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1h Updated NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive U.S. demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.
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GBP 1,33 +0,226%
EUR 1,18 -0,085%
CHF 1,03 +0,098%
1h 19m Updated Oil elevated as Iraq tensions escalate, Asian shares hold firm
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices clung to this month's high on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares held firm on optimism about upcoming earnings.
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1h 22m Updated Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat
Reuters
MONTREAL/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus SE agreed on Monday to buy a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's CSeries jetliner program, grabbing control of a struggling competitor at the second attempt and giving the Canadian plane-and-train-maker an unexpected boost in its costly trade dispute with Boeing Co.
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1h 43m Updated Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly.
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1h 56m Activist investor reportedly launches campaign to break up Credit Suisse
CNBC
Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors is launching a campaign for breaking up Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG into three parts, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
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2h Updated Asia Markets: Asian market rally shows signs of slowing
Market Watch
The global stock rally showed signs of slowing Tuesday, with many Asia-Pacific indexes little changed ahead of the start of the Chinese Communist Party’s congress.
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2h Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013
Reuters
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.
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3h Updated The Moneyologist: I was robbed of my childhood by my abusive parents — now I’m being robbed of my inheritance
Market Watch
This man’s father died without a will and yet his stepmother inherited everything.
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3h Updated How online dating affects divorce rates
Market Watch
OKCupid, Tinder and the rest could actually create a more harmonious society.
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3h Updated The scary thing Hollywood does when it runs out of reboots
Market Watch
‘Happy Death Day’ is a genre-bending movie marketed as ‘Groundhog Day’ meets ‘Scream.’
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Retailers may find that Black Friday is not so green3h Retailers may find that Black Friday is not so green
USA Today
More than half of respondents to a new survey say they are less likely to shop Black Friday this year
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4h The New York Post: Wilbur Ross shifted $2 billion to family trusts before his confirmation
Market Watch
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stashed roughly $2 billion of assets in trust funds for his family members before he was confirmed — which allowed him to keep the cash off of his financial disclosure reports, according to a report Monday
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4h Updated Kobe Steel faked quality data for more than 10 years: source
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd falsified data on product quality and specifications longer than the 10 years that the company had previously stated, a source with knowledge of the matter said.
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4h The Wall Street Journal: Terrorist leader, one of America’s most wanted, killed in Philippines
Market Watch
One of the U.S.’s most-wanted terrorists was among the last remaining leaders killed Monday after Philippine forces pressed forward with their offensive to retake the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, authorities said.
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5h Updated Airbus to take majority stake in Bombardier CSeries jet program
Reuters
MONTREAL/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus SE agreed on Monday to buy a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's CSeries jetliner program, grabbing control of a struggling competitor at the second attempt and giving the Canadian plane-and-train-maker an unexpected boost in its costly trade dispute with Boeing Co .
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6h Key Words: John McCain warns against rise of ‘spurious nationalism’ in U.S.
Market Watch
Sen. John McCain urged America not to back away from its global leadership role, and warned against the rise of “spurious nationalism” in a speech Monday night as he accepted the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal.
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6h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Bombardier partners with Airbus on CSeries jetliners
Market Watch
Airbus SE is acquiring a 50.01% stake in Bombardier Inc’s CSeries jets in a bid to restore market confidence in the struggling passenger aircraft.
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6h Updated Oil prices firm as Iraq tensions escalate, shares extend rally
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices held firm on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares look set to extend their bull run on optimism about upcoming earnings.
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6h Updated Airbus to take majority stake in Bombardier C-Series jet program
Reuters
MONTREAL/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus SE said on Monday it would acquire a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's CSeries program in a deal that the Canadian plane-and-train-maker said would boost sales and position the company strategically against a potentially costly U.S. trade dispute with Boeing Co .
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6h The Wall Street Journal: Newark, N.J., makes $7 billion pitch for new Amazon headquarters
Market Watch
New Jersey is making a high-dollar pitch for Newark as Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters, offering up to $7 billion in state and city tax incentives.
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6h MarketWatch First Take: Netflix plans huge movie push as it faces post-Disney reality
Market Watch
Netflix Inc. is planning for life in its post-Disney future, and it will involve more big bets on original films that will cost Netflix even more money.
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7h How Netflix reveals the billions it spends on content
Market Watch
Netflix Inc. is spending billions on original content, but attempting to break down exactly how much it is spending now and how much it owes in the future is an adventure in accounting.
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Stocks: Would Dow 23,000 inspire retreat or rally on Wall St?7h Updated Stocks: Would Dow 23,000 inspire retreat or rally on Wall St?
USA Today
The approaching milestone poses an age-old dilemma for investors: Is getting into the market at lofty levels a good or bad idea?
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Amazon goes on warehouse hiring spree7h Updated Amazon goes on warehouse hiring spree
USA Today
Amazon is holding a giant job fair and plans to offer thousands of jobs at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 packing, sorting and shipping jobs will be full time.
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Target hiring over 100K employees for holiday season7h Updated Target hiring over 100K employees for holiday season
USA Today
As the holiday season looms, Target plans to hire more than 100,000 extra hourly workers to help out in stores. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
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Charter, Viacom fight means cable viewers at risk of losing shows like 'SpongeBob'7h Charter, Viacom fight means cable viewers at risk of losing shows like 'SpongeBob'
USA Today
Charter, the nation's second-largest TV provider, and Viacom have extended talks to try to reach a deal over carrying BET, MTV and other channels.
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Facebook acquires teen-focused polling app TBH
Market Watch
Facebook Inc., which is trying to make inroads with younger users, said Monday that it bought TBH, an anonymous polling app that has become an overnight sensation among teens.
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7h Updated Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record
Reuters
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally.
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8h The Wall Street Journal: Nordstrom family to pause effort to go private
Market Watch
The Nordstrom family has suspended efforts to take Nordstrom Inc. private after struggling to raise enough financing for the leveraged buyout, in the latest sign of how much investors have soured on the retail industry.
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8h Procter & Gamble says Peltz loses board seat bid by around 6 million votes
Reuters
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Monday that activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz had lost his bid to win a seat on the consumer goods company's board by 6.15 million votes, according to its preliminary tally.
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8h Updated Striking Canadian autoworkers ratify GM deal
Reuters
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Striking Canadian workers on Monday voted nearly 86 percent in favor of a new four-year agreement with General Motors Co in a deal that would make it more costly for the U.S. automaker to shut the Ontario plant.
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8h The Wall Street Journal: CFPB head of enforcement Anthony Alexis to depart
Market Watch
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s enforcement chief, Anthony Alexis, plans to leave the agency, a move that could herald a significant change in the way the regulator polices financial companies.
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9h Updated Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after firing co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
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9h The Wall Street Journal: P&G says activist investor Nelson Peltz lost proxy fight by just 0.2%
Market Watch
Procter & Gamble Co. said it beat Nelson Peltz by 6.15 million votes, only about 0.2% of its shares outstanding, a slim difference that is now headed to a weekslong recount to determine the final outcome of the most-expensive proxy fight in history.
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9h Netflix​ Needs to Keep Feeding the Beast
The Wall Street Journal
Netflix investors covet growth above all other metrics, so shares shrugged off the new spending forecast after the company once again saw a strong jump in streaming subscribers for the third quarter
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9h The Wall Street Journal: Bombardier may partner with Airbus on CSeries jetliners
Market Watch
Bombardier Inc. is in discussions to roll its CSeries passenger jet business into a joint venture with Airbus SE as the Canadian company struggles to overcome stalled aircraft orders and harsh U.S. trade tariff rulings, people familiar with the talks said.
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9h Activist investor RBR launching campaign to break up Credit Suisse: FT
Reuters
(Reuters) - Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors is launching a campaign for breaking up Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG into three parts, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
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9h Market Extra: How the ‘scariest chart in financial markets’ ignores this economic law
Market Watch
Some investors who see quantitative easing as an evil that has permanently distorted financial markets have seized upon a a chart showing the 10-year Treasury yield issuing the same returns as that of a European junk bond.
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9h Major Sears investor Berkowitz departs board; stock plunges
Reuters
(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp on Monday said that Bruce Berkowitz, head of the company's second-biggest investor, resigned from the board of directors less than two years after he sought a seat to help turn the struggling department store chain around, sending Sears stock down as much as 15 percent.
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9h Updated Wall St. inches up with financials; earnings in focus
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - All three major U.S. stock index rose to record closing highs on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average less than 50 points below 23,000, ahead of a long list of earnings this week and as financial shares recovered from last week's losses.
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10h Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yield posts biggest single-day jump in five weeks
Market Watch
Treasury yields rose on Monday after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen left open the possibility of another interest-rate increase this year
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10h The Wall Street Journal: Wells Fargo to compensate customers for risky ETP recommendations
Market Watch
Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to compensate customers after recommending complex exchange-traded products linked to stock market volatility, without fully understanding the securities’ risks.
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Buying furniture online? Here's 5 tips for the best deals10h Buying furniture online? Here's 5 tips for the best deals
USA Today
There are ways to make sure you get what you want — and possibly save some money — if you do the research. Here are some tips for buying furniture online.
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4 ways to effectively manage remote employees10h 4 ways to effectively manage remote employees
USA Today
Managing employees you rarely see in person is tough. Here's how to make it work.
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10h Key Words: Huge gold discovery—astronomers can confirm how precious metals were formed
Market Watch
The origin of gold and other precious metals in the universe has finally been confirmed after a gravitational wave collision was seen and heard in its entirety for the first time.
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10h Updated Deep Dive: These stocks have popped more than 75% since Trump was elected
Market Watch
The president boasted Monday that U.S. stocks have risen 25% on his watch. By Phil van Doorn.
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10h Updated Market Extra: 30 years after Black Monday, could stock market crash again?
Market Watch
It has been three decades since the most disastrous single day in U.S. stock market history, and investors can be forgiven for wondering if Wall Street learned its lesson.
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10h Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: NFLX, SONC & more
CNBC
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
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10h The Wall Street Journal: Iraqi troops seize control of oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurds
Market Watch
Iraqi forces took control of the local government building in Kirkuk on Monday, pushing out Kurdish fighters and effectively retaking the oil-rich city after skirmishes that raised fears of a wider conflict between two of the closest U.S. allies in the war against Islamic State.
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Charter, Viacom fight means cable viewers at risk of losing shows like SpongeBob10h Charter, Viacom fight means cable viewers at risk of losing shows like SpongeBob
USA Today
Charter, the nation's second-largest TV provider, and Viacom have extended talks to try to reach a deal over carrying BET, MTV and other channels.
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10h Updated Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Why breast cancer patients are in ‘financial crisis’
Market Watch
Many people experience ‘financial toxicity’ during and after treatment.
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10h Market Extra: Passive investments are hot, but remain a small slice of the stock market
Market Watch
This is the era of passive investing, but while the strategy has been incredibly favored and successful for years, the U.S. stock market in every major way remains driven by the views of active managers and the moves of individual securities.
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Buying furniture online: 5 tips for getting the best deals10h Updated Buying furniture online: 5 tips for getting the best deals
USA Today
There are ways to make sure you get what you want — and possibly save some money — if you do the research. Here are some tips for buying furniture online.
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10h NewsWatch: Netflix earnings send stock up from record closing high: Live blog
Market Watch
Netflix Inc. will report third-quarter earnings after the market closes on Monday. The company's subscriber growth numbers are always a focus for investors and analysts have forecast that Netflix will report net additions above previous expectations.
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11h Capitol Report: Transcript of President Trump’s surprise news conference with Sen. McConnell
Market Watch
Transcript, as released by the White House, of President Donald Trump’s surprise Monday-afternoon news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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11h Nobel-winning economist Shiller calls bitcoin a fad
CNBC
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller compared bitcoin to the bimetallism fad of the late nineteenth century.
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11h Updated The Ratings Game: Apple’s stock jumps after KeyBanc upgrade to buy rating
Market Watch
Apple’s stock rallies after an upgrade at KeyBanc, which said the company’s more aggressive “market segmentation” strategy has offset concerns over the lack of iPhone unit sales growth.
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11h Updated Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets
Reuters
(Reuters) - T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Sprint Corp plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter.
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11h Updated Earnings Outlook: GE earnings: Can CEO Flannery’s first report break a string of disappointing results?
Market Watch
Investors may not care so much if GE can beat earnings expectations, since it usually does. The real question is whether new CEO John Flannery’s first quarterly report can finally get the stock to rally.
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Gas prices: Why you'll keep paying less at the pump this year11h Updated Gas prices: Why you'll keep paying less at the pump this year
USA Today
Pump prices, which have fallen five straight weeks, could soon sliip to pre-hurricane levels.
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Samsung makes a comeback with the Note 8—here's why we love it11h Samsung makes a comeback with the Note 8—here's why we love it
USA Today
The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones we've ever used—but it doesn't come cheap.
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11h Market Extra: Long bets in the Canadian dollar hit 5-year high
Market Watch
The Canadian dollar is gaining in popularity while it is also gearing up for a big week in terms of data, which could set the tone for the rest of the year.
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Sears Holdings' second-largest investor to step down from board of directors11h Updated Sears Holdings' second-largest investor to step down from board of directors
USA Today
The departure of Fairholme Capital Management COO Bruce Berkowitz from Sears board of directors is effective Oct. 31.
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11h Netflix subscriber adds beat estimates as original shows lure viewers
Reuters
(Reuters) - Video-streaming pioneer Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as the latest season of "Narcos" helped attract more viewers.
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11h Market Snapshot: All major stock indexes score records as investors await slew of earnings
Market Watch
U.S. stocks close higher Monday, with all three major indexes logging another round of records, as investors looked ahead to key corporate earnings reports that could set the tone for trading and determine whether the lofty levels of the equity market are justified.
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11h Updated Earnings Outlook: Johnson & Johnson earnings: All eyes on hurricane impact
Market Watch
The hurricanes, which hit largely in September, may have disrupted demand for drugs and other medical products as well as supply.
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11h Updated Earnings Outlook: UnitedHealth earnings: Insulated from Obamacare, Amazon and still going strong
Market Watch
Though it’s considered a bellwether for the health-care sector, UnitedHealth Group is largely immune to many of the industry’s biggest risks.
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11h Allergan patent suit loss sends stock down 4%
Market Watch
Allergan had made a widely-criticized agreement with an American Indian tribe to defend a key product. This lawsuit could render it all moot.
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Nordstrom family suspends plans to take the chain private11h Updated Nordstrom family suspends plans to take the chain private
USA Today
They're going to have a tough time getting debt financing during the holiday season.
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Nordstrom family suspends private attempts11h Nordstrom family suspends private attempts
USA Today
On Monday, Nordstrom, Inc. said its founding family had decided to suspend steps to make the upscale retail company private for at least the rest of 2017.
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11h In these countries, most residents think religion does more harm than good
Market Watch
In these countries, the popular opinion is that religion DOES in fact do more harm than good.
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11h Fund manager Novogratz agrees to advise ethereum-based digital coin exchange
CNBC
Former Fortress hedge-fund manager Michael Novogratz has become an advisor to a token-exchange project called AirSwap.
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Our favorite affordable robot vacuum just got an upgrade—and it's on sale11h Our favorite affordable robot vacuum just got an upgrade—and it's on sale
USA Today
The all-new Eufy RoboVac 11+ is even better than its ever-popular predecessor—and it's on sale at Amazon right now.
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11h Market Extra: Dow within 50 points of 23,000 is a sign of the stock market’s velocity
Market Watch
A resurgence in the so-called Trump trade has investors once again contemplating a fresh milestone for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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11h The New York Post: Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion
Market Watch
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held in captivity for five years by the Taliban, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy on Monday, saying “I understand leaving was against the law.”
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11h Key Words: Not a great weekend in American diplomacy: international-affairs notables
Market Watch
For those hoping to witness a tamping down of tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, the weekend was a grave disappointment, at least in the eyes of Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and Washington Post foreign-affairs writer David Ignatius.
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11h Updated Market Extra: Dow industrials dalliance with 23,000 is a sign of the stock market’s velocity
Market Watch
A resurgence in the so-called Trump trade has investors once again contemplating a fresh milestone for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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12h CBS earnings to disappoint due to weak NFL ratings, Credit Suisse says
CNBC
Credit Suisse cut its third-quarter EPS estimates by 5 percent, citing CBS' softer Sunday NFL ratings.
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12h Currencies: Dollar rises after Trump talks tax reform; Yellen set to meet about renomination
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar rallies to intraday highs following comments by President Donald Trump at a news conference on Monday, where he reiterated that tax reform his expectation that reforms to tax policy would be completed by year-end.
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12h Conservative playwright says his new drama reveals the real truth about Ferguson shooting
Market Watch
Verbatim stage play revisits tragic police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown
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12h What you need to know about the government’s ‘Game of Loans’ operation
Market Watch
The FTC and multiple states are cracking down on student debt-relief scams
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12h U.S. shale output seen posting 11th straight rise in November: EIA
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. shale production for November is forecast to rise for a 11th consecutive month, the U.S. government said on Monday, as U.S. prices stabilize around $50 a barrel.
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12h Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’ll be ‘looking into’ drug-czar nominee after report
Market Watch
President Donald Trump on Monday said he’d be “looking into” his nominee for drug czar after a report that he helped to steer legislation that could benefit drug companies, backtracked after saying former presidents didn’t call the families of fallen U.S. soldiers, and said he has an “outstanding” relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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12h Updated Ophelia puts Ireland on lockdown as former hurricane makes landfall as dangerous storm
Market Watch
Ex-hurricane Ophelia was churning over Ireland on Monday morning, causing much of the country to go on lockdown against life-threatening weather conditions.
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Supreme Court will hear U.S.-Microsoft battle over emails12h Updated Supreme Court will hear U.S.-Microsoft battle over emails
USA Today
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the federal government's case against Microsoft, in which it seeks access to emails held overseas.
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12h Trump to interview Yellen about Fed chair appointment this week
CNBC
If the president appoints Yellen to another term, it will be a sharp turn from the president's prior remarks.
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12h Updated Earnings Watch: Netflix earnings: Why higher subscription prices lead to more shows like ‘Stranger Things’
Market Watch
In the months since Netflix Inc. last opened its books to investors, the streaming and media company has continued to reach deep into its pockets to invest in furthering its content aspirations.
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Mercedes-Benz could become a separate Daimler division12h Updated Mercedes-Benz could become a separate Daimler division
USA Today
German automaker Daimler AG says move is aimed at preparing for the challenges in the new automotive era.
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12h Wall St. inches up with financials, energy
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday as financial shares recovered from last week's losses and higher oil prices lifted energy shares.
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12h Updated Wall Street higher as bank stocks rebound, Apple gains
Reuters
(Reuters) - A recovery for U.S. banking stocks allied to a 1.5 percent gain for Apple prodded Wall Street's main indexes higher in early afternoon trading on Monday.
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13h Market Extra: Wall Street pros recall ‘sheer panic’ of October 1987 stock-market crash
Market Watch
The U.S. stock market plunged into a bear market in a single day on October 19, 1987. Here’s how some analysts, traders and strategists remember that moment.
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13h Earnings Outlook: PayPal earnings: Expect double-digit growth from behind a sturdy moat
Market Watch
The digital payment company PayPal reports its third-quarter earnings this week and analysts expect strong growth and a positive outlook.
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13h Capitol Report: White House report claiming $4,000 worker wage boost from corporate tax cuts called ‘trickle-down fairy dust’
Market Watch
Detractors quickly piled on a White House study released Monday that foresees incomes getting a boost of $4,000 a year if the corporate tax rate is cut to 20% from 35%.
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13h The moment of truth for U.S. stocks will take place in the next two weeks
Market Watch
Third-quarter corporate earnings and the ECB’s all-important stimulus plans for 2018 will converge, says Thomas H. Kee Jr.
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13h Metals Stocks: Gold slips but holds above $1,300; copper marks highest finish since 2014
Market Watch
Gold shifts lower Monday, but uncertainty about the pace and scope of U.S. interest-rate hikes beyond December persist, keeping prices above $1,300. Copper prices, meanwhile, mark a three-year high.
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13h Striking Canadian union approves deal with GM
Reuters
MONTREAL (Reuters) - General Motors Co. on Monday welcomed the ratification of a new four-year agreement by unionized workers at its SUV plant in Ontario, Canada, ending a near month-long strike.
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13h In defense of private equity
CNBC
The image of private equity as a parasitic form of business completely misses the point, writes VC Joe Lonsdale.
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Ruby Tuesday chain to be taken private in $146 million deal13h Updated Ruby Tuesday chain to be taken private in $146 million deal
USA Today
Ruby Tuesday is being acquired in a deal that will take the struggling chain private.
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13h Market Extra: What would ETFs do in a 1987-style stock-market crash?
Market Watch
The stock market of 2017 is very different than the market of 1987, when a historic one-day collapse occurred, and one of the biggest changes is the now-ubiquitous presence of ETFs.
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Blockchain technology is contributing to big digital disruption in energy sector13h Blockchain technology is contributing to big digital disruption in energy sector
USA Today
Technology that is changing the financial services sector is entering the energy industry: blockchain, technology best known for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
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14h Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take U.S. retailer private
Reuters
(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday that a founding family group had suspended attempts to take the U.S. department store operator private because of difficulties in arranging debt financing for its bid ahead of the key holiday shopping season.
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14h Wells Fargo brokerage to return $3.4 million for risky products
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million (2.56 million pounds) to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a culture of problematic sales practices has bled into areas outside its consumer bank.
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14h Light backing from State Street weighs on U.S. diversity drives
Reuters
BOSTON (Reuters) - State Street Corp has drawn praise for its efforts to put more women on corporate boards, notably the "Fearless Girl" statue it placed near Wall Street. But new records show the company did not throw its full weigh behind boardroom diversity initiatives this year - complicating activists' plans for 2018.
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14h Updated Market Extra: S&P 500 is poised to make uncanny stock-market history this week—for doing almost nothing
Market Watch
How quiet is this stock market? By at least one measure, the S&P 500 is on pace to register is lengthiest period of quiescence in more than two decades.
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14h Peter Morici: Brick-and-mortar stores deserve the heat from Amazon
Market Watch
In every age, new technologies disrupt the status quo. In markets, those rip down boundaries defining the territories of established businesses and instigate creative destruction.
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14h Updated U.S. buyers favor iPhone 7 over 8: research
Reuters
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys.
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14h PG&E shares slide 10% on worry of potential liability in California wildfires
Market Watch
PG&E shares are down another 10% on potential liability from the California wildfires.
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14h Updated Market Extra: 5 reasons why investors need to watch China’s National Party Congress
Market Watch
Investors can’t afford to ignore a crucial gathering of China’s most powerful officials.
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14h How race affects student debt
Market Watch
A dozen years after starting college, the average black student loan borrower owes more than originally borrowed.
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14h Updated Daimler recalls over 1 million vehicles worldwide for air bag fix
Reuters
BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Daimler AG is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles worldwide to address potential unintended air bag deployments, the German automaker said on Monday.
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14h Goldman: Without tax reform, the stock market is overvalued
CNBC
U.S. stocks are overvalued unless the government cannot get tax reform done, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin said.
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14h Sears’ stock sinks after CIO of second-largest shareholder steps down from board
Market Watch
Sears stock sinks toward an 8-month low after the CIO of the retailer’s second-biggest shareholder steps down from the board of directors.
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14h Key Words: Trump says Obamacare is ‘dead’
Market Watch
At a cabinet meeting Monday, President Donald Trump said his announcement that he will end cost-sharing payments to insurers has effectively ended the landmark legislation of his predecessor.
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10 smart financial retirement moves you can make today14h 10 smart financial retirement moves you can make today
USA Today
There are plenty of moves you can make now to ensure your retirement won’t be a stressful financial experience for you.
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15h Market Snapshot: Stocks trade at records as investors await slew of earnings
Market Watch
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting new records as investors looked ahead to key corporate earnings reports that could set the tone for trading and determine whether the lofty levels of the equity market are justified by fundamentals.
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15h Updated Mutual Funds: Nobel-winner Richard Thaler’s theories are helping these funds beat their benchmarks
Market Watch
If you’re looking for someone to manage your money, it’s hard to imagine a better candidate than someone a Nobel-prize winner for economics.
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Get Christmas budget set for holiday spending in October15h Get Christmas budget set for holiday spending in October
USA Today
You might have pumpkins on your porch, but it’s already time to make room for the year-end holidays in your budget.
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15h California extends sanctions against Wells Fargo for at least another year
Reuters
(Reuters) - California will extend sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co for at least another year, Treasurer John Chiang said at a press conference Monday.
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Sears Holdings' largest investor to step down from board of directors15h Sears Holdings' largest investor to step down from board of directors
USA Today
The departure of Fairholme Capital Management COO Bruce Berkowitz from Sears board of directors is effective Oct. 31.
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15h PG&E shares drop again on growing concerns about California wildfires liability
CNBC
Investors dumped PG&E on worries the company could suffer big losses if it's found liable for the California wildfires.
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You can get this 49-inch smart TV for under $350—its lowest price ever15h You can get this 49-inch smart TV for under $350—its lowest price ever
USA Today
This 49-inch TCL 4K TV comes with Roku built right in is the same price as the 43-inch, marking the lowest price we've ever seen.
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15h Tesla stock is only as good as Model 3’s progress, analyst says
Market Watch
Tesla shares will track the progress of the Model 3, analysts at Oppenheimer say.
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Aramark plans to buy Avendra and AmeriPride in separate deals totaling $2.35B15h Updated Aramark plans to buy Avendra and AmeriPride in separate deals totaling $2.35B
USA Today
Food-services giant says the deals will strengthen Philadelphia-based Aramark's competitive position in food, facilities and uniforms businesses
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15h Updated Capitol Report: Lost beneath headlines of five-figure drug costs — pharmaceutical price growth is weakening
Market Watch
After months of headlines about astronomical drug prices, a funny thing’s happening — drug costs are plummeting.
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15h London Markets: FTSE ends session in the red as ConvaTec slumps 27%
Market Watch
U.K. stocks swung between small gains and losses on Monday, but ended slightly lower with medical firm ConvaTec leading decliners after wiping out a quarter of its market value.
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15h Updated Is Amazon getting into the pharmacy business? This is what you need to know
Market Watch
The massive online retailer with a reputation for disruption could be coming for the notoriously complex, opaque drug industry.
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15h NewsWatch: These stocks have popped more than 75% since Trump was elected
Market Watch
The president boasted Monday that U.S. stocks have risen 25% on his watch. By Phil van Doorn.
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15h Colony Capital in talks to buy Weinstein Co
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
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16h Wall Street inches higher as bank stocks bounce back
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks crept up in late morning trading on Monday as surging Treasury yields led to a rebound in bank stocks after three straight days of losses.
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16h The Wall Street Journal: Weinstein Company negotiating possible sale with Colony Capital
Market Watch
Private-equity firm Colony Capital could buy Weinstein Co. after its brand name was tarnished in recent weeks, as dozens of women accused its former co-chairman Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment.
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16h The Margin: An ‘apocalyptic’ yellow sky is freaking Brits out — here’s what caused it
Market Watch
Instead of the usual grey, the sky changed color to a brooding ochre in several parts of the U.K. on Monday, with the sun a flaming red ring or ball in the murk.
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16h Currencies: Dollar spikes after manufacturing data; Catalan uncertainty persists in Europe
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar spikes after a the Empire State manufacturing index climbed to a three-year high, but quickly retreated to hold only a modest gain on Monday.
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16h Key Words: Woody Allen worries of Hollywood ‘witch hunt’ after Harvey Weinstein allegations
Market Watch
Filmmaker Woody Allen said Sunday the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was “very sad” for all involved, but that he’s worried the allegations will lead to a “witch hunt.”
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16h Updated Market Snapshot: Stocks hit new records as investors brace for week of earnings
Market Watch
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting new records as investors looked ahead to key corporate earnings reports that could set the tone for trading and determine whether the lofty levels of the equity market are justified by fundamentals.
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16h Cement Company Should Go With Solid Choice
The Wall Street Journal
Bull markets bring riches and temptation alike. Materials investors ought to be wary of the latter.
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Charter, Viacom talks keep programming turned on for system's 16.6 million customers16h Charter, Viacom talks keep programming turned on for system's 16.6 million customers
USA Today
Charter, the nation's second-largest TV provider, and Viacom have extended talks to reach an agreement over carrying BET, MTV and other channels.
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16h Market Extra: Stock-market mystery: Would ETFs hold up in a 1987-style crash?
Market Watch
The stock market of 2017 is very different than the market of 1987, when a historic one-day collapse occurred, and one of the biggest changes is the now-ubiquitous presence of ETFs.
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16h Updated Kobe Steel shares hit near five-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Just over a week out from revelations of a cheating scandal that plunged Kobe Steel Ltd in crisis and ensnared hundreds of firms, the embattled steelmaker's shares skidded to five-year lows on Monday as investors worried about the financial and legal fallout.
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16h Market Extra: Black Monday was baptism by fire for these Wall Street pros
Market Watch
The U.S. stock market plunged into a bear market in a single day on October 19, 1987. Here’s how some analysts, traders and strategists remember that moment.
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16h Colony Capital in talks buy Weinstein Co
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
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This Nikon DSLR is perfect for beginners16h This Nikon DSLR is perfect for beginners
USA Today
If you're getting serious about photography, this Nikon DSLR is a perfect place to start
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16h Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take retailer private
Reuters
(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday its founding family had suspended attempts to take the upscale retailer private for the rest of the year due to difficulties in arranging funds for the deal ahead of the holiday season.
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16h Updated Project Syndicate: Trump is dismantling U.S. alliances, and that’s not good for the dollar
Market Watch
People have been predicting the demise of the dollar for decades, but if Donald Trump manages to weaken long-standing political and military alliances, it could come true, writes Barry Eichengreen.
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16h Updated Project Syndicate: How we are wired to ignore disaster until after it strikes
Market Watch
Human psychology keeps us from doing what we know we should do to prepare for and try to prevent catastrophic storms like the one that devastated Puerto Rico.
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16h Updated 4 things that might surprise investors this earnings season
Market Watch
Investors can expect mention this quarter of some of the unusual and possibly one-off events of the last three months, including the three hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, and caused major damage in Puerto Rico.
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16h Updated Tech Stocks: 5 ways tech startups are avoiding IPOs
Market Watch
Don’t let the recent strong initial public offerings fool you: Tech startups are still avoiding Wall Street en masse, and there is big money offering them investments to stay private in multiple ways.
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16h Updated MongoDB IPO: 5 things to know about database-software ‘unicorn’
Market Watch
MongoDB Inc. looks to be the next big tech initial public offering after Roku Inc.’s booming debut, as the database software startup valued at more than $1.5 billion looks to increase its “financial flexibility.”
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17h Updated Deep Dive: Wall Street analysts expect gains of up to 64% on their favorite health-care stocks
Market Watch
There may be short-term volatility because of the health-care overhaul in Washington, but the long-term thesis is intact. By Phil van Doorn.
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17h Credit card data shows delinquencies rose in September
CNBC
Credit card delinquency rose for the third straight month in September, according to data from JPMorgan Chase & Co and card issuer Discover.
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17h Colony Capital in talks to buy troubled Weinstein Co
Reuters
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
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17h Trump should rip the Band-Aid with new Fed chief pick, says wealth fund advisor
CNBC
Sri-Kumar believes stocks would be better served in the long-run with hawkish Kevin Warsh.
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17h FINRA orders Wells Fargo to pay clients $3.4 million over sales practice issues
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co.'s clearing services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network to pay customers $3.4 million in restitution for sales practice issues related to unsuitable recommendations of certain investment products.
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Southwest Airlines plans Hawaii flights17h Updated Southwest Airlines plans Hawaii flights
USA Today
The airline, which has made no secret of its plans to fly to the vacation hotspot, made it official with events in Honolulu and L.A. on Wednesday night.
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Supreme Court to consider American Express fee dispute17h Supreme Court to consider American Express fee dispute
USA Today
The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws.
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17h Bombardier pursues options for aerospace division; no deal imminent: sources
Reuters
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc is continuing to look at strategic options for its aerospace division but no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
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17h Top Trump advisor Cohn says tax reform has to get done this year
CNBC
Gary Cohn spoke at the annual meeting of the American Bankers Association on Monday.
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17h Wall Street hits fresh record on financial, tech gains
Reuters
(Reuters) - Major Wall Street indexes hit fresh records at the open on Monday on gains in financial and technology stocks even as investors awaited a barrage of earnings reports this week.
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17h Updated U.S. top court to review antitrust claims against American Express
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether American Express Co is violating federal antitrust law by forbidding merchants that accept its credit cards from encouraging customers to use rival cards that charge lower fees.
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17h IPhone 7 is outselling iPhone 8: analyst
Reuters
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys.
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17h Updated Exclusive: China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly - sources
Reuters
DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world's biggest oil producer on the stock market.
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17h Weinstein Co enters talks over potential sale
Reuters
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks for a sale of the bulk of its assets with private equity firm Colony Capital, the two companies said in a statement on Monday. http://reut.rs/2ykT2if
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17h The Wall Street Journal: Gary Cohn says clearinghouses pose systemic risk
Market Watch
National Economic Council director Gary Cohn hit out at clearinghouses Sunday, saying the growing amount of illiquid assets parked in them raises concerns about a “new systemic problem in the system.”
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18h Updated Next Avenue: How to choose the right volunteer vacation
Market Watch
If you are keen on doing some good for the world on your next trip, here’s where to start.
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18h Updated Need to Know: Oil headed to $10? China may be in the driver’s seat
Market Watch
China is getting more revved up over electric cars by the day, and that’s bad news for oil prices, says one economist. Plus the chart that says buy Japan now.
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18h Key Words: ‘Men in Blazers’ host weighs in on Bruce Arena’s ‘sequel’ at U.S. soccer helm
Market Watch
Says Roger Bennett: ‘Probably the worst sequel since “Speed 2: Cruise Control.” ’
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18h Wall Street hits fresh records on financial, tech gains
Reuters
(Reuters) - Major Wall Street indexes hit fresh records at the open on Monday on gains in financial and technology stocks even as investors awaited a slew of earnings reports this week.
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18h Updated This country ranks No. 1 for ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ (it’s not America)
Market Watch
The U.S. doesn’t even rank among the Top 10 on a list of 155 countries.
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18h Updated Walt Disney World will finally welcome dogs at (some) hotels
Market Watch
The move comes as a growing number of hotels become pet-friendly.
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18h How low-income students can avoid this college debt trap
Market Watch
A thick book of regulations governs what happens to a student’s Pell grant if they leave school unexpectedly.
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18h Updated How being a cheapskate became ‘sexy’
Market Watch
What we really mean when we talk about being frugal.
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Toyota's AI could soon check your face to see you're sleepy or stressed18h Toyota's AI could soon check your face to see you're sleepy or stressed
USA Today
A camera and artificial intelligence could figure out drivers' moods by analyzing their facial expressions.
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18h Updated As the quartet breaks up, central banking leadership flux looms
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the world's top central banks who risked trillions of dollars and their reputations to rescue the global economy are now set to walk off stage at a time when the lingering effects of the crisis, evolving technology and a combustible political landscape will challenge their successors.
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18h London is still Europe’s fintech hub despite Brexit, study says
CNBC
The study highlighted that regulatory issues and the U.K.’s membership of the single market would continue to be a concern as Britain quits the trade bloc.
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18h Daimler commits cash to help reshape company
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Daimler has committed more than 100 million euros ($118 million) to help create separate legal entities for its Mercedes-Benz cars and Daimler Trucks divisions, a move that would facilitate an eventual break up of the German company.
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18h Bond Report: Treasury yields lifted by Yellen’s support for further rate hikes
Market Watch
Treasury yields rose on Monday after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen left open the possibility of another interest rate increase this year.
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18h Updated Roubini: Global economy appears to be in a sweet spot
Market Watch
The global economy appears to be in a sweet spot given the upturn in global economic growth and low inflation in advanced economies, economist Nouriel Roubini said Saturday, even as risks exists from factors as varied as U.S. protectionism, Chinese growth and Federal Reserve policy.
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18h Updated Madrid gives Catalan leaders until Thursday to drop independence push
Market Watch
The Spanish government signals it will begin moves to strip Catalonia of its autonomy if the region’s leaders don’t comply, after the Catalan president fails to put the record straight on whether he has declared independence or not.
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6 creative job search tips you can learn from hacks that worked18h 6 creative job search tips you can learn from hacks that worked
USA Today
Sometimes getting the job you want means getting a little creative, and thinking outside the applicant box.
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18h Updated Artificial intelligence will create new jobs, but poses same thorny issues as trade
Market Watch
Artificial intelligence will unlock new opportunities for jobs and economic activity, but will pose the same thorny issues that trade does concerning displaced workers until better institutions are created, according to a panel at a leading banking conference on Saturday.
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18h NewsWatch: 30 years after Black Monday, could stock market crash again?
Market Watch
It has been three decades since the most disastrous single day in U.S. stock market history, and investors can be forgiven for wondering if Wall Street learned its lesson.
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18h Capitol Report: Trump, McConnell set for tense talks | Pelosi: ‘I’ve got to stay’ to defend Obamacare
Market Watch
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meet for lunch Monday to discuss the fall agenda; Pelosi says ‘I’ve got to stay’ to defend Obamacare; Senate aims to kick off tax reform this week; and more.
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19h Tax cuts have a good chance, if the Senate takes this one key step, Zoellick says
Market Watch
Robert Zoellick, the longtime Bush administration official and Republican foreign policy hand, says tax reform has a surprisingly good chance if the Senate can pass a budget resolution.
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19h Wells Fargo’s CEO knows why customers are staying away even if Wall Street needs a reminder
Market Watch
Bank management fielded questions from analysts for an hour after reporting third-quarter earnings, but only got one about the fraudulent account practices that have cost the bank in reputation, fees, and customer loyalty.
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19h Economic Report: Empire State index jumps to three-year high in October
Market Watch
The New York Fed reported that its Empire State manufacturing index climbed to a three-year high of 30.2 in October from 24.4 in September, topping the Econoday-compiled consensus of 20. Any reading over zero indicates improving conditions.
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19h Updated Drugstore Favorites May Be Catching the Common Consumer Cold
The Wall Street Journal
Customers may be starting to shop for over-the-counter drugs in the same way they shop for groceries—with a keener eye for cost and content—and this could be painful for consumer-health companies.
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19h Market Extra: Would ETFs hold up in an 1987-style crash?
Market Watch
The stock market of 2017 is very different than the market of 1987, when a historic one-day collapse occurred, and one of the biggest changes is the now-ubiquitous presence of ETFs.
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19h Updated Spark Therapeutics’ promising gene therapy for vision loss could cost $1 million
Market Watch
The development could be a major, if costly, milestone for both the disease and the field of gene therapy.
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We're ditching cash. So how do we teach kids about money?19h We're ditching cash. So how do we teach kids about money?
USA Today
We carry a lot less cash around, which means rethinking how to teach our children about its value.
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Asics will bake custom sneakers in the microwave right in the store19h Asics will bake custom sneakers in the microwave right in the store
USA Today
Asics will use microwave technology to bake custom soles in about 15 seconds. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.
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19h Updated MoviePass plans to make money by selling your data to Uber, eateries and Hollywood studios
Market Watch
At less than $10 a month, MoviePass is a bargain for customers, but how will the movie-theater subscription company subsidizing its members’ film-going habits turn a profit?
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Tesla fires hundreds as Model 3 electric car production drags19h Updated Tesla fires hundreds as Model 3 electric car production drags
USA Today
Tesla has reportedly fired hundreds of employees amid signs that the company is off to a slow start in manufacturing its crucial Model 3 electric car.
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New Iran sanctions could send oil prices higher19h Updated New Iran sanctions could send oil prices higher
USA Today
Oil prices are bound to remain low for awhile, but two potential events could send them either higher than today’s levels or sinking into the $30s.
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Oil rises over Iraq fighting, Trump Iran threat19h Oil rises over Iraq fighting, Trump Iran threat
USA Today
Oil markets jumped on Monday on concerns over potential renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran as well as conflict in Iraq, while an explosion at a U.S. oil rig and reduced exploration activity supported prices there. Video provided by Reuters
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19h Updated Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline: source
Reuters
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline, a source familiar with the matter said, as the companies aim to avoid the immediate blackout of Viacom networks.
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19h Updated Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint aim to announce merger without asset divestitures - sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Sprint Corp plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter.
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IEA: Oil prices to hit a ceiling in 201819h IEA: Oil prices to hit a ceiling in 2018
USA Today
Ongoing production gains from non-OPEC countries will probably act as a “the ceiling for aspirations of higher oil prices” in 2018.
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19h Asia Markets: Nikkei continues to surge to two-decade high, leading Asian market gains
Market Watch
Equity markets in Asia were broadly higher to start the week, with Japan’s benchmark index leading gains thanks to a weaker yen, as global risk appetite continued to improve.
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19h BlackBerry shares down after another top exec leaves
Reuters
(Reuters) - BlackBerry's U.S.-listed shares fell almost 4 percent to $11.12 on Monday after a second senior executive from its licensing unit quit this month.
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20h Updated Market Snapshot: Dow poised for fresh high in muted trading as investors brace for week of earnings
Market Watch
U.S. stock futures inch higher, setting the Dow and Nasdaq Composite on track for new all-time highs as traders waited for more earnings this week to set the tone for the markets.
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20h Kobe Steel shares hit near fiver-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Just over a week out from revelations of a cheating scandal that plunged Kobe Steel Ltd in crisis and ensnared hundreds of firms, the embattled steelmaker's shares skidded to five-year lows on Monday as investors worried about the financial and legal fallout.
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20h Updated People are selling their Tesla Model 3 reservations for a 300% profit
Market Watch
Ads offering to sell $1,000 Model 3 reservations have surfaced, carrying heavy markups.
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20h Updated This drug may be able to treat both women’s health disorders and prostate cancer
Market Watch
If successful, the drug should be safer, work better and be more convenient to take than current options, the company said.
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20h Metals Stocks: Gold extends climb above $1,300, bucking dollar’s move
Market Watch
Gold futures extended their climb above the key $1,300 level Monday, defying modest dollar strength as uncertainty about the pace and scope of U.S. interest-rate hikes beyond December persisted.
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20h Updated China data boosts world stocks and commodities, oil jumps
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks and commodities rose on Monday, boosted by upbeat Chinese data, while U.S. oil futures jumped to a near six-month high as an escalation in fighting between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply.
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20h U.S. stock futures inch up as earnings head for higher gear
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly positive start for Wall Street on Monday as investors pondered a solid initial round of third quarter company earnings and awaited a further flood of results this week.
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20h Get ready for a wild ride on earnings if you own these stocks
CNBC
MKM Partners says some stocks are expected to move more than 9 percent following the release of earnings reports.
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20h Futures Movers: Oil jumps to near 3-week high as Middle East tensions escalate
Market Watch
Crude oil prices jumped to an almost three-week high on Monday, driven higher by increased tensions in the Middle East after Iraq pushed into the oil city of Kirkuk.
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How to budget for December holidays in October20h How to budget for December holidays in October
USA Today
You might have pumpkins on your porch, but it’s already time to make room for the year-end holidays in your budget.
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Housing data could suffer lingering effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma20h Housing data could suffer lingering effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma
USA Today
Incoming economic data this week will be dominated by housing, and numbers still dragged down by hurricane-related disruptions.
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20h Currencies: Dollar firms as Fed’s Yellen reiterates rate-hike view, Catalan uncertainty persists
Market Watch
The U.S. dollar latched onto a small rise after U.S. Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen again left open the possibility of further interest-rate increases in 2017, while markets kept tabs on developments over Catalan’s independence drive.
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21h Updated The biggest laggard of the FAANG stocks is now breaking out
Market Watch
Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Netflix get all the attention, which creates an opportunity for Google, says Nigam Arora.
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Medicare open enrollment has begun: What you need to know21h Updated Medicare open enrollment has begun: What you need to know
USA Today
Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to decide on drug coverage and whether to switch from traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage plan.
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21h Daimler starts reorganisation that could lead to break up
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Daimler has started the process of creating separate legal entities for its Mercedes Benz cars and Daimler Trucks divisions, a move that has fuelled speculation of an eventual break up of the German automaker.
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Here's what to ask if you feel that you are being sexually harassed21h Updated Here's what to ask if you feel that you are being sexually harassed
USA Today
The Harvey Weinstein scandal is focused on Hollywood, but sexual harassment affects ordinary men and women. Take this quiz to see if you are a victim.
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21h IBM has a new blockchain for banks to speed up cross-border payments
CNBC
Big Blue said it wants to speed up the “costly, laborious and error-prone” process of making global payments in different currencies.
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21h NerdWallet: High school grads missed out on $2.3 billion in free money
Market Watch
An eligible high school graduate who didn’t fill out the Fafsa missed out on an average of $3,583 in grants.
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21h Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers, as the company competes with tech firms to develop new vehicles.
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22h Daimler takes first steps on new structure for cars and trucks
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Daimler said it has taken the first steps towards a new structure that could see its Mercedes Benz cars and vans and its Daimler Trucks divisions split off into separate entities.
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22h London Markets: Miners lift FTSE 100, but pound strength keeps gain in check
Market Watch
U.K.-listed miners revved higher Monday in the wake of inflation data from key metals buyer China, but strength in the pound kept a lid on the broader FTSE 100 benchmark.
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22h The Wall Street Journal: New military retirement system might make saving easier for members
Market Watch
The first major redo since World War II, the new system has a pension element and a savings plan.
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22h Ophelia puts Ireland on lockdown as country braces for storm’s landfall
Market Watch
Ex-hurricane Ophelia barreled toward Ireland on Monday morning, causing much of the country to go on lockdown against life-threatening weather conditions expected ahead of the storm’s landfall later in the day.
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22h NerdWallet: High school grads missed out on $2.3 in free money
Market Watch
An eligible high school graduate who didn’t fill out the Fafsa missed out on an average of $3,583.
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23h The Wall Street Journal: What you need to know about the Household Economic Stress Index
Market Watch
How stressed are U.S. consumers on an aggregate basis? There’s an index for that.
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23h Europe Markets: Spanish stocks dragged down by Catalonia uncertainty, sapping European benchmark
Market Watch
The drop for Spanish stocks weighs on the pan-European benchmark, as a statement from Catalonia’s leader leaves investors struggling to understand where the region stands on independence.
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25h Updated What a Shocker: General Electric Is Becoming Attractive
The Wall Street Journal
Investor expectations for General Electric are low. GE should consider lowering them further as an ugly year gets worse.
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25h Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, commodities ride high on China
Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied to a decade high on Monday as upbeat Chinese data boosted commodity prices, while the euro extended losses after the Catalan leader failed to give a clear answer to whether or not he declared independence from Spain.
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26h Updated Asia Markets: Nikkei continues to surge, leading Asian market gains
Market Watch
Equity markets in Asia were broadly higher to start the week, with Japan’s benchmark index leading gains thanks to a weaker yen, as global risk appetite continued to improve.
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26h Food services firm Aramark to buy Avendra, AmeriPride in $2.35 billion deal
Reuters
(Reuters) - Food services company Aramark said on Monday it would buy Avendra LLC, majority owned by Marriott International Inc , and uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc for a total of $2.35 billion, before tax benefit adjustments.
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26h The Wall Street Journal: Iraqi, Kurdish forces clash near oil-rich Kirkuk in wake of independence vote
Market Watch
Iraqi forces clashed with fighters from the Kurdish semiautonomous region near the oil-rich province of Kirkuk early Monday, raising the stakes in a standoff over Kurdish independence, Iraqi and Kurdish officials said.
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27h Tell us what you think: Where does Bitcoin go from here?
CNBC
It remains to be seen whether the cryptocurrency has more room to climb after crossing the $5,800 mark.
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