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2016-07-12

Capitol Report: CBO blames tax extenders for grim long-term debt outlook

The “tax extenders” enacted late last year are largely responsible for a big estimated increase in federal debt held by the public, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Market Extra: What an ETF that tracks junk bonds says about all risky assets

The SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF broke out of its extended down trend to move above two important levels, flashing a potentially positive sign for riskier assets.

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What's is Tesla’s new ‘master plan’?

Wall Street is busy trying to divine what Tesla CEO Elon Musk will commit to on his expected “master plan” for the electric-car maker.

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Sharing Netflix and HBO passwords is now a federal crime, but here’s why not to worry

Though sharing passwords is now technically a federal crime, companies like Netflix Inc. and HBO are still all but shrugging off friends, family and significant others using each other’s accounts.

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Market Extra: Lagging transport stocks dampen Dow records

Today’s clear winners on Wall Street are transportation stocks, yet, looking at a long-term trend, the sector is severely lagging the Dow industrials, which is on track to close at a record high.

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Market Extra: Japanese businesses just caught a sorely needed break

The dollar has risen sharply against Japanese yen this week, pushing the U.S. currency  to ¥104.80, its strongest level since June 24 — the day after the U.K. stunned financial markets by voting to leave the European Union.

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The Wall Street Journal: Sanders endorses Clinton after long battle

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed his former rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, closing the book on a long, divisive Democratic primary season.

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The Wall Street Journal: Venezuela takes over Kimberly Clark plant after company halts operations

Government comes after the diapers maker had halted activity because of a shortage of raw materials.

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Worst of high-yield bond defaults is yet to come — blame energy

Struggling energy companies propelled the rate of high-yield bond defaults in the first half of 2016 to their highest in some six years and the rate will climb higher still.

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How Pokémon Go could change the course of technology

Tiny digital Pokémon characters are hiding out in the physical world, enticing people to get off the couch and explore cities through the lens of a smartphone. The millions who have downloaded Pokémon Go are doing far more than chasing…

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Exxon is using drones -- to scout for whales

Exxon Mobil this year successfully used a drone along the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. to contribute to a continuing research project of tracking whales.

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The Wall Street Journal: Citigroup to pay $7 million penalty over incomplete ‘blue sheet’ data

Citigroup agrees to pay $7 million and admit wrongdoing to settle SEC charges that it provided incomplete “blue sheet” data.

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