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2016-04-14

Project Syndicate: Why we all need to take sides in the war within Islam

Fending off the threat of jihadism in the Western world is an urgent task, Bernard-Henri Lévy.

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The Ratings Game: Pier 1’s ‘tale of two halves’ leaves some analysts cautious

Pier 1 says the second half of fiscal 2017 will see gains but some analysts are wary about the competition.

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Capitol Report: Here’s who Ted Cruz could pick as a running mate

Who Ted Cruz could pick as a running mate if he’s the Republican presidential nominee — and how the vice-presidential choice may be made.

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A big test for Brazil’s stock market, currency looms this weekend

After more than a year of wrangling in the legislature and the courts, a crucial vote expected this weekend in the lower house of Brazil’s parliament could put the country on the cusp of political revolution.

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The Wall Street Journal: Microsoft sues U.S. government over secret customer data searches

Microsoft is suing the Justice Department, saying it’s unconstitutional for the government to tell companies not to tell customers when their data is being examined.

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Economic Report: Americans are spending almost all of their pay raises on rent

The cost of rent is still rising at more than double the pace of wage gains.

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Mark Hulbert: The Dow Theory just flashed a buy signal — or did it?

Dow Theorists Jack Schannep and Richard Moroney disagree on whether moves have been large and significant enough to qualify.

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Why Americans are some of the world’s worst savers

Other OECD members with lower GDPs have higher savings rates.

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Capitol Report: Treasury, Fed officials tell senators liquidity is fine in bond markets

Treasury’s Antonio Weiss and Fed Governor Jerome Powell refused to blame Dodd-Frank for perceived fixed income liquidity issues and instead praised the law for improving financial system safety and soundness.

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IMF’s Lagarde says she’s watching trading in Japan’s yen ‘carefully’

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said Thursday the international agency was watching foreign exchange trading in the Japanese yen carefully for signs of disruptive activity.

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MarketWatch First Take: The IMF is turning into the ZeroHedge of economics

The IMF has sounded a very dark tone about the global economy. But it may not reflect the reality, writes Steve Goldstein.

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Bond Report: Treasury yields rise to their highest levels this month

Treasury prices fell Thursday, pushing yields to their highest levels this month, as continuing rallies in risk assets, mainly equities and oil, led investors to sell assets perceived as safe, such as Treasurys.

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