North Korea sanctions list Tuesday for allegedly aiding Pyongyang’s weapons program.
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Switching to online banks can lead to higher annual percentage yields35h Switching to online banks can lead to higher annual percentage yields
USA Today
Consumers can earn higher interest rates by using online banks, according to a survey by DepositAccounts.com.
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Recalled Takata air bags showing up in used cars, lawsuit alleges35h Recalled Takata air bags showing up in used cars, lawsuit alleges
USA Today
A recalled Takata air bag from a wrecked car to a salvage yard eventually ending up in a 2002 Honda Accord and nearly killing a Las Vegas woman, a lawsuit alleges.
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35h Market Extra: Germany’s DAX looks set to rebound from its summer slump, says Capital Economics
Market Watch
Germany’s blue-chip benchmark is set to rebound after struggling over the past two months, as the euro is due to pullback and Germany’s economic “remains rosy,” says one economist.
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35h Chip Gear Makers Perfect the Earnings Machine
The Wall Street Journal
Makers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment are more profitable than ever, which poses an interesting dilemma for investors accustomed to buying low and selling high.
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Super Nintendo Entertainment System Super NES Classic Edition ad35h Super Nintendo Entertainment System Super NES Classic Edition ad
USA Today
SNES Classic features trailer. Go old-school in a new, cool way, with 21 games.
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35h Expect a choppy stock market in the coming months
Market Watch
Most investors are best off waiting on the sidelines before the S&P 500 prepares for the next rally phase to 2,600 points, says Avi Gilburt.
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Fort Knox opens legendary vault for the first time in over 40 years36h Fort Knox opens legendary vault for the first time in over 40 years
USA Today
The legendary Fort Knox opened its doors for the first time in over 40 years for a few politicians. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
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36h Market Snapshot: Dow jumps more than 100 points as stock market looks to snap out of funk
Market Watch
U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 on track for their second straight daily gain, while the Nasdaq was poised to snap a four-session losing streak as recent weakness inspired some investors to hunt for investment opportunities.
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36h U.S. trade panel begins patent probe against Caterpillar
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it would begin a patent infringement probe of road milling equipment by Caterpiller and several subsidiaries after a complaint by Wirtgen America, the U.S. subsidiary of a German firm.
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Verizon has brought back the unlimited plan36h Verizon has brought back the unlimited plan
USA Today
Verizon is set to relaunch their unlimited plans in the face of stiff competition from AT&T and Sprint. Video provided by Newsy
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36h The Wall Street Journal: Johnson & Johnson opposes use of its drug in death penalty
Market Watch
The drug is scheduled for its first use in a Florida death penalty case this week.
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36h Great Wall says watching Fiat Chrysler; no talks yet
Reuters
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd reiterated its interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday, but said it had not held talks or signed a deal with executives at the Italian-American automaker.
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36h Threat of price war clouds horizon for Maersk shipping business
Reuters
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A.P. Moller-Maersk has been fortified by the $7.5 billion sale of its oil and gas business to France's Total, but the company's main sea freight business faces the threat of a new price war in a consolidating industry.
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36h Updated Metals Stocks: Gold struggles to reclaim $1,300 despite safe-haven underpinnings
Market Watch
Gold prices retreat as sustained trading above the closely watched $1,300 level remains elusive despite the metal’s highest finish in nearly three months to start the week.
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36h Mark Cuban backs new $20 million cryptocurrency venture fund
CNBC
The billionaire is backing a new venture capital fund for cryptocurrency-related investments called 1confirmation.
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36h Want your home to fly off the market? You must give it social exposure, Zillow says
Market Watch
The more “favorites” a property for sale receives, the better it does, according to an analysis from a leading real estate web site.
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Kohl’s is cutting floor space at half of stores36h Updated Kohl’s is cutting floor space at half of stores
USA Today
Kohl's said Tuesday that it is cutting floor space in "nearly half" of its stores as the department-store sector reels.
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36h Updated Apple’s $1 billion TV move pits company against Spotify, not Netflix
Market Watch
Apple’s $1 billion investment to buy and produce original TV programming pits the technology giant against Spotify, not Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., according to analysts at RBC Capital Markets — at least for now.
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Here's everything you need to know about the new Xbox36h Here's everything you need to know about the new Xbox
USA Today
Does Microsoft's claim to the world's most powerful console hold up?
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36h Updated Brazil to sell Eletrobras control in boldest privatization yet
Reuters
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil on Monday floated a proposal to cede control of the country's biggest power utility, Eletrobras, in the boldest privatization yet by a government struggling to close a record budget deficit, sending Eletrobras' shares soaring in after-market trading.
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36h ‘Game of Thrones’ analysis: Queen Daenerys is just like most Americans in this one way
Market Watch
Discussing death and planning for end of life is the prickliest topic in U.S. health care.
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36h Rex Nutting: Americans shift from spending at mall to spending on health care
Market Watch
We are spending a smaller portion of our budget at the mall, but the money we’re saving is mostly paying for the most expensive health care in the universe. says Rex Nutting.
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36h Updated Mark Hulbert: The Dow Theory is telling us to chill about the health of the bull market
Market Watch
One reason so many investors are concerned about the stock market: The Dow Jones Transportation Average  has nose-dived.
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Messengers cater to the expanded economy36h Updated Messengers cater to the expanded economy
USA Today
No matter by car, bicycle or on foot, the economy continues to expand as messengers across the nation deliver food, retail, alcohol and other necessities to customer’s doors in less than an hour. In New York City, Chris Whyte braves the Big Apple.
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36h Updated Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain
Reuters
CHICAGO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Nestle SA , Unilever Plc , Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM's project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
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36h Capitol Report: Paul Ryan: tax reform will be easier than health care | Joe Arpaio says he hasn’t been invited to Trump rally
Market Watch
House Speaker Paul Ryan says tax reform will be ‘far easier’ than health care; Joe Arpaio says he hasn’t been invited to Tuesday night’s rally by President Donald Trump; White House and congressional leaders make strides on a tax overhaul; and more.
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36h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Target is setting its sights on lucrative children’s market
Market Watch
The kids’ category is a focus for Target Corp., and it has launched private labels dedicated to these young customers
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The best lightweight, umbrella, and travel strollers of 201736h The best lightweight, umbrella, and travel strollers of 2017
USA Today
On the hunt for a lightweight, compact stroller? We tested the top models to find the best.
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36h Updated We asked football players and financial advisers: How realistic is HBO’s ‘Ballers’?
Market Watch
Is “Ballers” caught between The Rock and a plausible place?
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36h Futures Movers: Oil heads higher on bets for an eighth-straight weekly fall in U.S. crude supplies
Market Watch
Oil prices head higher Tuesday, buoyed by expectations that data this week will show that U.S. supplies of crude oil fell for an eighth- consecutive week.
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37h Audi board reshuffle to happen by mid-September: sources
Reuters
MUNICH/HAMBURG (Reuters) - The management of Volkswagen's Audi unit will be reshuffled by the start of the IAA car show in mid-September, several people familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding that four of the board's seven members would be replaced.
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37h Wall Street gains as investors pick beaten-down stocks
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining more than 100 points, as investors went bargain hunting following a turbulent two weeks, while awaiting the annual central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole later this week.
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E.U. probes Bayer's planned buyout of Monsanto37h E.U. probes Bayer's planned buyout of Monsanto
USA Today
The European Commission, which polices competition in Europe, said it has concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas like pesticides and seeds.
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37h Updated EU Commission starts in-depth probe of Bayer, Monsanto deal
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer's planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in pesticide and seeds markets.
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Ross Stores remains the big winner of brick-and-mortar retail37h Ross Stores remains the big winner of brick-and-mortar retail
USA Today
Ross Stores has consistently generated strong revenue and earnings growth over the past decade.
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37h Market Snapshot: Stock market higher; Nasdaq aims to end 4-day decline
Market Watch
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 on track for their second straight daily gain, while the Nasdaq was poised to snap a four-day losing streak as recent weakness inspired some investors to hunt for investment opportunities.
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37h Wall Street opens higher on bargain hunting
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks following a turbulent two weeks, while awaiting the annual central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole later this week.
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H&R Block taps former Uber exec to serve as CEO38h Updated H&R Block taps former Uber exec to serve as CEO
USA Today
Tax services company said Jeffrey J. Jones II will assume the post on Oct. 9. He succeeds Tom Gerke, who will serve as interim president and CEO.
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McDonald's to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle38h McDonald's to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle
USA Today
McDonald's India will close 169 outlets in northern, eastern India after the American fast food giant terminated a franchise agreement with an Indian partner.
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38h Updated Free Money From a Smart Insurer
The Wall Street Journal
Talk of a breakup of U.K. insurer Prudential returns as regularly as summer holidays. A nuanced view of the company’s plans promises value to investors.
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38h Your first trade for Tuesday, August 22
CNBC
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the market open.
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38h NewsWatch: Why Amazon’s drop of nearly 10% looks set to get even worse
Market Watch
While the stock market’s slump has stopped for now, we’re not exactly seeing a rootin’-tootin’ rally. It’s not all quiet though, as Amazon’s stock just unraveled further. Today’s call says the recent slide will continue.
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38h One thing not to do when trying to improve your credit score...
Market Watch
Signing up for this type of credit card while trying to improve your credit score could actually harm it.
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38h Hyundai will launch pickup, more SUVs to reverse U.S. sales slide
Reuters
DETROIT/SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor plans to launch a pickup truck in the United States as part of a broader plan to catch up with a shift away from sedans in one of the Korean automaker's most important markets, a senior company executive told Reuters.
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38h Wall Street set to open higher as investors go bargain hunting
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Tuesday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks following a turbulent two weeks, while awaiting the annual central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole later this week.
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Kohl's making nearly half of stores 'operationally smaller'38h Updated Kohl's making nearly half of stores 'operationally smaller'
USA Today
Kohl's said Tuesday that it is cutting floor space in "nearly half" of its stores as the department-store sector reels.
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Woman with ovarian cancer gets $417M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder case38h Woman with ovarian cancer gets $417M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder case
USA Today
The lawsuit brought by a California woman alleges Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about the potential cancer risks of talcum powder.
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38h Updated Earnings Outlook: Salesforce earnings: Looking to e-commerce, AI for growth as Dreamforce approaches
Market Watch
Salesforce.com Inc. went on a buying spree last year, and the resulting products should be on full display this week ahead of the cloud-software pioneer’s big annual party.
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Ford to offer British car buyers incentives to scrap older cars38h Ford to offer British car buyers incentives to scrap older cars
USA Today
Ford is offering car buyers in Britain a $2,570 incentive to trade in older vehicles for newer, less polluting models. The cars will then be taken off the road and scrapped.
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38h Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 aim for 2nd day of gains as rebound continues
Market Watch
U.S. stock-index futures edge higher on Tuesday, putting the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 on track to rise for a second straight winning session after last week’s selloff.
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39h The ‘correction’ is here, and Canaccord’s Tony Dwyer says buy it
CNBC
Why a market sell-off may not be as painful as you think.
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39h The Ratings Game: Tenet shares surged 15% on board member exits but don’t expect it to ‘go gentle into that good night’
Market Watch
Two board members representing the hedge fund Glenview resigned on Friday, setting Tenet up for a potential proxy fight.
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Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture39h Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture
USA Today
Ford's potential venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. adds to the global auto industry's rising activity in electric vehicles for China.
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39h Updated European stocks break three-day losing streak
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks broke a three-day losing streak on Tuesday, building on gains in other markets and boosted by rising commodity prices.
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39h The Wall Street Journal: North Korea threatens ‘absolute force’ as U.S., South hold military drills
Market Watch
North Korea threatened to turn the U.S. into “huge heaps of ashes” and warned that military exercises involving American and South Korean forces this week had worsened the standoff, which could only be resolved by “absolute force.”
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Jury awards $417M in another Johnson & Johnson talc cancer case39h Updated Jury awards $417M in another Johnson & Johnson talc cancer case
USA Today
The lawsuit brought by a California woman alleges Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about the potential cancer risks of talcum powder.
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Samsung's battle with Amazon and Apple heats up39h Samsung's battle with Amazon and Apple heats up
USA Today
Samsung has expanded its digital personal assistant Bixby to more than 200 countries worldwide, with the service available on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
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39h Need to Know: Why Amazon’s drop of nearly 10% looks set to get even worse
Market Watch
While the stock market’s slump has stopped for now, we’re not exactly seeing a rootin’-tootin’ rally. It’s not all quiet though, as Amazon’s stock just unraveled further. Today’s call says the recent slide will continue.
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39h Updated Coca-Cola, PespiCo and others agree to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state's campaign to fight diabetes.
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39h Updated The Ratings Game: Nike, Foot Locker, Finish Line downgrades highlight struggles in the sporting goods sector
Market Watch
Sporting goods companies had a flurry of rating downgrades and price target cuts, with big names like Nike, Foot Locker and Finish Line challenged by changes in the sector.
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39h Futures higher as traders pick up beaten-down stocks
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks, while focus also shifts to speeches from central bankers later this week.
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A Foolish Take: Google, Amazon and Apple still aren't winning this market39h Updated A Foolish Take: Google, Amazon and Apple still aren't winning this market
USA Today
The three tech giants trail behind Roku in the streaming device market.
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39h Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 set for 2nd day of gains as rebound continues
Market Watch
Wall Street equity benchmarks on Tuesday appear ready to open modestly higher, putting the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 on track to rise for a second straight session after last week’s selloff.
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40h Currencies: Dollar recovers though hemmed in ahead of potential rate clues from Fed’s Jackson Hole retreat
Market Watch
A resurgent dollar scratched its way higher against chief rivals on Tuesday although in relatively thin trading conditions ahead of what could be refreshed perspective on interest rates this week when the Federal Reserve hosts global policy makers at its Jackson Hole, Wyo., retreat.
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40h TD Ameritrade launches Facebook chatbot
CNBC
TD Ameritrade has launched an automated program that can communicate with its customers on Facebook's messaging application.
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Household spending: 7 surprising facts about food prices40h Household spending: 7 surprising facts about food prices
USA Today
U.S. families are spending much less overall on food than they did a generation ago. Food now eats half as much of the family budget than it once did.
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40h 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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40h Updated The Ratings Game: Tenet shares surge 15% on board member exits but don’t expect it to ‘go gentle into that good night’
Market Watch
Two board members representing the hedge fund Glenview resigned on Friday, setting Tenet up for a potential proxy fight.
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40h Updated Europe Markets: European stocks set to snap losing streak as miners jump
Market Watch
European stocks pushed higher Tuesday, with advances in the basic resources sector poised to lead the market out of a three-session run of declines.
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40h These stocks drove the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to its best returns
CNBC
Norway's $975 billion oil fund has been buoyed by equity markets.
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40h Updated Futures Movers: Oil prices rebound ahead of U.S. supply data
Market Watch
Oil prices climb on Tuesday, rebounding from a sharp selloff in the beginning of the week as investors wait for U.S. supply data that are expected to confirm the market is tightening.
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How long $1 million will last in retirement41h Updated How long $1 million will last in retirement
USA Today
When it comes to retirement, where you live can make or break your retirement. GoBankingRates compared how long $1 million in savings lasts in each state.
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41h Tech giants like Amazon and Facebook more disruptive to banks than fintech start-ups: WEF
CNBC
Banks are faced with more competitive disruption from tech behemoths than financial technology (fintech) start-ups, according to a report.
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41h Rex Nutting: Americans aren’t splurging on fun experiences; we’re spending more on expensive health care
Market Watch
We are spending a smaller portion of our budget at the mall, but the money we’re saving is mostly paying for the most expensive health care in the universe. says Rex Nutting.
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41h Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P set for 2nd day of gains as rebound continues
Market Watch
Wall Street is set for a positive open on Tuesday, with traders picking up bargains in the stock market after last week’s selloff that was spurred by geopolitical tensions and domestic political turmoil.
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41h Asia Markets: Singapore stocks end 5-day slump as Asian markets end broadly higher
Market Watch
Equity markets found firmer footing in the Asia-Pacific region Tuesday, with stocks in Singapore ending higher following five straight sessions of declines.
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42h Updated Ford says signs MoU with Chinese automaker to build electric vehicles in China
Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co to explore establishing a joint venture to build electric passenger vehicles in China.
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42h Outside the Box: Democrats risk overreaching in their attacks on Trump, Confederate memorials
Market Watch
Democrats are perhaps too optimistic about their prospects in the 2018 elections, writes James E. Campbell.
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42h Credit.com: 8 things you should buy in your 20s that will pay for themselves
Market Watch
You might feel strapped for cash, but smart buyers will make purchases that will last them into their 30s and beyond.
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42h Encore: The Social Security deficit explained
Market Watch
The bulk of the 2017 deficit was expected, the surprises have been more or less offsetting
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42h NerdWallet: This is why it seems like everyone else has more money than you
Market Watch
You’re pretty sure your friends and neighbors don’t make much more than you. So how are they able to spend so much?
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42h Next Avenue: These are the 10 best states to grow older
Market Watch
A new report ranks the best states to grow old when it comes to financial costs, health care and quality of life.
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43h London Markets: FTSE 100 led higher by miners as Provident plunges almost 60%
Market Watch
U.K. stocks marched higher Tuesday, on course to snap a three-session losing streak following well-received financial updates from mining heavyweight BHP Billiton and home builder Persimmon.
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43h JPMorgan thinks the electric vehicle revolution will create a lot of losers
CNBC
Adoption of electric vehicles is set to accelerate, and that will run over a lot of losers, JPMorgan Cazenove said.
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43h BHP Rights Its Ship by Throwing Shale Overboard
The Wall Street Journal
Following an intense pressure campaign from shareholder Elliott Management, BHP has announced it is looking to exit U.S. shale.
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44h Updated Big Ben’s bongs fall silent for the next 4 years
Market Watch
London and her visitors will have to do without the city’s most iconic sound as Big Ben rung for the last time — at least as the big bell undergoes restoration works.
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45h Updated Asian shares ride metals gains, stronger Wall Street
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Tuesday after modest gains on Wall Street, while robust metals prices underpinned some regional markets even as investors remained wary ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole later this week.
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Surprise items keep customers coming back45h Surprise items keep customers coming back
USA Today
USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard looks at a trend in grocery stores.
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46h Now may be the time to reduce your exposure to US equities
CNBC
The first cracks are already starting to appear as a sense of exhaustion seems to be setting in.
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47h 35% of Americans are making this easily avoidable money mistake
Market Watch
Here’s one really good reason to check your bank statements.
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