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57m Updated Apple’s $1 billion TV move pits company against Spotify, not Netflix
Market Watch
Apple’s $1 billion investment to buy and produce original TV programming pits the technology giant against Spotify, not Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., according to analysts at RBC Capital Markets — at least for now.
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58m Capitol Report: Trump’s clubs charge $60K to rent carts to Secret Service as agency runs out of money
Market Watch
The U.S. Secret Service has reportedly spent about $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone this year to protect the president during the dozen trips he’s taken to his Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster resorts since his inauguration.
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Want to be a nurse? 9 of the top nursing programs in the U.S.1h Want to be a nurse? 9 of the top nursing programs in the U.S.
USA Today
We've compiled a list of the top training programs to become a nurse.
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1h 2m Wall Street flat as North Korea, White House worries linger
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mostly flat in early afternoon trading on Monday amid concerns over the recent turmoil in the White House and simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea.
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1h 4m Encore: Social Security needs more money or benefits will be cut
Market Watch
Trustees Report continues to show 75-year deficits and exhaustion of trust fund in early 2030s.
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10 in-demand jobs for workers without a bachelor's degree1h 7m 10 in-demand jobs for workers without a bachelor's degree
USA Today
Landing a great job does not necessarily require a bachelor's degree. Here's a list of a few to consider.
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Amazon's life-changing Echo is almost half off right now1h 8m Amazon's life-changing Echo is almost half off right now
USA Today
The Echo is down to one of its lowest prices ever, no Prime subscription necessary.
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1h 8m Updated The Margin: What time is the solar eclipse? And what should you look (and not look) for?
Market Watch
Here are some times that folks can expect to begin to see the eclipse in all of its celestial glory
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Walmart expands grocery delivery service using Uber1h 12m Updated Walmart expands grocery delivery service using Uber
USA Today
The big-box store now offers grocery delivery in six markets around the United States.
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1h 14m Market Extra: How a lawn mower inspired one respected manager to create this ETF
Market Watch
Three securities, one measurement of valuation. Are these the ingredients for an unbeatable portfolio?
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1h 20m Key Words: Sen. Collins says it’s ‘too difficult to say’ if Trump will be 2020 Republican nominee
Market Watch
President Donald Trump is already stumping for re-election in 2020. But at least one member of his party says it’s uncertain if he’ll become the GOP’s standard-bearer.
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1h 21m ‘Trump trend’ in stocks is breaking as investors lose confidence in the president
Market Watch
Still, central bank support is limiting the risks, says Thomas H. Kee Jr.
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1h 25m Updated U.S. workers have low hopes for higher pay: Fed survey
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. workers see little hope for higher paychecks, and while they are increasingly searching for new jobs, they expect fewer offers to fall into their laps, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Monday.
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1h 37m Market Snapshot: Stock market bounces around as energy shares slump
Market Watch
U.S. stock-market indexes switch between small gains and losses, as investors remained cautious amid geopolitical tensions and ongoing domestic political turmoil.
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1h 38m Updated What time is the $650 million Powerball drawing?
Market Watch
The drawing for this week’s estimated $650 million Powerball jackpot will take place at 10.59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
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1h 53m Updated Tesla’s junk bond issue is already trading underwater
Market Watch
Just one week after Tesla Inc.’s much-ballyhooed $1.8 billion bond issue and the notes are trading underwater, leading some to question the pricing of the deal.
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1h 56m JPMorgan pledges up to $2 million to fight racism, support human rights
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it will contribute up to $2 million to fight racism and support human rights in light of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to violence and the death of a protester.
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1h 56m Updated Outside the Box: Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds
Market Watch
Low interest rates put a floor under this market, writes Gary Smith.
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1h 56m NewsWatch: The Dow industrials struggle to retain grip on key, short-term bullish trend line
Market Watch
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday briefly traded below an important trend line in early Monday trade, underscoring a steady deterioration of the benchmark's bullish trajectory. The Dow , which was currently paring its losses, traded at an intraday low at 21,600, which puts the equity gauge below its 50-day moving average of 21,629.16, according to FactSet data. It's the first time Dow has slipped below that short-term average level since mid May. Market technicians consider short-term and long-term moving averages in an asset as a dividing line between downward and upward momentum. The Dow, and other U.S. stock benchmarks have been retreating in recent action. All three, the Dow, S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite Index , have ended lower in the past two straight sessions, with Monday threatening to make it a third. On the day, stocks were paring somewhat losses in late-morning trade, with the S&P 500 trading flat at 2,426, the Dow off less than 0.1%, and the Nasdaq looking at a decline of 0.3% at 6,199.
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1h 58m Europe Markets: European stocks end lower, but Fiat Chrysler and Maersk shine
Market Watch
European stocks pull back on renewed tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, but deal developments drive up shares of Danish shipping company Maersk and car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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1h 59m FBI is alarmed over use of encrypted apps in insider trading schemes
CNBC
Self-destructing messages on apps like Signal and WhatsApp are the latest tool for white collar criminals, Financial Times reports.
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2h Bond Report: Treasury yields slightly lower as investors gear up for Jackson Hole
Market Watch
Treasury yields fall slightly as bond investors set up for the Kansas Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium, a central banking get-together that could touch on the puzzling lack of inflation in an economy verging on full-employment and the European Central Bank’s asset-purchasing program
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2h Updated FA Center: This financial adviser lost his office in a fire — but he didn’t lose a single client
Market Watch
Today, Kirk Francis counsels colleagues to treat their disaster recovery plan as a serious exercise rather than an annoying bureaucratic requirement.
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Volkswagen’s iconic Microbus is back2h Volkswagen’s iconic Microbus is back
USA Today
The new version of VW's famous bus, called the I.D. Buzz, is fully-electric.
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2h Beat the System: How to make money on the conservative backlash against the liberal media
Market Watch
Centrist and conservative outlets have a lot to gain during the Trump presidency, says Brett Arends.
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Participation boost: Americans are still rushing back into the job market2h Updated Participation boost: Americans are still rushing back into the job market
USA Today
More Americans are being drawn back into a vibrant labor market, including less educated workers in their prime working years
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Chinese automaker sets sights on Jeep acquisition2h Updated Chinese automaker sets sights on Jeep acquisition
USA Today
A Chinese automaker is interested in buying Jeep, an iconic American brand, from Fiat Chrysler in a move that likely would face political opposition.
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2h Futures Movers: Oil retreats as producers meet to discuss OPEC output-deal compliance
Market Watch
Oil prices fall Monday, set for their first decline in three sessions, as producers meet to discuss waning compliance with the OPEC output-cut agreement and traders await data on U.S. supplies and production due later this week.
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2h Wall Street edges lower, led by tech and financial stocks
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street edged lower in late morning trading on Monday, led by technology and financial stocks, with caution prevailing amid concerns over the recent turmoil in the White House and simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea.
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How Target plans to replace $10 billion in sales2h How Target plans to replace $10 billion in sales
USA Today
The retailer is making a risky, but needed move to differentiate its merchandise.
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MoonPies and more: Eclipse food, fun deals abound Monday2h Updated MoonPies and more: Eclipse food, fun deals abound Monday
USA Today
Everyone from Krispy Kreme and Denny's to MoonPie and a solitary McDonald's are into it.
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2h Ray Dalio: US most divided socially and economically since 1937
CNBC
Dalio compared the climate to 1937, as Hitler rallied Germans and the U.S. plunged further into the economic abyss.
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2h These public companies are expecting a pickup in business from the solar eclipse
CNBC
Some companies hope to get a boost from millions of people traveling in the U.S. to see Monday's once-in-a-century solar eclipse.
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Bro culture is under attack, but women say it's far from tamed2h Updated Bro culture is under attack, but women say it's far from tamed
USA Today
Although women are speaking up more about workplace sexism, and some bad actors have been punished, bro culture remains a problem
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$22.6M: This car is the most expensive British car ever auctioned2h $22.6M: This car is the most expensive British car ever auctioned
USA Today
Move over Jaguar! The Aston Martin DBR1 is now the most expensive British car ever auctioned off!
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You can drive a DeLorean? Car-sharing comes to classics2h Updated You can drive a DeLorean? Car-sharing comes to classics
USA Today
The insurance company has bought a classic and exotic car-share company and renamed it DriveShare, a peer-to-peer rental platform.
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2h Pay TV avoids losing more than a million subscribers with advent of new streaming services
Market Watch
Pay TV lost 976,000 subscribers during the second quarter, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. That is below the symbolic 1 million threshold and analyst forecast of 1.3 million losses.
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2h Total deepens North Sea exposure with $7.5 billion Maersk Oil deal
Reuters
PARIS/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Total is buying Maersk's oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion deal which the French major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and raise its output to 3 million barrels per day by 2019.
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3h Currencies: Dollar dips after data, while investors await cues from Jackson Hole Fed gathering
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar slides lower as investors train their attention on political tensions, including a refocus on drama in the Korean Peninsula, and positioning ahead of a symposium of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
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3h This is what people most lie about on their résumé
Market Watch
A growing number of workers say they know someone who fabricated information on a résumé.
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3h Updated Alibaba short sellers battered after stock soars to record high
Market Watch
Investors betting that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s stock will fall had a bruising week, and are down $2.0 billion in mark-to-market losses.
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3h Updated Metals Stocks: Gold inches closer to $1,300 as U.S.-North Korea tensions return
Market Watch
Gold prices climb toward the $1,300 level on Monday, boosted by a flight to perceived safer assets as the conflict between the U.S. and North Korea returned to the fore.
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American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale3h American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale
USA Today
American Girl's Native Hawaiian doll's name is Nanea Mitchell and she goes on sale Monday. The doll is 18 inches tall and is priced at $115.
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3h Updated The Ratings Game: Foot Locker shares plunge 28% as brands like Nike and Adidas go direct-to-consumer
Market Watch
Foot Locker shares tumbled more than 26% after the retailer reported disappointing earnings amid a shift to online and direct-to-consumer channels
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Malls become models of reinvention to cope with closing stores3h Updated Malls become models of reinvention to cope with closing stores
USA Today
Malls are reinventing themselves at a time when stores are closing and more consumers are shopping online
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3h Hong Kong property investors go trophy hunting in London despite Brexit
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese investment in London commercial property has more than trebled since before Britain voted to leave the European Union, most of it channeled through Hong Kong at a time of heightened political uncertainty in the former British colony.
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3h Big Ben’s bongs fall silent for the next 4 years
Market Watch
London and her visitors will have to do without the city’s most iconic sound as Big Ben rung for the last time on Monday — at least as the big bell undergoes restoration works.
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3h Updated VW in no hurry to sell assets, investments more important
Reuters
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen is more focused on its multi-billion-euro shift towards electric vehicles and transport services than any potential sale of motorcycle brand Ducati or transmissions maker Renk, its head of strategy told Reuters.
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3h Updated Key Words: Elon Musk and other tech luminaries urge the U.N. to take action against ‘killer robots’
Market Watch
Tesla’s Elon Musk and 115 other artificial intelligence experts from 26 countries signed a letter urging the U.N. to take strong action against the threat of autonomous weapons.
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These are most expensive travel days of the year3h These are most expensive travel days of the year
USA Today
The CEO of FareCompare tells us which two days of the year are the worst to fly. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more.
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Clues for inflation, productivity could be revealed in reports out this week3h Clues for inflation, productivity could be revealed in reports out this week
USA Today
The housing and labor markets remain buoyant, but weak inflation persists.
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3h Wall Street flat as North Korea, White House worries ebb
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened little changed on Monday, with some measure of calm returning after a turbulent two weeks during which turmoil in the White House and simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea roiled the markets.
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Why Nordstrom is bucking the trend in department stores3h Why Nordstrom is bucking the trend in department stores
USA Today
The high-end department store had a surprisingly upbeat earnings report last week. Here's what the company is doing right.
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4h Market Snapshot: Stock market searches for direction as investors focus on geopolitics
Market Watch
U.S. stocks point to a lackluster trading at the open Monday, following two straight sessions of declines as investors remain cautious amid geopolitical tensions and ongoing domestic political turmoil.
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4h The New York Post: Trump’s job-approval rating plummets in three key states, polls find
Market Watch
President Trump’s job-approval ratings in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — the three key Rust Belt states that helped put him in the White House — are below 40 percent, according to polling data released Sunday.
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4h Whisky could be just as sound an investment opportunity as gold
CNBC
Whisky might not be the most conventional buying opportunity – but for this investor, it's a commodity worth investing in.
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4h Wall Street opens flat with an eye on North Korea, White House
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened little changed on Monday, with investors keeping an eye on the White House as well as the simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea.
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Warren Buffett loses Oncor deal to Sempra Energy4h Updated Warren Buffett loses Oncor deal to Sempra Energy
USA Today
A San Diego-based power company snatched Texas electrical grid giant Oncor from billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
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Herbalife held unsuccessful sale talks to go private4h Herbalife held unsuccessful sale talks to go private
USA Today
Herbalife says that it was in talks to be acquired and taken private, but that those negotiations ended last week.
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4h Updated Powerball lottery prize hits $650 million — why you still shouldn’t buy any tickets
Market Watch
Saturday’s blockbuster lottery jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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4h Why 41,000 former for-profit college students could be eligible for loan forgiveness
Market Watch
The CFPB and state AGs reached a proposed settlement that could help former Corinthian Colleges students.
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4h Updated Total boosts North Sea business with $7.5 billion Maersk Oil deal
Reuters
PARIS/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Total is buying Maersk's oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion deal which the French energy major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and boost earnings and cash flow.
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4h Capitol Report: Trump expected to announce Afghanistan troop boost | Climate change advisory committee disbanded
Market Watch
President Donald Trump is expected to announce a boost in U.S. troops for Afghanistan; a climate-change advisory committee is disbanded; Trump’s family a drain on Secret Service funds; and more.
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Looks like the world could end? Start saving4h Updated Looks like the world could end? Start saving
USA Today
Now is an excellent time to start or continue saving for an emergency.
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4h NewsWatch: Ron Paul sees stocks chopped in half within a year — but he won’t blame Trump
Market Watch
The libertarian and multiple campaigner for president has made headlines with his prediction that the stock market could plunge 25% by October. Let’s just say not much in the way of positive news has come along to change his views.
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4h Metals shine as stocks struggle near 5-1/2-week low
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks struggled at a 5-1/2-week low on Monday, though metals dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year high and iron ore's gains in the last three sessions stretching to nearly 15 percent.
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Great Wall Motors interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler5h Great Wall Motors interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler
USA Today
Fiat Chrysler shares were up Monday morning, after another Chinese carmaker confirmed its interest in buying the company. China's Great Wall Motor told Reuters Monday that it had interest in acquiring the company. "With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire. We are interested in (FCA)," the company official in Great Wall's press relations department, who declined to give his name, told Reuters over phone. Fiat shares were up 3.27% Monday at 10:27 am in Italy, extending a gain of more than 12% over the past five days since speculation of a buyer came to light. In a separate report Monday, Automotive News said the Chinese carmaker had expressed interest in buying the Jeep brand and has contacted Fiat to see whether a deal could be negotiated. Fiat also has the Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram brands. Watch More with TheStreet: It's Been a Wild Week for Trump Tweets How Do You React to Coworkers Discussing Politics at Work? There Is a Reason Why Retail Is Crashing Consolidation Can Cut Down Your Student Loan Payments Video provided by TheStreet
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How seniors can save with discounts5h Updated How seniors can save with discounts
USA Today
As Americans get older, their budgets typically get tighter. But discounts make fun on a fixed income easier.
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5h Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks search for direction as geopolitics in focus
Market Watch
U.S. stocks point to a lackluster trading at the open Monday, following two straight sessions of declines as investors remain cautious amid geopolitical tensions and ongoing domestic political turmoil.
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3 times you shouldn’t ask for a raise5h Updated 3 times you shouldn’t ask for a raise
USA Today
Finding the right time to ask for a raise is crucial, since it’s a request you can only make so many times.
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Uber's next CEO inherits a board at war and a combative ex-CEO5h Updated Uber's next CEO inherits a board at war and a combative ex-CEO
USA Today
Legal squabbles, internecine skirmish and advancing rivals cloud future of ride-hailing giant, which is in search of a CEO.
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5h Updated The Wall Street Journal: How United Airlines plans to handle overbookings
Market Watch
After a series of customer-service fiascoes, the airline is looking to big data for answers
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5h Updated The Wall Street Journal: What to do if you work with a jerk
Market Watch
Do you work with a rude or abusive colleague or boss? Here’s how to make it a little easier.
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5h Updated This city has the best quality of life in the world (hint: it’s not in the U.S.)
Market Watch
Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt the score of many cities.
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5h Updated Soaring house prices have created this many ‘million-dollar neighborhoods’
Market Watch
The Los Angeles area added more than a dozen such neighborhoods over the last year.
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5h Updated Here’s what NOT to do if, like Hope Hicks, you get a big promotion
Market Watch
It’s critical to remain attuned to the feelings of your co-workers.
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5h Updated Next Avenue: Want to work from home? Here’s what you need to know
Market Watch
Here’s a few pointers on taxes, insurance, technology and strategies for your home office.
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5h Updated What to do when you have a super-demanding boss
Market Watch
Rep. Todd Rokita reportedly wants staffers to carry bottled water, hand sanitizer, business cards, a stapler and lozenges.
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Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming5h Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming
USA Today
The National Association for Business Economics found that 41% of economists surveyed expected rates on the 10-year Treasury note will rise by just one-half percentage point or less.
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5h Updated Mark Hulbert: What the solar eclipse on Monday could mean for stocks
Market Watch
Might the solar eclipse coincide with the final bull-market top? Mark Hulbert investigates and finds some studies show stock markets are indeed affected by astronomical (if not astrological) phenomena.
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5h Updated Outside the Box: First Solar vs. SunPower: Which stock eclipses the other?
Market Watch
David Trainer and Sam McBride evaluate the largest solar companies in the U.S. on five factors.
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France's Total buying Maersk Oil for $7.5B5h France's Total buying Maersk Oil for $7.5B
USA Today
French oil company Total agreed Monday to buy AP Moller-Maersk's oil business for $7.45 billion, in a deal that will strengthen its position in the North Sea.
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6h PwC Japan exec denies political pressure on Toshiba audit
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC on Monday denied it came under political pressure to sign off on an annual financial report by Toshiba Corp, a move which helped the troubled Japanese conglomerate avert a delisting.
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6h Updated Called to Account: Where was Wells Fargo’s auditor, KPMG, while the funny business was going on?
Market Watch
External auditors are supposed to serve as a last line of defense if misbehavior is going on at a company, but KPMG said nothing through years of misdeeds at Wells Fargo.
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6h Updated Key Words: Some Confederate monuments are from the 19th century, and some are from the 20th
Market Watch
‘Let’s at least draw a line between the statues that were put up in the civil-rights era vs. the Civil War era,’ suggests Lehigh University professor.
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6h Futures flat; White House turmoil, North Korea in focus
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were flat on Monday, with investors keeping an eye on the White House as well as the tension between the United States and North Korea – themes that have affected the market the most in the past two weeks.
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6h Uber raises Hong Kong fares amid legal tangles
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said it raised its Hong Kong minimum fares on Monday by as much as 80 percent following a review.
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6h Futures Movers: Oil in holding pattern as OPEC meets about cheating on output deal
Market Watch
Oil prices struggle for direction Monday as investors await the results of an OPEC meeting later in the day and new data later this week on U.S. inventory levels.
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6h Updated Asia Markets: Australia, Japan lead Asian market decliners
Market Watch
Stocks started the week modestly lower in Asia, following some sizable declines worldwide at the end of last week.
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6h Updated Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices
Market Watch
Amazon, as well as all other public companies across the consumer spectrum, have begun analyzing how a new accounting rule will impact the way it recognizes things like sales and unredeemed gift cards.
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6h Updated Trump to announce new strategy for U.S. in Afghanistan
Market Watch
President Donald Trump will lay out “the path forward” for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia in a nationally televised speech Monday night.
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6h Updated Poland Spring rejects lawsuit claiming it is common groundwater
Market Watch
Company says suit that alleges it is not complying with federal definition of spring water is without merit.
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6h London Markets: FTSE 100 slips as renewed U.S.-North Korea tensions prompt caution
Market Watch
U.K. stocks sagged Monday, falling alongside European and Asian stocks as tensions between the U.S. and South Korea came back in focus.
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7h Cathay Pacific agrees to buy 32 Airbus planes at list price of $4.06 billion
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways said on Monday it has agreed to buy 32 new planes from Airbus Group at a list price of $4.06 billion, just a week after it posted its worst first-half loss in at least two decades as it continued to lose customers.
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7h Market Extra: Speculators haven’t been this bullish on gold since October
Market Watch
Gold remained a hot commodity last week, with speculative investors such as hedge funds and money managers increasing their holdings in the safe haven metal for a fifth straight week amid North Korea concerns and Trump turmoil.
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7h Need to Know: Ron Paul sees stocks chopped in half within a year — but he won’t blame Trump
Market Watch
The libertarian and multiple campaigner for president has made headlines with his prediction that the stock market could plunge 25% by October. Let’s just say not much in the way of positive news has come along to change his views.
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This coffee shop's features an adorable, in-house goat7h This coffee shop's features an adorable, in-house goat
USA Today
We're totally visiting this coffee shop next time we're in Austin, Texas.
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7h Updated London Markets: FTSE 100 slips as renewed U.S.-North Korea tensions sap risk appetite
Market Watch
U.K. stocks sagged Monday, falling alongside European and Asian stocks as tensions between the U.S. and South Korea came back in focus.
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7h Smaller Firms Are Winning the Deals
The Wall Street Journal
Merger and acquisition activity is retreating, but some boutique investment banks are still raking in fees.
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8h Fiat Chrysler says not approached by Great Wall Motor
Reuters
MILAN (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has not been approached by China's Great Wall Motor regarding its Jeep sport utility vehicles brand nor any other matters relating to its business, the company said in a statement on Monday.
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8h Market Snapshot: Dow poised to slide again, after logging biggest 2-week fall in nearly a year
Market Watch
U.S. stocks point to a dip at the open Monday, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to extend to its two-week drop.
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8h Metals shine but world stocks stuck near 5-1/2-week low
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks struggled at a 5-1/2-week low on Monday, though metals dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year high and iron ore's gains in the last two sessions stretching to 5 percent.
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8h Europe Markets: Fiat, Maersk shares shine in lackluster European stock market
Market Watch
European stocks pull back on renewed tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, but deal developments are driving up shares of Danish shipping company Maersk and car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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8h NerdWallet: The 5 biggest lies in auto ads
Market Watch
Be a smarter car shopper by knowing these 5 fibs we see most often in television and print ads.
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9h The Wall Street Journal: Sempra outbids Buffett’s Berkshire with $9.45 billion deal for Oncor
Market Watch
Sempra Energy has reached a deal to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion after swooping in to snatch the power-transmission company away from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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9h Sempra Energy to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in blow for Berkshire
Reuters
(Reuters) - Sempra Energy said it will buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash after Energy Future Holdings Corp, which indirectly owns Oncor, abandoned a deal to sell the power transmission company to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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9h Updated 10 most expensive college football games to attend this year
Market Watch
Going to these games will cost hundreds or even a thousand more than an NFL game.
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9h Updated This is the one stock to buy if the stock market crashes
Market Watch
The company’s stock is much cheaper than Amazon, and the company itself has better growth prospects and a better business model, says Nigam Arora.
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10h 5 of the best places to see the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Monday
Market Watch
Here’s how to take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon.
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10h Updated Here’s how solar power will handle the total eclipse
Market Watch
The grid will have to deal with a whiplash of solar-power production during the first U.S. coast-to-coast eclipse in nearly a century.
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10h The ‘Great American Eclipse’ is here — but are your glasses really safe?
Market Watch
The solar eclipse is here Monday. Be sure to wear the correct eyewear.
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10h A total eclipse of worker productivity on Monday will cost companies millions
Market Watch
Workers will be taking a lot of time off on Monday to see this astronomical event
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10h Updated Why the ‘Great American Eclipse’ has some school districts scared
Market Watch
Schools across the country are taking different approaches to the solar eclipse.
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10h Great Wall asks to meet FCA, eyes offer for all or part of group: sources
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Great Wall Motor has asked for a meeting with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with the aim of making an offer for all or part of the Italian-American auto group, according to two individuals familiar with the move. 
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10h Updated National parks brace for eclipse crowds
Market Watch
Expect company if you’re going to any of these national parks to see the eclipse.
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10h Sempra Energy to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash
Reuters
(Reuters) - Sempra Energy said it will buy power transmission company Oncor, 80 percent owned by Energy Future Holdings Corp, for $9.45 billion in cash, resolving the Texas utility's long-standing bankruptcy case.
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Malls like Circle Centre adjust to changes10h Malls like Circle Centre adjust to changes
USA Today
IndyStar's James Briggs talks about the changing direction of malls.
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11h Oil dips on rising U.S. output, but drilling activity slows
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil dipped on Monday, weighed down by rising U.S. output although a 13 percent fall in U.S. crude inventories since March indicated a gradually tightening market.
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Nashville mall reinvents itself as a medical center11h Nashville mall reinvents itself as a medical center
USA Today
100 Oaks Mall, the first enclosed mall in Nashville, was the biggest shopping center in the state when it opened its doors in 1967, but lost traffic to suburban malls leading to its closing in 1991.
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11h The Wall Street Journal: 10 missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant ship
Market Watch
Ten American sailors were missing and five were injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel near the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, U.S. Navy officials said, making it the second destroyer accident in just over two months.
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Malls try to reinvent themselves to cope with closing stores11h Malls try to reinvent themselves to cope with closing stores
USA Today
Malls are reinventing themselves at a time when stores are closing and more consumers are shopping online
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Fairlane Town Center accommodates Ford offices11h Fairlane Town Center accommodates Ford offices
USA Today
U.S. malls are shifting to fill vacated retail spaces while meeting the demands of shoppers. When Lord & Taylor pulled out of the Fairlane Town Center mall Dearborn, Michigan the mall's owners leased over 240,000 sq. ft. to the Ford Motor Company.
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Opry Mills in Nashville Tenn., the first mall in the U.S. to have a Madame Tussauds wax museum11h Opry Mills in Nashville Tenn., the first mall in the U.S. to have a Madame Tussauds wax museum
USA Today
Opry Mills, Cool Springs Galleria, and 100 Oaks have added attractions to keep people visiting and shopping.
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Mom-and-pop stores keep Indianapolis' Washington Square Mall in business11h Mom-and-pop stores keep Indianapolis' Washington Square Mall in business
USA Today
Shirley Brummett from S&I Video and Ollie Whitmore from Beyond the Cup talk about their niche shops and how they cater to customers.
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12h Updated Asian shares fragile as Trump turmoil, Korea tensions weigh
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were fragile on Monday as investors remained unconvinced about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strategist raised hopes of some progress.
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12h Uber hikes Hong Kong fees amid legal troubles
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Monday hiked its Hong Kong fees by up to 80 percent after a review of its business there, the embattled ridesharing company said, adding it was not having issues financing its operations in the Asian financial hub.
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12h Updated Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 billion bid: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc for $9 billion and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy instead, people familiar with the matter said.
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12h No sex, no gambling: China tightens rules on foreign investment
CNBC
China now has a list of what it considers the "right" kind of outbound investment as the government continues its crackdown on foreign spending.
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6 career risks you should definitely take if you want to be successful13h Updated 6 career risks you should definitely take if you want to be successful
USA Today
These days, playing it totally safe isn't necessarily the way to reach the goals you hope to attain.
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6 ways to end your workday so your morning is peaceful13h 6 ways to end your workday so your morning is peaceful
USA Today
You need to be strategic about how you end your days.
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13h The Wall Street Journal: Tensions expected to rise as U.S., South Korea start annual war games
Market Watch
A new cycle of escalation on the Korean Peninsula looked set to begin this week as the U.S. and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises that have a history of enraging Pyongyang.
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14h Updated Shift from non-GAAP bottom lines could be good for stock prices
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Investors worried about lofty stock-market valuations may take comfort in signs that companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index are padding their bottomlines less than they have in previous years.
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14h China regulator says Unicom reform plan does not violate rules, shares surge
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Unicom's $11.7 billion ownership reform plan does not violate rules, the nation's securities regulator said, helping shares in the telecom group's units surge as they resumed trade on Monday after speculation that the deal was under scrutiny.
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14h Oil steady as market conditions tighten despite rising U.S. output
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Monday, largely holding on to Friday's big gains even though rising U.S. output weighed on hopes the market will tighten after a 13 percent fall in U.S. crude inventories since March.
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14h What we can all learn from Jerry Lewis and his refusal to retire in his 90s
Market Watch
Lewis, who died on Sunday aged 91, was asked if he ever thought about retiring. ‘Why?’ he replied.
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15h Updated ‘Game of Thrones’ leaks might have helped, not harmed, HBO
Market Watch
Leaks of the hit fantasy drama build buzz and could even help ratings.
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15h Updated We asked football players and financial advisers: How realistic is HBO’s ‘Ballers’?
Market Watch
Is “Ballers” caught between The Rock and a plausible place?
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15h Energy Future drops Oncor deal with Buffett in favor of $9.45 billion Sempra bid: sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc for $9 billion and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy instead, people familiar with the matter said.
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15h China Unicom Shanghai unit says to raise $11.7 billion
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China United Network Communications Ltd , the Shanghai-listed unit of telecoms group China Unicom, said it plans to raise 61.73 billion yuan ($9.25 billion) in a private placement.
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15h Oil stable as market conditions tighten despite rising U.S. output
Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable early on Monday, holding on to Friday's big gains even though rising U.S. output weighed on hopes the market will tighten with crude inventories down 13 percent since March.
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16h Risky business: If you had to bet on one of these, which would it be?
CNBC
In this week's Trader Poll, we want to know which asset you would be most willing to take a risk on.
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17h China Unicom Shanghai unit says to raise $9.25 billion, less than flagged
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China United Network Communications Ltd , the Shanghai-listed unit of telecoms group China Unicom, said it plans to raise 61.73 billion yuan ($9.25 billion) in a private placement, more than $2 billion less than previously announced.
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17h The Wall Street Journal: Auto trade emerges as roadblock as first round of Nafta negotiations wraps up
Market Watch
Opening-round talks to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement revealed early fissures dividing the U.S. from Mexico and Canada, including a Trump administration proposal to require a “substantial” portion of autos and auto parts produced under the pact be made in the U.S.
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17h : ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ shoots to top of box office as ‘Logan Lucky’ flops
Market Watch
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” shot its way to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, leaving Stephen Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” in the dust.
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17h Updated Market Snapshot: Stock market’s record-setting rally at risk as doubts grow over Trump agenda
Market Watch
Almost seven months to the day President Donald Trump took office, his ambitious pro-growth agenda has been eclipsed by political turmoil that is threatening to unravel a record-breaking rally in stocks.
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17h Updated Market Extra: 7 signs the stock market is ready to run smack into a wall
Market Watch
The stock market’s relentless rally to records may be facing its fiercest test of late.
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18h The Wall Street Journal: Barcelona investigation centers on former imam; manhunt for suspected driver
Market Watch
A former imam may have radicalized a group of mainly Moroccan-born men who allegedly carried out Spain’s most deadly Islamist terrorist attack in a decade, authorities said Sunday.
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19h : ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ shoots to top of box office as ‘Lucky Logan’ flops
Market Watch
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” shot its way to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, leaving Stephen Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” in the dust.
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19h An investor trying to bridge the gap between tech and D.C. has some advice for Trump: Hire faster
CNBC
While start-ups live in fear of regulation a la Uber or Airbnb, a Washington D.C. venture firm is helping start-ups learn how to work with Capitol Hill.
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20h The Wall Street Journal: First round of Nafta negotiations wrap up; talks to continue next month
Market Watch
The U.S., Mexico and Canada on Sunday afternoon wrapped up the opening round of talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, whose overhaul is a key objective of the Trump administration.
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These 7 work stereotypes about Millennials are not necessarily true20h Updated These 7 work stereotypes about Millennials are not necessarily true
USA Today
Millennials have been told for a decade just how bad they are at life.
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20h NewsWatch: This city has the best quality of life in the world (hint: it’s not in the U.S.)
Market Watch
Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt the score of many cities.
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How to prepare for retirement in your 50s21h How to prepare for retirement in your 50s
USA Today
If you're in your 50s, it's the ideal time to revisit your retirement plans and make sure they're on track.
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22h Updated Market Extra: One of the most successful hedge-fund pros says we’re ‘nowhere near an overheated’ stock market
Market Watch
Billionaire David Tepper thinks comparing this current stock-market environment with the overheated markets of 1999 is ridiculous.
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22h The Wall Street Journal: Dick Gregory, comedian activist, dies at 84
Market Watch
Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
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22h The Wall Street Journal: Jerry Lewis, famed comedian and actor, dies at 91
Market Watch
Jerry Lewis, the frantic funnyman whose knack for broad comedy took him from the Borscht Belt of upstate New York to the pinnacle of 20th-century stardom, has died, according to his manager. He was 91.
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24h The Wall Street Journal: Mnuchin rejects calls to resign and defends Trump
Market Watch
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected calls for him to resign in protest of President Donald Trump’s response to violence at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, and defended the president in a statement Saturday evening.
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Edmunds: Many car buyers make wrong turn on financing24h Edmunds: Many car buyers make wrong turn on financing
USA Today
If you consistently switch cars after three or four years but you always finance for five or six, it may be time to change direction.
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25h Economic Preview: U.S. economy is still missing this one critical piece to happier days
Market Watch
The U.S. economy is gliding ahead like a sailboat on the mildly windy day, but it can’t race forward like a cigar boat unless businesses gun the throttle on investment.
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25h Updated NewsWatch: Stock market’s record-setting rally at risk as doubts grow over Trump agenda
Market Watch
Almost seven months to the day President Donald Trump took office, his ambitious pro-growth agenda has been eclipsed by political turmoil that is threatening to unravel a record-breaking rally in stocks.
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26h Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license
Reuters
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom.
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27h Updated Is MealPal worth it? What I learned after 30 days chasing my subscription lunch
Market Watch
‘The subscription meal service left me sprinting around Manhattan in search of good food.’
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27h Updated These are all the companies are trying to stop white supremacists from raising money
Market Watch
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for hate groups to organize.
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Beer Man: Deschutes marks 29th anniversary with bold porter27h Beer Man: Deschutes marks 29th anniversary with bold porter
USA Today
Black Butte XXIX is full of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne pepper.
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YouTube video tricking consumers on how to pay bills using Social Security numbers27h YouTube video tricking consumers on how to pay bills using Social Security numbers
USA Today
Consumers are falling for crazy bill paying schemes to pay their old tax bills. But state treasurers warn it won't work.
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28h Updated DeVos throws lifeline to 800 college programs Obama found questionable
Market Watch
The Department of Education is listening to the industry more than they are students, critics say.
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28h Updated 41,000 former for-profit college students could be eligible for student loan forgiveness
Market Watch
The CFPB and state AGs reached a proposed settlement that could help former Corinthian Colleges students.
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28h Updated 5 of the best places to see the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Aug. 21
Market Watch
Here’s how to take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon.
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29h Saudi regulator approves Goldman Sachs application for dealing license
Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority said on Sunday it had approved Goldman Sachs' request to conduct dealing, underwriting and custody services in the kingdom.
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When are those penny stock spam emails a good idea? Pretty much never.31h When are those penny stock spam emails a good idea? Pretty much never.
USA Today
Some of us can't resist trying to win big at the gains spam emails touting penny stocks promise, but these are essentially pump and dump schemes
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33h Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit.
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36h Updated What I learned after being robbed at gunpoint in Mexico
Market Watch
Before you take that last-ditch summer vacation, do this to stay safe.
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