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2016-05-15

Outside the Box: Boycott Rio Olympics to defend Brazil’s democracy

The West should boycott the Rio Olympic Games to protest the antidemocratic coup taking place in Brazil, writes Thomas Palley.

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In One Chart: The reason for low Treasury yields may not be what you think

Treasury yields have remained stubbornly low so far this year even as global equity markets have recovered from the massive selloff seen in the early weeks of 2016—causing some to speculate that the concerns about sluggish global growth that triggered…

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Deep Dive: This is why Apple is a classic Warren Buffett value investment

Apple’s stock is cheap, according to two measures used by Buffett, writes Phil van Doorn.

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NewsWatch: Saudi Arabia’s bold and risky vision to diversify the economy

If Saudi Arabia succeeds in transforming its oil-based economy, other countries that face similar challenges will be inspired to follow suit, writes Mohamed El-Erian.

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The Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court sends Obamacare birth-control case back to lower courts

The Supreme Court on Monday dodged ruling on litigation brought by religious employers that objected to an Obama administration policy requiring contraception coverage in workers' insurance plans.

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Why Libya could be the biggest threat to recovering oil prices

Hopes the global oil oversupply is coming to a halt have sent oil prices rallying almost 20% over the past month, but there’s a major risk that could crush the rebalancing story — Libya.

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The Tell: U.K. ‘highly unlikely’ to use negative interest rates, says Bank of England chief

Don’t look for the U.K. to employ negative interest rates anytime soon, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

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The Fed: Fed’s Lacker says case for June rate hike looks ‘pretty strong’

In an interview with the Washington Post, Lacker says that inflation is moving “decidedly” toward the central bank’s 2% target and that labor markets are tight

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The Money Makers: The inventor of the 401(k) says he created a ‘monster’

Ted Benna helped turn a little-noticed new subsection of the tax code into the least likely of household names: the 401(k).

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Bond Report: Treasury yields lifted by oil surge, Fed rate-hike expectations

Treasury yields rose Monday, rebounding sharply from a five-week low reached on Friday, as surging oil prices boosted inflation expectations, which are traditionally viewed as an important component of Treasury yields.

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Diana Furchtgott-Roth: A tip for college graduates: It’s the little things that can get you a job

Companies are having trouble finding suitable candidates, so look professional and act serious, and you might soon have employment.

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BookWatch: Use these 2 phrases to get the salary you want

The No. 1 rule in any negotiation is don’t take yourself hostage. Then use these two words to negotiate a higher salary, says former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss.

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