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2016-04-17

Market Extra: Get ready for an epic post-Doha battle for oil market share

The oil market had plenty of problems before Doha came along and added one more. Morgan Stanley says its bearish case has just gotten more fuel. Be ready for a battle for market share, they say.

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Bond Report: Treasury yields rise as equities shake off oil-related losses

Treasury prices fell Monday, leading yields to move higher after logging Friday their largest weekly jump in a month.

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People want a smart watch that doesn’t make them feel dumb

Trends in the wearable industry could benefit Fossil at the expense of Apple and Fitbit, according to a research note.

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Capitol Report: Trump: ‘I hope’ convention doesn’t involve violence | Clinton won’t respond to ‘Crooked Hillary’ insult | Supreme Court takes up immigration case

Hillary Clinton won’t respond to Donald Trump’s “crooked” insult; Trump hopes for a violence-free Republican convention; the Supreme Court takes up a case on President Obama’s immigration orders; and more.

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NewsWatch: A big move this way comes ... and not just in the price of crude oil

Oil and stocks, aside from some short stretches of divergence, have pretty much traded in unusual lockstep this year. At one point last week, the two were more tightly correlated than they’d been since 2012. If that trend continues, it…

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The Wall Street Journal: UnitedHealth plans to exit Obamacare exchanges in Michigan in 2017

The nation’s largest insurer has warned of losses on Obamacare exchange plans for months.

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Economic Report: Home-builder sentiment holds steady in April, NAHB says

The closely-watched builder sentiment index was 58 for the third-straight month, a sign of steady expansion.

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The Wall Street Journal: EU’s antitrust probe into Google homes in on preloaded apps

Remarks from the EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager suggest that likely impending formal antitrust charges will center around the U.S. tech giant’s demand that phone makers preload a folder of its own apps on Android handsets.

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The Number One: This is the No. 1 fear for big fixed-income investors, beating U.S., China slowdowns

A British exit from the European Union has become the top worry for global fixed-income fund managers, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s latest sentiment survey around foreign exchange and rates.

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Need to Know: A big move this way comes ... and not just in the price of crude oil

Oil and stocks, aside from some short stretches of divergence, have pretty much traded in unusual lockstep this year. At one point last week, the two were more tightly correlated than they’d been since 2012. If that trend continues, it…

posted 2016/04/17 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Paul Brandus: Compared to most countries, we’re undertaxed

First, we really don’t pay much more than prior generations of Americans did, and second, we pay less—a lot less—than citizens of most other first-world nations.

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Robert Powell's Retirement Portfolio: How divorce and death affect Social Security benefits

Anyone considering divorce or remarriage should consider all the ramifications, including the impact on Social Security.

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