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2016-06-29

In One Chart: ‘Brexit’ beat ‘porn’ as the most popular Google search term last week

The immense interest in the U.K.’s landmark decision to sever ties with the European Union is perhaps best captured by Google search for the term “Brexit.”

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Capitol Report: NRA to run Benghazi-themed ad attacking Clinton in battleground states

In its first ad campaign of the 2016 presidential race, the National Rifle Association is spending $2 million to trot out a Benghazi survivor in support of the presumptive Republican nominee.

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Bond Report: Treasury yield drop pauses as equities rally for 2nd day

Treasury prices were little changed on Wednesday as calm returned to capital markets and investor demand for safe assets such as government bonds faded

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Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Will Brexit block a tech M&A boom and IPO resurgence?

After Microsoft’s unexpected deal to buy LinkedIn and Tesla’s plan to buy Solar City, some investors began predicting the start of a big M&A wave, with more deals involving “nontraditional buyers.” But will those hopes be dashed by Brexit?

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The Tell: ‘Financial contagion’ biggest risk to U.S. from Brexit: Goldman

The U.S. economy should remain fairly well insulated from the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, but financial spillovers are a bigger risk given “vast” cross-border banking connections, Goldman Sachs warns.

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The New York Post: How a New York tycoon found a friend — and her dog — outside his office building

Lasharn Francis Harvey was living outside Steve Witkoff’s office building in Manhattan.

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Capitol Report: After GE ruling, here are the too-big-to-fail banks and financial firms

After the Financial Stability Oversight Council removed the designation of GE Capital as a systemically important financial institution, here’s the list of banks and insurers the federal government gives extra scrutiny to for fear of their failure derailing the U.S.…

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Stratfor: Brexit puts Asia under even more stress

China, Japan and South Korea are working to redefine their growth strategies, and Brexit will make the process only more difficult.

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The Wall Street Journal: Facebook changing what it puts in your news feed

Facebook Inc. shed new light on how it determines what its 1.65 billion users see each time they sign on, in its latest effort to demystify its inner workings.

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Metals Stocks: Gold gains for third session in four as dollar weakens

Gold futures gained Wednesday, finding traction as the dollar traded mixed, but defying a typically inverse relationship to firming U.S. stocks as global markets continue to sort out risks tied to the U.K. split from the European Union.

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Economic Report: Pending home sales skid in May

Sales marked their first annual decline in nearly two years, thanks in part to ultra-tight inventory.

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The Wall Street Journal: U.S. regulators remove GE Capital’s ‘systemically important’ label

The U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council voted this week to remove GE Capital’s ‘systemically important’ tag, regulators announced Wednesday.

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