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2016-07-21

The Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Olympic delegation moving closer to being banned from Rio Games

Russia’s Olympic delegation moved a step closer to being banned from the Rio Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that individual athletes could be punished collectively for doping violations committed by sports officials and coaches.

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The Wall Street Journal: Japan McDonald’s shares rally to 15-year high on Pokémon tie-up

Shares in the Japanese unit of McDonald’s hit a 15-year high Thursday, but ended lower, after the company announced a tie-up with “Pokémon Go,” in the latest speculative frenzy over companies that could profit from the smartphone game

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The Wall Street Journal: U.S. says Malaysia’s prime minister linked to development fund’s stolen money

U.S. prosecutors have linked the prime minister of Malaysia to hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly siphoned from one of the country’s economic development funds.

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Market Snapshot: Dow on track to snap its win streak with flood of earnings, data ahead

US. stock futures on Thursday point to a small drop at open, putting the Dow industrials on track to lose ground for the first time in nine sessions.

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The Wall Street Journal: Joy Global to be bought by Japan’s Komatsu in $2.9 billion cash deal

Komatsu Ltd. will acquire U.S. mining-equipment manufacturer Joy Global for about $2.9 billion, in the latest overseas acquisition by a Japanese firm seeking growth.

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Outside the Box: Are we ready for the next economic crisis?

If an economic crisis happened today we’d need government to do a larger share of the lifting than it did last time, but is our divided government up to the task? economist Michael Madowitz wonders.

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Britain’s Theresa May begins sounding out Europe on Brexit negotiating position

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time Wednesday, declaring that she would seek the closest possible economic ties with Germany after leaving the European Union.

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Cryptocurrency platform Ethereum gets a controversial update

The custodians of the popular cryptocurrency platform Ethereum implemented a controversial change, but broad questions remain about its long-term impact.

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Trading Strategies: Why HSBC is outperforming banks in both Europe and the U.S.

Not all European banks are created equal, and in this case, while many others are suffering terrible years, one is doing just the opposite.

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Europe Markets: European stocks struggle to find footing ahead of ECB decision

European stocks have been darting between gains and losses Thursday, with travel shares dragged lower, while investors wait to hear about European Central Bank policy for the first time since the Brexit vote.

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Chuck Jaffe: Why ‘buy now’ is sound advice for a shaky market

Volatile markets are a perfect time to shop for a mutual fund and buy it, writes Chuck Jaffe..

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Outside the Box: These 10 ‘laws of wealth’ can help you hold on to investment gains

Change your investing behavior so that you stick to a plan rather than act out of fear or greed, writes Daniel Crosby.

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