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2016-05-01

The Wall Street Journal: Dudley says Fed’s ability to help faltering banks still flawed

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the powers the central bank can use to step in and aid a faltering financial institution are still flawed, more than seven years after the crisis, and that allowing more…

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The Wall Street Journal: Bernie Sanders sees sharp drop in April fundraising

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign raised nearly $26 million in April, the campaign said Sunday, marking the first time this year that his fundraising dropped from one month to the next.

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The Wall Street Journal: Puerto Rico to default on debt payment due Monday

Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank won’t make most of a $422 million debt payment due Monday, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said in a speech Sunday night.

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The Wall Street Journal: Brazil’s president rallies support as impeachment trial looms

President Dilma Roussef, struggling to stave off a possible impeachment trial in Brazil’s senate, castigated her adversaries and sought to fire up her leftist Workers’ Party supporters at a May Day rally here on Sunday in Brazil’s largest city.

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The Wall Street Journal: Halliburton, Baker Hughes to scrap $35 billion merger

Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. are planning to call off their merger, once valued at nearly $35 billion, which encountered opposition on multiple continents from regulators who claimed that it would hurt competition in the oil-field services business.

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NewsWatch: From Pocahontas to Tubman: Watch U.S. currency transform over the years

The move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill has sparked plenty of backlash, but change is nothing new when it comes to currency. Just take a look at these animated images showing U.S. bills all the way back…

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The Wall Street Journal: Iraq protesters pull back from Green Zone, but warn they may be back

Iraqi protesters announced their withdrawal from Baghdad’s International Zone on Sunday night but said they would return if their demands for government reform weren’t met swiftly, one day after hundreds stormed the country’s parliament.

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The Wall Street Journal: Obama plays press and politics for laughs at final correspondents dinner

President Barack Obama used his final appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to chide the press for its flood-the-zone coverage of Donald Trump and to mock the celebrity-studded dinner itself.

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Capitol Report: Trump enjoys 15-point advantage over Cruz in Indiana: Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll

Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead in the Republican presidential primary in Indiana, and a majority of GOP voters disapprove of the effort by underdogs Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich to coordinate a strategy to block him

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NewsWatch: Looking for high income? These 23 dividend stocks provide it

The dividend yields are as high as 6.5%, and the companies generate enough cash to increase payouts, says Phil van Doorn.

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Economic Preview: If the economy springs back, jobs and auto sales will lead the way

Spring tidings? The economy needs a shot in the arm from auto sales and hiring figures for April after a string of bad news.

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Capitol Report: Malia Obama makes college choice: Harvard

Malia Obama, the elder daughter of the president and first lady, has reportedly chosen a college: Harvard.

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