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2016-07-24

The Fed: What to expect in the Fed statement this week

Federal Reserve officials are seen holding rates steady and aren’t likely to spring any surprises at its upcoming policy meeting.

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Currencies: Dollar steadies as investors wait for Fed, Bank of Japan meetings

Investors are expected to largely sit on the sidelines before the Federal Open Market Committee on July 26-27 and the Bank of Japan’s policy setting meeting on July 28-29.

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The Wall Street Journal: Nintendo drops 17% after company warns of limited boost from ‘Pokemon Go’

Kyoto-based Nintendo said after the market closed Friday that it had already factored in any profits from sales of its “Pokémon Go Plus” wearable device into its current forecast of ¥35 billion for the fiscal year ending in March.

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The Wall Street Journal: Study shows highly paid CEOs often run the worst-performing companies

The results call into question a fundamental tenet of modern CEO pay: the idea that significant slugs of stock options or restricted stock.

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Futures Movers: Crude prices slip as market pessimism over supply persists

The steady growth in the number of active oil rigs digging for oil in the U.S. is spurring concerns of more shale output in the future. Industry group Baker Hughes reported last week that the U.S. oil-rig count rose for…

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The Wall Street Journal: Salesforce would have outbid Microsoft for LinkedIn, Benioff says

CEO says ‘much higher’ price possible had talks continued

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Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks retreat after entering bull-market territory

Stock markets across Asia were mostly higher Monday, though weakness in commodities-related shares dragged in Hong Kong.

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The Wall Street Journal: Japanese exports drop for 9th straight month

Japanese exports fell for a ninth straight month in June, highlighting how manufacturers have been struggling with rises in the yen that accelerated toward the end of the month following a U.K. vote to leave the European Union.

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The New York Post: As convention opens, Democrats face disarray on many fronts

Chaos reigned Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the party’s head was forced to quit, thousands of protesters took to the streets and delegates threatened a walk-out over Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick.

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The Margin: Lightning causes Chicago subway station structure to collapse

A pedestrian ramp to a subway station in Chicago collapsed Sunday during a heavy storm after it was apparently hit by lightning. Officials said no one was injured.

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The Wall Street Journal: Unity may be elusive as Democratic convention starts

Democrats gathering for their national convention began the process of unifying the party around Hillary Clinton by prompting the resignation of a top party official viewed with bitter suspicion by primary runner-up Bernie Sanders.

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The Moneyologist: My mother lives below the poverty line — but I stopped paying her debts

After years of helping, this daughter has redrawn the boundaries.

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