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2016-05-12

The Margin: Benjamin Netanyahu addresses pressing global issues, like the color of that dress

Israel’s Prime Minister celebrated his country’s Independence Day on Thursday by offering himself up for a social-media Q&A session. Brave move.

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The Wall Street Journal: Federal judge says White House wrongly funded Obamacare

A federal judge Thursday sided with House Republicans on part of their lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of the 2010 health-care law, ruling that the White House was wrongly reimbursing insurers with funds not appropriated by Congress.

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Outside the Box: Investors have the best stock market ever — thanks to high-frequency trading

HFT has cut the cost of trading on Wall Street, leaving more for Main Street, says Bill Harts, an advocate of automated, high frequency trading.

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The Wall Street Journal: Pope Francis opens door to ordaining women as deacons

Comments follow calls for greater leadership roles for women in Catholic Church.

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The Margin: Wall Street under fire from Hollywood in new Jodie Foster-directed film

It’s likely no film opening this weekend will dethrone Walt Disney’s summer blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War,” but there are a pair of films heading to theaters and looking to take a cut of the weekend’s box office revenue.

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The Margin: Striking images from the first climbers to scale Mount Everest in 2 years

Two professional climbers have been sharing their journey in real time with the help of new satellite technology, posting to Snapchat and Instagram using the hashtag #EverestNoFilter.

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Government tells student debt relief firm: Stop using our logo

Unscrupulous sites target worried student borrowers.

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Capitol Report: The Big Apple’s quirks likely explain sour jobless claims report

The number of laid-off American workers seeking unemployment benefits has posted the biggest increase in a three-week span since the end of 2013, but hardly anyone on Wall Street is spooked. Here’s why.

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The Fed: Fed’s Rosengren says rate hikes should resume

Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren says gradual rate hikes should continue perhaps at a pace not currently priced in by the market.

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The Wall Street Journal: After meeting Trump, Ryan says he is encouraged but doesn’t endorse

House Speaker Paul Ryan held back from endorsing presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump after a pair of meetings Thursday on Capitol Hill in which the two acknowledged their lingering differences but said they were "totally committed" to unifying a divided…

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The Margin: Gun that killed Trayvon Martin being sold to fund anti-Clinton campaign

For sale: an “American Firearm Icon.” That’s how George Zimmerman describes the gun he used to “end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin” in 2012. He put it up for auction Thursday morning with bids starting at $5,000.

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Why a fall in Kate Spade’s shares might mean a buying opportunity

Kate Spade shares have fallen in the past week, providing an opportunity for investors, analysts say.

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