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37m These people thought they’d get their student loans paid off — now they’re panicking
Market Watch
Recent reports suggest the Trump administration will push to get rid of loan forgiveness.
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38m Updated Here’s how Trump wants to change the way you repay student loans
Market Watch
The White House’s proposed budget would hit graduate students, public servants hard
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38m Updated Women get a raw deal on student debt
Market Watch
It takes women about two years longer than men to pay off student loans
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39m Ford’s move to replace longtime CEO is a credit negative, says Moody’s
Market Watch
News was a surprise and came without any seemingly major missteps at the company, says Moody’s.
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Moving to one of these 9 states could save you thousands43m Moving to one of these 9 states could save you thousands
USA Today
Taxpayers could save an average of $1,977 a year by moving to a state with no income tax.
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48m The Margin: Just don’t touch my tea bag: Brits deal with grief in the wake of the Manchester attack
Market Watch
The U.K. raised its threat level to “critical” from “severe,” but if that struck fear in the hearts of the good people of Great Britain, you wouldn’t know it from the reaction on social media.
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51m Why Trump’s proposals to slash Medicaid could disproportionately impact women
Market Watch
Trump’s budget includes more than $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid.
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Madoff fund has paid zero to fraud victims so far59m Updated Madoff fund has paid zero to fraud victims so far
USA Today
Madoff fraud victims have gotten no money from a firm the U.S. appointed to distribute funds
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1h Updated Market Snapshot: Stock market ticks up as investors await Fed minutes
Market Watch
U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Wednesday, through trading was subdued and moves were slightly ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate increase.
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1h Loeb says Dow-DuPont deal can create $20 billion more value
Reuters
(Reuters) - Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said Dow Chemical and DuPont could create $20 billion in additional shareholder value by tweaking their plan to split into three companies following the merger.
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1h 8m Updated Why Pope Francis just did Donald Trump a huge favor
Market Watch
By the last estimate, the president is indeed overweight — but just shy of obese.
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1h 10m Updated Outside the Box: What 10 million simulations tell us about President Trump’s chances of achieving 3% economic growth
Market Watch
It comes down to changes in the labor-force participation rate, productivity and hours worked, not tax reform or regulatory reform.
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1h 11m Bad news, energy bulls and bears: Oil is not going to either $25 or $75 a barrel
Market Watch
There are opportunities to trade, but not to invest in, oil at this time, says Nigam Arora.
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1h 11m Outside the Box: 4 reasons why Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020
Market Watch
The popular consensus is likely dead wrong — and no, impeachment isn’t going to happen.
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1h 12m Updated OPEC nearing deal to extend oil output cut to March 2018
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers moved closer on Wednesday to clinching a deal on extending output cuts by nine months to clear a global stocks overhang and prop up the price of crude.
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This Kenmore gas grill is under $300 just in time for Memorial Day1h 14m This Kenmore gas grill is under $300 just in time for Memorial Day
USA Today
You can buy this Kenmore 4-burner stainless steel gas grill is $120 off right now, just in time for a Memorial Day cookout.
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1h 20m Sorry America, but this theory about being healthy and overweight has been debunked (again)
Market Watch
Good metabolic health and exercise don’t protect people who are obese from serious ailments.
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1h 21m Updated House Democrats ask Deutsche for information on Trump Russia loans
CNBC
Congressional Democrats investigating alleged ties between President Donald Trump's political campaign and Russia are seeking information from Deutsche Bank.
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1h 30m London Markets: FTSE 100 outperforms Europe to end at 1-week high
Market Watch
U.K. stocks end higher on Wednesday, outperforming the broader European markets as investors shook off disappointing corporate news and a credit downgrade for China.
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1h 39m Wall St. creeps higher; Fed minutes eyed
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were modestly higher late on Wednesday morning, aiming for a fifth straight day of gains, as investors awaited Federal Reserve minutes of its May meeting that could cement the chances of an interest rate hike next month.
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1h 42m As down-payment needs swell, these companies step in to help — in exchange for a small stake
Market Watch
New companies will offer down payment assistance in return for a share of equity in the home.
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1h 45m Updated Metals Stocks: Gold prices drift south as U.S. rate-hike expectations rise
Market Watch
Gold prices are under moderate pressure as expectations rise for a U.S. interest-rate hike in June.
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1h 46m NewsWatch: The nation’s newest hot housing market — Philadelphia
Market Watch
Philadelphia is in the sweet spot as its long-time strengths play into a recovering housing economy and one big local employer expands.
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1h 46m Rex Nutting: America’s most successful companies are killing the economy
Market Watch
Winner-take-all companies, including Alphabet and Wal-Mart, are driving down wages and destroying communities, writes Rex Nutting.
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1h 57m Weaker shopping malls leave mortgage-backed securities vulnerable
Market Watch
Ongoing struggles of malls throughout the country as they lose traditional retailer tenants who face increased competition from Amazon and other online sellers could put pressure on select, specialized mortgage-linked bond packages that came to market between 2011 and 2013, according to Fitch Ratings.
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Auction: The papers that created professional baseball as you know it2h Auction: The papers that created professional baseball as you know it
USA Today
The National League's founding documents are up for auction, and they may go for millions. Video provided by Newsy
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2h Updated Market Extra: Fidelity CEO has 4 reasons bitcoin still isn’t mainstream
Market Watch
Bitcoin may not seem as though it needs much help these days, having soared more than 400% over the past 12 months, but the industry of digital currencies and blockchain—the underlying technology—needs to address some major issues if it is going to be viable for a broad and mainstream consumer base.
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2h Updated Memorial Day gas prices set to be 22% cheaper than average
Market Watch
If you’re planning to kick off your summer with a Memorial Day road trip, you couldn’t have picked a better year to do so.
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2h Futures Movers: Oil struggles for direction as traders weigh likelihood of 9-month output-cut extension
Market Watch
Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting, a joint committee of OPEC and non-OPEC producers have recommended a nine-month extension the production-cut agreement that expires in June.
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2h Updated 5 cities where you can make a decent living (and actually save money)
Market Watch
This annual study aims to name places that balance both income and cost of living.
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2h Updated Caroline Baum: Trumponomics relies on fuzzy math, rosy scenarios
Market Watch
Defining Trumponomics isn’t easy with a president who frequently changes his mind, writes Caroline Baum.
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2h Linde, Praxair reach agreement on details of merger
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. peer Praxair have reached a deal in principle on details of their proposed $70 billion merger, Linde said on Wednesday.
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2h U.S. appeals court hears arguments weighing on Wall Street policing
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court panel questioned government lawyers at length on Wednesday in oral arguments on whether or not the Securities and Exchange Commission's hiring of administrative law judges for in-house proceedings violated the Constitution.
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2h This is how Best Buy gets so many of its customers to come into its stores
Market Watch
Best Buy customers often take advantage of the buy-online-pickup-in-store option for a variety of reasons
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2h Bitcoin soars above $2,400 to all-time high
Reuters
(Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.
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2h Europe Markets: European stock gains limited as auto, mining shares fall
Market Watch
Most major European markets ebbed lower, with automobile makers Daimler and Fiat Chrysler and mining stocks among those struggling, even as Draghi retained a dovish tone on policy.
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2h Does the Pope Francis think Donald Trump needs to lose weight?
Market Watch
By the last estimate, the president is indeed overweight — but just shy of obese.
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2h Slide Show: Forget Paris, these are the European spots you should visit this summer
Market Watch
The top ten European destinations this summer from Lonely Planet. And Paris isn’t one of them.
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2h Donald Trump’s budget ignores what is actually ailing American workers
The Economist
PRESIDENTIAL budget requests, all of them, are worth exactly nothing. They carry no force of legislation. They land, heavy, bound and shrink-wrapped, so they can be immediately binned as Congress continues its now yearly stumble toward a “continuing resolution”—a supposedly temporary legislative act that in recent decades has almost entirely replaced the statutory budget process. The request from the President is the least consequential part of something that is completely broken. It functions like a bumper sticker on an old car. It only tells you about the person who’s driving.  Mick Mulvaney, a former congressman from South Carolina who won his seat in the Tea-Party wave of 2010, runs Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget. Mr Mulvaney has created the budget his wing of the Republican party always wanted: government as a service, paid for by its clients, the taxpayers. If you receive more than you pay, the system has failed, and must be fixed. The marketing copy that accompanied the budget calls this...
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3h Bitcoin surges to record above $2,400, bringing 2017 gain to nearly 150%
CNBC
Bitcoin hit a record Wednesday after a late Tuesday announcement from the Digital Currency Group.
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3h Microsoft reportedly buys Israeli cybersecurity firm Hexadite
CNBC
Microsoft is said to have acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Hexadite for $100 million, report says.
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3h Home sales fall as tight supply boosts prices
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell more than expected in April, weighed down by a chronic shortage of houses on the market that is keeping house prices elevated and sidelining prospective buyers.
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Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.3h Updated Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.
USA Today
Vista High School will use a $10 million grant to make high school more personal.
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3h The New York Post: Tom Cruise stuns Australian TV hosts by revealing ‘Top Gun 2’ is a go
Market Watch
After years of speculation, the actor confirmed Tuesday that “Top Gun 2” is officially happening.
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3h U.S. inventories of oil, gasoline fall: EIA
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. crude stocks fell last week as refineries hiked output, while gasoline stocks decreased and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.
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3h Linde, Praxair reach deal on merger agreement
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. peer Praxair have reached a deal in principle on their proposed $70 billion merger, Linde said on Wednesday.
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3h Updated The Ratings Game: Cloudera has a big opportunity after IPO, but the costs may be tough to stomach
Market Watch
Shares of Cloudera Inc. got a boost Tuesday as the underwriters on its recent initial public offering outlined the opportunity ahead for its data-crunching software, and the cost of realizing it.
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3h The Fed wants to raise rates this year. One thing could stand in the way
CNBC
Substantially lower-than-expected inflation would be a hurdle for the Fed in its quest to normalize monetary policy.
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3h Updated Capitol Report: The nation’s newest hot housing market — Philadelphia
Market Watch
Philadelphia is in the sweet spot as its long-time strengths play into a recovering housing economy and one big local employer expands.
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3h Updated The contrarian investor’s best bet is coming down the pike
Market Watch
Consumers saddled with debt will hurt the economy, affecting dividend stocks, bonds and gold, says Michael Brush.
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3h Existing home sales fall as tight supply lifts prices
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell more than expected in April, weighed down by a chronic shortage of houses on the market that is keeping prices elevated and sidelining prospective buyers.
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3h The Wall Street Journal: Manchester police arrest 3 more in investigation into concert bombing
Market Watch
Police on Wednesday arrested at least three more men as part of their investigation into the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande pop concert, as authorities pursued the possibility that the assailant didn’t act alone.
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6 smart ways to travel cheaply and still have a memorable vacation3h 6 smart ways to travel cheaply and still have a memorable vacation
USA Today
You can travel cheaply and still have an experience worth remembering. Here's how.
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3h Beat the System: Theresa May will win the British general election — and catapult stocks and the pound
Market Watch
The terror bombing will presumably cause a right-wing shift in the public’s mood.
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3h Updated Imagine if everyone in the world had a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest
Market Watch
What life might be like if the fiduciary rule even applied to Starbucks baristas, barbers, real-estate agents and others.
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3h Wall St. little changed ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading on Wednesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve minutes of its May meeting that could cement the chances of a rate hike next month.
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3h Market Snapshot: Stock market holds ground as investors await Fed minutes
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U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Wednesday, through trading was subdued and moves were slightly ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate increase.
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3h Your first trade for Wednesday, May 24
CNBC
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the early hours of the trading day.
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3h The New York Post: Neiman Marcus met with Related Cos. to discuss tie-up including merger
Market Watch
New York-based Related is concerned about the teetering financial health of Neiman, and that the retailer might require financial backing as it gears up to anchor Related’s massive Hudson Yards office-and-retail complex on Manhattan’s West Side that’s slated to open late next year, sources said.
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3h Updated Kuwait says OPEC, non-OPEC could deepen oil cuts
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-member oil producers could deepen output cuts or extend them for a year at a meeting in Vienna this week, Kuwait said on Wednesday, as they seek to clear a global stocks overhang and prop up the price of crude.
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3h More than half of Americans are afraid to take their paid vacations
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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4h The Wall Street Journal: Armed soldiers patrol London streets after Manchester attack raises threat level
Market Watch
Visitors flocking to the U.K. will face an unusual sight: armed uniformed troops at some of London’s most famous landmarks as the country tightens security amid concerns more terrorist attacks could follow in the wake of Monday’s fatal bombing in Manchester.
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4h Updated Currencies: Dollar steadies ahead of Fed minutes expected to signal June hike
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar churned little changed against leading rivals Wednesday ahead of the release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes that are largely expected to back expectations for another Fed interest-rate hike come June.
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Diabetics: Roche says it can save you big money4h Updated Diabetics: Roche says it can save you big money
USA Today
"We knew that access was a problem," Roche diabetes executive says.
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4h Updated Fannie and Freddie Endgame Takes Shape
The Wall Street Journal
A consensus is starting to emerge between lawmakers and the Trump administration on how to reform the U.S. housing finance market.
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4h Capitol Report: America has a new discrimination problem: political bias
Market Watch
A new kind of discrimination appears to be sweeping across America in neighborhoods, malls, even workplaces: bias against people on the other political side.
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4h Citi struggles to bring back shine to its Mexican crown jewel
Reuters
MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newly refurbished Citibanamex branch in Mexico City's affluent Del Valle neighborhood opens into a Scandinavian-chic space where salespeople chat with clients at touch screens. The next room, though, is filled with customers queueing up in front of tellers or waiting on benches. Outside, more line up to use the ATMs.
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4h Amazon’s new bookstore keeps shoppers on the Amazon website
Market Watch
Amazon is opening its seventh store in New York City’s Columbus Circle on Thursday.
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4h Bond Report: Treasury yields slip ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
Treasury yields fall ahead of the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s policy-making panel’s meeting in May as investors gauge the chance of a June rate hike.
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4h Updated This will be America’s new exodus
Market Watch
Millions of people will move out of cities, shaking up established models of global growth.
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4h Updated Your kids learn about money from the same people who teach them about sex
Market Watch
Research indicates that the example parents set is key in shaping their kids’ future financial health.
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4h Updated Why you could end up homeless in retirement
Market Watch
Housing prices are outpacing older adults’ incomes, and many retirees rely solely on Social Security.
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4h Anthem weighing Obamacare individual market in each state
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthem Inc is looking at each state to determine what its participation in the Obamacare individual market will be next year given the political and regulatory uncertainty, Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish said on Wednesday.
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How soon will the Fed hike rates again? Minutes may offer clues4h How soon will the Fed hike rates again? Minutes may offer clues
USA Today
Investors are searching for clues on how the Fed will act on interest rates at June meeting.
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4h NewsWatch: How to make money while everyone else racks up student debt and car loans
Market Watch
Stocks don’t seem that interested in giving back much after four up sessions in a row. The Dark Bid financial blog has thrown a bone to the doom-and-gloomers, however, saying “Big Short 2.0” is all about student debt and car loans.
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4h American workers are giving hundreds of dollars every year to their boss by doing this...
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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4h Updated Northern Ireland faces outsize risk as Brexit looms
Market Watch
Northern Ireland is the smallest of the four countries that make up the U.K., and the only one that shares a border with another EU member, the Republic of Ireland.
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4h Wall St. set to open little changed ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks looked set to open little changed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve releasing the minutes of its May meeting that could cement the chances of a rate hike next month.
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4h Judge gives RBS a week to end investor suit or face trial
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - A judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland and thousands of investors until June 1 to agree a deal that would avert a trial over the bank's 12 billion pound cash call in 2008.
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5h Market Snapshot: Stock market aims for 5th day of gains as investors await Fed minutes
Market Watch
Stock-index futures point to a flat to slightly higher start for Wall Street as investors await minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate hike.
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5h American workers are give hundreds of dollars every year to their boss by doing this...
Market Watch
Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they’ll be replaced.
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5h Updated FA Center: When to say ‘you’re fired!’ to your investment adviser
Market Watch
Mere market-lagging performance is not a sufficient reason.
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5h Outside the Box: Wind power will keep growing rapidly — and bring economic opportunity to rural America
Market Watch
Last year, wind surpassed hydropower to become the county’s largest source of renewable generating capacity, and the fourth-largest capacity source behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear.
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5h Updated Clean-energy jobs seen rising to 24 million by 2030, international energy agency says
Market Watch
The International Renewable Energy Agency said nearly 10 million people were employed in clean energy last year, and predicted 24 million jobs by 2030.
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5h Updated FA Center: Forget the fiduciary standard — financial advisers need a code of ethics
Market Watch
Financial advisers should be like doctors and take a ‘Hippocratic oath’.
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5h German prosecutor says is in touch with U.S. authorities on Daimler
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors, who searched Daimler's offices this week as part of an investigation into diesel pollution, are talking to U.S. authorities, the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
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5h Updated Outside the Box: States should have their own economic visa programs for immigrants
Market Watch
This proposal would let states grant economic visas based on their specific needs.
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5h Updated Amazon’s first New York City bookstore opens on Thursday
Market Watch
Amazon is opening its seventh store in New York City’s Columbus Circle on Thursday.
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5h Futures Movers: Oil prices stall ahead of OPEC meeting
Market Watch
Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting and a looming decision on output cuts by major producers, oil prices are rising. U.S. supply data is coming.
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5h Need to Know: How to make money while everyone else racks up student debt and car loans
Market Watch
Stocks don’t seem that interested in giving back much after four up sessions in a row. The Dark Bid financial blog has thrown a bone to the doom-and-gloomers, however, saying “Big Short 2.0” is all about student debt and car loans.
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5h Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks tries for 5th day of gains ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
Wall Street is headed for a choppy session on Wednesday, with stock futures for all three major benchmarks flickering around the flat ine ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting, which could quell doubts about a June interest-rate hike.
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6h Updated German prosecutor probing Daimler says is in touch with U.S. authorities
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German authorities involved in raiding Daimler's offices as part of a probe into diesel pollution are talking to authorities in the United States, the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
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Nine ways for college grads to start life on the right financial foot6h Updated Nine ways for college grads to start life on the right financial foot
USA Today
Here’s how graduates should go about creating a sound financial plan, according to experts.
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6h World stocks slip on China downgrade, ahead of Fed minutes
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months.
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6h From Eiffel Tower to Burj Khalifa—world landmarks pay tribute to Manchester victims
Market Watch
Famous monuments around the world were Tuesday night paying tribute to the Manchester bombing victims, with landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to Burj Khalifa going dark completely dark or lighting up in the Union Jack flag.
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6h Updated MarketWatch First Take: Intel and AMD license rumors should finally be dead
Market Watch
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. stock continued on a volatile path Monday, as Chief Executive Lisa Su did her best to shoot down a rumor that just won’t seem to die.
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6h Updated More shoppers are saying ‘yes’ to their wedding dress by clicking ‘buy’online
Market Watch
E-commerce continues to branch out into unexpected categories such as weddings, jewelry and art
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6h Judge gives RBS week to end investor suit or face trial
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland a week to avoid a trial by reaching a deal with investors who allege the bank misled them over its 2008 fundraising.
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Milllennial, pursuing her acting dream, struggles to invest for the future6h Milllennial, pursuing her acting dream, struggles to invest for the future
USA Today
Kate Strauss, 24, tries to cut back on spending and hopes to put away money this fall.
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3 ways to save money and fight vampires6h 3 ways to save money and fight vampires
USA Today
Here are 3 ways you can save on your electricity bill, and you won’t need any garlic.
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6h Updated Deep Dive: At these three restaurant companies, the stock is the main course
Market Watch
Unlike 54 competitors, they have increased sales per share by double digits while improving profit margins.
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6h Updated Auto lender Santander checked income on just 8% of subprime loans bundled into bonds
Market Watch
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., which is counted among the biggest subprime auto-loan firms, verified income on just 8% of borrowers on loans it recently bundled into $1 billion of bonds, Moody’s Investors Service said.
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6h Updated Deep Dive: 20 big winners in the S&P 500 this earnings season
Market Watch
These companies posted the largest sales increases while also expanding profit margins.
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6h The Wall Street Journal: Trump meets with Pope Francis amid policy clashes that include the environment
Market Watch
President Donald Trump met Wednesday morning with Pope Francis, in a much-anticipated encounter between two leaders who have clashed in the past and share few policy priorities.
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Amazon brings its physical bookstore to New York7h Amazon brings its physical bookstore to New York
USA Today
Unlike other bookstores, Amazon isn’t necessarily relying on the books themselves to keep the business afloat.
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A study guide for Fed’s upcoming meeting minutes7h A study guide for Fed’s upcoming meeting minutes
USA Today
Investors are searching for clues on how the Fed will act on interest rates at June meeting.
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Browse around a physical Amazon bookstore7h Browse around a physical Amazon bookstore
USA Today
Amazon now has physical bookstores for its customers. Here is a look inside one of them.
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How to check out a book at an Amazon Bookstore without your credit card7h How to check out a book at an Amazon Bookstore without your credit card
USA Today
You don't even need your credit card to get a book from an Amazon bookstore.
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What can you find in a physical Amazon bookstore?7h What can you find in a physical Amazon bookstore?
USA Today
Amazon Books Vice President Jennifer Cast talks about what you can find in a physical Amazon Bookstore.
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7h Linde board to vote on Praxair deal next week: WirtschaftsWoche
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde's supervisory board will vote next week on a merger agreement with U.S. peer Praxair , German weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported, citing sources close to the negotiations.
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7h Trump tax reforms could push Israeli tech companies to the U.S.
Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for sharp cuts to corporate taxes will lead Israeli technology companies, a lynchpin of Israel's economy, to consider shifting their domicile to the United States, industry and accountancy executives say.
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7h Caroline Baum: What exactly is Trumponomics?
Market Watch
Defining Trumponomics isn’t easy with a president who frequently changes his mind, writes Caroline Baum.
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Apple’s gift to schools: Free app development curriculum7h Apple’s gift to schools: Free app development curriculum
USA Today
Apple is creating a new curriculum designed to teach app development to high school and college students with little to no prior experience in coding.  The price: Free.
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7h Europe Markets: European stock gains limited as auto, mining shares fall; Draghi on deck
Market Watch
Most major European markets ebbed lower, with automobile makers Daimler and Fiat Chrysler and mining stocks among those struggling, while investors were preparing to hear from European Central Bank and Federal Reserve officials.
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7h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Moody’s downgrades China rating for the first time in nearly 30 years
Market Watch
Citing expectations that the country’s financial strength will deteriorate in the coming years, Moody’s Investors Service has slashed the credit rating of China for the first time since 1989.
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Ex-CIA director Brennan sheds light on probe into Russian election interference
Market Watch
The testimony by Brennan, while not citing evidence of collusion by Trump associates in Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, sheds new light on why federal agents decided last year to initiate a full investigation.
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8h 3 out of 4 American children in families rely on their mothers’ salaries
Market Watch
Whether married, cohabitating or single, moms have much lower salaries than their male counterparts.
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8h Updated OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-OPEC ministers meet for informal consultations in Vienna on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to agree the duration of oil output cuts as they seek to clear a global stocks overhang that has pulled down the price of crude.
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8h Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks set for 5th day of gains ahead of Fed minutes
Market Watch
Wall Street eyes a fifth straight day of gains on Wednesday, with stock futures for all three major benchmarks advancing ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting that could quell doubts about a June interest-rate hike.
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8h General Electric signs 1 billion riyal deal to build gas turbines in Saudi Arabia
Reuters
RIYADH (Reuters) - General Electric (GE) signed a one billion riyal ($267 million) joint venture agreement on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's state-backed Dussur industrial development company to manufacture gas turbines in the eastern city of Dammam.
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9h The New York Post: NFL’s Odell Beckham could earn $48 million via a record-busting deal with Nike
Market Watch
Nike has officially retained Odell Beckham Jr. in a five-year deal worth more than $29 million, and the most lucrative shoe deal ever signed for an NFL player.
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9h Recent global stock upturn fizzles after China rating downgrade
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months.
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9h Updated Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years
Reuters
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars.
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9h London Markets: Mining, retail shares tug FTSE 100 slightly into the red
Market Watch
Blue-chip stocks in the U.K. slipped Wednesday, with pressure on mining shares setting up to pull the market lower for a second straight session.
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9h Updated Bunge says not in talks with Glencore following approach
Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. grains trader Bunge Ltd said on Tuesday it was not in talks with Swiss mining and commodities group Glencore Plc , after the latter said it had made an informal approach to discuss "a possible consensual business combination."
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9h Oil prices rise as market expects extended production cut
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by confidence that an OPEC-led output cut aimed at tightening supply would be extended to all of 2017 and the first quarter of next year.
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10h Updated The Fed: Fed minutes may quell doubt about a June interest-rate hike
Market Watch
Minutes of the Fed’s May 2-3 meeting are likely to put an end to doubts about a June interest rate hike.
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10h Updated Here’s one thing that could scuttle an extension of OPEC’s oil output cuts
Market Watch
To most oil analysts and traders, an extension to OPEC’s production cuts seems like a done deal, but there’s still one thing that could derail the whole thing: A flare-up in tensions between Saudi Arabia and other key cartel members.
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10h The New York Post: Uber owes its New York City drivers millions due to accounting mistake
Market Watch
The company admitted Tuesday that it mistakenly was taking its fee before accounting for the 2.5 percent black car fee and taxes, which was costing drivers each trip.
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11h Updated Commodities Corner: 4 potential outcomes for OPEC’s crucial meeting
Market Watch
Saudi Arabia will have Saudi Aramco’s IPO in mind as OPEC makes its decision on whether to extend its production-cut deal beyond its June expiration.
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11h RBS struggles to seal deal over 2008 cash call dispute: sources
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is struggling to reach a deal with all the investors who allege the lender misled them during a 12 billion pound ($15.6 billion) cash call in 2008, two sources familiar with the situation said.
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11h Updated Futures Movers: Oil continues to gain ahead of OPEC meeting
Market Watch
Ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting and a looming decision on output cuts by major producers, oil prices are rising. U.S. supply data is coming.
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12h Asia Markets: China stocks pare losses, but remain weaker after Moody’s downgrade
Market Watch
Shares in Shanghai slip back as a Moody’s downgrade reminds investors of China’s continued growth in outstanding borrowings—especially among companies.
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12h U.S. financial council reimagined as boon, not bane, for Wall Street
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which brings together all U.S. financial watchdogs, used to be the scourge of Wall Street but under Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin it can serve to ease its regulatory burdens.
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Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth12h Updated Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth
USA Today
Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead.
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12h U.S. appeals court to hear cases that could weigh on Wall Street policing
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will weigh whether certain hiring practices at two of the country's top financial market regulators violate the Constitution on Wednesday, in a pair of cases that could have major ramifications for the policing of Wall Street.
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Roche: Diabetics could save thousands on blood glucose monitoring system13h Roche: Diabetics could save thousands on blood glucose monitoring system
USA Today
"We knew that access was a problem," Roche diabetes executive says.
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15h Dollar firm after bounce from lows, yuan slips on China downgrade
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday, having rebounded from 6-1/2-month lows against its major peers helped by a rise in U.S. Treasury yields, while the yuan eased after Moody's cut its sovereign rating on China due to concerns over the country's soaring debt.
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Same-sex couple says Southwest Airlines discriminated against them15h Same-sex couple says Southwest Airlines discriminated against them
USA Today
A Naples, Fla., man said he and his family were discriminated against when a Southwest Airlines employee wouldn't allow them to board as a family.
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15h Updated Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked lawmakers on Tuesday to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor in an austere budget that also boosts the military.
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A 5G iPhone? Apple files FCC application for tests15h Updated A 5G iPhone? Apple files FCC application for tests
USA Today
Apple appears to be in the very early stages of readying a 5G-capable iPhone.
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16h MarketWatch First Take: Intuit finds tax-season success from Uber drivers and Taskrabbits
Market Watch
QuickBooks maker Intuit Inc. said 2017 was one of its most complicated tax seasons, but one increasing complication in the American economy is turning into a positive for its business.
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17h Dollar firm after bounce from multi-month lows, focus shifts to Fed
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar held firm early on Wednesday, having rebounded from 6-1/2-month lows against its major peers thanks to a rise in U.S. Treasury yields, with investor focus now turning towards the Federal Reserve's monetary policy stance.
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17h Brazil appeals court rules Uber driver not entitled to benefits
Reuters
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazil appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a driver working for Uber via its ride-hailing app is not an employee of the San Francisco-based company and therefore not entitled to workers' benefits, overturning an earlier lower court decision.
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Fox removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich17h Fox removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich
USA Today
Fox made no mention of star Sean Hannity, who has discussed theories about the death on his show.
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18h Balchunas on Growing Use of ETFs by Endowments (Audio)
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Eric Balchunas says U.S. college endowments are increasingly using ETFs as investment tools. This is a daily ETF podcast from Bloomberg’s Catherine Cowdery.
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A `5G iPhone? Apple files FCC application for tests18h A `5G iPhone? Apple files FCC application for tests
USA Today
Apple appears to be in the very early stages of readying a 5G-capable iPhone.
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18h Updated Mark Hulbert: New CEO is Ford’s Hail Mary pass
Market Watch
Change at the top usually can’t rescue a struggling company, writes Mark Hulbert.
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Target to pay $18.5M for 2013 data breach that affected 41 million consumers19h Target to pay $18.5M for 2013 data breach that affected 41 million consumers
USA Today
More than 41 million customer accounts affected by 2013 Target data breach
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19h Updated Noble Has One Option Left
The Wall Street Journal
The battered commodities trader may soon have no choice but to restructure its debts.
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Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores19h Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores
USA Today
Google already monitors online shopping — and now it's keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising.
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19h Updated Where to sit in every MLB ballpark if you want to catch a home run
Market Watch
SeatGeek and ESPN ran the numbers so you know where to sit the next time you go to a game.
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19h Updated The Wall Street Journal: An app called ‘Joy’ aims to make women happier about money
Market Watch
The language of financial services has traditionally been male-oriented.
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19h After-hours buzz: INTU, HEI & more
CNBC
These are the stocks posting the largest moves after the bell on Tuesday: Intuit, The Container Store & more.
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19h The lower your self-esteem, the higher your credit card fees
Market Watch
New research says platinum credit cards are more popular than those with identical benefits.
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19h This is how security for music concerts will change in the aftermath of the Manchester terrorist attack
Market Watch
The explosion after an Ariana Grande concert reveals the security weaknesses of major venues.
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19h Updated The middle-class paradox: Less than half of Americans say they’re middle class
Market Watch
Europe and the U.S. paint a complex picture of shifting fortunes for middle-income families.
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19h Updated In One Chart: Brace yourself, this is how much S&P 500 CEOs received in pay hikes last year...
Market Watch
Bonuses in the New York securities industry have soared 890% over the last three decades.
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19h The Wall Street Journal: Senate Intel committee subpoenas Mike Flynn’s businesses
Market Watch
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday they will issue two new subpoenas to business entities controlled by Mike Flynn, in an escalation of the legal showdown with President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser over his cooperation with the panel’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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19h Updated The Fed: Fed wants to make shrinking its balance sheet as exciting as watching paint dry, Harker says
Market Watch
Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said Tuesday the central bank’s goal is to make shrinking its balance sheet as exciting as watching paint dry
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Fake news could worsen financial illiteracy19h Fake news could worsen financial illiteracy
USA Today
Many people have enough problems figuring out where to invest, how to avoid fees, whether to refinance mortgages and a slew of other money topics without fake financial news adding to the mix.
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19h Updated Wall Street rises on investor relief after Trump budget
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday after the release of President Donald Trump's budget plan but gains were tempered by declines in consumer discretionary stocks amid weakness in auto-parts companies.
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19h Morgan Stanley to curb veteran adviser recruiting
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley, the biggest U.S. brokerage by head count, told brokers Tuesday that it is standing down from the expensive recruitment wars, following similar steps taken earlier this month by competitor Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel vehicles20h Updated U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel vehicles
USA Today
Fiat Chrysler vowed to fight the allegations in court.
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20h The Tell: Should stock-market investors worry about the rise of the quants?
Market Watch
The rising role of quantitative trading on Wall Street has some observers fretting over the potential for lockstep trading to exacerbate any future selloffs.
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Sears takes more actions to survive20h Updated Sears takes more actions to survive
USA Today
Sears said Tuesday that it will put off repaying much of a $500 million loan to pare costs
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20h Updated GE’s clean-power deals top $15 billion
Market Watch
Wind, solar, and other renewables make a portfolio worth more than $15 billion at a unit of General Electric Co.
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20h Bond Report: Treasury yields see largest one-day rise in more than 2 weeks
Market Watch
Treasury yields climbed the most in two weeks after President Donald Trump’s new budget raised prospects of higher growth and inflation
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21h Updated U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014.
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21h Jeff Gundlach has a theory on why bitcoin is surging
CNBC
Gundlach‏ said there could be a connection between bitcoin prices and the decline in China stocks.
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21h Updated OPEC set to prolong oil output cuts by nine months
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC is likely to extend production cuts for another nine months, ministers and delegates said on Tuesday as the oil producer group meets this week to debate how to tackle a global glut of crude.
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21h Market Snapshot: Stock market books 4th straight session of gains as banks lead the charge
Market Watch
.S. stocks on Tuesday struggle to add to early gains and push Wall Street’s recent climb to a fourth straight session, as investor sentiment was subdued in the wake of a Monday night terrorist attack in the U.K.
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Harley-Davidson will build a factory in Thailand21h Harley-Davidson will build a factory in Thailand
USA Today
Harley-Davidson is building a factory in Thailand as the company looks to better serve its international customers, the motorcycle maker announced Tuesday. Read The Full Story Here: Harley-Davidson Will Build a Factory in Thailand Video provided by TheStreet
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21h Trump Today: Trump Today: President rips ‘evil losers’ after Manchester suicide bombing
Market Watch
President Donald Trump called the perpetrators of a deadly bombing at a pop-music concert in the United Kingdom “evil losers,” told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas he’d do “everything I can” to hasten peace in the Middle East and arrived in Italy on the latest leg of his overseas trip.
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21h The Wall Street Journal: Biggest beneficiary of 9-month extension of oil-production limits? Saudi Aramco’s IPO
Market Watch
Saudi Arabia is pushing the OPEC oil cartel and other big producers gathered here this week to extend crude production cuts for another nine months.
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21h Updated AutoZone’s stock suffers record price plunge after profit and sales miss
Market Watch
AutoZone’s stock suffers the biggest price decline since it went public 26 years ago, as disappointing profit and sales prompted a longtime bullish analyst to downgrade the stock for the first time in 10 years.
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Target to pay $18.5M for 2013 data breach that affected consumers21h Target to pay $18.5M for 2013 data breach that affected consumers
USA Today
More than 41 million customer accounts affected by 2013 Target data breach
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21h Updated In One Chart: Why it’s hard to believe anybody rode Netflix from IPO to where it trades today
Market Watch
Are you the proud owner of Netflix shares going all the way back to the IPO? If so, you’re either a liar, or you’ve got some serious stock-market huevos.
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21h Patent plaintiffs see way around U.S. Supreme Court ruling
Reuters
(Reuters) - Corporations are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting where they can be sued for patent infringement, but some intellectual property lawyers say loopholes in the ruling likely mean lawsuits will continue to be filed in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions.
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21h Updated Currencies: Dollar rises, reversing recent weakness despite mixed U.S. data
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar rose on Tuesday, extending its gain throughout the session as investors moved into the currency following a recent bout of weakness.
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21h Market Extra: A ‘death cross’ and a ‘golden cross’ are forming in oil prices—at the same time
Market Watch
The crude-oil market finds itself at a crucial inflection point, just days away from the closely watched OPEC meeting set for Thursday in Vienna.
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22h Personal Finance Daily: Memorial Day gas prices set to be 22% cheaper than average
Market Watch
If you’re planning to kick off your summer with a Memorial Day road trip, you couldn’t have picked a better year to do so.
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22h Updated Nokia Uses Lawsuit to Make Apple Its Friend
The Wall Street Journal
The Finnish technology group has signed a novel legal settlement with Apple that involves business collaboration as well as royalties.
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22h BookWatch: What’s the one best book to learn about investing?
Market Watch
Meb Faber’s readers have lots of “best” books to suggest.
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22h Updated U.S. plan to sell oil reserve shows declining import needs
Reuters
SINGAPORE/VIENNA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's proposal to sell half of the U.S. strategic oil reserve highlights a decline in the biggest oil user's reliance on imports - and a weaning off OPEC crude - as its domestic production soars.
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22h Capitol Report: Not all of Social Security is immune from Trump budget cuts
Market Watch
The first budget proposed by the Trump White House doesn’t cut old-age payments to grandma and grandpa, but it does technically violate the president’s 2016 campaign pledge not to touch Social Security.
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Target sets record for largest settlement ever for a data breach22h Target sets record for largest settlement ever for a data breach
USA Today
Target set a record for the largest ever settlement for a data breach. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
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22h Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 try for 4th straight gain, led by bank stocks
Market Watch
U.S. stocks on Tuesday struggle to add to early gains and push Wall Street’s recent climb to a fourth straight session, as investor sentiment was subdued in the wake of a Monday night terrorist attack in the U.K.
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22h Updated This man will help you get out of expensive medical bills
Market Watch
Most people, even if they don’t understand a hospital bill, pay it anyway. He’s trying to change that.
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23h The Tell: The best investing books: 3 you may have heard of and 3 you probably haven’t
Market Watch
In a Wall Street world where quants rule, “black swans” lurk, and everybody and their mother-in-law has easy, low-cost freedom to access markets and whittle their portfolios to scraps, the guiding hand of some time-tested words can make all the difference.
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This palm-sized umbrella from our favorite brand is 20% off right now23h This palm-sized umbrella from our favorite brand is 20% off right now
USA Today
The Davek Mini umbrella is small enough to fit in your pocket, but strong enough to keep you dry in the rain, and right now it's $10 off.
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23h Key Words: Why deficit hawk Alan Simpson isn’t impressed with Trump’s budget
Market Watch
Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson isn’t impressed with the Trump budget plan, ranting on CNBC ‘who the hell is kidding whom’
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23h The Tell: Should investors be worried about the rise of the quants?
Market Watch
The rising role of quantitative trading on Wall Street has some observers fretting over the potential for lockstep trading to exacerbate any future selloffs.
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23h The Wall Street Journal: Target settles 2013 data breach investigation for $18.5 million
Market Watch
Target has agreed to settle an investigation into the massive 2013 data breach for $18.5 million.
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Health care advocates say the Trump budget plan would gut Medicaid23h Updated Health care advocates say the Trump budget plan would gut Medicaid
USA Today
Changes in the Medicaid program in the proposed Trump budget would mean lost coverage.
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23h This is how concert security will change in the aftermath of the Manchester terrorist attack
Market Watch
The explosion after an Ariana Grande concert reveals the security weaknesses of major venues.
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23h Metals Stocks: Gold prices retreat from 3-week high
Market Watch
Gold prices settle lower Tuesday, pulling back from a three-week high as the U.S. dollar gains on the back of weakness in the euro.
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23h Westinghouse reaches deal for $800 million U.S. bankruptcy loan
Reuters
(Reuters) - Westinghouse Electric Co told a U.S. court on Tuesday the nuclear power company had reached a deal to borrow $800 million after allaying creditors' concerns that the money would be flowing to non-bankrupt affiliates overseas.
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23h Updated 15 years after IPO, Netflix has changed drastically—and is worth nearly 22,000% more
Market Watch
Netflix Inc. was a $300 million e-commerce startup when it became a public company 15 years ago. and is now a $68 billion streaming pioneer, delivering a billion hours a week of video around the world. The path wan’t easy, and it seems far from complete.
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23h Xilinx: A Cloudier Chip Play
The Wall Street Journal
Xilinx chips are in demand among cloud-service providers, but the outlook is still subdued.
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This iconic bakery is coming to Costco24h This iconic bakery is coming to Costco
USA Today
Iconic San Francisco bakery La Boulangerie now has a line of products in Costco stores.
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24h CEOs of Target, ADM offer differing views on U.S. border tax at hearing
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executive officers of two major American companies - retailer Target Corp and agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co - offered opposing views in a hearing before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday on a proposed border adjustment tax.
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24h Bitcoin plummets $200 in 4 hours then recovers to fresh record in wild trading that serves as a cautionary tale
CNBC
Bitcoin's rise took a hit overnight as the digital currency erased, then mostly recovered, about $200 in 12 hours.
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Top 10 highest paid CEOs in 201624h Top 10 highest paid CEOs in 2016
USA Today
The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5% raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year.
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Top 3 biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 201624h Top 3 biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016
USA Today
The median pay for CEO’s in 2016 was $11.5 million, with half the CEOs making more and half making less, according to a study by Equilar.
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24h Harry Boxer: Four stocks locked in a strong uptrend
Market Watch
Among the winners: Cara Therapeutics and Square.
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24h Updated Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute
Reuters
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Apple has settled a patent dispute with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia and agreed to buy more of its network products and services, sending Nokia shares up 7 percent.
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24h Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of government spending in budget
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to slash $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim in his first budget plan at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor while boosting the military.
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5 steps to perfect financial health24h 5 steps to perfect financial health
USA Today
Your financial health needs checkups and preventive care just like your physical health does.
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24h Updated Bitcoin plummets $200 in 4 hours then recovers in wild trading that serves as a cautionary tale
CNBC
Bitcoin's rise took a hit overnight as the digital currency erased, then mostly recovered, about $200 in 12 hours.
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24h Updated Kashkari adds to dovish caution on rate hikes at Fed
Reuters
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said Tuesday that while the U.S. economy is closer now than it was in March to full employment, he still does not know "if we are there yet," and that the recent decline in core inflation is "concerning."
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24h Updated Fidelity to allow clients to see digital currencies on website
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments will allow its clients to see their holdings of bitcoin and other virtual currencies held on digital asset exchange Coinbase on the company's website, said Chief Executive Abigail Johnson on Tuesday.
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24h Updated Outside the Box: This is what U.S. retirement savers can learn from Tanzanian home builders
Market Watch
It is important to remember the repercussions of unrestrained consumer debt.
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24h Housing recovery intact despite drop in new home sales
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales tumbled from near a 9-1/2-year high in April, but the housing recovery likely remains intact amid a tightening labor market.
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24h Updated CEOs of Target, ADM to square off on U.S. border tax at hearing
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executive officers of two major American companies - retailer Target Corp and agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co - offered opposing views in a hearing before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday on a proposed border adjustment tax.
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24h U.S. housing recovery intact despite drop in new home sales
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales tumbled from near a 9-1/2-year high in April, but the housing recovery likely remains intact amid a tightening labor market.
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25h The strange tales of ministers and kings flying commercial jets
The Economist
ONE of the more disquieting rumours of the year is that of the Iraqi transport minister who reportedly demanded a turn at the yoke of a plane carrying 200 passengers flying from Baghdad to Basra. According to a in the last month, and a witness on al-Sharqiya television news, the politician entered the cockpit and asked if he could land the plane. The captain told his co-pilot to give his seat to the minister so that he could land it under his supervision. quoted one official, speaking on the condition of anonymity: "The minister did not do a good job. He slammed the front of the plane into the ground, sending the passengers into a panic." That all sounds a bit far-fetched to Gulliver. (The Iraqi Civil...
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25h Alexion’s top management shake-up includes CFO who started in December
Market Watch
The company’s stock plummeted nearly 10% after news of exits by four in top management.
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25h The Technical Indicator: Bull trend intact: S&P 500 absorbs the May whipsaw
Market Watch
Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks’ primary bull trend has likely weathered a respectable mid-May market whipsaw. Though not picture-perfect, the rally from the May low has been directionally steep, placing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite firmly within striking distance of record territory.
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The best window air conditioners to keep cool this summer25h The best window air conditioners to keep cool this summer
USA Today
Beat the heat with these affordable window ACs.
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25h The smart way to fine-tune your portfolio
Market Watch
How much should you have in equities vs. bonds?
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25h Updated This is the best section in every MLB stadium if you want to catch a home run ball
Market Watch
SeatGeek and ESPN ran the numbers so you know where to sit the next time you go to a game.
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25h Updated Tesla regains some of its standing with Consumer Reports
Market Watch
Tesla’s Model S and Model X get back some credit from Consumer Reports, and stand to regain more once automatic braking system works at highway speeds.
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25h Updated Most sunscreen products don’t actually work
Market Watch
Watch out for overly high (or low) SPF values and read the list of ingredients closely.
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25h Europe Markets: European stocks end higher as economic activity hovers at 6-year high
Market Watch
European stocks rise Tuesday, with French shares among biggest advancers as eurozone economic activity remains at a six-year high.
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25h Tim Mullaney: Wall Street has declared Trump to be irrelevant
Market Watch
The stock market is taking its clues from the economy now, not from the increasingly irrelevant Donald Trump, writes Tim Mullaney.
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25h Updated Another Gloomy Day for Amgen
The Wall Street Journal
Nothing is going right for Amgen these days. It now says its experimental osteoporosis treatment, Evenity, is unlikely to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration this year.
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25h Updated Why European Companies Could Really Miss London
The Wall Street Journal
Most industries need access to raw materials: In finance and markets that raw material is savings.
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U.S. Madoff fund has paid zero to fraud victims so far25h U.S. Madoff fund has paid zero to fraud victims so far
USA Today
Madoff fraud victims have gotten zero from a firm the U.S. appointed to distribute funds
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25h U.S. carmaker lobby wants rules of origin left intact in NAFTA talks
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful U.S.-based automakers group said on Tuesday that it favors keeping rules of origin intact in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), echoing comments from its Mexican counterpart.
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The best-selling SodaStream is 38% off on Amazon right now25h The best-selling SodaStream is 38% off on Amazon right now
USA Today
You can get a SodaStream sparkling water maker from Amazon at a major discount and start making healthy alternatives to soda at home.
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25h Updated New home sales tumble from near 9-1/2-year high
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales tumbled from near a 9-1/2-year high in April, but the housing recovery likely remains intact amid a tightening labor market.
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25h NewsWatch: The real story about the Trump budget is how little of Trump is in it
Market Watch
The real story about the Trump budget may be how little Trump it is, writes Steve Goldstein.
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25h Updated Economic Report: New-home sales tumble in April after soaring to 10-year high in March
Market Watch
Newly constructed homes were sold at a slower pace than economists expected in April, but that was offset by much stronger data from prior months.
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26h Justice Dept. to sue Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions: sources
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department plans to file a civil suit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday after regulators accused the Italian-American automaker of using software to allow excess emissions in 104,000 diesel vehicles, two sources briefed on the matter said.
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26h Trump budget to increase growth by boosting investment, labor force: Mnuchin
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration believes its budget plan will boost economic growth by fostering capital investment and creating jobs for workers who gave up their job hunts during tough times, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday.
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26h Wall St. trims gains as weak data weighs ahead of Trump budget
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks trimmed their gains on Tuesday morning, weighed down by weak economic data, while investors await more details from President Donald Trump's first full budget plan aimed at slashing government spending.
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26h MarketWatch First Take: The real story about the Trump budget is how little of Trump is in it
Market Watch
The real story about the Trump budget may be how little Trump it is, writes Steve Goldstein.
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26h Economic Report: Low inflation and a tight jobs market mean the highest household income since Clinton was president
Market Watch
For the first time since the U.S. entered the worst recession of the post-war era, the typical U.S. household has more income than it did when the century started.
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26h Updated Straight-shooting execs on earnings calls boost trading volume for their stocks
Market Watch
The stocks of companies led by executives who use vague language on earnings call move far less than companies with straight-talking executives, according to a NBER paper published Monday.
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26h Economic Report: The typical household, at last, has more income than at the turn of the century
Market Watch
For the first time since the U.S. entered the worst recession of the post-war era, the typical U.S. household has more income than it did when the century started.
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26h Tax Guy: Why the U.S. government hates the idea of independent contractors
Market Watch
Tax tip: When to classify your workers as employees or independent contractors.
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Microsoft refreshes Surface Pro but now charges $100 for Pen27h Updated Microsoft refreshes Surface Pro but now charges $100 for Pen
USA Today
Microsoft is marketing the Surface Pro as a laptop but you'll have to spring for accessories
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27h Economic Report: U.S. economy’s pulse quickening slightly in May, Markit finds
Market Watch
A pair of surveys of American businesses in May shows the U.S. economy is still growing steadily, though manufacturers that provide many blue-collar jobs have cooled off in the past few months, according to IHS Markit.
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27h In One Chart: This is how much S&P 500 CEOs received in pay increases last year...
Market Watch
Bonuses in the New York securities industry have soared 890% over the last three decades.
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Nearly half of retail jobs could be automated in the next 10 years27h Nearly half of retail jobs could be automated in the next 10 years
USA Today
According to a new study retail is going to be increasingly automated in the very near future.
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27h Updated OPEC set to prolong oil cuts as delegates predict smooth meeting
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC will likely agree to extend production cuts for another nine months, delegates said on Tuesday as the oil producer group meets this week to debate how to tackle a global glut of crude.
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Moment of silence at NYSE for Manchester victims27h Moment of silence at NYSE for Manchester victims
USA Today
Traders at the New York Stock Exchange observed a moment of silence before the market open in honor of the victims of the Manchester, England bombing. (May 23)
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27h What Trump can learn from Europe: Intelligence agencies could bring him down
Market Watch
It’s not too late for the president to get a grip, says David Marsh.
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27h Updated Market Extra: Oil prices at a crucial crossroad: ‘Death cross’ or ‘golden cross’
Market Watch
The crude-oil market finds itself at a crucial inflection point, just days away from the closely watched OPEC meeting set for Thursday in Vienna.
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27h Daimler board members not targeted in German prosecutor probe: source
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler's board members are not personally under investigation as part of a fraud probe being conducted by the Stuttgart public prosecutor, a company source said on Tuesday.
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27h Market Snapshot: Stock market fights to extend gains to a 4th session in a row
Market Watch
U.S. stocks on Tuesday struggle to add to early gains and push Wall Street’s recent climb to a fourth straight session, as investor sentiment was subdued in the wake of a Monday night terrorist attack in the U.K.
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27h Updated 5 ways to help a friend or family member with dementia
Market Watch
There’s a lot that can be done to break negative and avoidant behaviors that impede quality of life for those with dementia.
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27h Updated Credit card bonuses get bigger and more tempting, but tougher to earn
Market Watch
Credit card sign-up bonuses are soaring to new heights. It’s easy to find valuable offers, but hard to earn them.
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His life got weird after saving the Internet: ransomware hero Marcus Hutchins27h Updated His life got weird after saving the Internet: ransomware hero Marcus Hutchins
USA Today
British tabloid reporters called his friends, staked out his house and generally harassed the 22-year cybersecurity expert.
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27h Updated When they’re not eating avocado toast, millennials spend five hours a day doing this…
Market Watch
One-quarter of young Americans appear to be forming a lifelong addiction.
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27h Updated Capitol Report: Why Trump’s Nafta gamble is unlikely to bring back many blue-collar jobs
Market Watch
Even if Donald Trump succeeds in improving what he calls the “worst trade deal” in U.S. history, the president’s effort to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement won’t lead to a flood of new manufacturing jobs.
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What employers want from the Class of 201727h What employers want from the Class of 2017
USA Today
Summer is near, and for the class of 2017, that means it’s about time to get a grown-up job.
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27h New home sales fall from near 9-1/2-year high
Reuters
WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales tumbled from near a 9-1/2-year high in April, but the housing recovery likely remains intact amid a tightening labor market.
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27h Economic Report: U.S. economy shows slightly faster pulse in May, Markit finds
Market Watch
A pair of surveys of American businesses in May shows the U.S. economy is still growing steadily, though manufacturers that provide many blue-collar jobs have cooled off in the past few months, according to IHS Markit.
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27h Currencies: Dollar flat as U.K. bombing adds to market uncertainty
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar was little changed against its major rivals on Tuesday, as geopolitical uncertainty rose following an explosion outside a concert venue in Manchester, England, which police said they suspected was a suicide bombing attack.
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27h Oil prices rise as expected decision to extend cuts nears
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose on Tuesday as expectations of an extension to OPEC-led supply cuts supported prices, reversing losses earlier in the session after a White House proposal suggested selling off half the country's huge oil stockpile.
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27h Kashkari adds his voice to dovish caution on rate hikes at Fed
Reuters
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said Tuesday that while the U.S. economy is closer now than it was in March to full employment, he still does not know "if we are there yet," and that the recent decline in core inflation is "concerning."
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Apple really wants those Android owners for its iPhone27h Apple really wants those Android owners for its iPhone
USA Today
New page on Apple's site attempts to woo owners of Android devices.
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27h Market Snapshot: S&P 500, Nasdaq hover near records as stocks edge higher
Market Watch
U.S. stocks advanced modestly for a fourth straight session on Tuesday, with the main indexes trading near record levels. The mood on Wall Street was somewhat subdued, however, in the wake of terrorist attack in Manchester, U.K. on Monday night
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Mark Cuban makes bold prediction about new industry28h Mark Cuban makes bold prediction about new industry
USA Today
The "Shark Tank" star stunned a Texas audience with the bold prediction that one emerging tech trend will make some investor $1 trillion
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28h Updated Need to Know: Here’s why the recent rout for stocks is only emboldening the bulls
Market Watch
It’s been nearly a week since stocks took a deep tumble on U.S. political worries. Our call of the day, says this is why that pullback should embolden you, not frighten you away from this market.
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28h Metals Stocks: Gold steadies at 3-week high as dollar wobbles
Market Watch
Gold futures on Tuesday are little changed, advancing only slightly from their highest finish in three weeks, tracking a slightly weaker dollar.
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28h Bond Report: Treasurys see modest boost in safety bid after Manchester bombing
Market Watch
Treasury prices rise slightly, and yields decline, after a suicide bombing at a concert in the U.K. drew some money into haven investments like bonds.
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28h The “I’ve paid in all my life” fallacy
The Economist
SOCIAL security is often described as the “third rail” of American politics—touch it and you die. Britain’s prime minister has just over the way to fund long-term care for the elderly. The problem is made more difficult because of the way that such benefit schemes were established and marketed to the public—as insurance schemes in which what you receive in benefits relates to what you put in. When pension schemes were set up by Franklin Roosevelt (pictured left) in the 1930s or in Britain, by David Lloyd George (pictured, right) in the Edwardian era, the insurance notion was something people could easily grasp (private schemes already existed) and could be seen as fair.  This was fine in the early years of such schemes when the number of people contributing was far greater than the number of people taking benefits. But as our societies age, the costs rise and the inadequacy of...
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28h Updated The lower your self-esteem, the flashier your credit card
Market Watch
New research says platinum credit cards are more popular than those with identical benefits.
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U.S. workers leave a ton of vacation time on the table28h U.S. workers leave a ton of vacation time on the table
USA Today
Estimates say U.S. workers may be leaving as much as $66.4 billion.
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28h Investors skeptical Ford CEO change will revive stock price
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's unexpected decision to replace its chief executive officer on Monday may not be the catalyst that revives its slumping share prices.
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28h Updated Trump seeks to slash government spending in budget plan
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and federal purse strings - to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit.
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28h Philadelphia Fed non-manufacturing index falls in May
CNBC
The regional bank of the Fed said its index on business activity at services companies in the region fell to 25.8 points.
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Amazon Prime will now let you watch TV live28h Updated Amazon Prime will now let you watch TV live
USA Today
Amazon Prime will now let you watch TV live. People will be able to subscribe to a number of popular channels, but to get access to live TV, subscribers will have to pay an extra fee.
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Some of the winners and losers in the Trump budget28h Updated Some of the winners and losers in the Trump budget
USA Today
The Defense Department's budget will increase $574 billion. Video provided by TheStreet
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28h German prosecutors search Daimler in emissions probe
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors searched Daimler sites on Tuesday as part of a fraud probe related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas after-treatment in diesel cars, the German carmaker said in a statement.
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28h Updated The surprising debts that are holding many Americans back
Market Watch
Credit card debt and student loans aren’t the only culprits
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28h Are you financially sound? Ask yourself these 3 questions…
Market Watch
Financial stability doesn’t necessarily mean having a high income
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28h Parents, step away from the fruit juice
Market Watch
Kids receive no nutritional benefit from drinking fruit juice rather than eating whole fruit.
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28h Updated Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks set for 4th straight day of gains ahead of Fed speakers, flash PMIs
Market Watch
U.S. stocks head for a fourth straight session of gains on Tuesday, with futures creeping higher ahead of a round Federal Reserve speakers and readings on the manufacturing and services sectors in May.
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28h NewsWatch: Death toll rises to 22 in suspected suicide bombing in Manchester
Market Watch
At least 22 people, including children, have died in an explosion outside a concert in Manchester, England, which police believe was a suicide bombing attack.
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28h Do Zillow ‘Zestimates’ mislead home buyers? Lawsuit claims yes
Market Watch
Suburban Chicago home builders filed legal action last week against the real estate marketing company Zillow, whose at-your-fingertips property-value approximations are misleading home buyers with lowball figures that roil sellers, the suit claims.
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28h Updated : Trump blasts ‘evil losers’ — reactions to the suspected suicide bombing in Manchester
Market Watch
Reactions are pouring out from around the world in the wake of the suspected suicide bombing Monday night in Manchester, England.
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28h Capitol Report: Paul Ryan bucks White House over tax plan | Pressure rises for Trump to release infrastructure proposal
Market Watch
House Speaker Paul Ryan bucks the White House over taxes; pressure rises on President Donald Trump to release his infrastructure proposal; details about Trump’s budget; and more.
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28h Metals Stocks: Gold pulls back from three-week high as dollar index firms
Market Watch
Gold futures on Tuesday pulled back from their highest finish in three weeks, tracking a slightly firmer dollar.
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29h Updated Trump budget forecasts rosy economic growth
Market Watch
The first full budget laid out by the Trump administration assumes their policies will kickstart an era of 3% growth.
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29h Daimler says German prosecutors search premises in emissions probe
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler on Tuesday said the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office would search Daimler premises as part of a fraud probe related to the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas after-treatment in diesel-engine cars.
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29h Updated : How to stop being your own worst enemy in the stock market
Market Watch
6 ways to fight back against emotional impulses that hurt your investment portfolio.
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The next Kodak moment: a smartphone?29h The next Kodak moment: a smartphone?
USA Today
Can Kodak make a go at selling a camera-first smartphone?
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29h Updated The Tell: Why a buy-the-dip stock-market strategy is inferior to buy-and-hold
Market Watch
Buying stocks right after they pulled back to earn extra return then switching to cash to wait for another pullback sounds like a good strategy. After all, buying low, selling high is what we are told we should do
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29h Updated U.S. plan to sell oil reserves undermines OPEC supply management efforts
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to sell half of the United States' strategic oil reserve surprised energy markets on Tuesday since it counters OPEC's efforts to control supply in order to boost prices.
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29h China to open more sectors to foreign investors
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will further open its economy to foreign investors, through measures such as allowing investment in more industries, such as services, state television said on Tuesday, citing a reform group meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping.
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29h These people are in limbo as future of loan forgiveness program remains uncertain
Market Watch
Recent reports suggest the Trump administration will push to get rid of loan forgiveness.
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29h Controversial rule for retirement advisors to take effect — for now
CNBC
Analysts believe this will be a 'speed bump' and more changes are to come before full implementation takes effect.
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29h Updated The Ratings Game: Why Apple could surpass $1 trillion in market cap within 18 months
Market Watch
Apple Inc. could easily become a $1 trillion company in the next year to 18 months, based on expected strong demand for the coming iPhone 8 and continued massive share repurchases, according to an analysis by RBC Capital.
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30h Updated Here’s how much Ford stock lost under Mark Fields
Market Watch
Ford announces CEO change as it tries to plan for the future of automobiles.
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30h Updated Futures Movers: Oil pulls back from 1-mo. high after Trump budget proposal includes selling some U.S. stockpiles
Market Watch
Oil prices eased Tuesday after finishing Monday at their highest settlement in about a month, with President Trump’s plan to sell some U.S. crude stockpiles as part of his broader budget proposal driving the futures market lower.
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30h As Syngenta deal closes, ChemChina and Sinochem press $120 billion deal: sources
Reuters
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state-owned Sinochem and ChemChina are in merger talks to create the world's biggest industrial chemicals firm, to be headed by Sinochem chief Ning Gaoning, four people with knowledge of the negotiations said.
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30h BHP hires Barclays to divest U.S. shale gas assets: sources
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - BHP has hired Barclays to divest its U.S. Fayetteville shale gas assets as the miner seeks to fend off an attack by activist funds, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.
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30h Updated Death toll rises to 22 in suspected suicide bombing in Manchester
Market Watch
At least 22 people, including children, have died in an explosion outside a concert in Manchester, England, which police believe was a suicide bombing attack.
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Frugal retirees ditch 4% rule, hoard savings instead30h Frugal retirees ditch 4% rule, hoard savings instead
USA Today
Retirees may be overly pessimistic about their future financial health and that may lead them to spend less than they could otherwise, according to a new study.
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31h French VW probe identifies 22.78 billion euros in diesel sales: paper
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - France's consumer fraud watchdog believes Volkswagen made 22.78 billion euros ($25.65 billion) in sale proceeds on cars sold in the country with illegal defeat devices, Le Monde reported on Tuesday.
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31h Buoyant data bolsters euro rally, shares climb
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro set a new six-month month high on Tuesday and the region's shares made gains as the latest economic data made for some encouraging reading, especially in Germany.
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31h Europe Markets: European stocks rise as eurozone economic activity hovers at 6-year high
Market Watch
European stocks rise Tuesday, with French shares among biggest advancers as eurozone economic activity remains at a six-year high.
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32h ‘Sell in May and go away’ is turning out to be the right call for stocks
Market Watch
U.S. equities have faltered this month, and the chances for a decline through October are increasing.
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32h Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute and sign new deal
Reuters
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia has settled its legal battle with Apple with a new patent license agreement and also signed a business deal with the U.S. giant, surprising investors who had expected the dispute to drag on.
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32h Now you can buy your own, low-cost unemployment insurance
Market Watch
An innovative insurance company is offering coverage if you lose your job, get divorced, or face unforeseen car or home expenses.
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32h 6 questions for savers and bond investors
Market Watch
The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, and there are several questions that savers and bond investors would like answered.
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33h Apple in talks to expand India production capacity: minister
Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc wants to expand its contract manufacturer's facility in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, a federal minister said on Tuesday, as the iPhone maker seeks a bigger share in one of the world's biggest smartphone markets.
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33h London Markets: Cautious start to trade in U.K. stocks after suspected terror attack in Manchester
Market Watch
U.K. stocks held to thin gains Tuesday, with a cautious start to trade in the wake of a deadly, suspected terrorist attack in Manchester.
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33h Updated Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple
Reuters
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia has settled its patent dispute with Apple and signed a business collaboration deal with the U.S. giant, the Finnish firm said on Tuesday, sending its shares sharply higher.
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34h Updated Trump sees to slash government spending in budget plan
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and federal purse strings - to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit.
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34h Trial over RBS 2008 cash call faces further delay amid settlement talks
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - A trial in which Royal Bank of Scotland is accused by investors of misleading them over its 2008 fundraising is set to be delayed for a second day, as frantic settlement talks between the claimants and the bank continued in London on Tuesday.
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34h GM to cut 600 South Africa jobs by July as it pulls out of country
Reuters
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's top manufacturing union NUMSA said late Monday that 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors SA will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the car maker to sell its local operations.
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34h Wavering risk appetite after Manchester blast weighs on sterling, Asia stocks, lifts yen
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak".
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34h Cathay Pacific denies report of additional 200 redundancies
CNBC
Cathay Pacific denied a report it is retrenching another 200 employees, in addition to the 600 cuts it announced earlier.
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34h Updated Oil prices fall as White House proposes U.S. oil reserve sales
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed the sale of half the country's strategic oil reserves, even as producer club OPEC and its allies cut output to tighten the market.
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35h Sterling slips after Manchester blast, euro steady, stocks advance
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak".
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36h The Wall Street Journal: Euro zone ministers, Greece fail to reach bailout deal
Market Watch
By the end of the meeting, the ministers did little more than acknowledge the progress Greece has made in meeting the conditions required to receive a fresh installment of bailout funds.
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36h Exclusive: U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radars - sources
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan's shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo told Reuters.
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37h Most sunscreen products don’t actually do what they claim
Market Watch
Watch out for overly high (or low) SPF values and read the list of ingredients closely.
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