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2016-05-12

Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yields spike after retail sales data

Treasury yields rose immediately after a stronger-than expected retail sales numbers, however, on the day, the price action was mixed

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Earnings season is unrelenting misery — it doesn’t have to be

Earnings season is no fun, as more companies are using tactics that irk reporters, analysts and investors alike.

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Capitol Report: Retail sales leap 1.3% in April

Sales at U.S. retailers jumped 1.3% in April to mark the biggest gain in a year, with auto dealers, gas stations and online vendors spearheading the charge.

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Capitol Report: U.S. producer prices climb 0.2% in April

U.S. producer prices rose 0.2% in April after two straight declines, but inflation at the wholesale level remained largely absent in the broader economy.

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The Wall Street Journal: 6 shipping lines seal alliance to take on global giants

Some of the biggest Asian and European container-shipping operators left out of a recent wave of industry consolidation — including Hapag-Lloyd and Nippon Yusen — say they will form an alliance.

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Metals Stocks: Gold futures firm as dollar churns ahead of retail report

Gold and silver futures tipped higher early Friday, reflecting mostly lower dollar trading heading into the release of a U.S. retail sales report that could help fill in the picture for near-term Federal Reserve interest rate policy decisions.

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OPEC sees rival oil production declining as markets rebalance

Shrinking U.S. output and massive cuts to investment in new oil projects will reduce the global oil glut over the course of this year, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Friday.

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Need to Know: Sell the almighty dollar even if retail sales shine

The dollar is in trouble on this Friday the 13th — no matter how the much-anticipated report on retail sales looks. So says our call. Meanwhile, retail stocks look awful, but our chart highlights one of this week’s stock-market winner.

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How rooftop decks are becoming the must-have amenity for 2016

A rooftop deck addition can return double-digit profits in some markets.

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The Wall Street Journal: Eurozone economy growing slower than thought

The eurozone economy picked up less sharply than first estimated during the first three months of the year, despite the strongest performance by Germany in two years.

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The Wall Street Journal: IMF warns of pressure on U.K. economy if Brexit materializes

The U.K. leaving the European Union could have negative effects on the U.K. economy, the IMF warns ahead of a June vote on the issue.

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New 3D fitness scanners show a lot more than just weight

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