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2016-06-16

The Wall Street Journal: Bank profits could be cut by new rule on recording projected loan losses

New rules that require banks to book losses on projected loan losses up front could cut into some banks’ profits by forcing them to set aside more in reserves.

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Market Extra: Swiss 30-year government bond yield turns negative

The yield on the 30-year Swiss bond became the first in its maturity to fall into negative territory on Thursday, as government bond prices continued to rally due to heightened concerns over impending vote in the U.K. on whether or…

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The Margin: Should they stay or should they go? A ‘Brexit’-themed playlist

MarketWatch’s editing team has collected some choice “Brexit”-inspired songs — all released after the Treaty of Rome, obviously.

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Bond Report: Treasury yields tumble to multiyear lows

Investors continue to flock to U.S. and core European government bonds on mounting worries over Britain’s referendum on whether to remain in the European Union and concerns about global growth.

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Lew warns China not to weaken its currency

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned China not to revert to its prior exchange rate policy to keep its exchange rate artificially low to help exporters.

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The latest craze in ‘healthy’ booze: alcoholic seltzer

Beverage makers say they’re responding to demand for low-calorie drinks

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Project Syndicate: Here’s a way to cool the planet without reducing emissions

Solar geoengineering could increase the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Why more people now own their home’s solar panels — instead of lease them

There has been a surge in the number of companies willing to provide loans to homeowners.

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Disruptive Money: What if Apple had followed Steve Jobs’ model?

When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was adamant the company hoard cash, spend industry-low levels on research and development, pay no dividend and do no stock buybacks. What happened?

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Economic Report: Home-builder sentiment jumps 2 points in May, NAHB says

Builders are most optimistic about the outlook for the upcoming 6 months, an industry group said.

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Economic Report: Rent rose at the fastest pace in more than 9 years in May

One of the biggest expenses for most Americans isn’t getting any cheaper even as wage growth remains tepid.

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